Every bride wants the perfect hairstyle to compliment her beautiful dress, be it a flamboyant, princess-style ball gown or an effortlessly stylish bohemian frock. We give you 4 gorgeous and absolutely hassle-free wedding day looks that range from classic elegance to beach chic!
Classic Low Chignon
A classic low chignon is one of the most popular easy wedding hair choices for traditional brides. Are you picturing yourself in a breathtaking, voluminous gown with a big skirt and a sweeping cathedral train, topped with an elaborately embellished veil? Then this is the ultimate hairstyle fit for church ceremonies, ballroom receptions and glam resort weddings. However, if you make it slightly messy and undone or if you pin in a few fresh blooms, this look can also be very flattering to a bride who loves laid-back vibes of a casual seaside celebration or an Australian bush wedding. A fishtail gown, a sheath silhouette or a cute tea-length dress can be an option too!
The look is achieved by sculpting your locks into a knot at the back of your head. Chignons come in all shapes and sizes, but the basic idea is to neatly roll and twist your hair while tucking the ends in. Our pro tips? Create amazing volume by teasing the hair at the crown and use a hair doughnut or extensions to get that oomph effect! And to make your wedding hair super-sleek, use a high-quality shine serum to tame your tresses!
Crown braid is the perfect easy up-do for a relaxed wedding celebration by the sea, at a rustic winery or in a tranquil country setting. This wedding hairstyle pairs well with gowns that ooze effortless summer elegance, resort chic and beach atmosphere. It complements breezy bridal fabrics such as fluttery silk chiffons, delicate laces and subtle tulle overlays. The perfect dress silhouette that goes with this look? Think short sleeves, loose waistlines, high-and-low hemlines and bateau necklines.
Crown braid is the perfect style for you if you want to ditch the traditional bridal look and replace it with a more subtle, vintage styling. Of course, it has to have that modern twist, so make your bohemian braid up to date as well! How to achieve the look? Create two inside-out French braids and wrap them around your head, hide the ends and secure with bobby pins. It is as easy as that! But if you want to add a contemporary touch, add texture and volume to your wedding hair. You can do this by gently pulling the braid apart to achieve a fuller look and then securing the shape with a generous spritz of hairspray.
Perfectly styled and smartly accessorised beach waves are ideal for destination weddings! The best wedding dress style to match this look? Think about boho-chic designs, slinky strappy dresses, romantic lace gowns and all kinds of rustic and vintage-inspired creations brides love wearing at beach ceremonies, vineyard weddings and garden parties. This hairstyle exudes romance of Australian summers, dreamy tropical islands, exotic rainforests and luxury cruises.
This is one of the easiest wedding hair looks you can easily achieve with the right styling products. Yes, you can do it at home, but a professional hairstylist will know which curling irons to use and how to secure the look making sure your locks remain intact throughout your wedding day. This hairstyle works well for both long and medium-length hair and it can be worn with a wide range of hair accessories. You can style it with a pretty jewelled band, floral crown or a tiara. If you have a side parting, you can also wear an asymmetric floral hairpiece or just a hairpin embellished with faux blooms.
Braided Half-Up Half-Down
If you want a hairstyle that is elegant enough for an elaborate white gown and yet effortless enough for a chic party dress, then opt for a mix of a wavy down-do and a cool braided up-do. Half-up, half-down is a style that can be worn with or without a veil and with or without a floral crown. It complements both princess-style dresses, sexy fit-and-flare styles, romantic A-line tulle dresses and utterly rebellious bohemian kaftans, sheer gowns and even super-short styles. This easy wedding hair look complements most wedding dress styles and we love it because it requires no maintenance, plus it is totally weather-proof and extremely photogenic.
How to achieve this look? There are numerous variations, so pick a style that complements your complexion, your dress and accessories and your personal style. The basic rule is to style your hair with a curling wand or hair straightener to add definition and volume. Then you should create two braids, secure them at the back of the head and finish off the look with a fabulous hair accessory.