Are you confused on just what look you want to style your shoulder length hair for your very special day? Maybe you aren’t even the bride. Perhaps you are the bridesmaid or someone who will be going to a lot of weddings this year. Whatever the case maybe we have the perfect wedding hairstyles for medium length hair. When it comes to finding the right hairdo for a formal event women will stop at nothing to look there very best. From the classic half up half down to bohemian chic styles there are countless styles to consider.
Today we want to bring to you our 2015 hairstyle guide for bridal hair. Midlength style are a great length for weddings this year. We also want to inspire you with these very gorgeous and elegant styles that will leave you looking great and impressing everyone who sees you and your fabulous hair. Some of the styles are very simple while others require a little more effort and work. However there is no reason you can’t decide to look and feel you best even if you aren’t the actual bride. Who knows the bride might just be jealous of you if you choose to wear one of these glam hairstyles to her wedding.
Tousled and Teased Updo
A great yet fun style for any women is classic updo hairstyle. From soft ringlets that lay down on the head to having textured hair that is swept up and are in twists you will find that this style is chic and yet offers a very elegant touch. If you want you can have the bangs swept to the side or up and out of your face. To make the style even more fun allow some of the pieces of hair to actually just fall as the wish and poke out from here and there. This will give you an even more cute style that works not only for weddings both other formal occasions as well.
To get this look you will need to start with clean dry hair. Put your hair into small sections and then using your 1 inch barrel curling iron you will need to create a curl wavy textured look. For those who want to style their bangs you will need to section out a triangle portion in the front on the side you want to create the fringe.
Frame your face using a few of the ringlets around your face but pull back the rest of the hair, then twist it and pin it up. Secure the hair with bobby pins. The triangle section you left out can now be styled as desired to create the bangs that you want. You can also tease the top part of your hair making sure you start at the roots.
If you want your bangs to be smooth use a flat iron to flatten the hair bone straight and swoop to the sides. Take the loose ends and blend them into the curls so that it all comes together. Be sure that before you curl or flat iron your hair you use a good quality heat protectant to keep the hair from scorching. Finish the look with a lightweight hold spray.
This is a look that goes great with most face shapes. If you have a heart or oval shaped face you will really look stunning with this do. This style also works with various hair types but naturally curly hair makes it easy to achieve the look. Those women looking for something that is elegant yet easy will surely enjoy this hairdo.
Graceful Wedding Chignon
When it comes to choosing the right wedding day hairstyle this one is sure to please. Medium hair works great as it just seems to be perfect length for those who don’t have too long or short hair. You can step out as the bride or bridesmaid and look lust worthy with this style. Here we see the lovely Nicole Kidman with a very elegant chignon updo.
To get this look you are going to need a few things such as clear elastics, texture powder, lightweight hold hairspray, and of course bobby pins. The great thing about this hair is that while it looks fabulous it is one of the easiest ways to look glam without all the hassle. This chic updo can be created by following these four steps.
You first want to start with clean dry hair and part it completely down the center. Make sure you decide which side you want your loose chignon to be on. Now pull all your hair to that one side and create two ponytails. Have a pony in each hand.
Now that you have the two ponytails you want to create a loose knot with the two. The messier you want the look the looser you need to have the hair. Since you are not going for a sleek look you don’t want you hair to be super smooth. The next step is to wrap one of the sides around the right and pin the hair with a bobby pin to secure. Now do the same with the left side and secure with pins.
Finish the look by pulling some strands out and styling the bangs. For the curly loose waves this can be achieved if you have naturally curly hair or just simply using your 1 inch barrel curls to create curls. Once the curls cools style gently with your fingers to break them up. For the bangs just sweep them to the side. Spray the hair with a light hold spray and you can wrap a clear elastic around the bun to secure if you wish.
Women with thin to medium density textured hair will find this hair style to look fabulous with their locks. If you have a long, oval, or elongate face this style really goes well and will flatter your face. It is perfect for all formal events especially weddings.
Half Up Braided Bun Bridal Hairdo
We are now used to seeing Jennifer Lawrence with hair really short crops. One look that we think looks great for bridesmaids and guest of honors is this bun hairstyle she wore a while ago. This is going to be a great look to wear at weddings this year. Whether you are a bride or not this is one style worth spending the time to get. It’s not as simple as some of the other looks but it does look amazing and will be well worth it.
This look is a great braid plus bun hybrid look that works for great for women with naturally wavy or even straight hair. To get the look you need to start with clean dry hair. While it looks amazing this style is not meant to look perfect so start by teasing your hair making sure you start at the crown and work the comb lightly downward. Braid the hair loosely starting midway with three pieces of hair. As you braid allow the strands of hair to actually pop out a little.
