Attending A Summer Wedding? Wear Your Hair Like This

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Whether you go the sexy or sophisticated route (or somewhere in between) with your wedding guest attire, one thing remains constant when it comes to your hairdo: the look should be effortless and romantic to play into summer’s whimsical spirit. On account of the heat, it’s also ideal to seek a style that removes some or all hair from the nape of the neck to avoid a sweat-inducing situation. Peruse these sweet looks that will take you from alfresco ceremony to moonlit reception in style.

Pearly Girl

Punch up a traditional chignon with a few pearl-encrusted pins.

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Bow Down

Balance a super-fancy frock with a playful and uncontrived hairstyle. Consider this bow-shaped spin on the basic bun as an option.

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All Tied Up

Jazz up a loose ponytail with a girly, pastel-hued ribbon—velvet and grosgrain textures look fabulous.

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Fishtail FTW

If you're getting ready with a gal pal, have her throw a half-up, slightly messy fishtail plait into your locks—this style looks especially gorgeous at a beach or destination wedding.

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Knot Your Mom's Updo

This romantically undone style marries two occasion-hair mainstays: braids and buns. Pull random pieces loose to keep it from looking stiff.

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Raise The Bar

Gather sleek, straight locks into a single metal barrette—the effect is très chic.

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Pony Up

Wear your hair in tight braids the night before the wedding and release to reveal seriously textured locks. Sweep hair into a mid-level ponytail (making sure front and sides are sleek), then let the rest cascade down your back.

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