Elegant wedding guest hairstyles

Create a statement without outshining the bride with these wedding guest hairstyles that’ll see you through wedding season and beyond.

There’s no finer time than a wedding to flaunt a sensational hairdo. You want something that’s unique but classic, effortless yet glam and - most of all - doesn’t scream ‘bride’

It’s the perfect excuse to immerse yourself in wedding guest hair inspiration and take party-ready locks to the next level. Once you’ve chosen your outfit and styled your wedding tresses, make sure they stay put from the ‘I do’s’ until dawn with the ghd range of super-luxe hair products.

Get creative with these hairstyles for wedding guests and take the big day of florals and romance by storm.

Braided Crown

This immaculate braided updo is ideal for lifting tresses off your face – perfect for a summer wedding. Keep your plaited Alice band ultra-feminine by leaving a veil of delicate locks around the hairline, then relax the braid by teasing it with your fingers. Complete the look with rose-tinged lips and a soft blush for instant ethereal beauty.

Twisted Fishtail

Wedding guest hairstyles don’t get more fairy tale than this. Super flattering and wonderful for showing off sculpted cheekbones, this sweeping fishtail is sure to stand out among a sea of wedding guest hair. The chunky braid will look even more gorgeous as it comes undone throughout the day – perfect for that moment when you hit the dance floor.

Tip: Give your voluptuous mane plenty of lustre by spritzing with ghd final shine spray.

Glamour Waves

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Glamour waves

Screen siren waves are wedding guest hair gold. Timeless, luxuriant and completely gorgeous, the glossy waves can be paired with a deep side parting for added drama. A ghd paddle brush is the best way to turn curls into the ultimate wedding waves – sweep to the side for a charming update.

Curly ponytail

For wedding guest hair that’s classic but not overly formal, try this glamorous curled ponytail. Create super-sized curls with plenty of root lift, then pull them gracefully in a voluminous updo. Once it’s styled and locked into place with ghd final fix hairspray, you won’t have to think about your locks for the rest of the day.

Tip: Add a bow for a youthful and romantic finish.

Reverse French Plait

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Reverse French plait

Get creative with wedding guest hairstyles and deliver a look that wows. Let this modern update on the French plait do the talking and pair with a simple jewel-neck dress and dazzling earrings. Make sure your locks are boosted all day and night with ghd root lift spray.

Tip: If your hair is fine, lightly backcomb the base of the knot to create the illusion of thickness.

Beach braids

Look effortlessly alluring as you throw the confetti with this beautiful braided half updo. Hair has become the new accessory on the runways - weaving in intricate details like this dreamy braid adds modern romance to wedding guest hairstyles. Pin back with natural-looking beach waves for a flawless bohemian aesthetic.

Polished low chignon

Classic chignons are go-to wedding hairstyles for guests who want to look effortlessly chic. Leave a few tendrils out at the hairline to offset the perfect low bun with more relaxed front layers. Make sure your tresses are luxuriously smooth by working ghd smooth & finish serum into the mid-lengths and ends while damp. Blow-dry using the ghd air® hairdryer before forming your striking wedding guest hair.

Retro bouffant

Whether it’s a subtle iteration or an all-out retro throwback, the bouffant is a sure-fire win when it comes to wedding guest hairstyles. Frame your face with wispy tendrils and add doe-eyed lashes for Twiggy-inspired charm. Give your updo volume by applying two to four pumps of ghd total volume foam to damp hair and blow-drying.

Tip: Take a handbag-sized version of ghd final fix spray in your clutch bag to help keep your style locked in from the vows to the party.

Statement Embellishment

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Statement embellishment

Take note of the runways and pair sleek locks with major accessories for statement wedding guest hair. Secure tresses behind one ear with a bejewelled clip, go all-out with a gorgeous headpiece or add some pins to poker-straight hair for playful grown up embellishment.

Braided bun

For next-level wedding guest hair, sweep a braid around your head and pin it to a luxurious chignon. It perfectly toes the line between bohemian and put-together, meaning you can wow fellow well-wishers without outshining the bride. Be sure to turn heads by pairing with a simple off-the-shoulder dress and a killer pair of earrings.

Return those RSVPs bursting with inspiration for your next nuptials celebration with this range of wedding guest hairstyles to try. Polished chignons, luscious waves and embellished glam - these luxurious hairdos will ensure you turn up to the big day looking flawless.


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