Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wedding Guest Hair Styles


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I am the least savvy person when it comes to fanciful hairstyles. It would require an army of professional hair stylists armed with a truckload of combs, pins and products to transform my non-negotiable, very stubborn straight hair into something other than, well, straight. I have a close and formal family wedding coming up in the next week, so I have been scouring the net for some inspiring hair ideas. These are the looks that I have loved the most after sifting through what seems like hundreds. I hope that you can help me narrow down my choices.


Floral Fascinators
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If you're part of the bridal party, make the most of this VIP opportunity by going beautifully dramatic with your hair choice. When else will you get to flaunt pretty floral hair accessories without looking like you stepped off the set of a Midsummer's Night Dream? Try a floral crown with fresh flowers if you are a bridesmaid, or tie the blooms into a waterfall braid. A delicate floral fascinator can be pinned to the side of a romantic upstyle. These floral inspirations are all white, but pick a pastel or bright shade to compliment the colour of your dress.


Braided Halos
Don't worry if you didn't pay attention back when your grandma/mum/great aunt braided your hair. Here's an excellent tutorial on how to create your own halo braid. This Heidi-inspired look is wonderfully feminine, perfect for showing off a great neckline and the back detail of a dress.


Half Up Half Down
With the right styling tools (or friends), the half-up half-down style is one that can be done by yourself without the expense of going to a salon. All it takes is chicly combing back the front section of your hair like Frieda Pinto & Kate Beckinsale have. Then fasten it with bobby pins at the back to a height that you're happy with. Tease at the crown if you prefer extra volume a la Isabeli Fontana. Use a curling tong to twirl the rest of your locks. You can also leave a few loose strands to frame your face, adding a softer feel like Jessica Chastain & Lily Collins.


Side Swept Waves
 One of my favourite occasion hairstyles are glamourous side swept waves. Although I have learned the hard way that my hair simply will not hold a curl, even when doused with a can full of super-glue simulative hairspray. 


Posh Ponytails
 Probably the easiest, no-fuss hairstyle to achieve for an occasion - especially if you've overslept from the party the night before and you're in a hurry - is a ponytail. This timeless style has been modified on the runway of Jenny Packham to include a pretty twist, while Reem Acra's models wore a pompadour with their ponys. Selena, Bella and Nina have all turned to this simply slick but elegant hairstyle for red carpet events.


Elegant Updo's
An elaborate updo would rate for me as the most complicated event hairstyle to accomplish. 
If you're naturally talented in the hair department, you can create one of these graceful looks on your own, but most of the time, it will require a trip to your stylist to get right. Chanel pinned pearls into their classic chignon, Valentino went for a twisted braided upstyle and Dolce & Gabbana modernized the retro beehive. Ashley Simpson took a more laid back approach to her look with a tousled wavy upturned coif. Ashley Madekwe added some sparkle to her high bun with crystal clips. This type of look is ideal for showing off chandelier earrings.


Crystal Headbands
A crystal or embellished headband instantly creates that enchanting princess effect. It can be used to adorn a polished, pulled back ballet bun like Ariel Winter, Sienna Miller and Petra Nemcova. Or try a softer wavy side upstyle like Charlize Theron. Keep your embellishings understated and youthful with lace details and coloured beads. For a more minimalist styling option, wear your hair down like Elle Fanning and Jenna Dewan-Tatum.


I need your best advice...Which hairstyle would you wear to a wedding? 

114 comments:

Pitufina said...

I love it!!

I am interested on this kind of hair ideas.

kisses!

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My Urban Market said...

There are so many beautiful hair styles in this post! The choice is not easy but I have to admit I really like posh ponytails...they're so romantic and chic! Kisses.

Valeria.
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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I usually wear mine totally down... and if I ever get married again I'll probably keep it down as well! For my first wedding I had an updo and it was pretty but so stiff... I'd rather have something romantic.

Anthea F said...

love all of them!

Jenna Doeleman said...

Beautiful! !! I like the side swept hair the most as I like hair down as a guest. Great post!

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Christelle G said...

Nice post ! Love the braided halos!
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Jackie Harrison said...

I will give the up do a try great list of hair style.
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Nee said...

oh wow! those hairstyles are all so pretty! i whish i could do my hair like that... the half up half down is probably the only style i could do. i really need to put more time and effort into my hair. i feel like my everyday hair is SO boring.

lots of love xx

Nicky mywishstyle said...

love, love love! the ponytails are my fav!
ciao
Nicky

Lilli said...

