Wedding season is upon us! For any bride, the wedding hairdo is almost as important as the wedding dress; it has to be just right. For lovely African American brides, there is a vast range of hairstyles that can make you look like a queen on your special day, whether your hair is relaxed, texlaxed or natural. If you’re in need of a great hairstyle for your special day (or just a nice look to wear for someone else’s), you have come to the right place! Here are the top 10 most beautiful wedding hairstyles for African American women.
1. Slicked Back with Flowers
For natural ladies, this is a chic and very classic look. To achieve this hairstyle, arm yourself with some pretty decorative silk flowers and an arsenal of bobby pins and get ready for compliments.
2. Jennifer Hudson Curls
Jennifer Hudson’s long curly look is timelessly beautiful. The great news is that it is easy to recreate. For a look reminiscent of this one, create loose spirals in your hair with a 2-inch curling iron and curl the pieces that frame your face away from your face. For some extra kick, add some shine spray.
3. Teeny Weeny Afro Decorated
A simple natural look, the TWA is a favorite among natural ladies. Keep it easy by treating your hair to some shea butter, and add a decorative flower to let your natural beauty shine through.
4. Low-Slung Bun
The low-slung bun is a gorgeous, elegant style. For a conservative look with a touch of princess class, take a picture of this look to your wedding stylist!
5. Wrapped with an Accent
A romantic look, keep it simple with a lovely white accent piece for your special day.
6. Exotic and Star-Spangled
If you’re going for a wilder look, this is the one for you! Let your natural curls take control and accentuate their unique beauty with a few decorative stars.
7. Curly and Free
For ladies with longer hair, this look is a cinch! Let long curls hang down around your shoulders with straightened bangs to frame your face.
8. Short and Sassy
This is an easy look for relaxed-to-natural ladies in transition. Keep your short curls cropped closely to your head, but blow-dry them straight for your special day. Create looser curls with an iron, and add a wedding barrette to complete the look.
9. Leona Lewis’ Fancy French Braid
Leona has, arguably, some of the most beautiful hair in Hollywood. This funky take on the French braid is a gorgeous and unique way to make your wedding look memorable!
10. Side-swept Curls
The side-swept curls are a gorgeous and easy way to put your natural hair on display. Let a few loose curls frame your face, and let your natural beauty shine.