With wedding season just around the corner, you’ll no doubt be putting together the perfect wedding guest look. Getting the balance right can be tricky; you need to put in the effort without stepping on the bride’s toes. As an extension of your look, your hairstyle should be seen as an accessory worth thinking about; whether you choose a classic updo or loose bohemian waves, create a picture-perfect look for the big day with these A-list hair ideas that are perfect for wedding guests.
Nothing says ‘wedding season’ quite like a fascinator; though a style once reserved almost exclusively for mothers of the bride, the fascinator hat has witnessed something of a renaissance in recent years. Modernised by the likes of Kate Middleton and kooky songstress Paloma Faith, it’s a perfect option if the dress code reads ‘classic.’
Bohemian spirited wedding guests take note: the floral headband is your go-to formal accessory. Spring or summer weddings are the perfect place to showcase this look, and you can easily re-use your occasion headband for festival season too (we love a versatile accessory!). When it comes to your hair, stick to tousled waves like Selena Gomez, or go for a messy updo à la Jennifer Lawrence. Avoid clashing with members of the wedding party by embracing colour-popping petals that complement your outfit. Remember, simpler ensembles will be able to carry bolder accessories, whereas printed or statement looks should choose a subtler design.
Plaits and Braids
Plaits and braids can work for every hair type and are a bang on trend way to style your barnet for the big day. Rita Ora’s plaited updo has a bohemian charm; you can easily incorporate accessories like hair jewels and floral clips into the braid for a dressier finish too. Fishtail braids come in all shapes and sizes; Blake Lively’s chunkier, side-sweeping style is sleek yet streetwise, bridging the gap between the urbane and elegant. Whatever your plait preference, keep it contemporary with a messier finish; after all, scalp-splitting styles should come with a health warning.
Gone are the days of ultra-slicked back hairstyles and harsh static updo’s; now, it’s all about taking a softer approach. Whether you make like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, choosing to go more down than up and leaving a cascade of hair loose, or go for a romantically tousled loose updo inspired by Chloe Moretz, the pared back appeal of the up-down ‘do makes it beautifully modern. If your hair is fine, give it more oomph using a clip-in extension before separating so that you’ve got plenty to work with.
Unashamedly ladylike, ribbons were all over the autumn/winter catwalks in 2017, and the novelty of tying bows in our hair hasn’t faded; indeed, it’s still a red-carpet favourite for young Hollywood favourites Maisie Williams and Millie Bobby Brown. Tie around a ponytail for an easy but oh-so pretty wedding appropriate look.