13 Brides Who Nailed Cool-Girl Wedding Hair

We are loving these simple, yet effortlessly trendy hairstyles

Low ponytail

Photo by Red Aspen Photography

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. Before you say "no," hear us out: Cool-girl hair can still be glamorous—just take a gander at the 13 incredible looks we found from real weddings (yes, real brides!). The best part? 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 complement your hair (and gown!) no matter when your wedding will be taking place. There's something about these seamlessly coiffed 'dos that we can't quite put our finger on, but you'll see what we mean once you feast your eyes on them (get ready to fill up your Pinterest board!). Look no further, because these 13 real brides totally nailed cool-girl hair on their wedding day and we think you would agree. Keep scrolling to check them all out.

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Soft Waves

Soft Waves

Photo by Emilie White

Soft, tousled waves are a cool-girl staple. As opposed to a veil, pin a flower to your strands (maybe one from your bouquet!).

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Bouncy Curls

Bouncy Curls

Photo by Rad + In Love

Natural, bouncy curls are having a major bridal moment.

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Grecian-Inspired Accessory

Grecian-Inspired Accessory

Photo by Birds of a Feather Photo

Go back in time and add a Grecian-inspired hair accessory to spice up your waves.

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Low Ponytail

Low Ponytail

Photo by Red Aspen Photography

Who says a ponytail has to be boring? A simple ribbon goes a long way.

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Beachy Waves

Beachy Waves

Photo by Rad + In Love

For that authentic sand-in-your-hair look, add a few spritz of sea salt spray and scrunch!

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Braided Crown

Braided Crown

Photo by Hannah Costello

A milkmaid braid is the perfect style if you want to keep hair away from your face.

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Baby's Breath Accents

Baby's Breath Accents

Photo by Rad + In Love

A few accents of baby's breath will add a romantic touch to any style.

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Textured Bun

Textured Bun

Photo by Hannah Costello

Too much to do on the big day? A textured bun is easy to achieve, and looks pretty rad.

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Romantic Waves

Romantic Waves

Photo by Rad + In Love

A half-up-half-down style is a quick way to add volume to hair.

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Statement Accessory

Statement Accessory

Photo by Birds of a Feather Photo

Let your hair accessory take center stage on your wedding day.

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Blunt Bob

Blunt Bob

Photo by Everbay Co.

A blunt bob can be quickly styled, and it's perf for modern brides.

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Wispy Bun

Wispy Bun

Photo by Birds of a Feather Photo

A wispy bun is simple yet statement-worthy.

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Tiny Flower Crown

Tiny Flower Crown

Photo by Levi Tijerina

Forgo a veil, a delicate flower crown can serve as an unconventional (yet totally beautiful) finishing touch.

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