It’s a question we often hear as wedding hair stylists: can a bride wear a ponytail? This is a trend you may have seen in wedding editorials and trend roundups, but many brides are still nervous to commit to it in case their go-to everyday do isn’t special or ‘bridal’ enough. Often we find brides opt for it for their bridesmaids instead, and while this always looks fabulous, ponytails really are a beautiful choice for brides too. One of the best things about the bridal ponytail is how versatile they are. They can be sleek and chic, boho, rustic, high glam, elegant… whatever your style, really! Ponytails also work beautifully with accessories, from pins and clips to veils and fresh flowers. And best of all, they’re comfortable to wear all day long. Take a look at these gorgeous ponytails created by the Make Me Bridal Pros and be inspired!
This beautifully feminine look features soft beachy ringlets beautifully wrapped and statement large pin pearls. Ask your stylist to add texture spray to create extra volume and texture for those casual curls but keep the crown smooth and flyaway free.
A high ponytail is a great option, especially with an off-the-shoulder or backless gown. This voluminous high pony was perfectly finished off with a sparkly headpiece and statement drop earrings.
This ponytail is cool French-girl chic all over. An ethereal loose, low pony, face framing strands, subtle volume at the crown and the ultimate feminine accessory – a satin ribbon.
This low, loose ponytail with plenty of volume and curl is the epitome of effortless glamour. Placed at the nape of the neck, it also works perfectly with the v-back of the bride’s lace dress. An ornate headband perfectly elevates and finishes off this curly ponytail.
This is a beautifully refined style that would amazing on any bride. It’s a great option for brides with fine hair. Part the front in a middle or leave a few face-framing tendrils, add a simple twist wrap of the ponytail, and end with S-shaped Hollywood waves, and you’ve gone from everyday chic to red carpet.
Braids, twists, and curls… oh my! This tousled mid-high ponytail with an incorporated braid is a boho bride’s dream. Lots of volume at the crown, a braid wrap detail, and a couple of pulled-out pieces make it both casual and chic.
Beautiful doesn’t have to be complicated. This unfussy low and easy ponytail is still stylish and elevated enough for bridal, especially when combined with a crown or veil.
For a modern, chic look that really stands out, opt for a bubble ponytail. The pearl headband adds a celestial feel and the sleekness means the style doesn’t take away from the detail of the dress.
Chic twists make this ponytail so pretty and feminine. Twists are a great way to add texture to a ponytail without being overly fussy and they work as a beautiful alternative to the braid, They’re also a good way to keep hair in place without lots of pins that can leave you with a headache at the end of the day.
Cliip-in extensions are a good way to add volume to a bridal ponytail but if your natural hair is fine, you can also opt for less volume. This pretty ponytail has the perfect amount of texture. The romantic twist braid combined with crystal pins make for a classic but soft look.
Want even more bridal ponytail inspiration? See our earlier roundup here.