14 Beach-Chic Hairstyles Perfect for a Waterside Wedding

Weatherproof your 'do for a perfect bridal hair day.
by Andrea Fowler

Mother Nature can be tricky, especially if you're by the water, whether it's a lake or an ocean. So what are you to do if you're planning a beach wedding? Of course, you want to look effortlessly gorgeous, but there are things to consider hair-wise like strong breezes and humidity

In an effort to put your hair worries at ease, we put together our favorite hairstyles that are perfect for the beach, no matter your hair type. There's something for every type of bride, from casual boho waves to sophisticated updos. 

  1. Sea Accessories

    Beach wedding hairstyle with loose curls and a starfish hairpiece
    Kelly Cronin Photography

    Loose curls already have that casual beach vibe, but the additon of a nautical hair piece is the perfect way to polish it off. 

  2. Low Bun With Flowers

    Low bun hairstyle perfect for a beach wedding
    Ashley Camper

    A sleek, low, side bun will keep your tresses in place, even when they're facing strong shoreline breezes. 

  3. Loose Waves

    Casual beach wedding hairstyle with loose waves
    Melissa DeLorme Photography

    Show off a soft summer-ready ombré with loose waves and a deep side part. A piece of hair pinned in place behind your ear adds a hint of glam. 

  4. Side Twists

    Beach wedding hairstyle with waves and a side twist
    Kristy & Vic Photography

    A few curls and side twists to sweep hair away from your face will keep things neat and tidy for the ceremony. 

  5. Casual Curls

    Casual beach wedding hairstyle with curls
    Trish Barker Photography

    If you're going for that casual cool-girl look, a middle part with curls is the minimalist style you're after. 

  6. Half-Up Half-Down

    Casual beach wedding hairstyle with half-up hair
    Katherine Stinnett Photography

    An easy, breezy blowout with a half-up hairstyle is always a classic. 

  7. Braided Updo

    Beach wedding hairstyle with a French braid detail
    Reese Moore Weddings

    A chic French braid and updo combo lends itself beautifully to beach weddings. Tuck a few flowers in to make the look totally boho chic. 

  8. Dutch Halo Braid

    Beach wedding hairstyle idea with a Dutch braid
    Delaney Dobson Photography

    An inside-out French braid (aka Dutch braid) can be crafted into a whimsical flower crown updo. 

  9. Bouffant With a Low Bun

    Beach wedding updo with statement earrings and sprig of berries
    J Photography by Jessi Caparella

    Make a statement with a low bun and a pair of standout earrings. A small sprig of flowers doesn't hurt either.

  10. Fishtail Braid

    Beach wedding hairstyle with side fishtail braid and a white flower
    Catrina Earls Photography

    A flower tucked into a chic side fishtail braid is beyond fitting for a beach wedding. 

  11. Formal Updo

    Beach wedding updo with statement earrings and a classic veil
    Casey Hendrickson Photography

    A subtle bouffant and a formal low-bun hairstyle look just as gorgeous on a beach as it does in a ballroom. 

  12. Subtle Curls

    Beach wedding hairstyle with long hair and curls
    Vitaly M Photography

    Long hair, don't care? Throw some messy curls in the mix for a casual but gorgeous un-done 'do. 

  13. Twisted Braid Updo

    Beach wedding updo with loose curls and twisted low bun
    Justin & Mary Photography

    A few loose curls around your face and a twisted-back bun make for a sophisticated, beach-ready hairstyle.

  14. French Braids

    Beach wedding hairstyle with relaxed French braids
    Life Long Studio

    French braid a small section of hair on either side of your part for a relaxed but trendy hairstyle. 

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