With a clear elastic you need to secure two of the three strands but leave one of them free. Hold the loose strand at the very end of the braid but now you want to take the other to strands that you secured and push them upwards to form a bun. Once you have formed the bun you need to hold it with one hand and tuck it under to secure it you want to place a large bobby pin horizontally in the bun.
You can now clamp the bun or accessorize it with some sort of brooch or hair ornament for style. On the front part of your hair you want to pull strands out and style as desired. Make sure you are mixing different layers and sections of your hair so the tendrils look different lengths. Comb the bangs over your eyes and part them with your fingers.
Be sure to finish the look with a light hair spray. The boho chic hairstyle is great for weddings and works for wedding party’s and bridesmaids not just the bride. If you have round, long, or a heart shape face this style works wonders. The bangs help to shorter elongated faces while the face framing style helps add angles to rounder faces.
Copper Colored Bob
Whether you want to go with a straight cut or wavy cut the bob is a classic style for weddings this year. This one is very simple but will work great for events such as a wedding and can be worn by guest who want to look great but not spend a lot of time doing their hair. If the wedding is outdoor this style is super straight and helps you not to have to worry about curls dropping and such.
This shoulder length cut is face framing and stylish. It works for a lot of face shapes and thin to thicker density hair texture. To get the look you wan to start with clean damp hair. Apply your best styling product and with a blow dryer and paddle brush dry your hair. Once the hair is dry you want to create a very deep off centered part.
Apply thermal protectant to your hair and with your flat iron go over your hair so that it is pin straight. When you get to the ends flip them up to add just enough of a curl to spice things up. Finish the look with a nice lightweight hair spray. If you have wavy hair try the curly medium bob with deep side part.
Curly Faux Bob
When it comes to hair length that is very versatile the mid-length cut just speaks options. When your hair is just below or right at shoulder length the world seems to open up in the realm of hairstyles. From updos to bobs there are just so many different styles that women with longer hair just can’t rock. Unlike the copper colored bob this style comes with a lot of curls and waves.
To get this look you want to start with clean dry hair and grab your 1 1/2 inch barrel curling iron. Apply heat protectant to your hair and begin curling the entire hair starting around midshaft. This will leave the crown straight. If you have naturally wavy hair you will really find this style simple.
Create a deep side part and once the curls cool down a little use your fingers to gently separate them. Now with your fingers you can style the hair by letting it all just hang or slicking your hair behind you ears on one side or both. To make the hair appear even shorter you can tuck it underneath and using bobby pins secure the medium hair so gives the illusion of shorter tresses. Finish the look by spritzing the hair with hairspray.
This look works great for women with naturally wavy or curly hair. But even those with straight hair can get this style. Its very versatile and works will with all faces shapes and hair textures. If you are in a wedding party or just going this is a hairstyle worth trying.
Soft Cascading Finger Waves with Bun
Retro is back and the vintage hairdos are back and we are sure they are here to stay at least for a while. If you are looking for a way to make a splash and get noticed this is one style that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Even if you aren’t the one getting married we are sure many heads will turn as you enter the scene. As the bride makes her way down the aisle seeing you will have her wondering whether that was the look she should have gone with.
To get this particular look you want to start with clean dry hair and with your 2 inch curling iron curl your entire head. When you get to the front portion where the finger waves are going to be you really want to make sure you curl this section and make sure you curl it up and away from your face. This will help to create this subtle yet gorgeous face framing wavy look.
Spray your hair with a lightweight flexible holding spray and on the opposite side of the finger wave section pull the hair back and into a sleek low side ponytail and secure with a clear elastic band. Now take that pony and roll it up into a soft bun and pin it.
If you are going to be adding heat to your hair you need to make sure that you use a spray or product to protect your hair from the heat. One that acts as a thermal protectant and shine serum is recommended for this style. This is a style that looks very good on women with round, oval, heart, and longer faces. All hair textures and thickness work with this style and you are sure to look drop dead gorgeous at any wedding with this ‘do.
Girly High-Volume Curls
Want to go with something more classical then try something that is both elegant and has that retro flare to it. You can look chic with this ‘do and whether you are the bride or part of the bridal party you can rest assure that your hair is on point. If you are going to be inside or out this fresh yet very comfortable to will work wonders for your hair on that very special day.
To get this look you want to start with clean damp hair. Using your blow dry and round brush blow dry your hair for a look that is evenly finished with some texture to it. Now apply some thermal protectant to your hair and bring out your small barrel curling iron. Part your hair on the side and curl your hair making sure to start midway on the shaft.
