As the warm and joyful season of summer approaches, so does the equally heart-warming and joyful season of weddings. Attending a wedding as a guest calls for a polished and elegant look that doesn’t upstage the bride, and your hairstyle plays a vital role in achieving that perfect ensemble. With the sun shining and the air filled with romance, it’s also essential to choose a hairstyle (and the proper salon hair styling products) that not only suits the occasion but also withstands the heat and humidity. So explore below to find some of our summer favorites that will be perfect for any wedding!
When it comes to summer weddings, an effortless updo is a go-to choice. This versatile hairstyle keeps your hair off your face and neck, keeping you cool while exuding elegance. When it comes to the perfect updos for summer weddings that don’t outdo the bride, consider the following:
A Low Chignon or Messy Bun
A low chignon or a messy bun paired with soft, wispy tendrils framing your face will add a touch of romance to your aesthetic while still keeping it casual. From here, summer weddings and blooming flowers go hand in hand, and the femininity of the hairstyle is easily paired with fresh blooms or artificial flowers to incorporate this into your look. So whether you opt for a classic bun adorned with a few flowers or an intricate bun with a full floral crown, this hairstyle will exude the exact level of freshness and femininity that’s called for!
A Low Pony
Offering an effortless look that keeps your hair out of your face and off your neck, a low ponytail will speak to a sense of sophistication and comfort in warm weather. And whether you opt for a sleek pony or a soft pony with loose face-framing tendrils, we do suggest adding a little formality to the look by leaving a strand loose to wrap around the hair tie after the pony is secured!
To enhance this classic style for a summer wedding, consider adding a touch of elegance and glamour with glitter or sparkles. To do this, simply apply a fine glitter near the base of the ponytail and secure it with a strong but touchable salon hairspray that you can trust will last the entire celebration. This subtle addition of sparkle adds a hint of whimsy and makes your low ponytail truly shine under the summer sun!
For a bohemian vibe that beautifully captures the essence of a summer wedding, our advice is to opt for braids! Braided hairstyles can add a whimsical and ethereal aspect to your aesthetic as well as they can embrace a beachy boho vibe. When it comes to braids, the options are endless, so consider some of our favorites:
A Fishtail Braid
Fishtail braids are extra intricate, extra elegant and, ultimately, an extraordinary choice for weddings (especially summer ones, as they do an excellent job at keeping your hair out of your face and off your neck!) Thanks to how secure they are, they’re also the perfect choice to complement summer happenings and combat summer humidity. To enhance the romantic feel of this style even further, consider incorporating fresh flowers or charms into your braids.
A Halo Braid
Halo braids are an awesome summer wedding guest hairstyle that radiates elegance and captures the essence of a romantic summer celebration. This regal style beautifully frames the face while keeping the hair off it — allowing you to stay cool in the heat! To enhance the beauty of a halo braid, consider adorning it with small and delicate accessories like small flowers or decorative pins.
Embrace the relaxed and carefree atmosphere of a summer wedding with beachy waves. This effortless hairstyle creates a sun-kissed, tousled look that complements any outfit and can be achieved by using a curling iron, braiding damp hair overnight, applying a texturizing spray or even going for an authentic swim in the ocean!
Leave ’Em Loose
Let your bundle of waves loose and leave them down! Add a little bit of texturizing or smoothing product (depending on how hot and dry or hot and humid the call for the day is) to avoid your hair going limp or frizzing out if you feel, and incorporate a floral crown to enhance a bohemian feel or opt for delicate and sparkly hair accessories to up the elegance.
The half-up, half-down hairstyle strikes the perfect balance between sophistication and casual charm, making it an excellent choice for a summer wedding. This style keeps your hair away from your face while allowing the remaining locks to flow gracefully. And as if that wasn’t perfect enough, you can easily up the romance in the aesthetic by simply twisting or braiding the sections of your hair that are going up before securing them with a clip or a decorative hair tie.
Attending a summer wedding calls for a hairstyle that combines style, practicality and a touch of romance. And from effortless updos to beachy waves, the styles on our list absolutely do that! When it comes to exaggerating the style, the romance or adding more of your own personal touch, though, remember to consider the following:
- The weather and venue. For instance, if the wedding you’re attending will be held on the beach in the peak of the summer heat, you may consider pairing your loose waves with a beautiful wide-brim hat! For outdoor ceremonies or beach weddings in particular, we always suggest accessories that are lightweight, secure and resistant to wind or humidity!
- The formality of the event, because if the wedding has a more formal or extravagant theme (for example), you can consider wearing a statement headpiece of some sort! This can range from tiaras to fascinators and can be used to adorn any style, from an elegant updo to a half-up, half-down hairstyle.
- The wedding’s color scheme, flower choices or other noteworthy details of the wedding’s aesthetic. Once you know this well, you can coordinate the flowers in your hair with the bride’s bouquet (for instance) or the color of glitter on the base of your ponytail with the color scheme of the event.
By opting for one of these stunning wedding guest hairstyles, you’ll ensure that you not only look picture-perfect but FEEL completely comfortable throughout the entire celebration!