9 Chic Hairstyles Perfect For Any Bridesmaid-To-Be

Refinery29 | Megan Decker

There’s this dichotomy that comes with being a bridesmaid. On one hand, there’s the stress of planning the bachelorette party and finding the right wedding gift — not to mention figuring out how the heck you’re going to pay for everything. But, on the other hand, there’s the joy you feel when you’re actually standing at the altar — feeling beautiful in your one-shoulder dress and perfectly-tousled, half-up hairstyle.

When you’re tearing up as your best friend, sister, or soon-to-be sister-in-law walks down the aisle, it’s easy to forget all the hardships of the prep. And to help remove one more thing from your very long pre-wedding to-do list, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to bridesmaid hairstyles. Whether you’re the Type-A maid of honor or the begrudging bridesmaid who’d rather skip to the reception, scroll through for styles that are sure to please everyone in the bridal party — even the bride.

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There’s something romantic and fun about a slick updo, with curls bouncing around the crown.

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Celebrity stylist Jennifer Yepez used the Kérastase Mousse Bouffante to perfect model Soo Joo’s polished, wet-looking style.

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We’re pulling any and all formal occasion hair inspo from Laura Harrier — and this glossy bun with face-framing tendrils may be our favorite.

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Stop just sort of a topknot with a softly textured, high bun à la Nicole Richie.

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With short hair, you can add dangly earrings and a sexy one-shoulder gown.

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No matter what dress you’re wearing, you will elevate your look tenfold by adding flowers to your hair and finding a lipstick shade to match it.

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Three perfectly-placed jewel hair pins are all you need to add a touch of sparkle to an otherwise ordinary updo.

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We will never tire of the chic simplicity of a middle-parted, low ponytail.

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Slick back your hair in the front, tease it in the back, add a glossy red lip, and you might accidentally upstage the bride.

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