Summer wedding guest hairstyles: up vs. down

/ 06.29.2015
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Would you rather wear your hair up or down to a wedding?

Being a wedding guest is a lot of fun but preparing for someone else's big day does require a certain amount of effort before the festivities can begin, especially when it comes to your hair! One of the biggest choices you need to make is whether you want to wear your hair up or down. Both have their merits, but which styling approach is right for you?

Wedding guest updo

Deciding to wear your hair up opens up so many styling possibilities. There are braided updos, French twists, buns, chignons, bouffants, pomps... you name it! Even if you don't have a lot of time to devote to styling, you can go for something simple like a messy knot and a floral accessory.

Styling tip

Most updos are easier to style with second day hair as it'll have had more time for natural oils to work their way down and add grip. To absorb any excess oil at the top, however, all you need to do is spritz some dry shampoo onto your roots - something like Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Longwear Spray is perfect - and let it sit for five minutes before brushing it all out.

Wedding guest down 'do

Keeping your hair loose also offers a lot of different styling opportunities. You can polish up your tresses with a sleek, straight look, go full-bodied with a voluminous updo, or try a vintage look with some retro curls or a beehive.

Styling tip

Make sure your chosen loose hairstyle won't fall flat throughout the day by finishing with plenty of hairspray. A brushable product like Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray gives the hair great hold and will protect it from any humidity lurking in the air, too.

What do you think? Will you be wearing your hair up or down to the next wedding you attend?

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