Wedding season is upon us, and this year we’ve got the added bonus of a royal wedding to get excited about. Even if your invite from Harry and Meghan got lost in the post, chances are you’ve got a wedding or two to attend this summer, which means it’s time to start thinking about your look. After all, you never know who you might bump into…
So, get ready to make that ex jealous or wow your very own future spouse with our fave wedding hairstyles for 2018.
Our Top 10 Wedding Hairstyles
The Tousled Updo
Let’s start with a classic, shall we? The tousled updo has long been a favourite for both brides and guests because it’s glam and pretty without looking too high maintenance. This style is all about texture and looks extra fab with a few teased strands pulled out around the face and ears.
A super-cool style for short-haired ladies, a high-end slicked back crop favoured by the likes of Emma Watson is perfect for fancy evening receptions. A stark side parting is flattering for lots of face shapes while wet-look locks look amazing with a dramatic smokey eye.
The French Girl
All over 2018’s spring-summer runways, and adorning our favourite celebs, the French girl style is characterised by a blunt fringe and a just-below-the-ears bob. Ideal for textured, wavy or curly hair, this pretty style is effortlessly cool and crying out to be paired with wedding-perfect florals or stripes.
The Braid Queen
Festival-ready braids are still going strong this year and work well for weddings as they look pretty by day and sultry by night, when they’ve become a little undone while you dance! Long hair looks great with a few small braids woven through while short hair or an updo can be easily accessorised with a braid crown.
The Au Naturel
Natural textures are super popular this season with the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Kerry Washington, Solange and Zendaya all embracing their natural hair on the red carpet. Fun, pretty and fancy-free, natural curls are perfect for wedding season.
The Low Pony
Long or mid-length low maintenance gals rejoice because the low pony is making a comeback. Whether you want to wear it sleek and sophisticated or tousled and loose, a low ponytail is super easy to achieve and looks great paired with anything from tailored suits to bohemian dresses for summer weddings.
The French Fishtail
The lovechild of the French and fishtail braids, this style can be pretty tricky to achieve and might require the help of an expert hair stylist! The results, however, are totally worth it and this intricately pretty style is the perfect companion to an elegant shift dress.
Imagine Blake Lively on the red carpet and you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. Blake is the queen of the Hollywood do, and this glam style will look equally good on anyone with long locks of any colour. Curling tongs and a good hairspray should keep this look going from the ceremony to the dancefloor.
The Wavy Crop
A big favourite amongst the more bold celebs, the wavy crop features a short back and sides with plenty of length left on top to style into relaxed waves with tongs. This look is both powerful and pretty and can be adapted to suit any face shape.
Take it from us, hair jewels and accessories are going to be all over the UK’s festival season this summer, but why not take the look to your next wedding too? Good for both updos and loose locks, hair accessories add that something extra to your style and can be matched to your jewellery, shoes and bag for a polished wedding look from head to toe.