Whether you're the one walking down the aisle, on bridesmaid duty, or simply guesting at the nuptials, the wedding scenario is the best time to pull out all of your chicest fashion, hair, and makeup guns.
Of course, it’s also where you pull out your greatest dance moves, too (after some celebratory fizz). Unfortunately, stellar moves and a chic look don't always play nice, so you've got to think ahead with a beauty game that's party-proof. We’ve pulled together our picks for the best hairstyles that’ll stay in tact when it’s time to let loose.
Here’s the best way to keep your relaxed, free-flowing waves in check until last drinks. Curl as normal, then take pieces from the front sections and twist tight around to the back of your head before pinning together.
The lacquered effect: go sleek and chic by creating a tight ponytail before curling your lengths for bouncy effect. Now, go on and whip your hair back and forth without any ponytail droop.
The fishtail braid
There’s a reason braiding is such a wedding staple — you’ll look as fresh at midnight as you did in the salon. Use this fishtail braiding tutorial for inspiration for this polished up-do.
The coiffed updo
Teasing is not a word we’d usually associate with beautiful bridal hair, but a little backcombing is sometimes all it takes to turn a simple bun into a glamorous updo.
For short-haired girls, centre part curls creates a beautiful face framing effect that just looks better and better as it drops. Start the day off with tight pin curls and as the night progresses, they’ll drop into elegant waves.
Sometimes, intentionally messy hair is the only answer for an ultra feminine gown. If your bangs work better when slightly disheveled instead of perfectly groomed, work with your natural texture to create a loosely braided updo that gives off a cool vibe.
If you’re a low-key girl but still want to look perfectly polished for the big day, take notes from Amanda Seyfried, who has created a style that (let’s be honest…) looks like she’s just thrown it all back and tied it up. But it works, and when you are killing the dance floor, who’s going to care about your hair, anyway?