It’s Bridesmaid Week here at Bridal Musings, so we’ve been adding a few posts to our schedule all about the girls who’ll stand by your side on your big day.

So far this week, we’ve talked boho styling, unique or uniform dresses, and what it’s like not to have a bridal party at all.

And today, it’s all about the hair!

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Photo by Brumley And Wells via Style Me Pretty

As with the dresses, you can choose to go as uniform or unique as you like for your bridesmaids’ hair.

Some brides love the idea (and ease) of all their girls looking the same lined up in a row, while for others, they’d rather let their friends rock their own looks (especially if your bridesmaids have different hair types or lengths).

The most important thing though is to chat with your friends about how they’d like to wear their hair, and what they’ll be most comfortable with.

While you may dream of a line of long mermaid braids or stiff buns, it’s not fair to pressure your friends into growing/cutting/dying/straightening their hair for your wedding day vision. Adapt their gorgeous, natural locks into a look you’ll both love.

While brides themselves often err on the side of caution with classic style, bridesmaids can be a bit more creative and playful with their looks, with plaits, flowers, pony-tails or half-up styles. Be sure the look you pick is something your hairstylist will have time to do (especially if you have several bridesmaids).

To help you decide, we’ve rounded up 20 gorgeous bridesmaid hairstyles for inspiration – we bet there’s at least one your ladies will love…

1. Short Hair Upstyle

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Hair by Nika Zaiceva, Photo by Antonova Kseniya via Burnett’s Boards

2. Softly to the Side

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Photo by Jose Villa for PPS Couture via Bridal Musings

3. Flowers in Her Hair

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Hair by George Maraskas, Photo by Fiorello Photography via Bridal Musings

4. Adorned Braid

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Hair by Team Hair & Makeup, Accessory by Bel Aire Bridal, Photo by KT Merry Photography via Bridal Musings

5. Pony Tail Twist

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Hair by Frantzeska Koukoula, Photo by Alexis Rose Photography via Bridal Musings

6. Beehive Braid

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Hair by Harriet Cook MUA, Photo by Jessica Withey Photography via Bridal Musings

7. Coiffed Curls

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Hair by Team Hair & Makeup, Accessory by Bel Aire Bridal, Photo by KT Merry Photography via Bridal Musings

8. Roll Under

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Hair by Face Time Beauty Concierge, Photo by Judy Pak Photography via Style Me Pretty

9. Easy Top Knot

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Photo by Jenn Byrne Photography via Bridal Musings

10. Textured Pony Tail

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Photo by Verbina Ksenia via Bridal Musings

11. Half Up Plaits

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Photo by Mary Margaret Smith via Style Me Pretty

12. Side Swept Waves

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Hair by Kasia Fortuna, Photo by Kate Nielen Photography via Bridal Musings

13. Simple Side Braid

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Hair by Alexis VonKuykendall And Lorien Meillon, Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography via Style Me Pretty

14. Plaited Upstyle

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Hair by 1011 Hair and Makeup, Photo by Marianne Wilson Photography via Bridal Musings

15. Effortlessly Undone

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Hair by Charleston Events Hair & Make-up, Photo by Live View Studio via Grey Likes Weddings

16. All Natural

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Hair by Nivi Grimball, Photo by Judah Avenue via Munaluchi Bridal

17. Wrap with Ribbons

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Photo by Alicia Pyne Photography via Style Me Pretty

18. Loose & Silky

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Hair by Kelly Hopkins, 1213 Hair Studio, Headpieces by Liv HartPhoto by Laura Gordon Photography via Bridal Musings

19. To The Side

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Photo by Elizabeth Messina via Munaluchi Bridal

20. Through the Loop

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Hair by Beauty on Demand, Photo by Kate Grewal for Kelsey Genna via Bridal Musings

Lots of gorgeous locks! I really love the braided styles, there’s something so pretty and youthful about them, don’t you think?

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