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5 Hairstyles to Wear as a Wedding Guest

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5 Hairstyles to Wear as a Wedding Guest 5 Hairstyles to Wear as a Wedding Guest 5 Hairstyles to Wear as a Wedding Guest

Weddings are a wonderful place to show off some seriously awesome hairstyle trends, but the last thing you want to do is upstage the bride. To ensure that your locks look their best while not stealing the show, below we’re sharing short hairstyles, medium hairstyles, and long hairstyles that are perfect for wedding guests. Whether you want to rock a woven wonder, a classic Gibson tuck, or a messy bun, we’ve detailed how to achieve each look. Happy styling, ladies!

Wedding Guest Hairstyle #1: Tousled Braided Headband

A single undone braid not really cutting it for you? In the year of braids, we really can’t say we’re surprised. To amp up your plaited hairstyle, weave a braided headband.  

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IY Wave Swept Spray

Bobby pins

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Spritz your hair with texture spray. After you hop out of the shower, towel dry your hair, part it off to one side, and spritz damp locks with a wave-enhancing spray to enhance your hair’s texture.  

Step 2: Weave your braid. Once your hair has air dried, grab three small sections of hair along your hairline on the deeper side of your part. You can either weave a traditional French braid or a more voluminous Dutch braid.

Step 3: Secure your look. After you’ve woven your chosen braid back behind your ear, pick up your top layer of hair and pin your braid in place so that you’ll be able to conceal the bobby pins. Since your hair is already full of texture from the wave spray, hair spray won’t be necessary.

Wedding Guest Hairstyle #2: Twisted Back Bob

Keep your hair out of your face while letting the back hang loose with this double twisted back bob. By twisting the face-framing sections on each side of your head towards your crown, you’ll be able to pin them in place for a retro vibe that brings a lot of attention to your very best features.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Shampoo

L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray

Bobby pins

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Start in the shower. Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to help create the appearance of added fullness.

Step 2: Continue to boost volume. Before blow-drying your hair, spritz damp strands with the a volumizing styling spray.

Step 3: Part your hair. After you finish blow-drying your hair, part your hair off to one side, making sure to smooth out any tangles.

Step 4: Twist and pin. Grab a section of hair along your hairline on the deeper side of your part and twist it back towards your ear, incorporating more hair as you go. Before pinning your twist back, gently push it up to create a retro, almost pompadour look. Repeat on the other side.

Wedding Guest Hairstyle #3: Gibson Tuck

This super-classic wedding hairstyle really ties a look together. Just because it’s a classic doesn’t mean you can’t spruce it up for modern day, though! With a series of purposeful flyaways and detailed braids, this look has the potential to be the ultimate accessory for your wedding guest beauty look.  

What you’ll need:

Hair tie

Fine tooth comb

Bobby pins

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Make a center part. This hairstyle looks especially stunning when created with a center part. So, use a fine tooth comb to create a precise line down the middle of your head.

Step 2: Twist your hair. On each side of your head, twist hair in an upwards direction, continuously grabbing more hair from underneath until you reach the back of your head.

Step 3: Create a low ponytail. Combine both twisted sections in a low ponytail. Secure with a hair tie.

Step 4: Tease the remaining hair. With the hair that’s not in your twist, gently tease from ends to roots for added volume.

Step 5: Create a braid or two. Weave a couple teeny tiny braids to add your own unique twist on this classic.

Step 6: Create a hair hammock.  Create a little hole in the middle of your twisted ponytail to create a small pouch to tuck all your remaining hair into.

Step 7: Tuck your hair. Bunch your hair up and maneuver it into the little hair hammock you just created. Gently pull up the edges of the hammock and secure with bobby pins for a flawlessly chic end look.

Step 8: Make your braids stand center stage. Before heading to the wedding, make sure that your miniature braids are on the outermost part of your Gibson tuck, so as to add a touch of texture to your otherwise smooth hairstlye. To help them stay beautifully woven, give your finished look a spritz of hair spray and go have an absolute blast!

Wedding Guest Hairstyle #4: Messy Bun

Looking for something a little undone to top off your wedding guest look look? You’re in luck because undone ‘dos are one of the year’s biggest hairstyle trends. To get in on the fun, follow the steps below for a messy bun featuring soft curls that are brushed, teased, and pinned to one side.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray

Hair tie

Curling iron

Rat tail comb

Bobby pins

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Make a side-swept low pony. Gather and tie your hair into a low pony that is neatly situated to one side of your neck.

Step 2: Add curls. In 2-inch sections, quickly curl your pony for a just-lived-in-enough vibe. Be sure to spritz your hair with a heat protectant first.

Step 3: Tease your pony. Using a rat tail comb, gently brush from the ends of your hair up towards the base of your pony tail to add extra volume and texture to your locks.

Step 4: Create your bun. Divide your hair into sections and pin up one at a time, building onto your bun with each newly pinned section.

Step 5: Make it undone. Softly tug at a few face-framing strands, as well as one or two by your ears for a perfectly undone but totally gorgeous hair masterpiece.

Step 6: Seal it in place. Even though your hairstyle looks undone, you definitely don’t want it to fall out while dancing your heart out, so be sure to apply some flexible hold hair spray to help keep everything in its place without making it look too rigid.

Wedding Guest Hairstyle #5: Dutch Fishtail Crown

To show off your strands while looking especially royal, an intricate crown braid is the perfect hairstyle to sport at a friend’s wedding. With the help of a few bobby pins, hair spray, and patience, this will become one of your favorite looks in your hair repertoire.

What you’ll need:

Bobby pins

Rat tail comb

L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold Volume

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Create a side part. Drastically part your hair to one side in order to have enough hair for your crown.

Step 2: Weave a Dutch fishtail braid. When a braid is Dutch, that means that it’s inverted. When weaving this braid, starting at the front of your head in the larger section of parted hair, cross sections under instead of over for a thicker, more noticeable crown.

Step 3: Continue the braid. Instead of stopping the braid when you reach the base of the neck, continue to Dutch braid around to the other side of your head.

Step 4: Finish your braid. Once you’ve braided around the entire circumference of your head, use the remaining hair to create a traditional fishtail braid.

Step 5: Perk up your braid. To make your braid look thicker, tug at each section starting at the ends and working your way to the beginning.

Step 6: Secure your free braid. Tuck the loose braid behind your crown braid and pin in place.

Step 7: Spray it! After that much work, you better believe you’ll want to dance the night away without losing your crown (or its volume), so be sure to generously spray your gorgeous long hairstyle with hair spray.

And there you have it, six hairstyles that will look stunning on you as you part into the night. For more trendy hairstyle ideas, here are 7 Boho Hairstyles to Wear to Your Next Festival.