Being a bridesmaid can be stressful. Between 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 — the months-long process can easily overwhelm even the most organized among us.
But when you're standing at the alter in your perfectly-tousled, half-up hairstyle and 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 fickle bride.
Celebrity hairstylist Bridget Brager makes the case for simple tousled waves, as seen on the stunning, and freshly blonde, Kate Bosworth.
There's something romantic and fun about a sleek updo, with curls bouncing around the crown.
Celebrity stylist Jennifer Yepez used the Kérastase Mousse Bouffante to perfect model Soo Joo's polished, wet-looking style.
We're pulling any and all formal occasion hair inspo from Laura Harrier — and this glossy bun with face-framing tendrils might be our favorite.
Stop just short of a topknot with a wispy high bun à la Nicole Richie.
On short hair, dangly asymmetrical earrings and a glossy pink lip ooze glamour.
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.
Sometimes three perfectly-placed jewel hair pins are all you need.
We will never tire of the chic simplicity of a middle-parted, low ponytail.
Slick back your hair in the front, leave it loose in the back, add a glossy red lip, and you might accidentally upstage the bride.
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