Wedding Guest Hairstyles Made Easy

Are you wondering how to style your hair for an upcoming wedding? We asked the experts for some hairstyle ideas and how to achieve them

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Off to a wedding soon? It’s likely you’ll want to look your very best as you’ll probably appear in lots of photos. Once you’ve sorted out what you want to wear to the wedding, you’ll need to think about your hairstyle.

Wedding guest hairstyle inspiration

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We asked the expert hairstylists at Team Glam for some easy to achieve hairstyles for wedding guests so you can look amazing – just try not to upstage the bride! Which wedding guest hairstyle will you opt for?

Half Up Half Down

This is a classic wedding guest hairstyle as well as being favoured by brides! Make sure you have a pretty hair clip to hand to add some sparkle.

Best for: Hair that is shoulder length or longer. Alternatively hair extensions can be used to create extra length and volume.

What you need: Gel spray, comb, backcombing brush, hair grips, heated rollers and maximum-hold hair spray.

If you don’t have heated rollers a similar look can be achieved by curling hair with straighteners, tongs or a wand. Once hair is all curled follow all steps from the point of removing the rollers.

Half up half down wedding guest hairstyle

Get the Look

Step 1: Spritz the hair with gel spray and set the hair in heated rollers and leave in until fully cooled. Using your comb or the tail of the backcombing brush part the hair from ear to ear across the top of the head. Gather the front section of hair and clip this away for later.

Step 2: Gather the top section of hair at the crown, lightly backbrush this to achieve the desired height and secure with hair grips at the back of the crown by crossing the hair grips.

Step 3: Take the front section and brush through from root to mid length, and using your normal parting, brush the front section round to the back and secure with the crossed hair grips.

Step 4: Gently separate curls so all the back hair will fall in loose curls and finish with a spritz of hairspray. You can now add your hair accessory at the back, either a clip or a fascinator works equally well.

French Twist

If you're searching for a more sophisticated wedding guest hairstyle, how about this? It works for all ages!

Best for: Hair that is mid-length or longer. If you want to attempt this with layered hair, make sure they’re long layers. 

What you need: Volumising spray, comb, hair grips and maximum-hold hair spray.

French twist wedding guest hairstyle

Get the Look

Step 1: Spritz the hair with volumizer. Use a comb to part the hair across the back of the head, from ear to ear. Gather the top section of hair at the crown, twist it once and secure with grips.

Step 2: Gather the bottom section of the hair at the nape of the neck. Twist it in a column upward, so that the ends stick up.

Step 3: Grasp the column of hair and tuck it underneath itself in the direction of the twist. Secure the hair along the twist with grips. Finish with a misting of hair spray.

Loose Curled Up Do

Once you've learnt how to master this hairstyle, you won't want to save it just for when you're a wedding guest!

Best for: Medium to long hair that is one length or layered. 

What you need: Gel spray, one large hair elastic, heated rollers, hair grips and strong hold hairspray.

This hairstyle can be centred or styled to the side.

Loose curled up do wedding guest hairstyle

Get the Look

Step 1: Spritz the hair with gel spray and set the hair in heated rollers and leave in until fully cooled. Using your comb or the tail of the backcombing brush part the hair from ear to ear across the top of the head. Gather the front section of hair and clip this away for later.

Step 2: Gently backcomb the crown area until the desired height is achieved. Gather about 1/3 of the hair loosely into a ponytail at the mid-back or side (depending on the look you want). Don’t pull too tight; you want the natural texture to show. Secure with an elastic. Grab a one-inch section of the ponytail and create a loop with the section by bringing the ends up to the scalp and securing with a grip. Repeat until all the hair in the ponytail has been looped, add the remaining hair by looping it and securing it with a grip. If you wish you can leave some loose tendrils. 

Step 3: Working with your parting gently secure the front sections into the ponytail leaving out a much hair as you want at the front.

If you’re looking for even more wedding hair ideas, why not check out our wedding hair inspiration gallery? Once you’ve sorted out your wedding hair, browse our DIY wedding makeup tutorials to help finish off your wedding guest look to perfection.



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