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So you’ve got the dress, the shoes, and the jewellery. Next on your bridal to do list is deciding on a hairstyle that you love and that makes you feel like the most amazing version of yourself.

In the past, many black women felt they needed to wear wigs or weaves on their big day, but increasingly we are seeing women of colour embrace their natural kinks, curls, and coils. And the results are gorgeous!

The only problem? With so many amazing natural hairstyle options available for afro hair, it can be hard to choose.

Our Top 10 Wedding Hairstyles For Black Brides with Afro Hair

So, do you need help choosing the right Afro Wedding Hair? Or are you looking for hairstyles for Black Brides?

Well, to get you started, we’ve rounded up 10 formal but fierce bridal looks created by the talented Make Me Bridal hair and makeup pros.

Lets get to them...


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1. Half-Up Half Down with VOLUME!

A half up half down bridal hairstyle with plenty of texture is a great look, whether you’re opting for boho chic or minimalist modern style on your big day. Add a pretty hair accessory for extra wow-factor!


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2. The Full Bridal Afro Look

Take your cue from Solange and embrace the afro on your big day. If you’ve been growing out your curls, this is a striking natural bridal hairstyle to choose. Your stylist will shape it with scissors or clippers and moisturise for shine and hold. No accessories needed!


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3. Unleash the Curls

Long and loose layered curls create a relaxed look, elevated for bridal by the addition of real flowers. (Get our top tips for wearing fresh flowers in your hair here.)


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4. Rock Box Braids 

Box braids, baby hairs, and a constellation of star hair pins makes for a beautifully eye-catching look. It’s paired here with natural-looking makeup and matching celestial earrings.


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5. Big Afro with Hairpiece

There are afros and then there are AFROS! This uber gorgeous and dramatic look can be achieved with a diffuser attachment and wide-tooth pick, and is perfectly accessorised with a sparkly hairpiece tucked into the curls.


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6. Short Afro Hair with Accessories

Thinking of going for the big chop? No need to wait until after your wedding day. Wearing your hair short allows your facial features to shine. Accessorise with statement earrings and a bold lip.


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7. Natural Afro Curls with Headband

Natural curls pulled away from the face with a pearl headband makes for an effortlessly glamorous, on-trend look.


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8. Beautiful Afro Updo

An updo is a great option, whether you go for locs, braids, or pulled into a topknot with a few escaping curls (and a gorgeous smoky eye).


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9. Afro Wedding Hair with Flowers

There’s nothing prettier than natural curls topped with a floral wreath or crown, and beautiful makeup in summer tones. Having wedding hair with flowers is perfect for an outdoor wedding.


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10. Bouncy Natural Afro Curls

Bouncy natural curls look brilliant, whether you stick to your own colour or add lighter tones to enhance the texture. Be aware that hair dye can affect your hair texture, so be sure to discuss it with your hairdresser well ahead of the big day.


Still need help getting prepared for your big day? Looking for Bridal Hair and Makeup in London? Check out our Directory of the Best Hair and Makeup Artists in the UK Here!

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