40 Natural Hairstyles for Your Wedding Day Slay (Hair Comes the Bride)

Searching for the perfect natural hairstyle for your wedding is no easy feat. There are so many questions to consider. Do you want to use heat, no heat, maybe clip-ins? Perhaps opt for an updo, ponytail, braids, or even a frontal? Are you going to DIY or hire a stylist? Will you be wearing a veil?

Well, luckily you’ve landed in the right place. You want a style that you can not only slay, but will hold up from your walk down the aisle through The Wobble at the reception. And let’s not forget to find a backup look that’ll last if Mother Nature literally tries to rain on your parade, or worse.

Since your pictures, and possibly video, will live forever, our goal is to guide, inspire and assist you in finding a natural bridal hairstyle that you can look back on years from now and still be head over heels in love with.

40 Natural Bridal Hairstyles to Help You Find “The One”

1. Wavy High Bun with Swoop Bangs

Black bride with natural hair wearing a high bun with swoop bang accessorized with pearls
IG: @heyitsalexis @heatfreehair

Few looks stand the test of time like a classic bun. And thanks to some creativity, there’s no chance of it being boring.

This updo hairstyle was created in part using a drawstring ponytail and the results couldn’t be more regal.

Scroll down to see how you can explore varying the size, position and part, adding accessories like pearl hair pins, crystal flower clips or a tiara, and using braids as the actual bun, or just wrapped around it.

The bun of your bridal dreams awaits.

2. Butterfly Braid Bun

Butterfly braid bun natural hairstyle with a floral forehead band on a Black bride
IG: @yaaskinkyhands

3. High Bun Wrapped with Braids

Black bride with natural hair wearing a high bun wrapped with two braids
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4. Accessorized Jumbo High Bun

Black bride on her wedding day wearing her natural hair in a high bun with a tiara sitting in the back of a classic car
IG: @liftingformylife

5. High Bun with Heart Braids

Rear view of a black bride wearing her natural hair in a high bun accented with flowers and heart shaped braids
iG: @ashleybliane

6. Side-Pinned Wash and Go

Black bride with natural hair wearing a wash and go hairstyle pinned back with a floral clip
IG: @nuness_ac
Black bride with natural hair wearing a voluminous wash and go hairstyle with a rhinestone clip
IG: @machinegunmakeup @kattrockell

Some brides prefer a look that isn’t too much of a departure from their daily hairstyle. More on the carefree and casual side, a wash and go or braid out, tend to lean more toward a boho beach or garden wedding. And the best part is, no stylist is required.

7. Chunky Braid Out

Black bride with natural hair wearing a short braid out hairstyle with a floral clip
IG: @breezyspuffss @kellypatriciaphotos @ondraeagracephotography

A floral hair clip is typically all you need to complete the look. If desired, clip-ins can also be seamlessly blended with your natural texture to add length and volume, not to mention more of a wow factor!

8. Half-Up Wash and Go with Flat Twists

Natural bride wearing a wash and go hairstyle with flat twists and a pearl wedding headband
IG: @maribeiro.noivas

A pearl headband or comparable accessory can easily elevate an every day look.

9. Twisted Wash and Go Updo

Black bride with natural hair wearing a wash and go updo hairstyle with twists
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Loosely twisting and pinning just a few pieces can result in a lovely, romantic updo.

10. Fishtail Frohawk

Black bride with natural hair wearing a frohawk hairstyle with a blonde fishtail braid on her wedding day
IG: @awalkingdoxology @stanlophotography

Equal parts edgy and elegant, this two-color fishtail frohawk is the perfect way for a natural bride to slay her wedding day.

11. Coily TWA

Black bride with natural hair wearing a TWA hairstyle on her wedding day
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Whether you want to go with coils like above, or color with a flower crown like below, a TWA can still be a head-turner on your big day.

12. Blonde TWA with Flower Crown

Black bride with natural hair wearing a blonde TWA hairstyle with a flower crown on her wedding day
IG: @tweekesweddings @thecurlybrideco @ebonieblush

13. Caesar Haircut

Black bride with natural hair wearing a Caesar haircut on her wedding day
IG: @pantorabridal @_naimani

We absolutely stan a baldie on a bride who knows she’s a baddie. The confidence alone is enough to carry the cut, but a headpiece can also be added for even more allure.

14. Caesar Haircut with Headpiece

Black bride with natural hair wearing a Caesar haircut with a rhinestone floral headpiece on her wedding day
IG: @appleofhisai @stanlophotography

15. Ginger Afro Puff

Black bride with natural hair wearing a ginger high afro puff hairstyle on her wedding day
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Don’t think for a second that an afro puff isn’t formal enough. It’s the quintessential go-to hairstyle when you want to look fab without all of the fuss.

16. High Afro Puff

Black bride with natural hair wearing a high afro puff hairstyle on her wedding day
IG: @venitaaspen

17. Voluminous Afro

Black bride with natural hair wearing an afro hairstyle on her wedding day
IG: @simply.comfort @zealphotographyuk

Moisturized and magnificent, this attention-getting afro screams HAIR comes the bride!

18. Kinky-Curly Ponytail

Black bride wearing her natural hair in a protective kinky curly ponytail hairstyle on her wedding day
IG: @beccygoddard

A kinky-curly ponytail is the ideal hairstyle for a laid-back bride. It’s pretty, but simple, which means you can take your time on your big day and still be picture perfect in a matter of minutes.

19. Faux Locs

Black bride wearing her natural hair in a protective faux locs hairstyle on the beach for her wedding day
IG: @magnoliarouge

Faux locs and other braided hairstyles, when installed in advance, can virtually eliminate styling time on the day of, and still look fabulous through all of the festivities.

