6 Easy Bridal Hairstyles That Last All Day

Three women illustrating easy bridal hairstyles

Your wedding day hair doesn’t have to be complicated. Just like our dresses are simple and sophisticated, easy bridal hairstyles are not only chic, but also last the distance.

There’s no worrying about grips coming out or your hair losing its volume and most of these easy bridal hairstyles can also be done at home, making them budget-friendly options for brides on a budget.

Here are 7 of our favourite easy bridal hairstyles perfect for any modern bride.

The sleek low pony

If you’re looking for a classic bridal hairstyle that won’t let you down, the sleek low ponytail is your answer. Ideal for all types of weddings, this up-do looks both elegant and modern. The key to success with this style is a good blow dry so if you’re not confident doing that at home, book one in.

Parting the hair in the middle will give this classic bridal hairstyle a contemporary look. If it feels too plain, a padded or embellished headband is a great option for keeping it sleek – flowers may be too girly for this polished look.

A bride wearing a low ponytail, one of many easy bridal hairstyles

The Half-up Half-down

If you’re wanting a softer, romantic look for your wedding day, a half-up half-down style, as seen on one of our real brides Emma-Jayne, is the perfect choice.

It’s a style that works for all hair types, giving volume to finer hair and helping to keep unruly curls in check! Rather than just take the sides up to meet in the middle, twist them on themselves. This creates a lovely whimsical feel, plus the casual nature of it means it won’t hurt if a few strands unfurl during the day’s celebrations.

Real bride Emma-Jayne with her half-up half-down hairstyle, illustrating easy bridal hairstyles

Hollywood glamour

Our dresses lend themselves to this glamourous hairstyle, inspired by Hollywood actress of yesteryear such as Rita Hayworth. If you’re not used to curling your hair, then it’s probably one that’s best done in the salon. While this easy bridal hairstyle is stunning enough on its own, the addition of a pretty pearl clip adds an extra dimension.  

To keep your curls bouncy throughout the day, use some texturizing spray. It’s lighter on hair than hairspray so won’t weigh your hair down, allowing the curls to stay bouncy for longer. allow the curls stay bouncy for longer. Aveda’s Texture Tonic is a great one to try, as it contains mostly natural ingredients and makes hair look heathy and full of volume.

A bride with wavy '40s hairstyle, illustrating easy bridal hairstyles

The boho plait

Plaits are a great choice if you’re a boho bride! Make like our real bride Suzanne, whose glorious wavy boho style was created by one of our favourite stylists, Sally from Hair By Duboux.

Plaiting smaller sections of your hair and tying them up is an easy half-up half-down bridal style, which works for all types of hair. The plait adds interest and keeps the hair away from your face. Add flowers or gems into the plait for extra pizzazz - it’s also a style that would work well with a veil.

Real bride Suzanne wears a boho plait, illustrating easy bridal hairstyles

The relaxed bun

For a more relaxed look, you can’t go wrong with a relaxed bun. This style is easy to achieve and looks stunning for all types of ceremonies but works especially well for destination weddings. In hot climates it means the hair is off your face and also secured, ensuring no frizziness in the photos.

Begin by loosely gathering your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck, then secure it with an elastic. Twist the ponytail into a bun and secure it again with several pins. Finally, pull out a few face-framing strands for added texture and volume - it’s that simple!

A bride wears a low messy bun, one of the many easy bridal hairstyles

And if you want to add a bit of glitz to this laidback style, just pop on a headband or tiara. The juxtaposition of the glamour with the relaxed look is ultra-modern and so very now in the bridal world!

Easy bridal hairstyles featuring a bride with a messy bun and tiara



February 10, 2023 by Jayne Cherrington-Cook

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