Even though it’s a special day for the bride and groom, everyone should feel like a million bucks at their wedding. Bridal parties and guests alike should enjoy a little glamour and dress up to celebrate the two they love. That being said, there’s no denying that this delicate balance looks your best without taking the focus off the bride — especially if you’re a bridesmaid.

“The first rule of bridesmaids is not to steal the show from the bride,” confirms New York City-based hairstylist Devontos. “You can’t wear more bling, look prettier, or have the same hairstyle as a bride.” But what you can do is experiment with your look. “When you’re a bridesmaid, you can enjoy your hairstyle without taking it too seriously,” Toth continued.


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Whether you’re choosing a party look as a bride or having more freedom in controlling your hair as a bridesmaid, where do you start when choosing a style? While a bridal party shouldn’t overshadow the bride, their look should still feel a little special. Nor should they look so different from what they usually do that they are unrecognizable in photos years later. That’s where we (and some industry experts) come in. If you’re a bride-to-be, part of a wedding party, or even just a guest, keep scrolling for all the bridesmaid hairstyle ideas you need to start planning your look.