With wedding season hopefully back on track for the latter half of 2021 and more intimate ceremonies underway right now, we've been busy cherry-picking the best wedding guest dresses and deciphering the biggest bridal trends for the rest of the year. What can we say? We're in the mood for love. But what about those finishing touches? More specifically, I'm talking wedding guest hair.
Having personally experienced the panic of trying to secure a pearl hair clip when you're meant to be jumping in a taxi for the church, I am all about putting as much thought into special-occasion hairstyles as I would my dress. (After all, nobody wants to be the person who arrives at a wedding after the bride—especially when you've only got a hair accessory to blame.) So to prevent you from reliving my own last-minute hair panic, I've rounded up a whole lot of wedding-guest hairstyle inspiration so that you can plan ahead.
To keep things super straightforward, I've identified a few simple styles that will take just minutes to do and work for all hair types. Think buns, twisted updos, and ponytails. Keep scrolling for 33 of the best (and easiest) wedding guest hairstyles for a stress-free wedding season.
A simple low bun takes seconds to do, is perfect for keeping your hair off your face during a summer wedding, and looks even more stylish when you leave a few strands loose around your face—see above. (A definite plus if you aren't the best at styling your own hair!)
Nnenna takes the low bun to the next level with her covetable hair-clip stack. I love how she's teamed the eclectic accessories with a printed dress for a maximalist approach to wedding guest dressing.
Even simpler than a bun is this two-minute twist demonstrated by Johanne. Simply pull your hair back like you're going to tie it into a ponytail, and then twist it upward from the nape of your neck. Secure in place with a statement butterfly clip, and you're good to go.
All of our fashion friends are wearing hair scarves right now, and when they look as elegant as Peony's, it's easy to see why. Tie one around a high bun, and leave the ends loose for a romantic wedding guest look.
A more modern take on Johanne's butterfly clip, Stephanie's disheveled hair twist is all about the statement hair clips. Leave some hair loose around your face, and let the ends of your hair poke out for a boho vibe.
The half-up, half-down hairstyle takes approximately 30 seconds to do and genuinely looks great on everyone. It's a great option if, like me, you prefer wearing your hair down but want to try something a little different for a special occasion.