20. Slicked Back Curls

Black bride with natural hair wearing a slicked back curly hairstyle on her wedding day
IG: @teshornjackson @senegalese_jawn

Similar to a sleek kinky-curly ponytail, but not secured as tightly at the base, this slicked back look comes through with the volume and the drama.

21. Tucked Afro Puff

Black bride with natural hair wearing a slicked back and tucked afro puff hairstyle with a rhinestone floral headpiece on her wedding day
IG: @goyit_photography @hairflutter

A bit of a twist on the style above, this version tucks the ends under for a full and fabulous afro puff.

22. Loose Low Chignon

Black bride with natural hair wearing a sleek low loose chignon on her wedding day
IG: @hairvenlybycoco @vickyuzoechi

Whether you opt for a frontal gathered into a loose chignon, or decide to add a braided hairpiece, you really can’t go wrong with any interpretation of a low bun.

23. Sleek Low Braided Bun

Black bride with natural hair wearing a sleek low jumbo braided bun hairstyle with a floral pearl headpiece on her wedding day
IG: @makemydayartistry

24. Jumbo Low Bun

Black woman with natural hair wearing a jumbo low bun hairstyle with floral accent
IG: @nappilynigeriangirl

25. High Bun Wrapped with Twisted Swoop Bangs

Black woman with natural hair wearing a twisted high bun updo hairstyle with twisted bangs and pearl pins
IG: @tupo1

Shoulder-baring, elongating and unbelievably elegant, there’s just something about an updo on your wedding day that can’t be outdone. Fortunately, there are literally endless ways to achieve this look.

Check out the tutorial below for the deets on creating this particular style, then explore even more inspiring ideas further down, starting with a few fabulous frohawks.

26. Rubber Band Frohawk with Flowers

Black woman with natural hair wearing a rubber band frohawk hairstyle with floral accents
IG: @tupo1

27. Sleek Twisted Frohawk

Black bride with natural hair wearing a sleek twisted frohawk hairstyle on her wedding day
IG: @makemydayartistry
Side view of a Black bride with natural hair wearing a sleek twisted frohawk hairstyle on her wedding day
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28. Jumbo Twisted Updo with Deep Side Part

Black woman with natural hair wearing a twisted updo hairstyle with pearl pins
IG: @nellzlioness

29. Pompadour Frohawk

Black bride with natural hair wearing a pompadour frohawk hairstyle with floral accents on her wedding day
IG: @tiffanystylez

30. Sleek Woven Bun

Black bride with natural hair wearing a sleek twisted woven bun hairstyle with flower shaped pin on her wedding day
IG: @munaluchibride @clappstudios

Just when you assumed we’d run out of bun hairstyles, we pull a “But wait there’s more.” What can we say? They’re just so beautiful, we want to make sure you’ve thoroughly thought through their wedding day potential.

31. Two Cornrows in a Low Bun

Black bride with natural hair wearing two cornrows in a low bun with a floral pin on her wedding day
IG: @gadartistryllc

32. Spiral Dreadlock Frohawk

Black bride with dreadlocks worn in a long spiral frohawk hairstyle on her wedding day
IG: @munaluchibride

Rocking dreadlocks on your big day is no big deal. You have just as many stunning styling options to choose from as any other naturalista.

A fresh retwist lays the foundation for this formal frohawk. And while you could probably do it yourself with some practice, for loc styles that are beyond your skillset, it’d be wise to book an appointment with a loctician for more elaborate designs.

33. Blonde Dreadlock Bun with Swoop Bangs

Black bride with blonde dreadlocks worn in a bun hairstyle with swoop bangs on her wedding day
IG: @westindieray

This blonde bun with swoop bangs, is simple but sparkles, ensuring all eyes are on the bride.

34. Retro Victory Rolls on Braided Dreadlocks

Black bride wearing retro victory rolls on her braided dreadlocks on her wedding day
IG: @keishacharmaine

Retro and romantic, this victory rolls hairstyle could be “the one.”

35. Side-Twisted Dreadlock Updo

Black bride with dreadlocks worn in a side twisted updo hairstyle on her wedding day
IG: @ennyylove

Beyond this sexy side-twisted look, locs are unbelievably versatile and can pull off a style similar to any of the updos pictured in this post.

36. Accessorized Auburn Dreadlock Bun

Black bride wearing her natural hair in an auburn dreadlock high bun with crystal pins on her wedding day
IG: @lifeinabottle7

37. Ginger Tucked Afro Puffs

Black bride with 4C natural hair wearing a double tucked afro puffs hairstyle on her wedding day
IG: @joynavon

The epitome of expressing your personal style and vision, this birdcage veil pairs perfectly with these ginger tucked afro puffs, creating an exquisite vintage vibe.

38. Rope Twisted Froahwk with Micro Cornrows

Black bride with natural hair wearing a rope twisted frohawk hairstyle with micro cornrows on her wedding day
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Imagine his face when he sees you serving this style for a first look. This frohawk features micro cornrows on the sides topped with rope twists, making it fierce and unforgettable.

39. Roll, Tuck and Pin Updo

Black bride with natural hair wearing a roll, tuck and pin updo hairstyle on her wedding day
IG: @devinerootz @nkabani @stormie_skies_

40. Curly Updo with Bangs

Black bride with natural hair wearing a curly updo hairstyle with floral accents on her wedding day
IG: @hairbyjillianhall @paradigm7films

Hopefully, we helped you find a natural wedding hairdo, you could say I do to. And since we love love, as much as we love hair, we wish you and your boo, a happily and nappily ever after.