DIY: A Bride’s Hair Guide

A step-by-step guide with professional tips on how to perfect a beautiful wedding day hairstyle yourself.

 

CLASSIC LOW SIDE BUN

Who’s it for: Medium to long hair

What you’ll need:

Hair brush

Hair elastic

Hairspray (try TRESemme Tres Two Extra Hold spray)

Bobby pins

Let’s get started:

Step 1: Brush hair down, back and to one side into a ponytail and secure with a hair elastic.

Step 2: Lightly mist hair with hairspray.

Step 3: Wrap hair into a loosely structured or unstructured bun and add bobby pins to secure it.  Set this look with hairspray.

Pro tip: If you have shorter hair or just want a thicker looking bun, add clip in hair extensions. Apply it right after Step 1. and continue.

TRENDY FRENCH BRAID UPDO

Who’s it for: Shoulder length to long hair

What you’ll need:

Hair elastic

Bobby pins

Hot rollers (try Conair Instant Heat Hot Rollers $30.00)

Hair spray (try Oribe Superfine Hair Spray $29.00)

Let’s get started:

Step 1: If you have straight or fine hair, set hair in hot rollers to add volume and texture. Make sure the rollers are fully cooled before removing.

Step 2: Separate one equal portion of hair to the side and secure with a hair elastic.

Step 3: Begin French braiding the other side that’s loose starting from the crown of the head towards the nape area. To do this, divide a top, middle section of hair into three sections and braid, adding hair alternately from each side of the head into the middle section as you go.

Step 4: Once braid is complete, secure the bottom of hair with a hair elastic and mist the braid with hair spray.

Step 5: Repeat Step 3 and 4 to the opposite side.

Step 6: Begin to gently loosen the braid by pulling on sections.

Step 7: Take one braid and cross it over to the other braid securing it with bobby pins.  Repeat the same step with the other braid.

Pro tip: If you have naturally wavy or curly hair skip Step 1. To spruce up this hairdo, try adding fresh flowers or hair ornaments.

 

GLAMOUR WAVES 

Who’s it for: Medium to long hair

What you’ll need:

1-1.25 inch curling iron. (try T3 Single Pass Twirl 1.25 curling iron)

Hairspray (try L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray, Strong Hold $12.99) 

Shine serum (try L’Oreal Ever Style smooth & shine serum)

Paddle brush (try Aveda wooden paddle brush $20.00)

Double prong hair clips

Tail comb

Let’s get started:

Step 1: Create an exaggerated part on your most wearable side.

Step 2: Mist each section of hair with thermal spray. Set hair with curling iron all over and secure the curl with hair clips.

Step 3: When you’re  done, remove the clips starting with the very first curl to the last.

Step 4: Apply a dime size amount of serum to the palm of your hands and emulsify. Finger comb hair to loosen the curls.

Step 5: Gently brush through the curls starting from the ends up.

Step 6: Finish with hairspray.

Pro tip: To create more volume, apply a volumizing agent to wet hair, blow dry straight and then begin Step 1. 

By: Sonia Castleberry

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