When you look up ‘wedding hairstyles‘, so much of what you find is carefully coiffed upstyles, ornate braids, elegant chignons, or glamorous sculpted waves.

And while they’re all gorgeous, if you’re the kind of bride who’s looking for something cool, casual, and a little more ‘you’ for your big day, those styles certainly won’t be for you.

For fashion brides, it’s all about looking effortlessly undone, avoiding overworked looks and letting your personal style do the talking.


Photo by Bianco Photography for La Poésie Bridal via Bridal Musings

From casual ponytails and ‘I woke up like this’ layers, to modern plaited looks and statement accessories, we’ve put together 20 hair ideas that cool brides will love.

So whether your hair is long, short, straight or curly, we think there’s something in here that will have you reaching for the Pin It button a-sap.

1. Undone & Layered

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Photo for Idan Cohen via Bridal Musings

2. Swept Up

Wabi-sabi wedding inspiration

Hair by Christine Hillhouse, Photo by Siobhan H Photography via Bridal Musings

3. Just Natural

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Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography via Munaluchi Bridal

4. Teased Braid

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Hair by Lindsey Pengelly, Photo by Joceyln Noel and Daniel Rose via Free People

5. Ribbons in Her Hair


Hair by Team Hair and Makeup, Photo by Jose Villa Photography via Style Me Pretty

6. Short & Chic


Hair by Fiore Beauty, Photos by Birds of a Feather via Green Wedding Shoes

7. Classic Pony

Hair by Aglow by Joan, Photo by Ten 2 Ten Photography via Bridal Musings

8. Retro Waves


Photo by Free People, FP Ever After via Bridal Musings

9. Half Up Up-Do

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Photo by Natalia Risheq, Styling by Love + Landis

10. Balayage & Blooms


Hair by Nivi Grimball, Photo by Judah Avenue via Munaluchi Bridal

11. Impromptu Half Up-Do


Photo by Lihi Hod via Bridal Musings

12. The Minimal Flower Crown


Hair by Kelly Hopkins 1213 Hair Studio, Headpiece by Liv Hart, Photo by Laura Gordon Photography via Bridal Musings

13. Grown-Up Girly


Photo by Natalie J Weddings for A Most Curious Wedding Fair via Bridal Musings

14. Slip a Slide

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Hair & Photo by Love Maegan

15. Plait Your Pony


Hair by Manon, Zazen Paris for Sophie Sarfati, Photo by Yann Audic, Life Stories Wedding Photography via Bridal Musings

16. From Gym to Aisle


Photo for Inbal Dror via Bridal Musings

17. Knot So Smooth

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Hair by Twisted Hair Salon Photo by Jessica Maida Photography via Munaluchi Bridal

18. Wear a Halo

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Photo by Cuneyt Akeroglu

19. Effortlessly Undone


Photo by Darren McDonald for Grace Loves Lace via Bridal Musings

20. Long, Loose & Luxe


Photo by Sawyer Baird via Style Me Pretty

Ugh, we can’t choose a favourite!

Of course, for some of us, simply wearing your hair down or throwing it up in a messy bun might not seem fancy enough for the occasion, but add a gorgeous while dress, some killer jewellery, and a dash of confidence, and you, cool bride, can pull off whatever look you want in style!

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