African Wedding Hairstyles: Trends and Inspiration for Brides

Choosing the perfect hairstyle for your big day is an exciting part of wedding preparations. From updos, buns, braids, twists; there are so many hairstyles to choose from. When it comes to bridal hairstyles to walk down the aisle in, we can think of a number of African bridal hairstylists that’ll inspire yours. From brands like Signature look by Oludavid, AVOS Hair, Lizz Davies Hair, Hair Artistry by Rayo and more, here are some African wedding hairstyles and trends to inspire yours.

Bangs, Fringes

We don’t see this bridal hairstyle very often but they stand out for all the right reasons. However you choose to style your bangs – blunt, choppy, fringed or side swept, they can be a great way to frame your face. Here are some bridal bangs by Hair Karved.

Low buns

Low buns are timeless and sleek; they are perfect for the white wedding look. Here are some great bridal low bun looks by Hair Artistry by Rayo to show you how fabulous they look.

Traditional bridal updos

Your traditional wedding gives you the perfect opportunity to explore hairstyles inspired by your specific cultural background. Whether it’s intricate braids, twisted updos or adorned crowns, incorporating cultural elements into your hairstyle adds a personal touch to your wedding look. These coral adorned bridal updos by hairstylist, Lia’s Signature are the perfect inspo.

Braided Elegance

Braids have long been a symbol of African beauty and pride. Opt for stylish braided hairstyles like Fulani braids, Ghana braids, or cornrows. These intricate patterns not only look stunning but also hold cultural significance. Consider adding beads or jewels to enhance the beauty of your braids and complement your wedding attire.

Natural Hair Glory

Embrace the beauty of your natural hair texture on your wedding day. Whenever we think of the perfect natural bridal hairstyle, this look by Hair Karved always comes to mind. So timeless!

Updos with a twist

For a sophisticated and timeless look, consider updos with a twist. Elegant chignons, twisted buns are versatile options that can be customized to suit your preferences. Check out some bridal updos from hairstylist D Daniels Touch.

Down dos

We hear a lot about updo’s but not a lot about down dos’. Whether you choose to go straight, with loose curls or wavy, we think they’re worth considering.

Bold Colors and Highlights

Add a modern twist to your wedding look by incorporating bold colors or highlights into your hairstyle. Whether it’s vibrant strands woven into your braids or a subtle pop of color, experimenting with hues can make your hairstyle stand out. Coordinate the colors with your wedding theme for a cohesive and visually appealing ensemble.

With these trends and inspirations, we hope this helps you find the perfect wedding hairstyle that complements your unique style and celebrates the richness of your cultural background. Let us know in the comments if there’s any other bridal hairstyle you’d like to share.


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