Sam, I get you since mine are the same! So I usually prefer to leave them more natural possible, just the bun and the ponytail are the ones I make most. But, for a wedding would love to have an impressive hairstyle and make up, keeping the outfit classic and simple. So my fav options are the braided halo, the elegant updo and the crystal headbands. You can mix the last one, look for a crystal headband and the do a low bun, I am sure you will be really lovely and romantic! If you wont be able, leave the headband and the hair natural!:) Kisses dear, hope your days is going well! xo

getcarriedaway said...

thank you sweety!
Beautiful hairstyles, love the braided halos!
happy day :)

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Francy Stef said...

Great tips!! These hair styles are amazing!!
Kisses
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love all these styles! I usually go with a half up look though I should rock my fascinator more often (I wore it at my own wedding!)


xoxo,
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Adriana Carmen said...

Lovely looks!

Alejandra said...

I love these hair looks!!!
Nice day pretty:)
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Mili said...

Such elegant hairstyles! I need to try out the braided halo soon :) Thanks for the inspo!

Mili from call me, Maeby

Couture Carrie said...

All so gorgeous!
Especially loving the headbands!

xoxox,
CC

Kim Alston said...

I love all of these. Have always been a fan of fascinators. With my short hair, I would go for a fancy headband.
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Paola Lauretano said...

Hi Sam!!! I love the hall-up hall-down style... becouse I prefere the hairstyle more simply as possible!
Very inspiring post, as always!

beauty visions said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Loving the braided halos, it's a shame that my hair isn't quite long enough! xx

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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love braids, im bookmarking this for inspo! Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

ChocolateFashionCoffee said...

lovely hairstyles!


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kim bim said...

Very cool hairstyles, lurv all....

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I'm probably even less savvy Sam. Since I have a bob, I usually wear an embellished headband or crystal hair clips. If I had long hair, I'd definitely go for an elegant up do.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Afina blog said...

love braids!
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Rupsha B said...

I love braided halos. Like LOVE, love it! Right now I'm obsessing over those kitten ears headband! Those are just awesome isn't it?

-Ru|Glitter & Blush

Maddie said...

Really great hairstyle choices! I love attendind weddings & this post gave me a lot of ideas how I would want my hair to be on that occasion! :)

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Gail J said...

very beautiful!

ROXTHEFOX said...

I can relate. I only know how to do my hair one way, and even that takes ages. I'm definitely not creative with my hair, but seriously love some of these ideas, especially the side swept waves. I need to youtube this stuff and figure out how it works haha. Saved a few of these images, so thanks for sharing!

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Kacie Cone said...

I love the pony tails! All of these hair styles make me wish I had longer hair!!

Lilli said...

Thanks a bunch for your words my friend, big hugs and have a great day tmw!

Chocolate Rose Style said...

Wonderful ispiration!
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Oh to Be a Muse said...

I think you should incorporate a braid, side curls and a floral fascinator. That would be so awesome at the wedding!

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Corinne said...

Beautiful! I really wish I was able to do styles like some of these with my hair.

Corinne x
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S said...

Loooove these haistyles!!!
If only I could do them...
My faves are braides and crystal headbands sets!
xxx
s
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mochaccinoland said...

i love the braids look!!! <3

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AlittlebitUnique // UK blog said...

These are gorgeous, I'd love the braids!

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xx

Carmen said...

Aww these look all so pretty and I really wish I wasn´t that bad at doing my hair xD My dream hairdo for my own wedding would be this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ncz7X5c4tA
Also I can totaly understand that you don´t wanna do outfits pics and anyway your blog is also interesting without them ;)
xx

Busisiwe Mgoboli said...

The braid is so relaxed and so chic..I would wear that at my wedding ( :

Viola said...

Oh I love all those hair styles! Every single one!
So great post!

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Daniella said...

Aw these hairstyles are so dreamy! I adore the braided styles and also the elegant up-do's, perfect! :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Dascha Boonstra said...

Love the hairstyles! Looking great!

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TheIndiansavage said...

Ohh lovely inspiration... I like all
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lorenamarchis said...

So beautiful hairstyles! Great inspiration post!

Sorana Nistor said...

i love these hairdos !!
xoxo

Demi Mist said...

Very beautiful photos!
I wish I had the talent to do things on my hair, but I'm usually so lazy!

