23 Beach Wedding Hairstyle Ideas for a Seaside Celebration

Beach Hair

PHOTO BY ASIA PIMENTEL PHOTOGRAPHY 

Whether your wedding venue is oceanside or a classic ballroom, beach wedding hairstyles look stunning on and off the shore. Tousled waves, tiny braids, and similar beachy styles look just as good in a barn as they do at a tropical destination. In case you need proof, we found several real brides who perfected their own version of a beach wedding hairstyle for their big day.

From the classic ponytail to flower crowns, these ladies proved that beach wedding hairstyles are perfect for every bride. For the traditional bride, there are humidity-friendly updos and beautiful hair accessories to top off the look. For the boho bride, try a cool chignon or quintessential beach waves. Either way, you'll find plenty of beach wedding hairstyle ideas here.

Keep scrolling to see 23 of our favorite beach wedding hairstyles, straight from real brides.

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Tousled Waves

Newlyweds on the beach

J Photography 

Classic tousled waves are the perfect match for a boho beach bride. We love how the texture of the hair emphasizes the dimension in this bride's golden highlights.

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A Simple Braid

Braid

Anna Rousso 

Embrace those beachy waves while keeping hair off your face with a simple braid. This tiny addition adds some extra pizzaz to the otherwise straightforward hair.

If you're not into sparkly adornments an easy braid is a great way to pull hair off your face naturally without the use of look-at-me pins and accessories.

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A Minimalist Low Ponytail

Seaside nuptials

Betsy Newman 

An elegant gown and chic veil call for a low ponytail. The ultimate in minimalist elegance for a no-frills bride.

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A Romantic Updo

Romantic Updo

Birds of a Feather 

Go for romantic with a casual, raked-back updo and face-framing tendrils. We love that this soft style leaves the back exposed, allowing for the special back detailing of the dress to take center stage.

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A Relaxed Chignon

Chignon

Jenny Haas 

First, this is the most adorable photo we've ever seen. But that dreamy chignon is definitely not to be outshined. Loosen a few tendrils from a sleek chignon for a polished yet relaxed look.

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A Statement a Bun

Bridal Bun

Belathée Photography 

Keep it classic with a swept-back bun that shows off your killer smile. Bonus: Your hair will be off your neck when the summer sun beats down.

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A Flower Crown Accent

Seaside nuptials

Anna Lui 

Easy and breezy is exactly what you get when you let your hair down and top it off with a small flower crown. We're obsessed with how the texture of the florals mimics that of the lace dress.

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A Twist on Tousled Waves

Tousled waves

Forged in the North

Tousled waves look even better when you twist back the front section of your hair and let your radiance shine through. So effortless and soft, this style emanates romance from each strand.

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A Laid-Back Updo

Updo

Lauren Scotti Photography 

This is proof that an easygoing updo can look so elegant. We love how the added volume and wavy texture at the crown blend seamlessly into the carefully coiffed coils.

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A Twisted Knot

Chignon

Jose Villa 

For the unfussy bride looking for an easy 'do to match her simple gown, look no further than a low-key twisted knot. Pull out a few wisps at the front to frame that beautiful face and add a touch of feminity to the look.

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Pony Up

Newlyweds

The Hons 

Don't discount the everyday ponytail—it can make quite the beautiful wedding-day hairstyle. While there are many variations to incorporate into your look, this high and voluminous pony complements the neckline perfectly by elongating the neck and showcasing the shoulders.

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A Beachy Crop

Loose waves

Ryan Ray

A shorter length is just as conducive to a beachy style as long locks. This bride added loose waves to her shoulder-length hair and accessorized with a fabulous birdcage veil for her coastal nuptials.

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A Traditional Updo

Reception

Olivia Rae James 

If you're the type of bride who wants a beachy 'do with a traditional vibe, this beautiful updo is calling your name. Just loosen the hold of this usually tight style for an instant, seaside refresh.

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Tuck a Blossom in It

Bloom tucked into bun

Olivia Rae James 

If you love a "girl with flowers in her hair" moment but don't want to go full Coachella vibes with a flower crown, there are other options. Adorn a sleek chignon with a floral detail to give it a tropical flair.

If you're having a destination wedding, consider using some of the local flora in your 'do to infuse some of the natural surroundings and environment into your look.

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An Added Accessory

Bridal hair accessory

The Goodness 

Cool bridal waves look even better with a whimsical hair accessory like this one. We love how it mimics the flow of the hair's loose curls.

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Make a Statement

Bride and groom

Sara Lobla

We're in absolute awe of this stunningly regal look. There's something so gorgeous about a modest chignon when paired with a statement hair accessory and delicate veil.

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A Cool-Girl Messy Bun

Messy bun

Katie Ruther 

What's the difference between an elegant chignon and an impeccable messy bun perfectly placed just at the nape of the neck? Infinite amounts of California cool-girl factor. This bride nailed the look with a few loose tendrils and those earrings for her boho-chic Tulum, Mexico, wedding.

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Embellish an Undone Updo

Beach bride

Sargeant Creative 

This messy updo is quintessential beach bride—but the stunning hair accessory takes it to new heights. You can elevate an effortless, undone style with a small embellishment without taking away from that laid-back vibe you love.

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Boho Braids

Newlyweds walking down the beach

Melissa Marshall 

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Adding a braid can instantly transform a simple hairstyle into a bohemian dream. A dainty braid and soft waves complement this bride's beachside venue to a tee.

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A Twist on Tradition

Knot

Olivia Rae James

This is how you infuse a traditional updo with a beachy vibe: Twist it up. This style is great for allowing those back details to be the real showstopper but isn't something to go unnoticed either. A perfect pairing!

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A Charming Flower Crown

Flower crown

Echoes & Wild Hearts 

Beach weddings and flower crowns go hand in hand. We love the lush, whimsical take that this bride wore to her wedding on the Greek island of Crete. The sweet combination of white flowers adds so much texture and dimension to her look, transforming her into a full-fledged boho Greek goddess.

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A Sleek Option

Beachy hair

Volvoreta 

This look just knocked us over. The fashion-forward brides among us will appreciate a sleeker take on the beach-friendly updo, like this minimalist beauty. (Also, that dress! But we digress...)

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Mermaid Waves

Tousled hair

Un Cercle 

It doesn't get more quintessential beach wedding hair than shiny, wind-swept waves. This swoon-worthy style is the stuff beachy bridal-hair dreams are made of.

Play with the finish of the hair, from matte to glossy, to adjust the look of these mermaid waves to better fit your style and vision.

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