20 Totally Swoonworthy Hairstyles for Black Brides

Monday, July 30, 2018

No matter what your wedding style or personality is, your hair becomes its own statement on the big day, so finding the perfect look for your tresses is just as important as finding the perfect outfit! With your venue, weather, preference for hair accessories all in mind when it comes to your bridal hairdos, we have gathered up our very favorite styles for natural, relaxed, weaved, and so much more hair. From ponytail locs for masculine-of-center brides, to Gibson Girl-inspired vintage brides, to textured afros for ultimate modern bohemian looks, it's time to get inspired as you prepare to rock out your wedding day in the style that makes you glow with love and confidence.

Black bride with braided updo and elegant bridal chiffon cape

Braided Updo Bun

as seen on Rock My Wedding

Photography: Freckle Photography | Wedding Dress: Ailsa Munro Dressmaker | Earrings: Wolf & Moon | Florals: Clare Kilgour Floristry


Windswept bridal hairstyle for beach bride

Windswept and Wavy

as seen on Tidewater and Tulle

Photography: L'Amour Foto | Florals: Sugar Snap Events | Hair & Makeup: DIY by Bride


Slicked back bridal hairstyle with florals for black bride with short hair

Slicked Back Pixie Cut

as seen on Inspired By This

Photography: Kelly McDaniel Photography | Coordination: Diana Sabb Events & Design | Hair: Shanni Lambson | Florals: Exotica Designs | Makeup: Kayla Arielle Artistry | Wedding Dress: Tara Lauren from Mary Me Bridal


Piled locs bridal updo with orchid flower detail

Piled Locs Updo

as seen on Aisle Perfect

Photography: Stephanie Rogers | Event Planning & Design: Fight For Joy Events + Design | Wedding Dress: Anna Skoblikova | Hair: Moroccan Chocolate | Makeup: The Beauty Secret | Suit: ASOS


Full combed out natural hair with flower crown for boho black bride

Combed Out Coif with Florals

as seen on Southbound Bride

Photography: Krista A. Jones | Planning & Design: Bustle Events | Florals: Bloom Babes | Rentals: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals | Hair & Makeup: Thorne Artistry | Dress: Elle Bridal Boutique | Model: Kristina Vanderslice


Gibson Girl 1920s inspired hairstyle for vintage black bride

Vintage-Inspired Gibson Girl

as seen on Fab You Bliss

Photographer: Unique2Chic Photography | Model: The Maria Antoinette | Wedding Dress: Wedding Wonderland


Sideswept full twist curls for elegant and modern black bridal hairstyle

Asymmetrical Twist Curls

as seen on Confetti Magazine

Photography: The Toths Photo and Film | Wedding Dress: Laura George


Simply chic top bun for natural bride

Simple Top Bun

as seen on Wedding Sparrow

Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Wedding Dresses: The Dress Theory | Hair & Makeup: Iris & Gold


Full natural afro with statement bridal tassel earrings for modern tropical black bride

Natural Afro Beauty

as seen on Junebug Weddings

Photography: Michigan Behn Photography | Florals: Adore Weddings and Events | Makeup: Makeup by Charelle | Wedding Dress: Casey Jeanne


Partially pulled back locs with sprigs of seeded eucalyptus for masculine of center black bride

Partially Pulled Back Locs with Greenery

as seen on Fab You Bliss

Photography: In The Garden Boudoir | Makeup: In2yourBeauty Makeup Artistry | Florals: Julie Miner Events | Wedding Dress: Sew Trendy via Etsy


Elegantly unstructured updo bun for black bridal hairstyle ideas

Unstructured Low Bun

as seen on Belle the Magazine

Photography: KVC Photography | Planning & Design: Anna Panu of Chancey Charm | Wedding Dress: Fabulous Frocks Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Margaret Snider


Highlighted ringlet curls for short hair black bride

Highlighted Ringlet Curls

as seen on Munaluchi Bridal

Photography: Love Daley Photography | Design and Style: Persnickety Events | Florals: Ever After Floral Design | Makeup: Face Tyme | Hair: Epic Hair Studio | Wedding Gown: Inbal Dror from Chic Parisien


Classic updo with silver tiara for black bride

Classic Updo with Tiara

as seen on Aisle Perfect

Photography: Tyme Photography | Wedding Design & Coordination: Wedding Concepts | Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav | Florals: Fleur Le Cordeur | Makeup & Hair: Jide of Stola


Half up and half down black bridal hairstyle with boho chain headpiece

Half Down, Half Up with Chain Headpiece

as seen on Aisle Perfect

Photography: Ricardo Quintana | Wedding Dress: Fantasy Bridal | Florals: Flower Patch | Velvet Suit: Kenneth Boggs Suits


Straightened and relaxed hairstyle with elegant bridal headpiece for black bride

Simply Straight

as seen on Hey Wedding Lady

Photography: Amilia Photography | Wedding Dress: Amsale from White Dresses Boutique | Hair & Makeup: Lovely You With Lecia Doss | Headpiece: Toni Federici | Earrings: Haute Bride


Short and bold black bride hairstyle that focuses on natural beauty

Short and Boldly Beautiful

as seen on Burnett's Boards

Photography: Archer Inspired | Event Design & Styling: Be Loved Events + Design | Beauty: Cassandra McClure | Wedding Dress & Earrings: Epiphany Boutique


Locs pulled into a ponytail for masculine of center black bride

Ponytail Locs

as seen on Tidewater and Tulle

Photography: Dragon Studio | Event Coordination: Cherry Blossom Planning Factory | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal from Studio I Do | Bride's Custom Tuxedo: Bobby Macc Bespoke | Hair: Humble Hair & Da Notty Roots


Caramel curls swept up with a bridal headpiece for black bride style ideas

Swept Up Natural Curls with Glimmer

as seen on Tidewater and Tulle

Photography: Chelsea Anderson Photography | Concept Design: Aisle Society | Event Production: Tidewater and Tulle | Jewelry: David's Bridal | Event Coordination: Just Dandy Events | Hair & Makeup: Darling and Dapper Studio


Thick locs braided into an elegant top bun for classic vintage black bride

Braided Locs Top Bun

as seen on Glamour and Grace

Photography: Nikki Santerre Photography | Event Design: Aisle Society | Event Production: Storyboard Wedding and Glamour & Grace | Florals: Amanda Burnette | Wedding Dress: David's Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Avenue 42 Style Studio | Rentals: Paisley & Jade


Loose and long waves for timeless black bridal hairstyle

Loose Long Wavy Loveliness

as seen on Hey Wedding Lady

Photography: Unique2Chic Photography | Event Planning: Honeybee Events | Florals: Gold and Bloom Floral Design | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Hair: The Maria Antoinette | Makeup: Swirl and Tap


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