The Bride’s Guide to 2023 Bridal Hair Trends

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and we know you want to look and feel like the beautiful, confident bride you are.  Bridal hair trends are constantly changing, and this year has been no different. From simple and classic to daring and eccentric, there is a unique style waiting for you. We’re going to talk about some of the most current hair trends, and give you some diy tips to get the look of your dreams even if you’re on a budget.

Bridal Hair Trends

Relaxed Glam Hairstyle

The “Relaxed Glam” trend is taking center stage. Brides are increasingly drawn to the look of soft, loose waves that delicately frame the face. This classic and timeless style is extremely elegant, and offers a perfect balance between sophistication and natural beauty,  making it a favorite among brides seeking a touch of relaxed yet glamorous charm on their special day.

Middle Parted Hairstyle

In the world of bridal hair trends, middle parts have surged in popularity, particularly among younger brides. While the verdict on side parts isn’t entirely one-sided, the middle part trend has captured hearts for its universally flattering quality. This timeless style gracefully complements nearly every facial shape, making it a top choice for brides seeking a chic and balanced look on their big day.

Half Updos

So maybe a middle part isn’t for you, but fear not, a whimsical half up look is one of the most popular hairstyles and one of the most practical.  You’re getting the soft, romantic look of loose curls and braids along with the classical elegance of an updo.  You can make a half up style fit in with any theme or personality. 

a bride has a flowy, braided wedding hairstyle with a hair piece.

Braids and Twists

Braids and twists are the secret ingredients that elevate bridal hairstyles to new heights. These versatile elements can be seamlessly woven into any hairstyle,giving depth and texture to even the simplest of looks. Braids and twists bring a unique style that captivates with its intricate beauty. It’s a timeless choice that adds an enchanting twist to the bride’s overall style.

DIY Bridal Hair Tips

If you’re planning on doing your own bridal hair we’ve gathered a few tips that may help you out.

  1. Practice.  This one may seem obvious, but it’s important to practice the look you want as many times as you can to get the hang of it.  Multiple trial runs also give you a good idea of timing, and the steps that work for you. 
  2. Make sure your hair is in good shape. It’s generally a good idea to invest in a good quality shampoo and conditioner, but making sure your hair is hydrated and as close to damage-free as possible will help ensure you get the best results.  
  3. Be Flexible.  You may have your heart set on a sleek updo, but find that a half-up look or even a completely down look is the most flattering or is the easiest for you to do on your own.
  4. Accessorize! Hairpieces add so much style and personality to any look. Clips and pins look amazing in a half-up style, and hair charms add a pop of sparkle to every style.

a selection of bridal hair accessories located at Evangeline Bridal in Tomball, TX

In your journey to becoming the beautiful, confident bride you’ve always envisioned, the world of bridal hair trends offers a world of possibilities. From the timeless elegance of “Relaxed Glam” waves to the universally flattering charm of middle parts, the choices are as diverse as your unique style. Half updos offer a whimsical blend of romance and elegance, while the magic of braids and twists brings captivating depth to any look. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind pampering experience, look no further than Allison Hughes Specialties.  And for those taking the DIY route, remember to practice, nurture your locks, stay flexible, and let accessories add that final touch of charm. At Evangeline Bridal, we understand that your wedding day is a masterpiece in the making, and we’re here to help you paint it with the latest trends or create a timeless look that’s uniquely yours. Book a consultation with us today and let’s bring your bridal vision to life. Your journey to bridal beauty begins here.

candice gold, bridal shop owner with bride

Hi, I'm Candice!

I’m a Native Houstonian, a mom, a firefighter wife, and the owner of Evangeline Bridal. I’m slightly obsessed with all things French, and it certainly shows in the boutique. I love the charm of downtown Tomball and the community that encompasses it, and I believe our spot on Main Street is a perfect one. When you visit us, look for the “Bonjour, Tomball” mural on the side of our building.

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