9 impressive yet simple wedding hairstyles to copy from the bridal runway

Amra | 04 August 2017

Walk down the aisle like a true model with one of these simple wedding hairstyles, straight from the bridal runway!


No matter what kind of wedding you have – big, small, church, outdoors – you undoubtedly want your hair to be perfectly styled when saying “I do”. And if the thought of borrowing your look from the catwalk intrigues you, we’ve got just the thing: simple wedding hairstyles straight from the bridal runway.

Yes, you heard us right, we’ve found you 9 runway looks you can actually do yourself! So, if fancy testing your styling skills (and saving some money), these easy, breezy and beautiful styles have definitely got your back.

9 simple wedding hairstyles you can try from the bridal runway


simple wedding hairstyles: model with sleek updo on the runway
Is there anything flowers can’t do? Credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Donut bun

A donut bun featuring your favourite flowers, like this model sported on the Maggie Sottero bridal runway, makes this otherwise simple hairstyle all the more beautiful.

Favoured by ballerinas and athletes alike, this bun hairstyle is prim, proper and bound to make you the centre of attention. Honestly, who wouldn’t want that?

simple wedding hairstyles: model with low ponytail with headband at jenny packham
Ponytails aren’t just for bad hair days! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2.  Romantic low ponytail

Now, if you’re bored of over-styled, old-fashioned wedding hairstyles, adjust your gaze to this stunning picture from the Jenny Packham bridal runway, above.

Featuring romantic waves and a sparkly accent, this charming, boho-inspired hairstyle is perfect for ladies who are looking for a simple yet stylish way to wear their tresses down.

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Editor’s tip: To get gorgeous, frizz-free waves, apply a few drops of the Toni&Guy High Shine Serum Drops through your strands, after you’ve curled your locks.

simple wedding hairstyles: shot of model with side swept curls on the runway
Are you ready to channel your inner Hollywood siren? Credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Hollywood curls

Looking for simple wedding hairstyles that are impressive and beyond glamorous? We’ve got just the thing: this sultry, side-swept style we spotted on the Christian Siriano runway!

And before you get major envy, check our how-to tutorial to get a side-swept Hollywood waves at home, here. You can thank us later.

backshot of model with milkmaid braided hairstyle updo with flowers
Flowers + milkmaid braid = a dreamy hairstyle! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Floral milkmaid braid

Keep your hair off your face in style with this ethereal creation, that marries (pun intended) two of our favourite things — flowers and milkmaid braids. Taken from the Reem Acra runway, this style is one of the easiest and cost-effective ways to spruce up your mane for your big day!

backstage picture of woman with half up half down hairstyles
Half-up, half-down hairstyles are a fail-safe option! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Half-up, half-down French braid hairstyle

When you can’t quite decide between wearing your hair up or down, rocking a hybrid half-up French braid hairstyle (a la the picture above) will allow you to get the best of both worlds.

Now, if you love this magical hairstyle we spotted Pronovias as much as we do, make sure to check out our half-up, half-down braid tutorial, ASAP.

TRESemmé Ultimate Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: Simple wedding hairstyles can easily be made into full-time masterpieces with the help of a hairspray. Our fave? The TRESemmé Ultimate Hold Hairspray, which will not only keep your style in place, but it will also leave your locks gleaming!

simple wedding hairstyles: side shot of model with half up half hairstyle on the bridal runway at marchesa
Short locks? Try this simple yet enchanting look on for size! Credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Short half-up, half-down waves

Want to know the best thing about half-up, half-down hairstyles? They aren’t just for ladies with long hair and actually work a treat with ladies with short tresses, too! Need proof? Just look above!

If you’re planning on wearing a veil for your wedding, you’ll also be happy to know you can totally rock this Marchesa-approved short wavy hairstyle (yay!).

simple wedding hairstyles: model with sleek hair on the bridal runway
Prefer rocking sleeker styles? Prepare to fall for this ‘do. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. Sleek hairstyle

When we said that sleek hairstyles would take 2017 by a storm, we meant it! Sachin and Babi‘s bridal runway sent models down the catwalk with sexy, smooth locks that we’re sure Kim Kardashian would approve of.

Eager to get the look? Just watch our sleek wedding hairstyle video, here, for some pointers.

VO5 Sublime Sleek Creation Hairspray

Editor’s tip: When creating sleek simple wedding hairstyles, the VO5 Sublime Sleek Creation Hairspray is exactly what you need. It’ll ensure you maintain glossy strands all day, while holding your high-fashion style in place.

model on the bridal runway with curly twist out hairstyle with viel
When it doubt, twist it out! Credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Twist-out

Want to let your natural curls shine on your big day? Do a twist-out! Prep your mane the night before, then release the twists in the morning and get ready to say “I do” in style.

Need some tips to mastering the look? Here’s how to get the perfect twist-out in no time.

model on the runway with a wavy hairstyle on the runway with viel
If it’s volume you crave, this style has got your back! Credit: indigitalimages.com

9. Blown-out waves

Trends may come and go, but wavy hairstyles will always be style. Now we know what you’re thinking, waves for a wedding? Boring, right? Not if you pair the look with flowers and veil, as this model from Reem Acra demonstrates.

See? Simple wedding hairstyles don’t have to be boring. Who’s ready to #slay their wedding picture? You are!


Feeling inspired by these simple wedding hairstyles from the bridal runway? Want to look at more bridal styles? Then you’ll need to head on over to our Wedding Hairstyles page, where you can discover all the latest looks, as well as some expert tips and tricks.

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