20 Must-See Beach Wedding Hairstyle Ideas

The only hair inspiration you need this summer

Updated 06/25/18

Melissa Marshall

Whether your wedding venue is oceanside or a classic ballroom, beach wedding hairstyles look stunning even if you aren't getting married in the sand. Tousled waves, tiny braids, wind-swept updos and similar beachy styles look just as good in a barn as they do at a tropical destination. And in case you needed proof, we found twenty real brides who perfected their own version of a beach wedding hairstyle for the big day.

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

Keep scrolling to see 20 of our favorite beach wedding hairstyles, straight from real brides.

Betsy Newman

An elegant gown and chic veil call for a minimalist low ponytail.

J Photography

Classic tousled waves are the perfect match for a boho beach bride.

Anna Rousso

Embrace those beachy waves while keeping hair off your face with a simple braid.

Melissa Marshall

A dainty braid and soft waves compliment this bride's beachside venue to a tee.

Birds of a Feather

Go for romantic with a casual, raked back updo and face-framing tendrils.

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.

Jenny Haas

Loosen a few tendrils from a sleek chignon for a polished yet relaxed look.

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!

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.

Lauren Scotti Photography

This is proof that an easygoing updo can look so elegant.

For the unfussy bride looking for a simple 'do to match her simple gown, look no further than a low-key twisted knot.

The Hons

Don't discount the everyday ponytail—it can make quite the beautiful wedding day hairstyle.

Olivia Rae James

This is how you infuse a traditional updo with a beachy vibe: twist it up!

Olivia Rae James

Adorn a sleek chignon with a floral detail to give it a tropical flair.

The Goodness

Cool bridal waves look even better with a whimsical hair accessory like this one.

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.

Sarah Lobla

There's something so gorgeous about a simple chignon when paired with a statement hair accessory and delicate veil.

Sargeant Creative

This messy updo is quintessential beach bride—but the stunning hair accessory takes it to new heights.

Volvoreta

The fashion-forward bride will appreciate a more sleek beach-friendly updo, like this minimalist beauty.

Un Cercle

It doesn't get more beach wedding hair than shiny, wind-swept waves.

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