If you want to the crown to be smooth you should focus more on curling the ends however curling the entire hair is recommended for this particular look and style. Sweep your bangs to the side and tousled with your fingers and blend them in with your side curls for a flawlessly look. In the back if you want to add some style to spruce up the do you can section tresses on each side of your head. Take each section and twist the hair towards your hair as you pull the strands backwards. Now secure the hair with bobby pins.
For women with long, round, oval, and square shape faces this medium length hairdo looks amazing. It works will with all hair textures and density. If you are going to be a bride this year and want a retro 40’s look consider this classic coif.
Understated Cut with Layers
If there is one woman who really knows her stuff when it comes to hairstyles it Kerry Washington. While she may be known mostly now for her hit series Scandal this lady knows what looks great on her. This simple and understated cut is paired with wavy locks and modern bangs that add some intensity to the look. If you are a bride with shoulder-length hair and don’t mind have eye grazing bangs this style is something to add to the list to consider.
Fresh Flowers For Polished Look
If you are getting married this year and are looking for the right hairstyle why not make it simple but elegant. You could be one of the most memorable bride this year with a very chic and effortless do. This medium hair is in a easy do that add a beautiful fresh flowers to spice it up and give it a romantic appearance. You can simply pair the flowers in your hair to match the ones going in your bridal bouquet.
The Side Parted Twisted Low Bun Updo
Just because you don’t have long hair doesn’t mean you can go with an updo hairstyle for this wedding you are either in or attending. The twisted low bun looks great with any hair color and is elegant enough for formal events such as a wedding. Add some style to the look by creating a deep side part in the front and teased the hair for a little bit of root boosting effect. This hair style looks great with thin to medium hair and women with narrow, oval or heart shaped faces. If you really like your neck this is a style to go with to show off your beautiful neck and facial features.
Bridal Chignon with Wispy Bangs
Sure you can go with a updo for your wedding this year. From bridesmaids, maid of honor to the guest this is one look that will sure to please. The wispy bangs allow you to frame the face and even hide your forehead if you wish. The bangs skim the eyes and make the hairstyle playful and fun. This chic do works wonders for most face shapes and the chignon is classic and should easy match any outfit or dress you are wearing that day.
Fit for A Queen
If you are going to be wearing a veil or maybe just don’t want your hair down then this look is a perfect style for you. A classic look for medium hair that is accented by a thin beaded brooch to add just a subtle touch to the look. Zoe looks amazing with this hairdo and for those wanting a great updo wedding hairstyle this one truly wins.
Rochelle’s High Volume Wedding Do
We know it’s getting a little hot around here and if you have thick hair you may not want them come your wedding day. Well there are some women who prefer going with a full head of voluminous curls on that special day and if you have naturally thick beautiful hair we say why not? Just have the wedding indoors.
To get Rochelle’s look you need to make sure you start with clean damp hair. To your wet hair you want to add some curling cream or mousse. This will help to promote the curls. Now take your hair and section into two or three sections depending on how full and thick your hair is. Take a few clips and secure the hair in sections and let down hair in horizontal sections that are about 2-3 inches. With the smaller sections you want to twist the hair around your fingers making sure that you twist some inward toward your face and others outwards way from your face.
If you want you can either choose to allow your hair to air dry or dry using a diffuser. Once your hair is completely dried you will need to add some type of shine serum product to your hands and soften or unloosen the strands. For those who what that high volume look flip your head upside down and give a shake. This will shake those curls out. Add a deep side part and sweep a majority of your hair do one side while pinning one side down to your head to give it that striking appearance.
The works great for women with naturally curly hair and round, long, oval and other face shapes really work well with this curly shoulder length style. Thin to medium hair works great but thicker hair is the best to achieve the high voluminous appearance that you see.
Finding the Right Wedding Hairstyle
If you are getting married soon, planning on being in a wedding or just attending and need a hairstyle hopefully these looks will help. There are a lot of inspiring and stunning looks for every type and texture of medium hair. You just need to not only find the one that is right for your hair texture and length but also the one that you really like the best.
Sure a lot of things matter but the most important thing is you finding a style you really fall in love with. The rest can be worked out. There are little things you can do here and there to make a style work for you and you face shape. Don’t feel as though you can’t wear a particular style as it may just need so adjusting. We think you should also try a look a few months are so before the big day so you know whether or not you truly like the style.
The last thing you want to do is wait until the last minute to get a hairstyle only to find out you really don’t like it. From guests, maid of honor, bridesmaids, and yes especially brides, finding the perfect wedding hairstyle for medium length hair is all so important. That perfect do is out there you just have to look. If you enjoyed this post please share it.