wedding hairstyle

If any occasion calls for a fab hairstyle, it’s a wedding. Whether you’re slated to be a bride, a bridesmaid, or simply a guest of honor this wedding season, these styles will give you a coif among coifs.

1. The Classic Updo: And I Said, ‘What About Breakfast at Tiffany’s’?

The tried-and-true updo may seem outdated, yes. Think: Holly Golightly’s classic ‘do. But there are a hundred ways you can modernize it when he (or she) finally puts a ring on it.

For instance, channel Amy Adams’ Boho look by styling a classic updo with a few loose, curled tendrils for an easy, romantic feel. Otherwise, try a traditional updo with a side chignon, a la Cate Blanchett.

Cate has a knack for the asymmetrical look. Try your hand at The Cate by tying your hair in an asymmetrical knot with a few bobby pins and a whole lot of hairspray.

2. The Ponytail Isn’t Just for the Gym Anymore

So we can probably all agree that if Kate Middleton does it, it’s probably classy enough for the rest of us, no? Kate was a stunner at the ceremonial welcome for Tony Tan Keng Yam, Singapore’s president, with a knotted ponytail. Under a jaunty gray hat, of course.

First, you’ll want to straighten your hair. Next, create a tight ponytail in the middle of your head. Now, twist that ‘tail like it’s a game of Twister in a mid-nineties sleepover. You want to twist the ponytail until it coils over the elastic of your hair tie.

While leaving the ends loose, bobby pin the hair around the knot. Discretion is key — the knot should look as natural as possible.

3. Who Ever Said That Loosey Goosey Was Bad?

Formality is a thing of the past with the trend toward loose tresses. A great way to soften super-structured updos is a few loose curls. For example, you can modernize a French twist by pulling a few face-framing strands up front.

Alternatively, you might try a few shoulder-brushing waves. Think Natalie Portman on the red carpet.

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