Has your little girl been asked to be a bridesmaid? Check out our bridesmaid hairstyle ideas for the special day.
These easy bridesmaid hairstyle ideas, can be done by Mum or Dad. I found most of the hair accessories for these images at Primark, and chose to use soft pinks and whites.
Little Miss Hair Helper had the privilege of being a bridesmaid when she was just 14 months old. She was fortunate enough to be asked again at the age of 5, by a dear friend of mine.
A simple bob hairstyle for her first role as bridesmaid
A very excited Little Miss Hair Helper, ready to lead the way for the Bride
Little Miss Hair Helper had a fairly simple bridesmaid hairstyle for her second time leading the bride. She had her hair down with her hair lightly curled on the morning of the wedding. Her bridesmaid hairstyle was finished off with her Apryl & Rose hairband that added a touch of sparkle.
Bridesmaid Hair Style ideas
This first hairstyle is a bit of a cheat hair style, and based on a French braid. If you follow us on social media you may know that when it comes to the French braid, I am defeated (for now!). For this hair-do simply gather each layer, and tie with the hair band. These hair bands already had little flowers on them. You gather the strands, like you would for any braid – two side pieces and a middle strand. From the front, it looks like a braid, and from the back you have the cascade of flowers.
Side and back view of floral braid
Our second hair style is sweet and simple – just the way we like hair-styling over here at the Hair Helper Headquarters. It’s a simple side swept ponytail. Tie the hair close to the nape of the neck, and then a quick little flip. Add another floral hair band to create the finishing touch.
Side and back view of flipped side ponytail
A variation of the above, is to divide the hair into two sections. Once you’ve gathered and tied the top section of hair, flip it through. I used a plain hairband first, then tied the flower band over that. Gather all the hair just above the nape of the neck and then flip the hair from top to bottom. Again, I tied the hair with a plain band first, then carefully tied in the flower band making sure that I covered the bottom band.
Back, side and top of Double flip
Of course, the last one we will suggest is the classic ballet bun. This can be placed on the crown head, either centered or to one side. A relatively new product, that has changed the way buns are done for the better, are the hair doughnuts. You can buy them to match the colour of your child’s hair. It slips over the ponytail, and then you drape and then tie the hair over the doughnut to create the perfect, slick bun. There will be some strands that need to be wrapped around the base of the bun, and pinned in place. To finish I slipped a delicate floral hair-tie over the top.
Classic ballet bun to suit young and older bridesmaids
Many brides are keeping it simple these days, even with the whole bridal party. Natural, slightly toussled hair, or simple/classic styles, and flowers are on trend. Another simple accessory, that will need no fuss, are flower crowns which can be bought from any accessories retailer or online, like the one below. Whatever the hair style, we wish all the blushing brides and grooms a very special wedding day…and that their flower girls enjoy the day too!
Such lovely, pretty styles. They look so elegant for that special day.
I wish I managed to get my hair like that last photo, never mind a bridesmaid! It’s easy to have lovely hair when you’re a kid because someone else regularly does it for you 😉
Thank you for all the tutorial, love them!
My girls are due to be bridesmaids next Spring but they don’t know yet!
Oh how exciting!
I love the floral braid and the bun! DD1 loves bun and it would be her first choice too! Unfortunately, My kids still didn’t get the opportunity to be bridesmaids but there are other festive occasions that I could adopt these hair styles!
Omg all of them are so pretty!! I am not really good at hair design, but I love the 3, 4th one with flowers!
These styles are so pretty, I love the first one with all the flowers in, its so lovely x
Beautiful hairstyles. I love the floral braid. In fact, I’m going to try it for school without the flowers. And I will definitely use them when we head out next time.
I love these hairstyles so beautiful for any bridesmaid and any other special occasion I can not wait to try some
Oh such cute ideas! Not just for a wedding but for other occasions too.
Lots of great options here. I think I like the ballet bun the best. It’s a classic.
There are some really lovely ideas here! I’m hoping my daughter will be mine in the near future x
Oh that would be lovely for you both!
Such pretty hair styles! I’m a bit useless when it comes to my daughters hair, so always looking out for ideas! She still has very fine hair, so it’s tricky! Lots of lovely ideas to try here 🙂
There hair styles are super adorable, great article!!! I am always looking for tutorials for my daughter’s hair!