20 Stunning (and Simple) Wedding Hairstyles for All Textures

Updated 06/05/18
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Oh, weddings. You've probably been dreaming about this day for the longest time, and it's finally coming to fruition. Now, it's time for decisions to create the fairytale day you deserve. Truth be told, how you're going to wear your hair isn't something you have to overthink. Simple wedding hairstyles exude elegance and timeless glamour in the most beautiful way. In fact, celebrity hairstylist Scott King predicts simple styles as one of the biggest bridal hair trends. “My personal favorite hairstyle is easy breezy waves—undone and not trying too hard,” says King. “Maybe pull a few pieces back so it looks like a half-up style, and dress the look up with hair accessories.”

Repeat: “Not trying too hard.” More often than not, simplicity reigns supreme, especially on such a momentous occasion like your wedding. You can spend hours perusing Pinterest, staring at intricately styled wedding hair, but that doesn't mean that's for you. This one goes out to all the chill, low-key brides who want to embody effortless. Ahead are 20 simple wedding hairstyle ideas donned by our favorite celebrities to get you inspired. 


This gorgeous style done by the one and only Larry Sims on Gabrielle Union is the epitome of glamour. Simply slick your curls back into a ponytail, letting flyway curls roam free; it doesn't have to be perfect. Braid your ponytail halfway and leave the rest undone to show off your natural curls. A touch of gold wire or an adornment of your choice on your braid will instantly elevate this chic style. 


Whitney Port showcased how gorgeous a floral adornment looks on a simple low bun. This style is perfect for a laid-back bride or a beach wedding. Loosely pull your hair back into a low bun and tuck in a floral accessory to create this picture-perfect look.


Chloë Grace Moretz is a vision in this style that nods to Old Hollywood glamour. Big barrel curls are gorgeous on any bride. To add dimension, add a deep side part and pull one side back with a subtle hair accessory like this. 


Sleek lobs will never ever get old. Jourdan Dunn is serving in this blunt cut. On your big day, be sure to rely on a one-pass flat iron, like this T3 SinglePass Luxe 1'' Straightening and Styling Iron ($180) that every celebrity hairstylist loves to achieve bone-straight strands. 


If you want all the attention on your dress or makeup, a timeless classic topknot is an option. I mean, can you even take your eyes off of Karlie Kloss's killer cat eye in this photo? Point proven: You can't go wrong with a bun. 


Issa Rae's braided low bun is everything and more. Created by natural hair extraordinaire stylist Felicia Leatherwood, this is a stunning style for textured hair. 


A messy bun is fit for every occasion, as proven by Taylor Hill and celebrity stylist Harry Josh. Even though it's your wedding, every single strand doesn't need to be in place. Sometimes the most undone styles portray impeccable glamour.  


Can we borrow Blake Lively's hair? Okay, maybe not, but you can re-create this look. For the long-haired bride, section your hair and use a small wand to create defined waves. Brush it out and pin the front of your hair back for a half-up, half-down style.


Kelly Rowland looks so dreamy wearing this voluminous low bun. To get your bun to look as full, simply add extensions and wrap them around in a circular direction. Like Kelly, top off your look with stunning accessories and lifted lashes.


Selena Gomez's romantic curls are ideal for women who want to look effortlessly beautiful on their special day. Take a large-barrel curling iron through medium-sized sections of your hair to create these bouncy curls.


For brides with short hair, try this look worn by Vanessa Hudgens that's legitimately breathtaking. Simply part your hair and use a smoothing product to slick it down for added shine. The beauty is in the hair accessory that so perfectly frames her ear. 


Naturalistas, embrace your fro on your wedding day. Tracee Ellis Ross calls this her "happy hair." Use a hair pick like this Revlon Styling Set ($5) to fluff up your curls and use a tiny curling iron to define a few spirals to create the shape you want. 


Brides with bobs, you don't need an intricately styled 'do for your day. This straightforward style worn by Kendall Jenner and created by celebrity stylist Jen Atkin is proof that a few easy curls will look absolutely stunning.


Zoë Kravitz's pixie cut goes down in history as one of the most iconic celebrity haircuts. But look at how simple it is. If you have a low cut, take Kravitz's approach by wearing a wispy style. Take things to the next level with your makeup like this striking smoky eye. 


This gallery would not be complete without a high ponytail. Kate Walsh's rich red hair looks amazing swept into this classic pony complete with loose curls. To really romanticize this look, add a slight bouffant in the front like celebrity stylist Chad Wood did for Walsh.


Joan Smalls won the slicked-back ponytail award at this year's Met Gala. What made this a winning style was her bluntly cut ponytail, perfect for a bride who wants a showstopping look. 

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In Byrdie's exclusive shoot with Whitney Port, she demonstrated gorgeous bridal styles. One of them was this drop-dead updo paired with a chic headband—perfect for the bride who wants her hair to look timeless.


It can't get more uncomplicated than a loose, low ponytail. Like Mandy Moore, let the hair tucked behind your ears hang and try a pretty hairband to elevate this simple style.


Emma Stone's hairstylist Mara Roszak knows a thing or two about charming styles. Stone's vintage glamour curls will look picturesque on a bride with hair on the shorter side. To create even more dimension, use tiny bobby pins to tuck your hair like this.


Lauren Conrad's hair has probably been pinned for wedding hair inspiration so many times. I mean, for good reason. Celebrity stylist Kristin Ess created this dreamy updo ideal for a bride who wants a classic style.

Sometimes, the simpler, the better for your big day. Use these styles as inspo, and your hair will look picture-perfect either way. 

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