Emily Blunt, hair from the side

Celebrity inspired wedding guest hairstyles

From boho up-dos to long flowing locks and edgy crops, we've got the 'do for you.

Deciding what to wear to a wedding can be tricky. On the one hand, it’s a great excuse to get dressed up and look fabulous, on the other it can mean hours trawling the shops looking for that perfect outfit.


Once you’ve found out the wedding guest dress code and finally found something to wear, you need to decide on a hairstyle to match. Our social media feeds are packed with ideas and inspiration, but if the idea of looking through hundreds of images on Pinterest fills you with dread, then don’t sweat it.

We have narrowed down the best hairstyles from the red carpet, giving you all the inspo you need in one place, whatever your hair length or type.

Short-haired ladies may feel limited with their options but our celebs have proven that there are plenty of ways to wear a crop. Plus, textured hair types and fine strands are also sorted with our star inspiration. We’ve even thought about coloured haired ladies and selected celebs who expertly show us how to get the best out of your colour with your styling. Basically, with our edit of the best wedding guest hairstyles and our top tips, you can easily take your hair from drab to fab.

Whether you’re off to a black-tie wedding and are looking for Hollywood glamour when it comes to your tresses or are dreaming of relaxed boho locks for beach nuptials, we’ve got it all covered. All you need to do know is convince your partner/ housemate/ mum to hold the mirror so you can see the back!

Invest in a good hairspray and an umbrella, you won’t want these styles dropping out!

Duchess of Cambridge, hair from the back

With so many royal engagements to attend, Kate knows exactly how to style her glossy locks for a big event. With love this classic side-bun and fascinator combo.

Jodie Comer hair

She plays a stylish assassin on screen so it’s no wonder Jodie’s killing it on the red carpet too. We totally wear this boho plaited style to a summer wedding.

Zendaya hair

We love Zendaya’s modern take on the finger wave.

Claire Foy hair

Claire Foy shows short-haired ladies how to style their crop for a special occasion, with this glossy centre-parted look.

Jessica Alba hair

Jessica has simply styled her long locks with this year’s must-have accessory: the headband.

Selena Gomez hair
Selena Gomez, hair from the back

We’re big fans of Selena’s twisty take on the top knot.

Emma Stone hair

Relaxed yet elegant, we’re really into this red carpet look from Emma Stone.

Emma Watson hair
Emma Watson, hair side view

Never one to shy away from a new look, Emma’s experimental side has paid off with this cool ‘do.

Anne Hathaway, hair

Weddings don’t have to mean super-neat styling, we’d totally wear this texture, messed-up style like Anne.

Jennifer Lawrence hair

Ultimate cool-girl, Jennifer, is giving us chilled-out boho styling to die for with this wavy, thrown-together look.

Lily Collins hair
Lily Collins back of hair

Lily contrasts sleek and wavy textures for a stand-out look we definitely want to copy.

Emily Blunt hair
Emily Blunt, hair from the side

We love a fishtail braid, especially when incorporated into a chic up-do. Nice work, Emily.

Duchess of Sussex hair

Meghan strayed from her usual glossy blow-dry or low bun and instead rocked this adorable ballerina bun.

Millie Mackintosh long hair

If you’re lucky enough to have glossy, long locks like Millie, you can totally rock this sweet and simple style.

Margot Robbie hair

Remember plaiting sections of your hair back in the day? Great news, Margot has officially brought the look back.

Leighton Meester hair

Another style for shorter locks, Leighton works a laid-back half-up ‘do which perfectly complements her colour.

Taylor Swift hair

Team this wavy up-do with a bit of sparkle for angelic wedding guest style.

Anna Kendrick hair

Who says ponytails are just for the gym? Certainly not Anna Kendrick!

Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg’s sophisticated braided finger wave look is simply stunning.

Amber Heard
Amber Heard, hair from the back

Amber’s funky chignon is giving us serious 1950s vibes.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlet’s style is super-cool and can be done in under 10 minutes. Winning.

Jenna Coleman hair

Glossy hollywood waves are a timeless classic, team them with a statement earring like Jenna.

Felicity Jones hair

Felicity Jones delivers a master class in how to style a growing out fringe and we love it.

Natalie Dormer

Give a ponytail an edge with a quiff like Natalie.

Frankie Bridge hair

Queen of the pixie cut, Frankie expertly styles her side-swept fringe under a stylish fascinator.

Keira Knightly hair

Another Hollywood celeb and another throwback hairstyle; Keria’s hair can be achieved by using the old ’90s technique of plaiting damp hair before bed.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley hair
Rosie Huntington Whiteley hair side

Going to a black tie wedding? Rosie’s sleek ‘do is the perfect wedding guest hairstyle choice.

Georgia May Foote hair

Georgia’s glossy bob looks a million miles from Corrie’s cobbles and we love the subtle wave.

Blake lively hair

Blake has the most enviable locks in showbiz so it’s no wonder she’s made our list with this ponytail plait.