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12 Celeb-inspired wedding hair ideas

Chrissy Callahan is a freelance beauty/fashion writer and editor. She has written for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Week to interviews with top industry professionals. For the latest beauty and fa...

Beautiful bridal hairstyles to consider for your wedding day

It's officially wedding season, and we've got wedding fever. Whether you're getting hitched this season or a year from now, we've got 12 celebrity-inspired hairstyles perfect for your big day.

1. Sideswept updo

Sideswept hair is always inherently intriguing, but an elegant sideswept updo? Even better. Turn heads on your wedding day by infusing loads of shine into the 'do.

Emilia Clarke with a Sideswept updo

Photo credit: Apega/WENN.com

Get the look: Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong (moroccanoil.com, $22)

Get the look: Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong (morrocanoil.com, $22)

2. Soft waves

Soft, touchable, defined waves are perfect for the gal who has selected a shoulder-baring strapless gown for her wedding day. You'll be the definition of glamour in this 'do, trust us.

Lady Gaga with Soft waves

Photo credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

Get the look: Herbal Essences Naked Sheer Shine Mist (Walmart, $5)

Get the look: Herbal Essences Naked Sheer Shine Mist (walmart.com, $5)

3. Braid for short hair

Think you're destined for a boring hair day just because your locks are short? Think again. A cute tucked back side braid can add just the touch of attitude you want for your big day.

Bernice Bejo with Short hair braid

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Get the look: Remington Regular Bobby Pins (Target, $3)

Get the look: Remington Regular Bobby Pins (target.com, $3)

4. Crown braid

You're the queen today, and a queen always needs a crown. If you're a bit gun-shy about wearing an actual crown, you can simulate one with your hair and create a stunning crown braid.

Maia Mitchel with Crown braid

Photo credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

Get the look: Oribe Ultra Gentle Conditioner (oribe.com, $29)

Get the look: Oribe Ultra Gentle Conditioner (oribe.com, $29)

5. Half updo

Up or down? If you can't decide which way to wear your locks, don't decide at all. A half updo with pretty curls strikes just the right balance between glamorous and down to earth.

Lindsay Ellingson with Half updo

Photo credit: Andres Otero/WENN.com

Get the look: Davines Replumping Conditioner (us.davines.com, $26)

Get the look: Davines Replumping Conditioner (us.davines.com, $26)

6. Side ponytail

Getting hitched on the beach or just having a casual ceremony? Let your hair follow suit with a pretty loose side ponytail.

Sarah Hyland with Side pony

Photo credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Get the look: Suave Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil (Walgreens, $5)

Get the look: Suave Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil (walgreens.com, $5)

7. Glam bun

Hoping for a stress-free celebration? Keep your strands out of your face with a glam updo so you'll have one less thing to worry about on your wedding day.

Carrie Underwood with a Glam bun

Photo credit: Judy Eddy/WENN.com

Get the look: Pantene Pro-V Stylers Extra Strong Hold Non-Aerosol Hairspray (Walmart, $5)

Get the look: Pantene Pro-V Stylers Extra Strong Hold Non-Aerosol Hairspray (walmart.com, $5)

8. Retro bob

Channel Old Hollywood glamour with a retro-inspired curly bob. If your hair's short already, it's an easy option, but if you're rocking longer locks you can still try the short hair look with a faux bob.

Kate Upton with a Retro bob

Photo credit: WENN.com

Get the look: Travel Size Bigen Protect & Repair Deep Conditioner For Color-Treated Hair (perfect for the traveling bride) (bigenusastore.com, $2)

Get the look: Travel Size Bigen Protect & Repair Deep Conditioner For Color-Treated Hair (perfect for the traveling bride) (bigenusastore.com, $2)

9. Natural hair

Want to put a fun twist on your naturally fabulous locks? Go for shape and definition like Lupita Nyong'o.

Lupita Nyongo with natural hair

Photo credit: Apega/WENN.com

Get the look: Ouidad Curl Last Flexible Hold Hairspray (ouidad.com, $20) 

Get the look: Ouidad Curl Last Flexible Hold Hairspray (ouidad.com, $20) 

10. Basic blowout

You really can't ever go wrong with a classic blowout. Make yours special for your nuptials by adding loads of extra shine and parting down the middle for an approachable look.

Lupita Nyongo with natural hair

Photo credit: Judy Eddy/WENN.com

Get the look: Paul Mitchell Neuro Dry Premium Hair Dryer (Available in professional salons and Paul Mitchell schools only, $170)

Get the look: Paul Mitchell Neuro Dry Premium Hair Dryer (Available in professional salons and Paul Mitchell schools only, $170)

11. Beachy locks

Beachy, textured waves are ideal for the easygoing bride who just wants to appear as her most natural, beautiful self on her big day. Pair with bronzed goddess skin for an extra touch of glamour.

Zendaya with Beachy locks

Photo credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

Get the look: Lavett & Chin Sea Salt/Texturizing Spray (net-a-porter.com, $30) 

12. Short and sweet

A wavy, piecey bob that's filled with shine and pinned back on one side is an elegant yet sassy way to frame your pretty face when you say "I do." Heck, we'll be trying this 'do out this weekend.

Emma Roberts with hort and sweet hair

Photo credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

Get the look: Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Frizz Control Nourishing Shampoo (CVS, $6)

Get the look: Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Frizz Control Nourishing Shampoo (cvs.com, $6)

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