While bridal styling is all about making you feel like the most amazing version of yourself, sometimes the best way to do that is to keep it simple. Just as modern couples are paring back their guest lists and brides are embracing minimalist chic for their gowns, simple, sleek hairstyles and barely-there makeup are also on trend. But unfussy doesn’t have to mean boring or basic! In fact, simple wedding hairstyles can be just as elegant – and they’re often easier to maintain throughout the day. Here are some gorgeous looks created by our talented Make Me Bridal pros to show you exactly how polished simple wedding hairstyles can look!
A low loose bun is the epitome of effortless chic. This softer version of the classic updo is perfect for contemporary brides. A few small buds add a touch of boho to what is already a lovely, natural style.
A middle parting is classic but oh-so-cool. This beautiful style frames the bride’s face and is sophisticated while still looking natural. Slicking the hair back behind the ears adds a little extra glamour!
The classic half up half down do never fails! It flatters all brides and beautifully shows off long hair while still looking polished and glam. For this pretty look, a simple twist is paired with a pretty pearl clip. (See more half up half down wedding hairstyle inspiration here.)
Nothing says sleek minimalism like a knotted updo. It lets your dress, accessories and makeup do all the talking, while accentuating those beautiful cheekbones. Keep it slicked back and simple, without any flyaways to distract from the look.
A ponytail isn’t just for everyday! It can also be a super romantic but low-fuss bridal look. Wear it sleek and straight or waved and twisted for a softer and more ethereal vibe.
Make the most of your natural texture and add a stylish middle parting. You could also accessorise this style with a beautiful hair accessory or a flower tucked into your coils, but it looks just as lovely unadorned.
A sleek low bun is a great option for the minimalist bride with medium-length or long hair. You get all the elegance of an updo but with less of the formality. Finish with a sleek top and a few loose strands around the face.
Loose, beachy waves are perfect for an outdoor wedding and are always a beautiful choice. Sections of hair are curled in different directions to add texture and movement, and make the final look as natural as possible.
Brides love braids! While you can opt for an intricate braided style, a simple braid is uncomplicated but soft and pretty. It’s perfect for a laid-back bride. Here, flowers interwoven into the plait add an extra romantic touch.
A ballerina bun is simple, classic, and elegant. It suits all kinds of weddings, from old school glamour to modern minimalist. Wear it high on the head or low like this bride did, with a few face framing wisps for softness.