11 Glitzy Wedding Guest Hairstyles for End-of-Year Weddings

So many different ways to add shine!

We really love weddings here at All Things Hair. Whether you’re in the wedding party or attending as a guest (cheering from your seat), we think everyone should have fun with their hair. Wedding guest hairstyles, especially for end-of-year bashes, have a little more leeway to get glittery. From a shiny headband to full on silver hair, the amount of glitz depends on how formal the wedding is, or how shimmery you’re willing to go. Read on to check out some of our favorite wedding guest hairstyles that are sure to inspire your next look.

11 Wedding Guest Hairstyles That Sparkle

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A sparkly net gives a cool 1920s vibe

1. Sparkly Net Headband

Give your headband more visual room with a cool net! This fun hair accessory works on short, medium-length, and long hair–just make sure that there’s plenty of room on the net to add glittery rhinestones. It’s like bedazzling your hair that’ll look picture perfect at your friends’ wedding.

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Double up on your headband. Cause why settle for just one? Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Layered Headbands

If a net headband isn’t your style, try stacking multiple glitzy headbands on your head for your friends’ wedding. We love the look of layered headbands, especially on romantic updos. Layering hair in-between and over the headbands in some parts of your hair can also add extra texture to your hair.

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Mix up your look with accessories. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Glittery Clip

Just because you have short hair doesn’t mean you can’t add in a big statement clip for your wedding day hair. We love the look of this extra long clip on a short ‘fro. Style your clip near your hairline, or behind one ear that’ll have you looking chic and totally styling.

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Pearls can be glitzy too!

4. Pearl Headband

If you are going to a formal wedding, try wearing a pearl covered headband. This will add shine and glamour to your hair without feeling inappropriate for the setting. This headband also looks really pretty with hair that’s styled into a modern Princess roll.

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For more casual affairs, don’t be afraid to have fun with your hair!

5. Glitter Roots

If you are on your way to a fun and funky wedding, try out some cool glitter roots. As wedding guest hairstyles go, this is as easy as it comes. Simply pick up some glitter that will match your outfit from your local craft store. Then, apply some gel, like the Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel, to the hair by your roots. While the gel is still wet, spread out the glitter on top and shine!

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Wear your sliver hair with pride at your friends’ winter wedding. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Silver Hair

With silver hair, adding glitz and glitter are pretty unnecessary. The silver hair trend is so gorgeous and shiny on it’s own, you don’t really need to play it up. You can rock your shiny, sliver hair by wearing it back in a simple updo or half-up hairstyle.

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The faux side shave with gorgeous bobby pins.

7. Gold Bobby Pins

If you have bobby pins in a contrasting color to your hair, you can D.I.Y a shiny wedding guest hairstyle in just a few minutes. Bobby pin hairstyles are super fun and easy to do, we especially love this faux shaved side look. Bonus: it’s a super affordable hairstyle that you can master in minutes.

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Another modern twist: metallic hair ties. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Silver Ribbon Ponytail Holder

Do you have New Years Eve wedding plans? Go for a sleek ponytail with a shiny hair tie cover. Slick back your hair into a long ponytail and wrap around a silver ribbon. Set your style and tame flyaways by using some of the Dove Style+Care Strength and Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray.

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Long shiny hair? Yes please. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

9. Shiny Blowout

Add golden shimmer to your blowout by using some of the Bed Head by TIGI Blow-Out Golden Illuminating Shine Cream. It’ll add little glimmers of gold throughout your hair for a super shiny effect. This look is perfect for any wedding, formal or casual.

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Headbands don’t need to have a pound of crystals glued on.

10. Sequined Headband

If huge rhinestones aren’t your favorite, add shine with sequins instead. You can find fun sequined headbands at many stores or you can D.I.Y it with sequin ribbon. Adorn your headband with curled short hair for a chic hairstyle that’s sure to turn heads.

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11. Vintage Chic

Stun your friends with this chic vintage updo. Start by creating deep waves via a curling wand throughout your hair. Then tuck your hair underneath with some bobby pins and add a thin headband to complete the style.

Want some less glittery wedding guest hairstyles? Check out these formal updos instead.