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Bridesmaids Hairstyle ideas

Has your little girl been asked to be a bridesmaid?

We’ve come up with some easy bridesmaid hair style ideas, that can be done by Mum (or Dad), and can be accessorised appropriately for the big day.  I found most of the hair accessories that are in Little Miss Hair Helper’s hair in these images at Primark, and stuck to 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 by a dear friend of mine at the age of 5.

Little Miss Hair Helper, a diddy bridesmaid with a simple bob hairstyle


A very excited Little Miss Hair Helper, ready to lead the way for the Bride

Little Miss Hair Helper had a fairly simple hairstyle.  She had her hair down with some light curls put in on the morning of the wedding.  Her hairstyle was finished off with her Apryl & Rose hairband that we have been previously gifted.

Bridesmaid Hair Style ideas

The first style 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 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 REALLY sweet and simple – just the way we like hair-styling over here at the Hair Helper Headquarters.  It’s a simple side swept ponytail.  I tied it close to the nape of the neck, and then a quick little flip, and another floral hair band and you’re done.

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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 done nice and high on the 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 simple floral hairband 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!





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  1. 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 😉

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

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