The very best celebrity hairstyles to inspire your big day look
Wedding hairstyles require just as much care and attention as your dress when it comes to the big day. But finding the perfect wedding hairstyle to really offset your white frock can be a challenge. Enter, the celebrity brides.
Create your fairytale wedding hairstyle with a little help from these stunning A-listers. Showcasing everything from vintage wedding hair accessories to intricate bridal updos, there’s something for every occasion. We’ve also teamed up the wedding hairstyles with the best dresses, necklines and jewellery, to help you get a feel for what might work for you.
We’ve been treated to some of the most beautiful celebrity brides over the last few years. Poppy Delevingne wedded long-term boyfriend James Cook in a chic London ceremony, where she wore an exquisite custom-made Chanel gown. For the big day, her hairstylist, Jack Howard, International Colour Director at Neville Hair & Beauty used a balayage hand-painting technique to give it that high gloss, blonde finish.
‘I used L’Oreal Professionnel Platinium for her highlights and Inoa for her lowlights; colour is lightly hand painted throughout to imitate the way the sun would touch and lighten the hair. It’s the perfect sun-kissed look,’ he told us.
Wedding hairstyles for short hair
You might think that if you have short hair you’re limited on the number of styles, . For bob or lob hairstyles, look to Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone or Kerry Washington for inspiration. More of a cropped hair kinda gal? Anne Hathaway, Gemma Arterton and Michelle Williams will provide you with a healthy dose of wedding hair inspo.
If you are longing for long hair on your big day, however, don’t forget that there’s always hair extensions.
Wedding hairstyles for long hair
If you’ve got long hair, you have the luxury of being able to choose between an updo or longer style without the worry of extensions. Whether you choose to go for a poker straight style, loose waves like Sophie Turner or curls like Naomie Harris, the world really is your oyster. And there’s always the half-up-half-down look, à la Alexa Chung.
Don’t forget to prep your hair for the big day – Powder will help you find a heavenly hair mask to nourish your locks!
Wedding hairstyles updo
When it comes to updos, the possibilities are almost endless. Recently we were loving Adele’s Grammys updo, which was styled to perfection. For an updo that frames the face really well, look to The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco or The Crown‘s Claire Foy.
Whether your hair is long, shoulder length or styled in a pixie crop, we’ve rounded up the very best wedding hairstyle inspiration from the A-list. Scroll through our round up to inspire your own big day…
Silky, flowing tresses are the ultimate bridal look. Loosely tong your hair for added volume like Sophie Turner.
An oldie but a goodie, a tight topknot will accentuate your cheekbones and is a really elegant look.
Kaley Cuoco shows us how to frame your face with an updo.
Lupita’s high updo helps accentuate those cheekbones.
We love everything about this look, from the colouring to the shorter length curls.
Claire Foy’s wavy updo perfectly frames her face for an elegant look.
We loved Anne Hathaway’s pixie crop – the bangs make for a winning bridal look.
Alexa Chung’s half-up-half-down look is perfect for medium length hair.
If you’re feeling bold, go for a detailed braid like Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards.
Adele’s Grammys hairstyle was an up do with just the right amount of detail.
Queen of the pixie crop, Michelle Williams’ signature style is neatly parted to one side. It’s a sleek, chic look worthy of any wedding.
These big curls pinned to one side are the perfect style for any bride. Top marks to Naomie Harris.
Diane Kruger proves that you CAN work curls with a shorter cut – all you need is practise, or a great stylist.
We love the vintage look of J-Law’s short, bleach blonde waves. A pretty style that will never go out of fashion.
You can’t go wrong with a curly up do à la Rita Ora.
For shorter length hair, style your bangs like Evan Rachel Wood for a look that’s worthy of the red carpet AND the wedding aisle.
Emma Stone’s medium length hair looks perfect with a heavy side fringe and styled in loose curls.
A star who went for the chop fairly recently, Gemma Arterton is another who shows us the elegance of a pixie crop.
We love this neat and tidy half-up look.