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There's nothing better than a good wedding, with plenty of love in the air, a dance floor, good food, even better drinks, and the perfect opportunity to get glammed up. Whether you are getting married, are a bridesmaid, or are just wanting to look fabulous when you show up, we've gathered 5 of our favorite wedding guest hairstyles that are so easy you can do them yourself.
Here, you'll find updos, half-up styles, and styling options that let your hair down. These easy wedding guest hairstyles take minimal time and equipment, just your go-to styling basics like a hairbrush, hair ties, and a few color match bobby pins. To check out our 5 wedding guest hairstyles and envision how you can pull them off this wedding season, keep scrolling.
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Wedding White and Color Match Bobby Pins
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Wedding White and Color Match Bobby Pins
Before you get started on our list of five wedding guest hairstyles, you're going to need the perfect hair accessory. Enter bobby pins. Bobby pins are the perfect barely-there accessory for all of those important life occasions—especially ones where you want to make sure your style stays in place from ceremony to reception.
The Bobi Shop's bobby pins are uniquely color-matched to perfectly complement real hair colors and have a non-slip grip for all-day hold (yes, even when you're getting down on the dance floor). Available in 12 shades ranging from Smoke white to Magic black, each color-matched shade will blend seamlessly into the hair, so people can see you, not your bobby pins.
Our color-matched bobby pins also make the perfect personalized gift for the bride or bridesmaids. Don't know which color to choose? Our Beginner's Guide to Hair Color Levels can help guide you on picking the best color-matched shades for yourself, the bride-to-be, or a group of bridesmaids.
Brides can also opt for our most popular shade: wedding white, to beautifully match the dress of their dreams. The white bobby pins look immaculate on all hair colors, lengths, styles, and personalities. A pop of white is, after all, forever timeless.
And to keep the pins safe and organized until its styling time? We've created our Bobi bags. These stylish leather mini bags are perfect for everyday storage, traveling, or tossing in your purse before heading out the door. Oh, and did we mention that they make the perfect gift for bridesmaid proposal boxes?
Okay, now let's get to styling.
5 Easy Wedding Guest Hairstyles You Can Do Yourself
The Sleek Top Knot
Some wedding guest moments require an updo that's fuss (and fuzz) free to show off the features of your gorgeous outfit. This incredibly easy but incredibly sleek wedding guest hairstyle requires only hair gel, hair ties, bobby pins, and a boar brush comb to smooth it all down.
Step 1: Brush hair and section off into several workable sections.
Step 2: Begin at the top sections of hair and work your way down, applying enough hair gel to perfectly smooth hair. Secure each completed section with a hair tie.
Step 3: Using your styling comb, begin smoothing the hair working your way up to the top of the head. For a high bun, you'll want the knot's position to be somewhere between the crown of your head and the top of your head.
Step 4: Tie hair into a ponytail near the top of the head. Smooth any flyaways at this point.
Step 5: Wrap hair tightly around the ponytail base to form a sleek, high bun. Secure with color match bobby pins.
Bohemian Low Bun
A low bun that has bohemian whimsy and that purposeful "messy" look will never go out of style. Whether you're the bride, a bridesmaid, wedding guest, or mother of the bride or groom, this effortless hairstyle is definitely one you can do yourself. All you'll need for this look is a hair tie, hairspray, and some color-matched bobby pins that will perfectly tuck away into your lovely locks.
Step 1: Style hair curled or wavy.
Step 2: Section hair into three sections. Have the middle section be the majority of your hair, and pull it to the back of your head. Keep the two side sections upfront with enough hair to pull back into several smaller sections.
Step 3: Tie the middle section into a loop bun and wrap the remaining hair around the bun's base to conceal the hair tie. Secure with bobby pins and gently loosen hair near the base of the head to create volume.
Step 4: Take a one-inch section of hair from either side and begin twisting it to form a loosely structured coil. Spray with hairspray and pin with a color-matched bobby pin to the other side of the head, creating a wrap effect around the low bun.
Step 5: Repeat until both side sections are pinned completely back.
Half Up, Half Down Twists
This one is for the ladies who want to keep their hair down but also add some texture (and keep some hair out of the face)! All you will need is a clear or color-matched hair elastic and some white bobby pins to give your hair that it-factor.
Step 1: Part hair down the middle.
Step 2: On one side, gather a section of hair just behind your bangs and twist, twist, twist!
Step 3: Repeat on the other side.
Step 4: Bring both sections together behind your head and secure with an elastic.
Step 5: Flip the bottom of the ponytail inside out to get an even more twisted effect.
Step 6: Secure hair tie with a few white bobby pins to add that final touch of pizazz.
Romantic Deconstructed Bun
This romantic, deconstructed updo will elegantly display any dress details you may want to show off. Plus, it looks like you put a lot of time and energy into your hairstyle when, in reality, this easy wedding guest hairstyle only took a few minutes! For this look, all you will need are some hair elastics, color-matched bobby pins, and some texturizing spray is optional.
Step 1: Part hair down the middle. Then put all of your hair behind your shoulders.
Step 2 (Optional): Add some texturizing spray to give your look some more texture and grip.
Step 3: Split hair down the middle and create two bun loops using clear (or color-matched) elastics.
Step 4: Place one loop inside the other. Pin with color-matched bobby pins on all sides until secure.
Glam Waves with Bold Bobby Pins
Weddings are meant to be glamorous—so your wedding guest hairstyle can be too! And nothing says glamor like some large, Hollywood waves. For this gorgeous wedding guest hairstyle, you'll need a large barrel curling iron (or jumbo hot rollers), texturizing spray, hair spray, and white bobby pins to finish off the look.
Step 1: Part hair down the middle, and make sure it is completely brushed through.
Step 2: Curl hair with large barrel iron or jumbo hot rollers to create those big, old Hollywood waves.
Step 3: Create volume and texture with texturizing spray or powders.
Step 4: Lock in the look with hair spray and a bold display of white bobby pins on each side of the face.
Remember, weddings are fun, celebratory, and full of love—so don't stress too much about your hair! We hope after you've taken a look at these 5 do-it-yourself wedding guest hairstyles and how you can use color match or wedding white bobby pins to secure everything in place, that the only hair-related thing you're thinking about this wedding season is how good it looks.
For more effortless, easy hairstyles and loads of bobby pin tips and tricks, you can check out other tutorials on our blog, The Pin Up. And for the latest offers, product launches, hair news, and all things bobby pins, sign up for our newsletter below and get an exclusive BOGO offer when you join.