Raise your hand if your mailbox has been blowing up with wedding invites. It’s official: Weddings are back in full swing again, and we are amped about it. Bring on the romance, bring on the dance floor, and bring on the fun wedding outfits. You’ll probably also want to figure out what wedding guest hairstyles to pair with said look. Lucky for you, we’re providing plenty of hair-spiration. Keep scrolling for 18 of the best wedding guest hairstyle ideas—no matter what type of event you’re attending.
How should I wear my hair as a wedding guest?
We’re not about the should and shouldn’ts over here, but instead encourage you to wear the wedding hairstyles that make you feel like the babe you are. That said, we’re here to help provide you with a variety of hairstyle ideas for wedding guests. The below wedding guest hairstyles are perfect for everything from low key nuptials to formal affairs and range from twisted updos to slicked ponytails to beautiful, loose braids.
The Best Wedding Guest Hairstyles For Formal Weddings
If you’re heading somewhere fancy, try one of these wedding guest hairstyles.
Searching for a wedding ‘do you can DIY in 10 minutes or less? Follow this simple ponytail tutorial.
We’re digging this modern play on a timeless style. Keeping it sleek is key to nailing this style, so make sure to use products that enhance shine and smoothness. Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry Blow Dry Shine Oil protects from heat damage, reduces drying time, and delivers hair that sparkles.
If you’re craving a bit more volume, take your waves up a notch and rock some volume. Pair it with a brilliant red lipstick for a truly glam moment.
Chic Zipper Braid
Try a sleek half zipper braid for your upcoming formal wedding. The juxtaposition of texture and slicked back hair feels like art. To tame flyaways at the hairline, use Mizani Edge Trimming Hair Gel.
Pin-straight hair takes work and it can make a real impact. To save your strands from damage and make sure not a single hair is out of place, use a styling tool like L'Oréal
Professionnel’s Steampod. This innovative flat iron uses steam to create straight hair and waves on any hair type two times faster, two times smoother*, and with 91 percent less breakage.** Click here to learn more about how to use the L'Oréal Professionnel Steampod.
*Compared to Steampod without steam and comb (heating plates only)
**After 15 uses with steam and integrated comb vs. Steampod heating plates alone.
Tight Finger Waves
This wedding hair idea is perfect for anyone with ultra-short hair. Finger waves require a bit of time and patience, so either hire a pro or practice beforehand.
The Best Wedding Guest Hairstyles For Low Key Weddings
These simple hairstyle ideas for wedding guests are perfect for low key weddings.
Try this easy low bun hair hack for an effortless, chic style that’s perfect for a laidback wedding.
Keep it classic with your wedding hair by doing a low, loose chignon. The little escaped tendrils can help soften the overall look. Use a few spritzes of texturizing spray like Pureology Style + Protect Texture Finishing Spray to give your ‘do body and shine without crunch or buildup.
Go big with a look that embraces your natural ringlets. To keep them extra glossy and frizz-free, apply Mizani True Textures Twist & Coil Jelly evenly through damp hair and either air dry or use a diffuser.
Simple, polished waves are another wedding hairstyle idea you could try for a low key wedding. Make sure to use a heat protectant before adding texture to protect your locks, such as Biolage Thermal Active Heat Protectant Spray. In addition to preventing hair from burning and getting damaged, it helps strengthen and condition.
This style works on both medium and long lengths. After creating loose waves with a large barrel curling iron, pull up half your hair and loop it around to create a faux knot, then secure with covert bobby pins.
Half & Half
The combination of sleek meets curly will elevate your entire wedding hair look without leaning into ultra-formal territory.
The Best Wedding Guest Hairstyles For Bohemian Weddings
These wedding hair ideas are perfect for boho nuptials.
Double Fishtail Braid
This double fishtail braid screams boho vibes. Watch the video above to learn how to achieve the look.
Half-Up With Loose Braids
Soft waves, loose braids, and just a hint of volume at the crown. Everything about this wedding hairstyle reads chic boho! To get your waves glossy, spritz Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek Iron Smoother Leave-In Spray onto your hair before heat styling. It creates super smooth hair while protecting your tresses from damage.
For flower child vibes, part your hair down the center and create small, face-framing braids. You can secure with a clear elastic, or use a high-hold hairspray for an invisible hold. Redken Triple Take 32 Extreme High-Hold Hairspray can help get the job done.
Feathered ‘70s Inspo
This modern update on a classic '70s feather look is stunning. You’ll want to use a large barrel curling iron to recreate the look, making sure to curl large sections of hair back and away from your face. Finish with Redken Wax Blast 10 High Impact Finishing Hair Wax-Spray for a perfectly undone, but chic, look.
Wild And Free Curls
Really lean into that boho aesthetic by keeping your curls wild and free. Some hair accessories and complementary makeup will really seal the deal.
A billowy updo speckled with fresh, in-season flowers will really make a statement. For hold but flexibility while creating your braid, use Matrix Total Results High Amplify Anti-Frizz Hairspray.
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