34 wedding guest hairstyles so you can show up and show out
Wedding guest hairstyles can be a tricky one. You don’t want to steal the spotlight from the bride, but also, you want to show up and show out for your friend on their big day.
There’s a few factors that can play into what style you go with. For starters, do you have a read on what the vibe is for the day? Is it boho, classic, romantic, beachy, OTT or understated? That way you can lean into the wedding aesthetic with a co-ordinated look.
Also, it’s wise to take the weather into consideration. If it’s an outside event, or destination wedding, updos and braids can help keep things looking cool, calm and collected, whatever the sun decides to do.
But, if there’s no real theme specified, it’s game on. There’s loads of wedding guest hairstyles that can up the ante of your outfit – and they don’t have to feel prim and traditional. In fact, we love seeing guests bring their personal style to wedding proceedings. And since you’ve been hand-picked to bring the party, it makes sense to throw your own flair in there.
Among the anti-prim hairstyles we love are ultra-sleek, ultra long braids, ’90s updos with a modern spin, cute baby braids and accessories: the more the merrier.
Here’s some of our favourite wedding guest hairstyles to save for later (and, once you’ve got your hair look sorted, we’ve also rounded up the best wedding guest dresses)…
Loose tumbling updo
Ballerina bun with a modern twist
Impeccable edges and a sleek braid
Messy claw-clip ponytail
Sleek, simple chignon
Stacked-up curly updo
Rainbow clawclip braid
Pigtail braids and baby braids
Flower-studded low bun
XXL bobble braid
Statement hair slide
Ultra slick plait
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