How to style a wedding updo with hairpins - 25 different looks

April 01, 2020

How to style a wedding updo with hairpins - 25 different looks

Hairpins are a simple way to accessorise your wedding updo – and an easy way to create your own unique wedding hair style. Here, bridal hair accessories expert Debbie Carlisle takes a look at ways to style hairpins in an updo for lots of different bridal looks.

Mixed set of single pearl hairpinsPrudence mixed size set of nine single Swarovski pearl wedding hairpins

Small single element hairpins featuring crystal stars, mother of pearl flowers or simple pearls will create an understated look used sparingly or can be built up or used with other accessories to create a bolder look.

Set Daisy flower mother of pearl hairpinsDaisy mother of pearl flower set of wedding hairpins

Set of three small Swarovski crystal star hairpins in the side of an updoTrio set of Star Swarovski Crystal wedding hairpins in the side of an updo

Large hairpins can be worn as a single delicate piece or placed together to create your own unique headpiece – the possibilities are endless!

Set of three leafy botanical Swarovski crystal wedding hairpins in a bridal updoSet of three large leafy blossom branch Swarovski crystal hairpins Sophia in an updoSophia Swarovksi Crystal blossom branch leaf wedding hairpins trio set - styled in two different combinations in the back of a bridal updo

Set of three leafy classic Swarovski crystal and pearl wedding hairpins in a bridal updoMaisie Swarovski Crystal rose gold large leaf branch wedding hairpin trio set 

Single large pearl and crystal silver wedding hairpinMaisie Swarovski crystal single silver large leaf branch wedding hairpin 

Set of three large pearl leafy branch freshwater pearl hairpins in the side of an updo MayMay set of three large freshwater pearl leafy branch wedding hairpins in the side of a bridal updo

Set of three large pearl leafy branch freshwater pearl hairpins in the back of an updo MayMay set of three large freshwater pearl leafy branch wedding hairpins in the back of a bridal updo

Set of three rose gold flower hairpins in the side of a bridal updoCoralie set of three rose gold mother of pearl flower wedding hairpins

Set of three large opal and clear crystal silver wedding hairpins in the side of an updo NovaNova set of three opal and clear crystal silver wedding hairpins

Set of two large gold Swarovski crystal wedding hairpins in a bridal updoNova pair of gold two tone wedding hairpins styled around back of a low bun

Single large Celeste freshwater pearl blossom branch wedding hairpin in the side of an updoCeleste single large freshwater pearl leafy branch wedding hair pin

Mid-size hairpins will allow you or your hairstylist to build a delicate and quite classic look – or you can team them with coordinating hairpins or vines to create a stronger headpiece style.

Swarovski star and moon crystal and pearl wedding hairpins trio in the back of an updo AstraAstra star and moon Swarovski crystal and pearl wedding hairpins in the back of a twisted chignon bridal updo

Swarovski pearl cluster wedding hairpins trio in the side of a low bun chignon PerlaPerla Swarovski pearl cluster wedding hairpin trio set in the side of a twisted bridal chignon updo

Star constellation Swarovski crystal wedding hairpin trio set in the front of a bridal updoLunaria star constellation Swarovski crystal wedding hairpins trio set in the front of a bridal updo

Set of three classic vintage inspired two tone gold Swarovski crystal wedding hairpins in a bridal updoLyra vintage style gold two tone Swarovski Crystal cluster wedding hairpins trio set 

Set of three gold Swarovski crystal and pearl leaf hairpins in the side of an updo wedding hairstyleIndia gold set of three medium wedding hairpins in the side of a relaxed wedding updo

One silver Swarovski crystal and pearl leaf hairpin in the side of an updo wedding hairstyleIndia silver single wedding hairpin in the side of a loose bridal updo

Set of two silver crystal and pearl medium leaf weddin ghairpins in an updoIndia silver pair of wedding hairpins

Set of three medium floral wedding hairpins in the side of an updoSaffron floral silver crystal wedding hairpin trio set in the side of a braided crown bridal updo

Two Saffron flower wedding hairpins either side of the Lucia floral wedding hair combSaffron floral wedding hairpins placed either side of a Lucia bridal hair comb in the back of a bridal updo

set three simple medium rose gold crystal wedding hairpinsHaillie simple trio set of three rose gold crystal hairpins in the side of a bridal updo

One Saffron flower hairpin with two Anya leaf trio hairpinsTwo Anya wedding hairpins and one Saffron floral hairpin in the side of a bridal updo

Set of three Anya silver leaf trio Swarovski crystal wedding hairpinsAnya set of three vintage wedding hairpins in the side of a bridal updo

If you’re struggling to decide on a hair accessory for your updo hairstyle you can’t really go wrong with a set of hairpins – they’re a great option to take to your hair stylist and ask them to create their own look for you. And if you have any hairpins left why not share them with your bridesmaids to create simpler coordinating looks!

If you’re not sure that you’ll have time for a hair trial before your wedding day hairpins are a real godsend as the styling possibilities with these super-versatile hair accessories are endless. And whether your wedding style is classic and elegant, whimsical and boho, simple or intricate – there’s a hairpin option for every bride, dress or wedding.