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.
Classic tousled waves are the perfect match for a boho beach bride. We love how the texture of the hair emphasizes the dimension in Stephanie Hill's golden highlights.
A Minimalist Low Ponytail
An elegant gown and chic veil call for a low ponytail. The ultimate in minimalist elegance for a no-frills bride.
Embrace those beachy vibes while keeping hair off your face with a simple crown braid like model Hana Mayeda did for her rehearsal in Malibu. The easygoing 'do adds some extra pizzaz and is a great way to show off sunny highlights.
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.
Don't discount the everyday ponytail—it can make quite the beautiful wedding-day hairstyle, especially when wrapped in ribbon. Former BRIDES photo editor Brenda Armendariz shows us how it's done at her beachside nuptials in Mexico.
A Twisted Knot
For the unfussy bride looking for an easy 'do to match her sandy nuptials, 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 femininity like model Shanina Shaik did for her wedding in the Bahamas.
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.
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, Mexico, wedding.
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 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.
A Relaxed Ponytail
This dreamy low ponytail is a fitting choice for this bride's Hawaiian nuptials. Loosen a few tendrils from the center part and dot with flowers to finish off the vibe.
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.
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.