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.
A Simple Braid
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.
A Beachy Crop
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.
Tuck a Blossom in It
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.
A Cool-Girl Messy Bun
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 wedding.
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.
A Charming Flower Crown
Beach weddings and flower crowns go hand in hand. We love the lush, whimsical take that this bride wore to her island wedding in 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.