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

I love them all but if I were you I will go for the elegant up do D&G hairstyle!
Enhance your facial features and grace up your neck.
Amazing look in my humble opinion.

Dressed with soul said...

Dearest Sam, normally I don´t like it to go to weddings and fortunately I´m alread married since a very long time :) But when I saw these wonderful hairstyles I wanted immediately to go to a wedding!

And it sounds like you have similar problems with weeds than we here, I recognized, too, that frost and winter weed doesn´t care. Thanks for your answer, so I know now that you haven´t problems to communicate together in your region!

Wish you a wonderful and happy rest of the week <3

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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dim_3fs said...

I would suggest the ponytail!!!

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Diana Ashuayem said...

Beautiful hairstyles!
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June said...

Wow! Such beautiful hairstyles! I love the braided halo and sleek ponys the best
xx
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andysparkles said...

I'm totally into floral hair styles right now!

xx

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Tamina said...

wow, so many stunning styles. how could you ever choose only one of those for your greatest day when you're not only being a guest on a wedding ... ?

women's boutique said...

Amazing!! I think the Braided Halos or the Floral Fascinators may be a good choice.. though I love them all! It's hard to pick! :) I love this blog!! X

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Toks said...

Such a great selection. I really would have such a hard time deciding, there are sooooo many that I like.
xoxoxo

Ask Erena said...

All of them are gorgeous, but I guess waves are my favorites.
hugs from New York,
xx
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Ali Hval said...

Hahaha, I love that first paragraph you wrote, Sam! That is so true... I am awful with hairstyles. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have my mom to do my hair for my outfit posts. Just this morning, I struggled to braid my ponytail and twirl it into a bun. Took me a good 15 minutes! Ha.

These are all so beautiful... I love those crystal headbands. I feel like you could wear those with a pretty white dress day to day! I wish my hair was long enough to do the braided halos, too. I see girls donning those braids a lot and my hair is ALMOST long enough to do it! So many cute ideas... I just e-mailed this to my mom to see if she would like to try any of these out on me. Wish me luck! ;)

Ile Odarod said...

I think you should go for a simple braided up do. It's more manageable and would look really great in an outdoor wedding.
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Linda B said...

These are such fantastic inspirations! I'm attending a wedding (actually, doing the photography, eep!) next month, so I could use some ideas. I'm awful with hair haha

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Ginger said...

these are GORGEOUS hair photos! i especially love the braided halos and side-swept waves. so feminine!

Ginger @ Chic by Night
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Style-Delights said...

All styles are so pretty! For a summer wedding, I love braided buns! So chic and pretty! I just came back from vacation and now catching up with all ur previous posts! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
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Carolyn said...

that first style is so pretty! I had mine up in a formal chignon with a little bit of volume

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Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I like the very first one too - otherwise half up, half down :) Either way, you've got lovely hair (very much unlike mine!) so I'm sure you'll look lovely!

I'm finally back from all my travels - it's so nice to be at home and being able to catch up with everyone :)

Alexa said...

braided halo and the side swept waves are my favorite styles! im always looking for something new but they take soo long

Alexa <3
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Monchi said...

i dream with a braid halo for my wedding
i just love them
xox
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Elsey Whisperingstyle said...

oh wow! All of those hair style are gorgeous and I love the head pieces as well! You share such a beautiful collection of pictures!
kisses!
ps: hope you like my latest post :)
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Fashion Lover said...

Great post!! I love the braided halos!!

Xoxo!

Lena vgolove said...

Great post! Beautiful hair!

Best wishes!
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mademoiselle mode said...

so lovely hairstyle ^^
i love all :)

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Jessica Mattioli said...

Lovely post dear Sam!!! "Half Up Half Down", "Side Swept Waves" and "Posh Ponytails" selection are my fav!! Hope you have a great day sweety!

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Helena Resende said...

I love all those hairstyles :)

Emma Henderson said...

Such pretty ideas Sam! I tend to be really boring and just go for a blow out but maybe these will inspire me next time xo

Ana said...

amazing summary pics

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María G said...

I love braid halos :)
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Coco said...

In my opinion a guest shouldn't wear bold hair accessories or spirt elaborated hairstyles. I would go either for the very first hairstyle with a less bling bling fascinator or for an undone updo. I loved this topic by the way. Let us know what you decide!
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Gloria la borsa di mary poppins said...

beautiful!:)
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BELULOVE said...

love ponytails!!!! kisses

Stella said...

