The wedding season is coming! Well, how many invitations have fluttered into your house?
Before every wedding, we ask ourselves the same questions: What am I wearing? And: what hairstyle to go with it? Because of course we don't want to steal the show as the bride's wedding guest, but it should still be pretty, appropriate for the occasion, and chic.
Yes, I will! The perfect hairstyle as a wedding guest. Here you will find the latest trends, wonderful ideas, and practical styling tips.
One thing first: Without hair accessories, nothing works at the moment when it comes to hairstyle. Whether bows, clasps, turbans, or scarves - the main thing is to be conspicuous!
The best: With the various hair accessories you can give your outfit a completely new look immediately - without having to constantly buy a new dress. In addition, most accessories can simply be put into open or half-open hair and conjure up a great hairstyle for you as a wedding guest without much effort.
Whether draped around two cute mini buns (seen on actress Millie Bobby Brown at the SAG Awards 2018), as an eye-catcher for a braided hairstyle, or to tie the hair on the neck into a deep ponytail: bows are the absolute bestseller for wedding guest hairstyles.
The bows come in all materials - velvet, satin, or silk. It's best to coordinate the bow with the rest of your outfit.
They were the absolute highlight on the catwalks of the last Fashion Weeks: hairbands. The selection ranges from ostentatiously adorned with pearls to naturally decorated hoops with scattered flowers. Best of all: headbands fit both short and long hair.
For that extra romantic touch, leave your hair open and lay it in soft beach waves.
Hairstyles with turban are very simple and at the same time something very special, because they turn every outfit into a unique look. Whether combined with a chic cocktail dress or a classic jumpsuit - turbans are a sophisticated alternative to hats and reflect the 1920s look ("The Great Gatsby").
It is also the perfect hairstyle for wedding guests who need to be styled quickly: tie your hair away (or just leave it open), put on a turban and you're done!
Speaking of the 1920s: the hairband trend from that time is now celebrating a comeback. Hailey Bieber convinces us how great it looks with a chic lace dress and a loosely pinned up top knot - or do we have to say more?
Whether you wear your hair in a sleek look or with light waves is up to you.
Tip: Secure the band with bobby pins so it doesn't slip.
Those who like things a little more unconventional should pick up on this trend. Simply tie a pretty silk scarf (of course it doesn't have to be a Hermès Carré) around the bun or braid - et voilà! Immediately gives every simple hairstyle that certain something.
Tip: You can even wear a cool messy bun to the wedding with a scarf.
As a guest at a wedding, hair styling doesn't have to be super complex. You can also wear very simple hairstyles, such as a ponytail or a braid. Here you will find beautiful styling ideas with which you can still achieve an elegant twist.
The ponytail is the absolute classic among hairstyles. If you want to wear the ponytail to a wedding, you can simply tie it low in the neck (instead of in the middle of the head as usual). This creates an elegant hairstyle in no time that you can wear with both long and medium-length hair. For a romantic look, we use a bow instead of a hair tie.
The bun is the perfect alternative to elaborate updos. You can wear it either high on the top of your head or on the back of your neck. The latter variant is also suitable for women with rather short hair. Fix any parts that fall out with a beautiful hairpin.
As an eye-catcher, we wrap a thin pearl necklace around the bun. Alternatively, you can use a hair tie with pearls.
The perfect look for women with medium-length hair: A half-up, i.e. a hairstyle in which only half of the hair is pinned up. To do this, you simply have to separate the upper part of your hair and twist it into a bun, for example. Or you can tie two strands back together - one from the left and one from the right temple. You just let the rest of the hair fall loosely. It becomes romantic if you add hair accessories to the hairstyle or twist it with a curling iron.
Anyone who has no patience or very fine hair for braids and co. Can of course also appear at the wedding without an elaborate hairstyle. A great idea to spice up the look a bit are accessories such as hair clips or headbands. They can be worn with both curly and straight hair and are bombproof even when catching a bridal bouquet.
Regardless of whether you are a bride or a guest: Braided hair is one of the most beautiful wedding hairstyles and is just right for every woman. For example, side braids look very romantic on medium to long hair.
Boxer braids, on the other hand, look cooler and you can give them a wedding-ready touch with individual (fake) flowers. Classics like the French braid or a Dutch braid always work, of course.
With short hair, it is advisable to braid a single strand close to the head and wear it like a headband.
By the way: You can find out how to do the different types of braids step-by-step on our braided hairstyle page.
If simple hairstyles are too common for you or if you want to make the perfect appearance as a bridesmaid, you can dare to do an updo. Many variants look more difficult than they are and can also be mastered by one person alone.
Tip in advance: So that your hair has a better grip and the updo lasts all day, you should knead some mousse into the lengths after washing your hair.
This variant is the right hairstyle for wedding guests with relatively long hair. All you need is a hair tie and a couple of bobby pins.
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The banana (also called French twist) is probably the classic among festive hairstyles. It can be styled on medium to long hair. You will need bobby pins and hairspray.
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Do you prefer something a little more casual? Then this simple updo with a headband could suit you.
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