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Bridal hairstyle inspiration

Morgan Alexander

Finding the right hairstyle is about striking a balance.

Do you want to be chic or casual, dramatic or natural? If it’s proving a challenge, we’re here to help…

Smooth low bun


This classic look is chic and elegant. To add some interest, pair this simple silhouette with some flowers or jewellery – it’s also perfectly suited to a veil.

Via Sarah Kate Bridal 

Low unstructured bun


Via Madeup by May

Unstructured high bun


While slightly more dramatic than the loose bun, this up-do is perfect for a dress with a high neck or an intricate back, as it will display all that detail to the fullest extent.

Via Steff Matheson Makeup Artists



Another whimsical option with a lot of versatility. Go for a fishtail or a French braid; incorporate into an up-do, or make it a feature in itself. Try weaving in flowers as seen here.

Via Madeup by May



Set your tone with accessories. Go for a bohemian look like this bride with some jewellery or a crown of flowers; or incorporate your ‘something old’ through some vintage pieces or a birdcage veil.

Via Sparrow Makeup

Easy curls


This easy-going style will suit long hair or short. Natural, low-maintenance, yet elegant, sometimes keeping things simple is the best option.

Hair by 121 Hair, image by Studio Something 


Morgan Alexander

Morgan is passionate about both writing and social and environmental issues. She believes media, by uniting these in a publically accessible way, can be a powerful tool for creating awareness and change. Currently a student at ANU, studying human rights, development studies and international relations, Morgan also works at the ANU Student Media newspaper Woroni. She treasures her family and friends, cooks to relieve stress, and can’t get enough of her pets. When not huddled in a library trying to figure out life, she also enjoys yoga, running, music, reading, and movies. More about the Author