Thompson Playa del Carmen wedding by Doranna Wedding Hairstylist & Bridal Makeup Artist

Top Five Wedding Hair Trends for 2020

In 2019, bridal hair moved away from stiff, sprayed hair to the increasingly popular boho-chic look. Loose waves and pulled out braids photograph beautifully, are very romantic and hold up very well in the humid-hot weather conditions of the Mexican Caribbean.

Doranna predicts the boho trend will stick in 2020 but become maybe even more effortless. “The messier the better!” And while she secretly hopes more brides opt for up-dos, as it’s where Doranna can get the most creative, she understands some brides might just want to leave their gorgeous hair down or partially pinned.

That being said, here’s our round-up of the top five wedding hair trends for 2020 that you need to know about if you are considering a beach destination wedding in Mexico.


Spotted behind the scenes at Berta, Cymbeline, and Suzanne Neville, bridal braids ruled the 2019 shows.

“Romantic, loose, side-swept, crown or bohemian, there’s a braided hairstyle to suit everyone,” says Doranna.

Kayla at her Akumal beach wedding with a romantic braided style. Photo by Fun In The Sun Weddings.


Seen at Jenny Packham, Wtoo by Watters and Reem Acra, flower crowns are most definitely back on the agenda, and they’re bigger than ever before.

“The catwalks were in full bloom for spring, from oversized floral crowns to individual blossoms nestled in curls. To perfect the look, Doranna recommends styling your hair with defined, soft and shiny curls. Like Brittany in the pic below (makeup by the Doranna Team):

Brittany rocking her boho bridal floral crown style at her Tulum Wedding. Photo by Elvis Aceff.


Think Meghan Markle’s wispy big-day bun!!

“Low, high, braided, loose, textured … this hairstyle is a classic. Doranna loves it because it can take an elegant or very boho twist and stays all day!

Our bride Candyce shared: “My hair and makeup lasted literally ALL day and night in pretty hot temperatures (with some humidity), even with an after-party at the club and 4am tacos!”

Candyce & hubby first dance at Thompson Playa del Carmen rooftop. Bohemia Photography


Channel your inner mermaid with the new season’s penchant for heavenly waves, as seen on the Monique Lhuillier, Pronovias and Maggie Sottero runways.

This hairstyle requires a lot of spray, volume and pins. And sometimes is not the ideal style for all hair types, so be sure to ask Doranna if it’s the right option for you.

Aida and her long soft waves at Fairmont Mayakoba, Mexico. Photo by Paradise Photo Studio.


A well-placed tiara or sparkling hairpin can make all the difference.

High necks and illusion-backs look stunning with a ballerina bun that shows off details, especially topped off with a tiara.

Now that you know, feel free to contact Doranna to book your hair & makeup trial or 2020 wedding day.

Doranna & Team offers professional hair & makeup services in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and the entire Mayan Riviera area. Doranna also owns an exclusive bridal services salon available by appointment only. Contact us today for more info.

Rita looking fabulous with her sparkly tiara and a cathedral veil. Photo by Gareth Davies at Nizuc Resort.
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