Half up half down hair is a gorgeous wedding look that can work for every bride! Find your inspiration here.If you love the idea of a simple, beautiful wedding-day beauty look, then you’re in luck. Although an elaborate updo or extravagant braid is always an option for your big day, the hairstyles that follow prove that you don’t need an intricate updoto look amazing. While there’s nothing wrong with a complex hairstyle, especially when it complements your personal style, your wedding dress, or your venue, some brides find that loose curls, a tidy bun, a natural blowout, or a delicate flower crown is all they need to look like the bridal version of themselves.
All Swept Up
A slightly undone updo can be so striking, as evidenced by this low updo from Blushworthy. A few face-framing pieces pulled out in the front ensured it didn’t look too perfect.
Leaving your hair down and cascading over your shoulders is a beautiful, simple option for a bride with medium-length locks. Add a curl to the end to dress the look up ever so slightly.
If you’re not looking to stray too far from your everyday hairstyle, consider adding a piece of hair jewelry to your beloved loose waves and side part. This golden number from Jennifer Behr, which was pinned on by Aviva Perea, took this understated look to the next level.
Embrace your hair’s natural texture—and nature itself—by tucking a few flowers into your style. Here, Ebony Roots Hairbraided one side of the bride’s hair and petite blooms dotted the other side.
For a casual take on a half-up, half-down hairstyle, add a little bit of volume in the form of loose waves and twist the front sections together. Emma Collins Beauty was responsible for this effortless look.
Braid for the Occasion
An inverted braid in the perfect way to pull your hair back without being too fussy. Want something a little more exciting? Pick up a jeweled hair accessory (this one’s by Tania Maras) to wear around the crown of your head.
The Glamourist helped this bride pull her long hair into the sweetest ponytail.
Short But Full
Shorter-haired brides still have plenty of options for simple big-day hairstyles. Take this one by Tammy Dalton of Modern Salon & Spa. Shoulder-grazing locks were curled for a look with movement and fullness.
If you want your hair up but not all the way, take a cue from this hairstyle by Be.NYLA. Volume at the top of the head and face-framing pieces with a wave at the bottom ensured it looked elegantly undone.
Bangs are great if you plan on wearing a veil. As for the rest of your hair, you can pull sections back to secure the headpiece and wear the rest down. Marian Filali made this bride look effortlessly chic.