Be the Best-Tressed Guest With These 30 Hairstyles, Perfect for Wedding Guests

Suitable for every hair type and length

Kallima Photography

Photo by Kallima Photography

A bride's wedding day is one of the most special moments in her life, and as a guest, it's just as memorable. Whether it's a friend or family member walking down the aisle, you want to celebrate in style and, of course, with a great hair day, too. And these best-of-the-best wedding guest hairstyles practically guarantee that!

There's no need to go overboard with an intricate updo that requires a professional, but you don't want to miss the mark with a too-casual messy top knot, either. A well-tressed guest is one who looks like she can whip up a chic hairstyle with a few hair ties, pins, and accessories and is ready to snap selfies with the newlyweds. The hairstyles here all fit the bill. From updos that are easy to master to next-level ponytails to the never-fail half-up half-down, these darling 'dos are just the thing to rock at every upcoming wedding on your itinerary, no matter how casual or formal it is.

Try your hand at a knotted updo. (They're super easy and black-tie appropriate.) Pull out your curling wand and keep things classic with loose waves. And a twisted ponytail is a perfect fit when the sun is shining during those outdoor summer ceremonies. Plus, some styles are so beautiful, you can skip the jewelry and let your 'do be the accessory that tops off your outfit.

So get your dancing heels on and grab your favorite LBD, because this is all you need to complete your wedding-appropriate ensemble. Below, we've rounded up the best hairstyles, perfect for wedding guests of all hair types and lengths.

A Simple Down 'Do

Chic Updo

bride and groom
Photo by Sara Lobla

Half-Up Messy Bun

A Sweet-As-Can-Be Bow

Romantic Updo

Textured Bun

bride hairstyle curly natural hair
Photo by Volvoreta

High Pony with Headband

Deep Side-Part

Clipped Ponytail

A Princess-Worthy Crown Braid

Raked-Back Chignon

Crisscross Ponytail

Photo by Sally Pinera


Beach Waves

Fishtail Updo

Cascading Loops

Classic Low Ponytail

Bride getting read bow in hair
Photo by Red Aspen Photography

Loose Braid


Half-Up Half-Down Twist

Photo by A Heart String

Classic Fishtail

Braid with Flowers
Photo by Kristen Kilpatrick

Twisted Ponytail

Loose Waves

A Low-Key Pin

Photo by Greg Finck

Sweet & Simple Braids

Main Image
Photo by Clayton Austin

Dressed-Up Top Knot

Tousled Curls

Bride and groom kissing
Photo by A Heart String

Cascading Fishtail Braid

Knotted Updo

A Statement Headpiece

Braided Updo

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