47 Simple Wedding Hairstyles That Are Easy to Master

Fancy trying your hand at doing your own wedding hair? We've got 47 simple wedding hairstyle to inspire you

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Thinking about doing your own wedding makeup and hair? DIYing is a great wedding budget hack, but it’s not to be taken lightly. Practise makes perfect so we’ve got 47 simple wedding hairstyles to inspire you, whatever your hair type is.

Half Up with Plaited Detail

 Romantic brides will love this delicate hairstyle – section off your hair and tong it so it forms curls, before gently brushing them through for a more relaxed look. Braid the front two sections and grip them back before concealing the join with flowers.

Half up simple wedding hairstyle with plaited detail

Image credit: Sophie Murray Wedding Hair and Make Up

Low Bun

If you have a hair donut or a spare sock, this large, low bun is easy to do. If you have fine or short hair, clip in extensions will help you out. Simply put the hair through the donut (or the sock with the end cut off) and roll it up, wrapping the hair around it. Secure with grips and pull some strands loose around the face for a softer look.

Low bun wedding hairstyle

Image credit: Kate Pope Make Up Artistry and Design

Short with a Wave

Just because you have short hair doesn’t mean you’re limited on style. Blow dry your hair using a barrel brush for volume and lightly tong the front sections to give it shape. We love the vintage style birdcage veil. We have even more wedding hairstyles for short hair to inspire you.

Bride with a short simple wedding hairstyle and birdcage veil

Image credit: Lipstick and Curls

Halo Braid

Want a plaited hairstyle with a bit of a twist? What about a halo braid? Simply plait your hair from the side and pull across, pinning into place. If you don't have enough hair to do this, look for a faux braid that matches your hair colour. 

Halo braid wedding hair style

Voluminous Bun

Section off the fringe part of your hair and style into a quiff. Scoop the remainder of your hair into a ponytail and back-brush for volume, before securing your hair into a bun shape with pins. Spritz with hairspray to tame any flyaway hairs.

High bun with volume wedding hairstyle

Image credit: Naomi Benjamin Bridal Hair and Make Up

Twisted Sections

Add interest to a half up half down wedding hairstyle by twisting the sections you pin back. Tong your hair to add a romantic wave.

Vintage style simple half up half down wedding hairstyle

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 Low Bun

This a perfect bridesmaid hairstyle and it’s so low maintenance! Secure the hair in a bun at the nape of the neck and accessorise with a flower to match your wedding flowers.

Low bun wedding hairstyle

Image credit: Kate Pope Make Up Artistry and Design

Short with Curls

Use a curling wand to tousle up short hair to add texture and volume. Make sure you have hairspray handy to ensure the curls hold their shape.

Short wedding hairstyle with curls

Image credit: Making up the Bride

Classic Chignon

Backcomb your hair at the crown to add volume, before rolling it into a classic chignon and tucking the ends in. Use plenty of grips and spray to keep it in place as you dance the night away!

Classic simple wedding hairstyle in a chignon

Image credit: Kate Edwards Hair and Beauty

High Bun

The hair donut is your friend here! The size you’ll need will depend on how dramatic you want your bun to look. Add a hair accessory to soften the appearance.

High bun simple wedding hairstyle

Image credit: Sarah Larvin Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Messy Bun

Tong your hair into loose curls to give this look some texture. Don’t tuck the hair in so much that it’s flush to your hair donut – gently pull it outwards to give a laidback, relaxed feel to the look. A glam hair accessory will dress it up.

Artfully messy vintage style bun wedding hairstyle

Image credit: Beautiful Brides Hair and Makeup by Justina

Short and Swept Back

Dress up a long bob by loosely tonging the hair and plaiting the front two sections before pinning them away from the face.

Short and simple wedding hairstyle with the front sections pinned back

Image credit: Making up the Bride

60s Beehive

If you’re looking for a retro wedding hairstyle, what about a classic beehive? Get backcombing for volume, before pinning into place at the back and smoothing over the top layer of hair.

Chignon hairstyle with added volume

Image credit: Lipstick and Curls

Long and Loose

Not a hair up kind of person? That’s fine. Use tongs or straighteners to lightly curl your hair before adding a pretty hair accessory to take it from every day to wedding day. We love how this bride as pulled some strands back and tucked them into her gorgeous headpiece.

