It’s summer, which means one thing: wedding season (aka a need for plenty of summer wedding hairstyles). We wouldn’t be surprised to hear if you were invited to at least one wedding this season — even a couple.
Most weddings call for hair that’s a little more finessed; hair that’s as beautiful as it is effortless. While a few extra minutes spent perfecting your coiffure is expected for formal events, we’re firm believers in not slaving away in front of a mirror over each and every single strand. Fortunately, plenty of hair bloggers share a similar philosophy and have taken the time to teach you some gorgeous, effortless summer wedding hairstyles!
DIY Rope Braid Updo
Oh, heavens! Here’s a stunning DIY rope braid updo from OnceWed that’s positively breathtaking. We’re crushing on that makeup, too. You’ll find the full tutorial on the website, and we promise it’s easier to recreate than it first appears. You’ll need a lot of hair for this hairstyle, though, so we recommend this particular look for those of you with long locks. Of course, you can always add extensions.
Retro Waves Wedding Hair
Our friend Emily at The Freckled Fox says that she’s been getting a ton of requests for “a bridal look with curls and a retro vibe” and she’s definitely delivered. This stunning summer wedding hairstyle is the perfect blend of retro-meets-modern and we think you’ll like it, too. Getting those picture-perfect curls does require some patience and a good chunk of time, but we promise your efforts are worth it. Get all the deets on the blog.
Jennifer Lawrence Inspired Easy Chignon Hair Tutorial
We’ve got to hand it to YouTube user and hair guru Lacie Larson for breaking this seemingly complicated hairstyle into three easy parts. In fact, you’ll know how to recreate this look in about a minute and a half with utmost confidence. So if you’re looking for a gorgeous, simple hairstyle to recreate in a matter of minutes, this is definitely the go-to for you.
Crown Braid Chignon Tutorial
We’re digging this crown braid chignon hairstyle from the Ginny Au blog in a major way. It’s truly effortless and downright romantic, making it a lovely look for both the bride or her guests. You’ll find lots of pictures and detailed text explaining how to recreate the look on the blog, so head that way for everything you need to know.
Romantic & Messy Chignon
Here’s another take on the chignon — created by Bridal Musings — which is just as romantic as the last look. Even though they’re both chignons, they’re created in two completely different ways, though, giving them each their own distinct feel. This look plays up the curl aspect and then gently drapes hair into a low chignon that rests against the neck. Give it a go!
Starbust Fishtail Braid Bun
Tina from the YouTube channel MakeupWearables is at it again with this beautiful starburst braided bun hair tutorial. We love it because it’s perfect for both day and night, which means you don’t have to worry about looking too formal in the afternoon or too undone in the evening. Tina provides easy-to-follow directions in this video tutorial, ensuring your hair looks fabulous when all’s said and done!
Love these summer wedding hairstyles? Check out more formal hairstyle ideas at “Black Tie Approved: Trendy Updos for Your Spring and Summer Formal Occasions.”