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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


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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