65 Simple Wedding Hairstyles That Prove Less Is More
If you love the idea of a simple, beautiful wedding-day beauty look, then you're in luck. Although an elaborate updo or extravagant braid is always an option for your big day, the hairstyles that follow prove that you don't need an intricate hairstyle to look amazing. While there's nothing wrong with choosing a complex style—especially when it complements your personal aesthetic, your wedding dress, or your venue—some brides find that loose curls, a tidy bun, a natural blowout, or a delicate flower crown is all they need to look like the bridal version of themselves.
But don't confuse simple with basic, boring, or safe. This beautiful style by Brittani Estes is the perfect example. Since the low bun was equal parts simple and elegant in and of itself, all the understated style really needed to shine was a unique hair accessory from Twigs & Honey. For your own take on a similar look, try accenting your updo with fresh flowers or a vintage brooch.
If you normally wear your hair in an unfussy way, why not embrace an elevated version of your signature look for the wedding (styled by a professional for extra oomph, of course) There's no reason a simple wedding hairstyle can't also be chic—or look absolutely incredible with any accessories you choose. Plus, simple wedding hairstyles are often easier to maintain throughout the day. From half-up, half-down looks and long, sleek locks to straightforward, sophisticated topknots and buns, click through for some of the prettiest simple wedding hair we've seen yet. If you're looking for big-day beauty ideas that are anything but boring, you're about to be pleasantly surprised by all the options out there.
Deep Side Part
A deep side part adds extra volume, while loose waves add some vintage glamour to this bride's look, by Team Hair & Makeup.
Fascio Hair parted this bride's hair down the middle to create this beautiful, understated hairstyle. Two embellished clips were all the woman of the hour needed to make her look shine.
This bride chose long and loose waves for a natural look for her rehearsal dinner.
Half-Up with Waves
A half-up half-down hairstyle looks lovely paired with long, loose waves, as evidenced by this look created by Anna Breeding.
Rachel Jordan Beauty created this low chignon. Meanwhile, a delicate veil with detailed clip sits right atop as the only embellishment needed.
Bobbi Gutierrez created a natural-looking cascade of waves for this bride with long hair.
Soft, natural-looking waves are perfect for an outdoor soirée. Ciara Coiffure created this beautiful look.
Jennifer Tawa gathered this brides hair in a detailed low knot. Meanwhile, a delicate hair pin adds extra intrigue.
Pulled to the Side
Monique Gaffney created this gorgeously tousled style. Pulled to one side, it's a stunning way to wear your hair down on your wedding day.
Leaving your hair down and cascading over your shoulders is a beautiful, simple option for a bride with a medium-length hairstyle. Add a curl to the end to dress the look up ever so slightly.
All Swept Up
A slightly undone updo can be so striking, as evidenced by this low updo from Blushworthy. A few face-framing pieces pulled out in the front ensured it didn't look too perfect.
Embrace your hair's natural texture—and nature itself—by tucking a few flowers into your style. Here, Ebony Roots Hair braided one side of the bride's hair and petite blooms dotted the other side.
For a casual take on a half-up, half-down hairstyle, add a little bit of volume in the form of loose waves and twist the front sections together. Emma Collins Beauty was responsible for this effortless look.
Side Parted Low Bun
A simple side-parted low bun sits pretty at the nape of the neck, created by Cynthia Jean. A low-pinned veil was later added to the bride's look.
Braid for the Occasion
An inverted braid in the perfect way to pull your hair back without being too fussy. Want something a little more exciting? Pick up a jeweled hair accessory (this one's by Tania Maras) to wear around the crown of your head.
Short But Full
Shorter-haired brides still have plenty of options for simple big-day hairstyles. Take this one by Tammy Dalton of Modern Salon & Spa. Shoulder-grazing locks were curled for a look with movement and fullness.
If you want your hair up but not all the way, take a cue from this hairstyle by Be.NYLA. Volume at the top of the head and face-framing pieces with a wave at the bottom ensured it looked elegantly undone.
Bangs are great if you plan on wearing a veil. As for the rest of your hair, you can pull sections back to secure the headpiece and wear the rest down. Marian Filali made this bride look effortlessly chic.
Braids All Around
Gathering hair mostly to one side is one way to add a bit of drama in a subtle way. This bride's waves had shine, too, thanks to hairstylist Caitlyn Meyer, with further emphasized the shape.
If you choose to keep your hair down, make sure it's touchable. A side part and loose finger waves, like these by Jennifer Cruz, almost always look silky, soft, and understated.
Sleek Yet Simple
You can't go wrong with a super straight ponytail. Add a little something extra by twisting hair around the base, like Calvyn Cass of Brush Salon did here.
A Tight Bun
On the Side
If your hair is short and thick, it can really draw the eye up, which is just what you'll want to do on your wedding day. A deep side part will give you just the right amount of drama.
A Perfectly Unperfect Braid
A thick side braid is a simple and stunning style to consider. Adrienne Aereboe took this bride's long hair and wove it together in a way that was done but not too much.
A Classic Low Bun
If you're unsure how to wear your hair, like this bride was, consider something timeless and easy: a low bun with a middle part. The Side Door salon styled this updo, giving the bride a super chic hairstyle without any fuss.