It's hard to define cool-girl hair, but when you see it, you just know. There's a certain je ne sais quoi vibe to it: It's effortlessly chic, yet laid-back and utterly gorgeous. And if you ask us, when it comes to your wedding hair, your style of choice should be anything but fussy. Many brides are opting out of traditional, stiff updos and ornate curls in favor of easy, breezy hair that emulates a personal bridal style without taking away from the big moment. We're talking flower crowns, unique hair accessories, and lived-in looks.
These laid-back styles are all easy to recreate and will maintain their beauty past the ceremony and well into the night with minimal styling products necessary.
Whether you have naturally textured curls, a short bob, or long locks, there's a fuss-free look to model your wedding day hair after. If you're feeling an updo, take a page out of Whitney Port's wedding and opt for a wispy, textured bun. For the risk-taker, we recommend really going for it with a statement hair accessory or a braided hair crown. Either way, there's a beautiful style in this roundup to compliment your hair (and gown!) no matter when your wedding will be taking place.
Ahead, 14 real brides who totally nailed cool-girl hair on their wedding day.
Soft, tousled waves are a cool-girl staple. From glossy strands to matte, beachy tendrils, this style works with just about any hair texture or length.
Natural, bouncy curls are having a major bridal moment.
Go back in time and add a Grecian-inspired hair accessory to spice up your waves.
Who says a ponytail has to be boring? A simple ribbon goes a long way.
For that authentic sand-in-your-hair look, add a few spritz of sea salt spray and scrunch!
A milkmaid braid is the perfect style if you want to keep hair away from your face.
Baby's Breath Accents
A few accents of baby's breath will add a romantic touch to any style.
Too much to do on the big day? A textured bun is easy to achieve, and looks pretty rad.
A half-up-half-down style is a quick way to add volume to hair.
Let your hair accessory take center stage on your wedding day.
A blunt lob can be quickly styled, and it's perf for modern brides.
A wispy bun is simple yet statement-worthy.
Tiny Flower Crown
Forgo a veil, a delicate flower crown can serve as an unconventional (yet totally beautiful) finishing touch.
This wouldn't be cool-girl wedding hair without adding a faux-hawk into the mix. This bride's braided 'do descends into a traditional chignon for some classic feminine contrast.