The next wedding is coming up and you still don't know how to style your hair? We have the most beautiful ideas and inspiration for hairstyles for wedding guests for you. Which look will you say yes to?
If you are invited to a wedding, in addition to the perfect outfit and make-up, you naturally also think about a beautiful hairstyle that is appropriate as a wedding guest. After all, you don't want to outdo the bride in this hairy affair either, who has certainly invested a great deal of time in her elegant bridal hairstyle.
As a wedding guest, you should never overdo it with your hairstyle. Super complex updos are not necessary but are usually reserved for the bride or bridesmaids. Nevertheless, of course, we dress according to the occasion and an elegant evening dress also includes a chic hairstyle.
Depending on the length and texture of your hair, as a wedding guest, you can opt for elegant braids, romantic braided hairstyles, elegant Hollywood waves, stylish half-open hairstyles, classic buns, or simple updos. Hair accessories can also be quickly and easily integrated into the hair and skillfully enhance the simplest hairstyle.
We have the most beautiful wedding hairstyles for guests with long, medium-length, and short hair ready for you. You don't want to put too much time and effort into your hair styling and follow long step-by-step instructions? Then jump straight to our easy DIY hairstyle ideas - they're ready in no time and still create a stylish look befitting the occasion!
Whether open, braided or pinned up - long hair can be styled in a variety of ways.
If you have a long mane, you are welcome to show it off. Open hair is also absolutely appropriate at weddings and does not compete with the elaborate bridal hairstyle.
The glamorous Hollywood Waves are a popular classic among hairstyles with open hair. For this, you need a curling iron with a large piston or a very classic curler. After the curls have been twisted, it is imperative that you brush them well. This is the only way to create the typical Hollywood look with big waves that pour over your shoulders. Next, create a deep side parting and tuck your hair over one shoulder.
Instead of glamorous curls, casual beach waves are also a nice styling alternative for long hair. You can easily conjure up light waves in your hair with a straightening iron. The same applies here: always brush your hair out at the end!
Styling tip: A bit of sea salt spray provides more grip on the hair. This makes it easier for you if you then want to pin up or braid individual sections of hair into a half-open hairstyle.
In addition to waves and curls, straight hair is also a suitable hairstyle for wedding guests. The sleek look is particularly suitable for thin and fine hair that is naturally straight. All you need to do is add some hair oil to your hair to control flyaways or baby hair. In addition, shine spray ensures ultimate shimmering hair. If you have to use a straightening iron to help straighten your hair, don't forget to use a heat protection spray.
Another idea for styling straight hair would be the trendy wet look, where you elegantly put your long hair back with some gel
If you want to wear your hair up, there are countless options for you and your long hair.
Bun hairstyles are also the perfect hairstyle for a wedding. Here you can choose between a very tight bun at the back of your head, where you let your hair lie close to your head, or a loose bun, where a few strands are allowed to peek out.
If you want to invest a little more time and effort into the bun hairstyle, try a braided bun. To do this, first, make a braid and then divide it into two strands. Braid the strands and tie them with a clear hair tie. Now you can wrap the two braided strands around each other and then put them into a bun.
The French twist, also known as the banana, is arguably one of the most popular updos of all time. You can achieve an elegant hairstyle in just a few steps.
The selection of braided hairstyles is huge. Whether French or Dutch braid, a herringbone braid or so-called crown braids - braided hair always looks super chic. Of course, a braided hairstyle always takes a little more time, but with a little practice, it will quickly slip off your fingers.
For a simple version of the crown braids, where you place two braids on top of your head like a crown, you probably don't need that much practice. If you master the classic braiding technique with three strands, this romantic hairstyle is child's play for you.
That's how it's done:
A good hairspray is essential to ensure that the festive hairstyles last the whole day at the wedding.
Of course, you can also wear medium-length hair that reaches your shoulders or collarbone loose, pinned up, or half-open. Half-open hairstyles look particularly great on shoulder-length hair such as bob hairstyles.
For medium-length hair that reaches the collarbone or shoulders, updos that sit lower at the nape of the neck work best. Here you can, for example, twist a deep bun aka low bun, or try the cord knot bun. This can be done in just a few minutes but looks like a lot more work.
How to make the cord knot bun?
You can also pin up classic bob hairstyles on the neck with a very special twist. A headband completes this hairstyle!
This is how the updo with a twist succeeds
If you don't want your ends to be fringed, you can just tuck them under your hair.
