Maiden Manes | Top picks for mismatched bridesmaid hairstyles
Are your bridesmaids choosing their own hairstyles for your big day? After chatting to lots of brides-to-be, it’s great to discover that more and more brides are handing over hair decisions to their bridesmaids.
Not only does it allow the special ladies in your life to be a special part of the day, but it’s also one less thing to think about. It frees up your time to plan other fun parts of the wedding!
It’s all about giving the girls the opportunity to be themselves and let them feel as comfortable as possible. Let’s face it, everyone has different hair, sometimes different length hair, and styles that they prefer. So, why not opt for mismatched bridesmaid hairstyles that allows for all these differences?
I’m all for looks that aren’t too “matchy-matchy”. When done right, it displays a level of styling that is effortlessly chic. It’s important for the overall look of the bridal party to work together but there is a fair amount of flexibility with this. The common link of the mix and match look may be the style (think all up in a range of bridal buns or a mix of half up/half down), the hair accessories or maybe even just the colour or style of the dress.
I’m feeling inspired by these bridal parties that have achieved the mix and match bridesmaid hairstyle look beautifully. Looking at the gorgeous images below, it’s fair to say that it suits both formal and casual affairs, and small or large bridal parties.
Credits: Elizabeth Messina via Style Me Pretty, Swoon Over It Photography via Lover.ly, Jennifer Wilson Photography
DIY hair tutorials
You must have come across Kate from The Small Things blog? If you haven’t, be sure to pop over there and check out her ah-mazing website. It’s hair heaven! Filled with so much hair goodness, you won’t know what to do with yourself.
I have four favourite looks from her site, all which would work amazing together. They are the Easier Than It Looks, Messy Bun with a Braided Wrap, Casual Falling Braid Tutorial and the Side French Braid Bun.
Personally I would have to say my absolute favourite is the Messy Bun with a Braided Wrap but all the styles will work with both curly and straight hair and the styles emulate timeless beauty. Each DIY video walks through the process clearly so even the most glamorous look can be easily achieved.
Next time your girlfriends are over watch the videos and give your favourite styles a go. I’m sure you will all have a blast, even for those girls (like me) who are not naturally gifted in the hair styling department. See how your girls look with their mix and match bridesmaid hairstyles, hopefully you will love the results!
Looking for more hair inspiration?
- If your bridesmaids have long hair, I have a post dedicated to all things beautiful when it comes to long hair inspiration.
- What about short hair-dos? Well, I have a post dedicated to cropped hairstyles too!
- Fancy some bohemian hair inspiration? Perfect for less formal, garden or beach weddings.
- Want more bridesmaids hair ideas? This post might be just the thing you’re after!
If you’re looking for a unique gift for your bridesmaids or perhaps even just your maid of honour, consider custom hair accessories. They can be made to reflect their unique styles and personalities. After all, every bridesmaid is unique so there’s no reason why you have to settle for run of the mill accessories!