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

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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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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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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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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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A closer look at the waterfall braid.

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Tie off the braid with a small elastic.

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The Bohemian Wedding

Repeat the same process on the other side.

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

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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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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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The finished look from the side.

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The finished look from the back.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Continue braiding all of the way around your head.

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

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

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

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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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The finished look.

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