Hair up ideas for brides and special occasions

bridal hair&makeup
Fresh flowers give bridal hairstyles a feminine touch.

I’ve been doing Asian bridal hair and make-up since ’96, I’m based in North West London (Middlesex) but travel in and around the London area. I mainly do bridal work but will do non bridal make-up and hair up styles without a bridal booking if it’s nearer to the time (I take bridal bookings in advance and non bridal bookings a few weeks/months/days before the event). I do single and group hair bookings mainly within my local area of Northwest London which includes; Kingsbury, Colindale, Hendon, Edgware, Stanmore, Kenton, Harrow, Ruislip, Eastcote, Pinner, Hatch End, Wembley, Greenford, Hounslow, Heston, Heathrow, Southall, Northolt, Northwood, Slough, Isleworth, Watford, Queensbury, Cannons Park, Ealing, Rayners Lane and Neasden (and anywhere close to these areas).  Sometimes I also travel further so if you wish to discuss a group booking you can contact me here. You can also view my main bridal hair and make-up portfolio here.

This page will be updated to create a collection of hair up styles that are not on my main website but suitable for brides and special occasions. If you are looking more for traditional braided styles or traditional braids with a modern twist then Click here for some braided hair style ideas.

Bridal hair
Leaving out the ends of the hair gives this bridal hairstyle a less structured look.
side hairstyle
This hairstyle softly drops to the shoulders to gently frame the face.
barrel curls
Barrel curls create a classic elegant bridal look.
side bun
Softly pinned side bun.
low roll with twists
Loose twists of hair sit on top of this low roll creating a classic looking bridal hairstyle.
Low roll with curls
A variation of the above low roll at the nape of the neck but instead of twists the hair is folded and pinned to give a slightly different look.
Roll with ruffles - side flower
This asymmetric style consists of loose ruffles draped and pinned for a soft tousled effect sitting on top of a low sweep of hair.
Roll with ruffle side flowers
Accentuate the asymmetry of this look by placing the flowers between the two styles for clearer definition.
bridal hair up
Soft tousled curls are loosely pinned in this all up bridal hairstyle.
side curls 2
Soft loose curls pinned to the side dropping to the shoulder.
side curls 1
View from the other side of the style above.
tousled side bun
This tousled side bun has a few wispy ends left out for a soft natural finish.
tousled bun with french plait
A french plait has been added to this low draping bun to create more design to the side of the hair.
bridal hair side style
These large curls are pinned to the side with a few curls left out loose for more length.
ruffled bun
The ruffled braid on the side creates a decorative side design that follows through into the bun.
twisted bun
This twisted bun is perfect for long hair that’s all one length, if your hair is short or layered then add in a hairpiece for the same finish.
knotted hair style
This loosely draped knotted hairstyle is perfect for long hair or added extensions as is sweeps soft and low at the back of the neck.
plait and bun
This decorative bun is also great for Asian brides when the hair is covered.
messy bun
slightly messy buns keep the style looking young and work well for those that are having their hair both covered and uncovered but don’t want to redo the hair again.
bun and veil
Bun shaped hairstyles complement bridal veils and tiaras.
front style curls
Spread the curls wider for a more noticeable design.
rope braid bun
This classic bun is wrapped with a rope braid.
messy bun
Soft tousled messy buns keep the style young and natural.
sculpted hair with pink flowers
Swirls of hair create a more sculpted rather than curled look on this hairstyle which would suit any grande event such as the reception party.
sculpted bridal hair
Sculpted bridal hairstyle sweeping low at the neck.
rope braid
Low sweeping hair styles can be achieved with long hair or with the addition of hair pieces.
raised plait
Add a raised plait to the side of a braided bun for a more decorative finish.
bridal braid
For those that are covering their hair but still want the hair to be on show then braids or curls over one shoulder is perfect.
bridal bun
This hairstyles is suitable for when its covered with a chuni, it not only give the chuni a nice shape but holds well if you are planning to uncover it later.

More updates coming to this page soon…

If you would like to discuss your hair booking or bridal hair and make-up then you can reach me on 07768078585  or email: or you can visit my main website:

You may also be interested in the following related posts:

Down and part up hair ideas for brides and special occasions 

Asian bridal hair ideas – braids


  1. Hi are you available on 4th October for a booking. It’s for the mother of the groom and three family members.


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