3 Hairstyles Perfect for Summer Weddings

We're willing to bet that your social calendar this summer includes at least one wedding. While it's lovely being a guest at such a romantic event, choosing a look can sometimes be tricky, even when it comes to the beauty department. We consulted stylist

We're willing to bet that your social calendar this summer includes at least one wedding. While it's lovely being a guest at such a romantic event, choosing a look can sometimes be tricky, even when it comes to the beauty department. We consulted stylist Halli Bivona at the John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman — whose Braid Bar business is booming during wedding season — about easy hairstyles that are perfect for summer, whether you're a guest or the bride. Read on for a step-by-step guide that might leave you wanting to take a walk down the isle.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Bohemian Wedding

Add texture to hair by using a one-inch curling iron all around the head. To create beachy waves, pull on the curl while it's still hot, and then rake the curls with your fingers for a more undone look.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Bohemian Wedding

Part hair down the middle. On one side, start by doing a standard 3-strand braid on a very small section near the crown. You're then going to start a waterfall braid, which means instead of a normal French braid, you're only going to pick up hair from the top, letting the bottom strands fall free.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Bohemian Wedding

Continue the waterfall braid until you're about half-way down. For a simpler twist on this style, you can use normal braids.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Bohemian Wedding

A closer look at the waterfall braid.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Bohemian Wedding

Tie off the braid with a small elastic.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Bohemian Wedding

Repeat the same process on the other side.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Bohemian Wedding

Tie off the second braid once you've reached halfway.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Bohemian Wedding

Next, pin the top section of your hair up and tuck the two pieces that you've tied off underneath the rest of your hair.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Bohemian Wedding

Cross the two tied pieces over one another and pin them into place, then let the rest of your hair down to cover the ends.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Bohemian Wedding

The finished look from the side.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Bohemian Wedding

The finished look from the back.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Classic Wedding

This style is a classic French braid with a twist. Start with a deep side part and begin a standard French braid.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Classic Wedding

Make sure you don't pull the braid too tight — this look is more about volume.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Classic Wedding

Continue French braiding all the way down the side of your head.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Classic Wedding

Here's how your braid should look at the halfway point.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Classic Wedding

Once you've reached the nape, pull in the rest of your hair and start a regular braid. Tie it off with a small elastic at the end.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Classic Wedding

Next, tuck the braid under and start pinning it into place.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Classic Wedding

It doesn't need to be perfect — keep turning the hair and adding pins until you've created a chignon.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Classic Wedding

For a summery touch, add a flower like Halli did here!

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Trendy Wedding

The last look is a halo braid. Starting from the back of your head near the nape, begin a pop-out French braid. This means, instead of braiding the new strands of hair over each time, braid them under.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Trendy Wedding

Continue braiding all of the way around your head.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Trendy Wedding

For a more romantic look, leave a few strands out in the front.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Trendy Wedding

Continue with a regular braid once you come around the other side.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Trendy Wedding

Tie the braid off with a small elastic once you've reached the end.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Trendy Wedding

Pin the end of the braid into place, making sure to tuck it underneath the front of the braid crown so it looks seamless.

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Kathryn Wirsing
The Trendy Wedding

The finished look.

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