Hair Clip Hairstyles for Bridesmaids & How to Do Them - TELETIES

Hair Clip Hairstyles for Bridesmaids & How to Do Them

Being a bridesmaid means you’re in the inner circle, someone the bride trusts and relies on for emotional support. You get to celebrate her big day and enjoy each of the events from the bachelorette party to the reception. But what is the right hairstyle, and does it matter if the couple is doing casual, themed, or formal?

Yes, you want to complement the bride and not steal the show.  It is her big day after all.  If you're trying to figure out the right hairstyle, we’ve come up with three easy-to-do bridesmaid hairstyles with hair clips so you can have a formal up-do for the ceremony, and literally let your hair down for the party.

And hair clips are perfect because they add pops of color that match the wedding theme while carrying the color scheme from head to toe.

Summer Weddings, the Flat Clip French Twist

From humid heat by the beach to warm air in a vineyard, summer weddings can be hot! That’s why this style keeps your hair off your shoulders during the ceremony. Because you can keep bangs out, it works for all face shapes and medium to long hair lengths.

The flat clip french twist is easy to do and only takes a minute or two to style. This way you can be there to help the bride on her big day.
  1. Smooth any tangles out of your hair with a brush or comb.
  2. Pull your hair to the back of your head like you’re doing a low bun leaving bangs in the front if you want them.
  3. With two fingers, twist your hair into a coil and fold it against your head.
  4. Fan the coil with the lower portion so it is sleek and give it a quick mist with a finishing spray.
  5. Secure it with your flat hair clip.
The flat clip is perfect here because it is comfy if you take a short nap in between the ceremony to the reception, or have to set your head against a chair with a high back or wall during the dinner.


Winter Weddings, a Claw Clip Half-Up Half-Down

If you have to travel from the ceremony to the reception, and be outdoors where you may not have time to put on a coat, half-up half-down hairstyles with long hair keep your shoulders covered, and they look great with medium length too.

Winter brides often wear chignon buns and can adorn them with snowflakes, pearls, and other silvery accents. You can complement her look with a matching silver, white, or gown colored claw clip.

Your look can even mimic her chignon by using the texture of her style with the half-up portion by using braids, twists, or other textures for the side sections that secure into the clip.

  1. Brush or comb the knots and tangles out of your hair.
  2. Section the top portion about level with your eyes and separate it down the middle leaving bangs out if you want bangs.
  3. Separate the two sides and style them or pull them back to the crown of your head and secure them in the hair clip.
  4. Now style the lower section to the desired look.

Hair Clip High Ponytail

It’s classic, can be sleek or curly, and the hair clip can be placed under the ponytail to add depth, or over for a pop of color. We recommend the classic claw clip style for under and open claw clips for over so your hair’s natural beauty can shine through.

Bonus idea: If it is not a 100% formal ceremony, try a bubble braid with butterfly or mini claw clips. You can alternate the clips for the wedding colors or use seasonal adornments that match the bride’s theme and bouquet.
  1. Brush all knots and tangles out of your hair.
  2. Style it to be curly or straighten your hair with a flat iron if you want sleek.
  3. Always use a heat protectant before using a heated tool on your hair.
  4. Gather your hair at the crown or just below and secure it with the hair clip.
  5. For fine hair use a hair tie to add strength to help stop the ponytail from sliding.
  6. Go under the ponytail for adding depth.
  7. Place the claw clip over for a pop of color.
Weddings are for celebrating, and being a bridesmaid is an honor. Don’t let a hairstyle that slips or slides, or is uncomfortable distract you from the fun. The three hair clip hairstyle ideas for bridesmaids should work perfect for your friend’s big day.  If this style guide was helpful, enter your email below and we'll send you more just like it.

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