18 Easy Wedding Hairstyles Straight from the Red Carpet

There are countless elements that go into planning a wedding, so perhaps all things considered, you'd rather keep your beauty routine a bit simple for your big day. On top of all of your bridesmaids and family members getting ready the same morning, it may be cathartic to have a quick styling session rather than stressing about how much time you're spending in the chair. Don't worry about an "easy" style being a copout either—sometimes the most beautiful hair looks are those that are pared down and unfussy (plus, think how great it will be to not have to unpin a million bobby pins at the end of the night).

Ahead, we've rounded up several different low-maintenance hairstyles for different textures to consider for your bridal 'do.

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Large Adorned Bun

Lupita Nyong'o
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Virtually effortless, pull hair up and back into a voluminous ballerina bun like Nyong'o. Leave it bare, or wrap it with an elegant ribbon. We're partial to the actress's diamond-encrusted take.

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Fleur de Lis Bun

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Business in the front, formal bridal party in the back, we say "I do" to Diane Kruger's low-maintenance hairstyle.

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Twisted Half Updo

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If you're looking for a wedding hairstyle that's both classic and low-maintenance, channel model Jourdan Dunn's red carpet look with cascading curls and two effortless twists joined easily at the back of your head. Oh, and for any last-minute emergency quick-fixes, keep this handy bridal kit on-hand at all times. 

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Low Wavy Ponytail

Laura Harrier

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A low, loosely curled ponytail with face-framing curls is simple and romantic.

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Wavy Lob

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For an effortlessly chic wedding hairstyle, opt for loose, lived-in curls. Extra points if you channel Chanel Iman's covetable just-above-the-shoulder bob—whether you go for the cut or simply pin it from underneath. 

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Half Bun With Cascading Waves

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One part romantic, one part fairytale, (Beauty and the Beast, in particular), Vikander's gorgeous Academy Awards look is an easy-to-pull-off hairstyle for the big day.

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Old Hollywood Waves

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A tribute to Old Hollywood glamour, Fan Bingbing's voluminous Veronica Lake–esque waves are easy and 100% swoon-worthy.

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Voluminous Encrusted Messy Bun

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The actress punctuates her romantic, imperfectly perfect updo with a jewel-encrusted pin at the base of her head and an ultra-thin headband for an extra touch of polish.

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Slicked-Back Curls

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Tracee Ellis Ross loves a slicked-back moment, and we love it as an über chic wedding 'do. It's especially perfect for décolleté-bearing dresses to let your skin take center stage.

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Pineappling your curls at night while they're still damp is great way to help maintain their integrity, but the high-plopped style makes for a beautiful way to wear your coils (even on the day of your nuptials). We love how Yara's highly tied updo is paired with bangs which gives off even more volume.

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Loose Low Braid

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As the ultimate easy wedding hairstyle, we can totally envision Margot Robbie's loose, romantic braid walking down the aisle. The style is meant to look undone (that's part of the appeal), but make sure any flyaway strands stay out of your face by finishing with a thin coat of Ouai's Soft Hair Spray ($26).

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High Wavy Ponytail

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We'll take any chance we get to replicate Rihanna's stunning red carpet hairstyles. And this ultra-feminine half-up look is no exception.

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Gilded Pixie

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Monáe has made twinkling hair accessories her signature when it comes to the red carpet—a match made in heaven with her closely cropped pixie. 

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Veiled Knot

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For a vintage throwback, add a retro-inspired veil to your wedding hairstyle. The model keeps it modern with her slicked-back topknot for a simple, demure take. 

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Pinned-Back Side Part

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Keep your wedding look laid-back by accentuating loose, barely there bends with a few strategic pins. This crystal-embellished set of four is perfection.

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Curly Crop

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Model Imaan Hammam demonstrates that curly natural texture is the epitome of pretty for red carpet appearances, and in our opinion, the walk down the aisle. 

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Finger Waves

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Zendaya's retro finger waves are one part edgy, one part elegant and would make for one easy (albeit totally chic) wedding hairstyle. Keep it intact with R+Co's Motorcycle Flexible Gel ($28).

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Tight High Pony

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Show off your cheekbones and flawless makeup application on your wedding day by opting for a sleek high ponytail like model Bella Hadid. (We think it would be especially pretty if you're dress is strapless.)

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