Even though it’s the bride and groom’s special day, everyone should feel like a million bucks at a wedding. The bridal party and guests alike deserve to enjoy a bit of glamour, too, by getting all dressed up to celebrate two people they love. With that being said, there’s no denying the delicate balance that is looking your best without pulling attention away from the bride — especially if you’re a bridesmaid.
“The number one rule for a bridesmaid is to not upstage the bride,” New York City-based hairstylist Devin Toth confirms. “You can’t wear more bling, look fancier, or have the same exact hairstyle as the bride does.” But what you can do is experiment with your look. “When you’re a bridesmaid, there’s room to have fun with your hairstyle without taking yourself too seriously,” Toth continues.
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Whether you’re reading this as a bride choosing her party’s look or a bridesmaid with more free reign over your hair, where do you even begin when choosing a style? While the bridal party shouldn’t overshadow the bride, their looks should still feel a little bit special. They also shouldn’t look so out of the ordinary from what they normally do to the point that they’re unrecognizable in the pictures years later. That’s where we (and a few industry experts) come in. If you’re the bride-to-be, part of the wedding party, or even just a guest, keep scrolling to get all the bridesmaid hair ideas you’ll need to start planning your look.