Here are 30 hot hair looks for beautiful brides to rock on their way down the aisle.
The Boss Bun
Former ESSENCE.com Beauty Editor Nicole Melton rocked a big, beautiful bun on her wedding day! She experimented with so many different styles leading up to her wedding but ultimately decided to wear her signature twisted topknot. To see more of her big day, click here.
Photo by DarlingPhotographers.com (2014)
An Updo to Remember
Clustered curls adorned with delicate flowers for a simply beautiful finishing look.
Tamika's hair was styled by a friend who had been doing her hair for over 10 years! She perfectly curled the bridles hair which looked beautiful under her veil on the big day! To see more of her wedding, click here.
Tymesha's tightly curled tapered cut worked wonderfully on her wedding day. To see more of her bridal bliss, click here.
Photo by Tomayia Colvin Photography, LLC.
Styled to Perfection
“I was looking for something simple yet elegant,” says Danaka of her wedding day hairstyle. “I also knew I didn’t want to wear my hair down because it would cover the beautiful design of the back of my dress and I would wear a comb headpiece, so I wanted an elegant ponytail like a design with curls where the comb could rest.
Photo by Creative Silence
When Wanda wed Douglas, she wanted 1920s pin-curls and there was no better person to bring her hair vision to life than one of her best friends who is also her stylist of 10 years. Nothing like a good friend!
Shavonn chose to wear her hair in a classic bun. "Easy, breezy, Cover Girl," says Shavonn of her simple bridal hairstyle. "I wore my hair in a classic bun. It was the easiest style to wear with my veil." To see more from her wedding, click here.
For her wedding day, Raven left her ideal hair style in the hands of her stylist. “I always knew I wanted to wear my hair to the side,” she said. “My stylist took my vision and made it their own.” To see more from her Maryland wedding, click here.
Photo by Kauwuane Burton Photography
Short and Sweet
Because Kim wanted to show off her hair during her Maryland wedding, she wore three different headpieces including a veil, a birdcage blusher and a hair pin. The different accessories let her short blonde hairdo have a wonderful moment! To see more from her wedding, click here.
Full and Fierce
Bride Baranda styled her own hair for her weddign and what a wonderful job she did! See more of her wedding photos here.
Shayla wore her hair down during her reception as the good times rolled! See more from her wedding here.
Photo by Love Like Weddings
Soft and Sweet
Keshawn wanted an unstructured bun that was soft and romantic and that's just what she got! To see more from her wedding day, click here.
Photo by Melissa Prosser Photography
Natural and Nice
Nicole transitioned to natural hair a few years before her wedding and she styled her hair perfectly! The bride looked beautiful on her big day.
Kristen wore her hair in curls that were down and pulled back off her face! What a great bridal choice! To see more from her wedding, click here.
Photo by Milanés Photography
Loc'ed and Loaded
India's hair is in locs and she found a simple and sophisticated way to wear her hair on her big day. To see more of her Dominican Republic wedding to husband Jerej, click here.
Candace wanted a style that was fuss-free for her day filled with love. “I wanted a very easy style that wasn’t too fussy and would last all day and go with our wedding style. I decided on doing a somewhat fancier version of a style I had worn regularly for a few months before the wedding.” To see more of her San Diego wedding to husband Thomas, click here.
Bisi wanted a long side swept style with romance curls to complement her veil and tiara for her wedding. Afterwards, for the reception, she changed her hair style to an elegant and classic updo style to flatter the sweetheart shape of her dress. To see more of her wedding to husband Wale, click here.
“I am totally into the short hair styles however I wanted something a bit bigger but still me,” TyMesha. Her bridal look was outstanding! To see more, click here.
Joslyn had an instant fear of straightening her curly thick natural hair bcecause it does not play well with any sort of moisture. Since she didn't want to wear it straight she decided to not fight my texture and wear a voluminous side pony with braided details to keep her hair from going limp and frizzy! Our ESSENCE.com Photo Editor looked absolutely amazing on her wedding day to husband Shannon. See more photos here.
Photo by Falcon Griffith of Chellise Michael Photography
Melissa had her locs swept to the side for her beach wedding to husband Abiola. See more from her wedding here.
Photo by Keith Cephus Photography
Diarra's Aunt Karen styled her hair for her precious nuptials. Since she'd been natural for a while, Karen thought there was such a regality to braids and cornrows and wanted to celebrate that! How gorgeous did she look in her wedding to husband Miles. See more or her wedding looks here.
Sadiqa's locs were beautiful on her wedding day to husband Ibram, and they were styled by a good friend! To see more from her wedding, click here.
Up Up and Away
Even though bride Jasmine straightens her hair on a regular basis, she says no to chemicals. For her wedding day up do she wanted to add a little something special to her hair with some bling that would keep her hair in place during her Florida day nuptials in July. To see her wedding moments, click here.
Photo by ArtPhotoSoulPhotographers
Crowned with Curls
Thysha keps her beautiful bouncing curls out of her face with a jewelled headpiece! How fierce! To see more of her August wedding, click here.
Photo by Paris Whittingham
Angie wore her hair in soft side-swept curls on her wedding day. Kept neatly with a hair broach, she kept her look simple and sweet and it looked great! To see more photos of her big day, click here.
Photo by Amanda Dorian Photography
Short and Oh-So-Sweet
Lovely bride Tahira's TWA afro was absolutely everything, from the color to the accessories.