Long wedding hairstyle with loose curls

Image credit: Artisse Hair and Make Up

Vintage High Bun

Want a dressed up take on the ballet bun? Secure your hair into a high bun and loosely pull at it to give a more relaxed feel. Curl any strands that frame your face for a softer look.

Vintage style wedding bun hairstyle

Image credit: Wedding Makeup and Hair Styling

Textured Short Hair

This simple wedding hairstyle works perfectly on short hair that is quite thick. Roughly blow dry the hair after applying a mousse designed to give you texture. If your hair is too short to use tongs on, try flexible rollers.

Short and simple wedding hairstyle with curled texture

Image credit: Starr Beauty

Side Parting with Loose Waves

Use a large barrelled curling tong to create loose waves, after you’ve blow dried your hair with a side parting. Finish with a headband that has detailing on one side – place this so the detailing side is opposite to the side you have the most hair on.

Long loose wedding hair with a side parting and gentle curls

Image credit: Brides and Beauty 

Short and Sleek

60s brides will love this mod-inspired hairstyle. Blow dry it super straight and finish off with straighteners. Don’t forget to use a heat-protection treatment.

Short mod inspired wedding hairstyle

Image credit: Tara Templeton Makeup Artist

Fishtail Braid

If you’re planning a Rapunzel themed wedding, you’ll love this braided hairstyle. If your hair isn’t quite Rapunzel-length, use extensions before sweeping to the side and braided. Stud with flowers for a romantic feel.

Long simple wedding hairstyle in a fishtail braid with flowers

Image credit: Beautifully Glamorous

Stylish Side Bun

A side bun is a great choice if you have a dramatic one shouldered wedding dress – use grips that match your hair colour to pull your hair across and add a hair donut if you need extra thickness.

Simple hairstyle in a side bun

Image credit: Juliet Cunnington

Flowing Waves

If you want to keep your hair simple and unadorned, that’s fine. Use a texture mousse before blow drying and lightly twirl your hair with straighteners or tongs to give it some movement.

Loosely tonged simple wedding hairstyle

Image credit: Lipstick and Curls

Big Braid

Add drama to a fishtail braid by backcombing the front of your hair into a quiff. Then simply braid the rest, pulling it to one side if you feel you’ll miss having hair around your face.

Wedding hairstyle fishtail braid to one side

Image credit: Boho Belle Makeup and Hair

Side Swept Waves

Side part your hair before blow drying. The side that has the least hair should then be pulled back – French braid it or secure it with grips to stop your hair escaping. Curl your hair for texture.

Wedding hair swept to one side and curled

Image credit: Blushed Bridal Beauty

Natural Curls

If you want to rock your natural curls on your wedding day, wash and apply a curl enhancing product before blow drying. Dry with a diffuser for extra bouncy curls.

Bride with naturally curly wedding hair

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Relaxed Glamour

Blow dry your hair into loose, relaxed waves for a retro glamour vibe. We love how this bride’s simple hairstyle lets her dramatic makeup do all the talking.

Vintage style bride with a simple curled wedding hairstyle

Image credit: Lipstick and Curls

Pretty Plaits

Add detail to a curled hairstyle by plaiting some sections at the front and pulling them back so they meet in the middle. We love how these hair grips transform this into a romantic wedding hairstyle with flowers.

Curled wedding hairstyle with simple plaited sections

Image credit: Izzy Wild Hair & Make Up Artist

Side Swept Glamour

Show off the neckline of your wedding dress whilst still keeping a feminine feel by sweeping all your hair to one side and securing with a glamorous hair slide.

Bride with curled hair swept to one side

Image credit: Boudoir Brides

Pushed Back Curls

If you have unruly, curly hair, but you want to rock a natural look on your wedding day, style your hair with a product that works with your curls and use a statement hairband to push them back from your face.

Bride with natural curls pushed back with a hairband

Image credit: Brides and Beauty

Boho Beauty

This wedding hairstyle couldn’t be simpler – just use straighteners or hair tongs to curl your tresses before giving it a relaxed feel with a flower crown. Why not find the perfect boho wedding dress to pair with it?

Long loose curled wedding hairstyle with flower crown

Image credit: Lipstick and Curls

Go Girly

Go girly and plait your hair before dressing it up with bows. This is a simpler take on the fishtail braid, which can be tricky to master.