Here you can see the instructions from the front and back:
Half-open hair looks particularly good on medium-length hairstyles. For a simple half-up hairstyle, gather the top section of your hair above your ears and fasten it quickly and easily with a bobby pin at the back of your head.
You can also tie the upper section of hair into a braid and decorate it with a cute bow, for example, or twist it into a loose bun. The rest of your hair can fall loosely on your shoulders. If you still have curls or light waves in your hair, this wedding hairstyle looks particularly romantic.
Alternatively, you can also separate just two strands from the front section and either braid them, cord them or simply pin them together at the back of your head with bobby pins or hair clips.
We have a particularly nice idea for you for a half-open braided hairstyle. Best of all, you don't even have to braid your hair. The hairstyle merely looks like it is braided. All you need for the hairstyle are small elastic rubber hair bands in your hair color.
That's how it works:
Even short haircuts such as a bob that only reaches the chin area can be emphasized with romantic and festive hair styling. Even if you don't have enough hair to gather it into a braid or a complex updo, the half-up hairstyles mentioned above are no problem for you.
If you wear the popular pixie short hairstyle, then you know for sure that the length of your hair doesn't give you too much leeway to conjure up varied hairstyles. Nevertheless, you can of course stage your pixie cut beautifully for a wedding. For example, if you wear a pixie with a longer quiff or a slanted pony, you are welcome to put your braiding skills to the test and braid a center braid in the French braid style, for example, or braid the pony sideways in the classic braided style and then pin it with a beautiful clip.
If you wear your pixie even shorter, you can of course use hair accessories such as headbands or hair clips to give your hair a festive look.
If you have naturally straight hair, you can conjure up a perfect ponytail as a wedding hairstyle in just a few minutes. It is best to use a hair tie in the same shade of your hair color - it looks more elegant! Of course, you can vary between a low or high ponytail here. With very thin hair, you usually want a little more volume. To do this, backcomb your hair slightly at the hairline before pulling it into a ponytail.
Or you go for the trendy sleek look and make yourself an extremely tight ponytail. To do this, spread hair gel or hair glue in the hairline and comb the styling products into the hair. This way you can also get a grip on flying hair or baby hair. If your hair is close to your head, gather the lengths into a ponytail.
Do you want to add a bit of swing to the braid? Then first gather your hair into a ponytail and then twist a few strands with a flat iron or curling iron. Release a few thin strands from the braid so that they cascade around your face and curl them as well. This is how you create a romantic braid hairstyle super quickly without having to curl all your hair in advance!
Braided hairstyles do not always have to be complicated and time-consuming. A cord braid, for example, can be done in just five minutes and you will certainly be asked about this beautiful hairstyle by other wedding guests. Because it is definitely unique!
As a wedding guest, elegant curls are usually a popular hairstyle choice. But creating the perfect waves with straighteners, curling irons or curlers usually takes some time. Waking up on your wedding morning with perfect curls? A dream that can actually become reality.
With the right tips and tricks, you can ensure a proper head of curls overnight. How to style while you sleep? All you need is a pair of socks that you fasten with a hair clip on either side of your head. Then you wrap the two sections of hair around the socks and fix the whole thing with a hair tie. If you go to bed like this, you will wake up the next morning with gorgeous curls. All you have to do is give it a good brush and then use some hair oil to make it shine. This not only saves you a tremendous amount of time but also avoids damaging your hair.
Just like with simple outfits, where you let exciting accessories speak for themselves, it starts with dazzling and shimmering hair accessories. While a headband with a complicated updo would simply be too much for a wedding guest, it harmonizes perfectly with light waves in the hair. With the right hair accessories, even the simplest hairstyle can be upgraded in no time at all. As a wedding guest, you can wear ornate headbands made of velvet or satin, but sparkling hair clips also give simple braided hairstyles that certain something.
Also nice: hairstyles with hair clips. With dazzling hair clips you can conjure up a simple updo in a few seconds or you can wear your hair half-open. If you don't want an elaborate braided hairstyle, limit yourself to two strands, which you braid along the side of your head and pin at the back of your head with a nice hair clip. Add light waves to your hair and you have a quick and easy wedding hairstyle!
Bows also make beautiful hair accessories. Whether in a braid or half-open hairstyles, satin or velvet bows give wedding hairstyles a romantic touch.
If you are at a wedding with a boho theme, then flowers in your hair are a must. Wreaths of flowers come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
But hair bands with flower applications or individual flowers that you put in your braid or updo make a dreamy boho hairstyle for wedding guests.
However, as a wedding guest, you should stay away from diadems or tiaras - these sparkling accessories are reserved for the bride!