I suck at styling my hair, all those hairstyles look perfect!
I love braids and waves.
x
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Ozden Ozdogan said...

I wouldn't do something polished.I'd have tried my hair as natural as possible.The first one is amazing in my opinion.And you can also choose half up half down hairstyles which are pretty amazing and now I saw them I regret why I didn't do this on my wedding day.I also liked side swept waves.They look awesome and so cool
xx

Stylish By Nature said...

So stylish, so beautiful! I love them !!

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Josie said...

I have a wedding to go to in October, this is great inspiration! I love the half up dos. xxx

Ileana said...

Love these hair style! the braids are my fave ones... and the headbands are the perfect last minute thing ^^
xoxo

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Elle Sees said...

i loveeee all of these! you know i love some hairstyles! i did the jessica chastain one on my blog once. i like a half up/down one.

Pip said...

Hi sweet Sam! These are all great ideas and I love side swept waves because I am so bad at styling my hair. I always do what is easiest. Thanks so much for your sweet comment and suggestion for getting high waist pants. I think I'm going to take your suggestion and find a pair soon! Big hugs to you dear! xx Pip

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Emmylou said...

I would definitely go to any of the braided updo hairstyles:) They're gorgeous, although all the pics are quite lovely so you can't go wrong, Sam:)

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

There is too much work on this post!!They are all so pretty!!y favourites are the second and the third collage of photos. Kisses, Sam:)

Jenny Plog said...

Great post, The hair styles and the beautiful hair accessories are amazing!!!


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LoveT. said...

What a beautiful Post! Great Work :)

kisses :*

Always Maylee said...

You can never go wrong with half up half down or a chic ponytail! I love the braided halo, but that might be harder to do. They are all really pretty!

xo, Yi-chia
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Shreya said...

Loved the post ! awesome updos :) My personal favourite is Side Swept Waves.
xoxo Shreya

De norte a sur said...

fantastic post.

kisses.

Ceciliette said...

If you don´t like your hair being so touched and changed i guess the best option is the swept side waves. Just some curls all to the side an voila, you're done and preety ;)

Johanna said...

Love the first image. Beautiful.

MILLY said...

thank you dear for your lovely comment! <3

Immaaurora said...

great post, I love everything you put

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Lady parisienne said...

A lot of pretty hair cut!

Valemood said...

I love hair style with flowers!

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Caro * said...

Floral hair style is marvelous :)

Natasha Gregson said...

I could spend hours going on about wedding beauty :) I think half up-half down is my number one style, it's so glam, timeless and reliable!

Beauty Follower said...

All the above lol!

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Kashaya said...

Great hair styles. I wish I was better at hair dos.=) Love the braided once.

Tanya W. said...

This kind of hair style is make us so girly and beautifully as a woman we are. so beautiful and feminine style. I've been always loving these hair style. Thanks for sharing and also for a lovely stopping by dearie Sam.
I wish you a lovely week so far doll!

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Jayme and Mendi said...

So many beautiful hairstyles!! I wish I could do those things with my hair!

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blackberryfashion said...

Fantastic hairstyles !! I love it :)

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Sisters In Style said...

I love your proposition!! I think I would use them:)))
xxx

Lina K said...

so many amazing inspirations :)






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Zahra Sandberg said...

Ugh I wish i read this post yesterday before I attended an event- i was at a loss for how to style my hair! I love the braided halo though I would definitely need to get it professionally styled. I always opt for either half up or side swept, but I'm liking how these ponytails look too. Great post!


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Immaaurora said...

hi, nice post, as always great.

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Margaret Cruzemark said...

They are all really great, and all girls look gorgeous, brides and celebs. I love the braided halo hair, really girly.
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Jo said...

I love the floral fascinators for weddings a lot. There look so romantic. I would love the braided and elegant updo for other events. You are always sharing such inspirational photos.

Gina said...

Kaley Cuoco, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Alba are all rockin those hair styles.

Gorgeous!!!

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Anna Sidorova said...

Wedding a special day for looking beautiful ....
Nice styles with good clicks..
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Hair Growth Product said...

Braided and polish ponytail hairstyles are very attractive and awesome. Both these hairstyles are suitable at any age. I personally like braided hairstyle because it always attract men and you look beautiful in this hairstyle because there are few women who like to use this hairstyle.

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