Plaited wedding hairstyle with bows

Image credit: Sarah Larvin Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Sweeping Fringe

If you have a side fringe, make it the star of the show on your wedding day by dramatically pulling all your hair across to the same side. This pearly headband adds even more glamour.

Side swept wedding hairstyle with pearly headband

Image credit: The Bridal Works

Relaxed Curls

We love this bride’s bouncy curls – and the subtle braids which pull back some of the hair so there’s not too much crowding her face. Straighten the sections you want to plait to make them easier to work with, if you’re worried about flyaway hairs springing out.

Bride with curls wedding hair

Image credit: Kate Edwards Hair and Beauty

Full Curls

Use large barrelled curling tongs to create full curls, before gently separating them with your fingers. We love the rose flower crown too!

Bride with simple curled wedding hairstyle and flower crown

Image credit: Making up the Bride

Pulled Back Plait

If you don’t fancy a side braid, pull your hair back into a plait. This could work for bridesmaids too!

Bride with pulled back plaited wedding hairstyle

Image credit: Sophie Murray Wedding Hair and Make Up

Sweet and Simple

Let your wedding dress do all the talking by going for a really simple wedding hairstyle like this one. The hair is swept to one side and pinned in place with a relaxed curl.

Wedding hair swept to one side and simply curled

Image credit: Bridal Hair Design by Lorraine Newark

Half Up Curls

If you want to embrace your natural hair on your wedding day but don’t want it to be around your face too much, sweep some of the front sections back and secure with dainty hair accessories.

Bride with curly hair and simple wedding hair accessory

Image credit: Sophie Murray Wedding Hair and Make Up

Sleek Centre Parting

Use a volumising product before blow-drying with a centre parting. Loosely curl the ends to add texture to the look.

Bride with centre parted hair and loose curls

Bold Quiff

Add drama to your look by sectioning off the front part of your hair. Backcomb the underneath before pulling the top layer back over and securing with grips to create a show-stopping quiff.

Bride with simple wedding hair but a dramatic quiff

Image credit: The Bridal Works

1920s Glamour

Finger waves are the ultimate look for 1920s glamour, but work best in short hair. Channel the look for longer hair with gentle waves and a vintage headpiece.

Bride with simple waved hairstyle in a 1920s style

Image credit: Sarah Larvin Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Half Up Half Down with Volume

Backcomb the hair around the crown for volume, before concealing it with a top layer of hair. Pull hair from the sides of your face round to the back and secure with grips.

Half up wedding hairstlye with gentle waves

Image credit: Artisse Hair and Make Up

Tousled Waves

Lightly tong the ends of your hair and brush through for tousled waves. We love how this bride has dressed up her simple hairstyle with a starry headband.

Bride with simple curled wedding hair and a star headband

Image credit: Wedding Makeup and Hair Styling

Short and Sleek

Add some glam to your bob with a sleek blow-dry. Straighten the ends to seal the style. We love the plaited sections in this hairstyle, but if you have fine hair maybe give them a miss. 

Bride with simple short wedding hairstyle with volume

Classic Half Up Half Down

The half up half down hairstyle is a classic for a reason. Sweep hair back from the face and curl the rest that will cascade over your shoulders.

Bride with simple half up wedding hairstyle for long hair

Image credit: Beauty Infinity

Tucked Under Bun

This is like a bun but in reverse – rather than secure the hair on the outside, tuck it under so you can’t see it all. Pull out some strands to frame your face.

Tucked under bun simple wedding hairstyle

Image credit: Brides and Beauty

Super Short

Work styling spray through your hair with your fingers to give texture to a short hairstyle. If you have a long fringe, run the straighteners through it to keep it sleek.

Short wedding hairstyle with texture

Image credit: Jessica Short Hair and Makeup

Ombre Curls

If you have ombre hair, show it off with a half up, half down hairstyle that will allow your ends to be on display. We love the use of flowers where the swept back hair meets.

Curled wedding hairstyle with subtle ombre

Image credit: Jessica Short Hair and Makeup

Low Bun

A low bun is a popular choice when it comes to picking a bridesmaid up do. We like how this one is accessories with flowers and braids.

Blonde bride with hair styled in a simple low bun with flowers

Image credit: Jessica Short Hair and Makeup

Why not browse our complete guide to wedding hairstyles for even more ideas?



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