Black Hairstyles for Weddings

Look fabulously chic on that special day whether the bride or a special guest with hairstyles that are sure to shine all the way through. From pretty updos to spectacular sideswept bangs, walking down the aisle has never been so glamorous. By Crystal I. Cunningham
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 27, 2008

1 of 10 Philippe Salomon

Get pompadour pretty with this innovative take on the classic French roll by wrapping it off center. To maintain this style, apply Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Sheen Spray for shine.

By Crystal I. Cunningham

2 of 10 Chris Militscher

Look center stage with this dazzling coif by adding a dash of elegance and shine with vintage jeweled accessories. To maintain this look and eliminate any flyaways, apply Rene Furterer Control Emulsion Anti-Frizz.

3 of 10 Chris Militscher

Take this crown to new heights by adding a pretty jeweled headband. For a romantic look, curls are the way to go. Soft and simple, these coils put a spin on the traditional formal look. Curl hair with Silk Elements Hot’N Silky Professional Spring Curling Iron.

4 of 10 Haitem

Look natural on your big day with locs of love. Spice up your locs with pin curls. Set the front and the crown and then release and finger into shape. Then, braid the back up into two fishbone plaits. Top it off with Ojon Shine & Protect Glossing Mist for pure hydration and shine.

5 of 10 Chris Militscher

All eyes are on the bride with this fringe flattering bang. To up keep this look, apply Tresemmé No Frizz Ultra Light Shine Spray, to eliminate any frizz.

6 of 10 Chris Militscher

Update this classic thirties inspired bob with a flower for instant sophistication. Slick on some pomade like L’Oreal Mega Silk Moisturizing Pomade to hold style in place.

7 of 10 Philippe Salomon

Be dramatic by opting for a show-stopping bun. To voluminize this look, apply a human hair filler, then pull the hair into a ponytail and wrap it into a knot. Then, attach the add-on hair over and around the knot and pin in place. To keep your updo in place, apply VO5 Extreme Styling Volume Blast Styling Spray.

8 of 10 David Roemer

Look fabulously stylish with this dressy bun for your walk down the aisle. To achieve this do, brush your hair to either side of your head and hold it with an elastic band. Slick loose pieces with a molding cream like Motions At Home Salon Care Sculpt & Twist Molding Crème, then wrap it around its base to create the bun. Secure with hairpins.

9 of 10 Chris Militscher

Go for a classic, timeless style with floral accents of baby’s breath to play up this look. Spritz on some Mizani Ultimate Professional Holding Spray to hold the updo in place.

10 of 10 Haitem

Simple and chic, your bridesmaids hair can be fuss free with a luxurious mussed pony. Maintain this look by using Phyto Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm to smooth any unruly strands.


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