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Bridal Hairstyles: Classic or Modern?

July 11, 2017

When choosing your wedding hairstyle there are a few things you might want to consider. Think about your dress, if your chosen gown has a beautifully detailed neckline then a sweeping up-do will mean that you can really show off the details. If you are wearing a simple gown or a strapless style then cascading waves could be a beautiful option. If you have chosen to wear a statement headpiece or a subtle wedding hair accessory that will fit perfectly with your chosen style. Do you prefer to wear your hair up or down? Is there a style that makes you feel more comfortable?

You may want to pick a classic do that you know will appear timeless in your wedding photos. Or perhaps you want an insta-worthy modern style that will give your friends serious hair envy.

To help you make up your mind, we’ve picked out some of our favourite classic and modern wedding hairstyles.

Classic Bridal Hairstyles

Classic bridal up-do hairstyle ideas

Images: Top Row Left via Pretty Designs | Top Row Right via Worthingtons The Salon | Second Row Left - Angel Dust Hair Pins (sold out) by Glitzy Secrets | Second Row Right - Vintage Sparkle Hair Comb (sold out) by Glitzy Secrets | Bottom Row Left via Wedding Forward | Bottom Row Right via Style Me Pretty

If you plan to throw an elegant wedding day filled with chic and timeless style then a classic bridal hairstyle could be just perfect for you. Take a look at some of our favourite looks.

Half up half down

Take inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge and wear your hair in a classic half up half down style. If you love to wear your hair down then this is a perfect option that will let you stay within your comfort zone with an extra special twist. You can then complete the look with a pretty bridal hair comb to add some sparkle.

Classic Up Do

A classic up do will mean your wedding pictures don’t date and in years to come you will still love your chosen style. Keep your hair swept back from your face and add some detail with pretty hair pins.

Soft Waves

If you love to wear your hair down then gentle waves will add a touch of classic Hollywood glamour to your look. We absolutely love this style when it’s teamed with a birdcage wedding veil.

Modern Bridal Hairstyles

Modern bridal up-do inspiration

Images: Top Row Left via Hitched | Top Row Right via One Fab Day | Second Row Left via Style Me Pretty (as before) | Second Row Right - Rose Gold Blooms Hair Comb by Glitzy Secrets | Bottom Row Left via Mod Wedding | Bottom Row Right via Deer Pearl Flowers

If you want to inject something fresh and stylish into your wedding look then a modern style will be perfect for your special day. Take a look at some of our favourite modern wedding hairstyles and see which one will suit your theme.

Low Chignon

The low chignon has been a firm favourite for boho brides for a few years now and it’s easy to see why, this relaxed do is pretty, modern and elegant.


We love that brides have been going mad for braids! A simple braid or a bold plait will transform your bridal style and add a modern twist to your look. Pretty floral hairpieces and flower crowns will look great with this rustic style.

Messy Bun

Messy buns are no longer regulated to lazy Sunday mornings, the bridal version of the messy bun is relaxed, sexy and so chic.

Mermaid Waves

Mermaid style is here to stay so embrace this modern style by wearing your hair ultra long and ultra wavy – team with a floral crown or a pretty rose gold hair comb to complete this fun look.

Written by Caroline - Blogger at Glitzy Secrets

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