Chic Yet Effortless Wedding Guest Hairstyles to See You Every Summer Ceremony

Your RSVPs have been sent, your wedding guest outfits are secured and the big day is now just around the corner—wedding season has arrived. And if you have a summer schedule full of weddings this year, now is the time to get some wedding guest hair inspiration. Wedding guest hair can be a tricky line to toe. You don’t want to go for something too elaborate that inadvertently upstages the bride, but you do want something that’s a little more special than your everyday hairstyle.

Unlike the bridal party, we might not have a hairstylist to get our hair looking its best on the day. And if you’re heading to a destination wedding, finding a nearby salon that won’t give you a 2007 era prom hairstyle can prove risky. So, how do we get our hair looking its best as a wedding guest if we don’t have access to a glam squad and are going it alone on hairstyling?

Between the Who What Wear UK team, we have a lot of weddings to attend this year. So, we turned to Edward James, founder of Edward James Hair and The Hair Consult for some wedding guest hair inspiration as well as the key advice on how to make the looks work, whether you’re heading to the Cotswolds or Capri. Whatever your hair length or texture, there is a look to suit every wedding situation, whether it’s in the UK or abroad. Scroll ahead for all the inspiration and tips you could need to see you through the summer wedding season.

The Italian Wedding

Eleanor Vousden with bun up-do hairstyle

(Image credit: Nicole Gomes, Who What Wear UK)

The Wedding: I’m attending a wedding in Italy in the middle on June. My default look is wearing my hair down, but with the weather being near the 30 degrees mark in Tuscany, I’m thinking it’s safest to have my long hair up and off my neck. I’m also prone to frizz in the summer heat, so James and I landed on an unfussy, easy up-do that still feels cool—literally and metaphorically speaking—while minimising flyaways.

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