Best Beach Wedding Hairstyles: Tips and Ideas


When you think of a beach wedding, what do you picture? Soft pink and white flowers? A lace sheath dress? Your tousled hair blowing gently in the salty breeze? It can be one of the most romantic settings for a wedding but it can also wreak havoc with your hair! We've got some tips to make sure you avoid a hair disaster on your wedding day plus 10 beach wedding hairstyles you're going to love! Now all you need to do is to relax and enjoy the most unforgettable day of your life (and look good doing it!).

What Type of Hairstyles Work the Best?

Thanks to hair experts and new product technology, there almost isn't a style that you can't rock for your beach wedding. The aim of your hairstyle should be to capture the relaxed and romantic essence of the beach, so keep that in mind when choosing a style. Read on to find out how to make hair up and hair down work for you on your wedding day.

All Down and Half Up

Loose hair can be tricky to keep looking neat at a beach wedding. Brides with thick and curly hair apply hair wax into their style to prevent flyaways and frizz. Brides with thin or straight hair should style hair using a humidity blocking mousse. Both hair types should use a humidity blocking spray to finish off their style.

Up Dos and Braids

Up-dos and braids are perfect beach wedding hairstyles as they'll stay in place come rain or shine! Still do use lashings of humidity blocking spray to cover your entire style to make sure your hairdo doesn't move even if it's hit by the sea breeze.

Top 10 Beach Wedding Hairstyles

Side-Swept with Flowers

If you have long hair, side-swept curls would look beautiful on your big day. A generous amount of hairspray and bobby pins to secure your hairdo in place will make sure your hair stays put despite the sea breeze. Secure some fresh flowers in your hair for extra romance.

Pulled Back with Large Hair Accessory

Look like a modern day princess on your big day with soft curls pulled back and pinned at the back of your head. Add some height by teasing the hair at the crown to create a little volume. Finish it off with some bling in the form of a hair slide.

Fishtail Braid

What better way to honor the beach on your big day than to wear a stylish fishtail braid. Have your stylist tousle your hair first and keep the braid loose and to the side. Finish off your look with a sparkling slide for some glitz and glamour. It's by far one of our favorite beach wedding hairstyles!

Illusion Ponytail

Low-key brides will love this relaxed and casual hairstyle. Soft curls are pinned back low down near the base of the neck to create the illusion of a low ponytail. To add to this soft, romantic look, a beaded crown was added.

Tropical-Feel Curls

Brides planning weddings in tropical locations like Hawaii can use local flowers to make a real statement on the big day. Loose curls can be jazzed up by pinning tropical flowers into the hair to create a mini flower crown at the back of your head. It's casual and perfect for a low-maintenance bride.

Textured Bun

If your beach wedding is more of a formal affair, then you'll need a more classic hairstyle. Opt for an elegant, tousled bun with flowers matching your bouquet lining the bun. You can even pin your veil underneath the bun for a polished finish.

Side-Swept Textured Braid

Brides with long, thick hair are lucky to be able to choose beach wedding hairstyles that are intricate. Textured braids, swept to the side and gathered together, look feminine and sophisticated for a more formal beach ceremony. They'll also look good all day long because they're already textured, so the sea breeze will only add to the overall look.

Up-Do with Flower Crown

Nothing screams "beach wedding" more than a classic up-do with loose tendrils of curls framing your face. The hair should be pinned up low at the base of the neck to get the right look. Finish it off with a cute flower crown and you're all set to meet your sweetheart at the end of the aisle.

Loose Curls with Veil

Be a bohemian beauty by rocking loose curls and a bold flower crown on your big day. This style lends itself to allowing room for your veil to be secured in place.

Shell-Embellished Braid

Unleash your inner mermaid with one of the most striking beach wedding hairstyles you ever lay your eyes on! If you really want to turn heads when you walk down the aisle, consider braiding sea shells into your braid for an ethereal look you'll fall in love with.