Airwrap Alternatives for DIY Wedding Hair

The Dyson Airwrap is wonderful, but it isn't the only tool that can help you achieve gorgeous DIY wedding day hair styles.

Gorgeous Wedding Hair

The Dyson Airwrap is a particularly innovative and versatile tool that can help you create a wide range of stunning looks. The Airwrap however, it not the only salon quality styling tool available. While many of the tools in this post have a lower price than the Airwrap, they are not “cheap” duplicates for the Airwrap. Instead, they are high quality alternative tools that can help you achieve a variety of wedding hair styles. Rollers, really? Yes! Curling irons? Don’t knock a classic. All in one tools? Absolutely. While we still love the Airwrap, it isn’t for everyone. Read on to see some of our favorite hair styling tools.


Do these make us think of Grandma Jane? More like Glamourous Grandma Jane! Curl rollers, like these from Conair, are a low tech staple with a loyal following. And for good reason! Rollers come in a wide variety of sizes, helping you achieve curls from romantic ringlets to feathering to Cindy Crawford waves and volume. The smaller the size, the smaller the curl. Rollers may come with clips to keep them in place, or they may be Velcro like and hold themselves in place. Use rollers on damp or dry hair and use a setting spray. Leave rollers in place anywhere from an hour to over night in order to achieve the style you desire. The best part about rollers? Once they are in place, your hands are free, leaving you able to multitask.

Air Stylers / Brushes

Air stylers, sometimes called air brushes, are simple and effective tools to dry and style your hair all at once. Attachments, such as barrels and combs, can help add volume or waves while the styler is working. Air stylers are a great choice for loose waves and bohemian inspired wedding hair styles. Short hair, don’t care? An air styler can help you create texture, finger waves, and add volume to any long or short pixie style. Because you are using hot, blowing air to dry and style your hair, make sure to use a style product to tame fly-aways and reduce heat damage.

Classic Curling Irons

Curling irons do one thing (sometimes two) and they do it well. Classic barrel curling irons come in a wide variety of barrel sizes so that you can achieve the curl pattern you want for any wedding style. Regency updo with face framing tight curls? Look for a barrel that is 1 inch in diameter or smaller. Half up, half down with romantic waves? Try a 2 inch in diameter barrel or larger. Even if you choose an updo, using a curling iron on dry hair can help smooth strands while adding body and texture to your updo. Look for ionic and/or ceramic curling irons to help protect your hair from the high heat of the tool. Use a heat serum or other heat protecting product to add shine.


No matter what type of hair styling tools you use for your DIY wedding style, starting with the right products will help you achieve your desired look. Products that smooth, add texture, and combat frizz will help you be wedding ready, no matter what the weather and humidity have in store. Several weeks before you wedding, start promoting scalp health by regularly dry brushing with a natural bristle brush. Use a hair mask with natural oils to moisturize the scalp and smooth hair follicles. The right product can go a long way in helping you achieve your wedding day look. Do not be afraid to experiment! 
Farm Stay - Shining Silk Repair Hair Treatment Collagen - 150ml
Smooth hair follicles with this luxurious Silk Repair Hair Treatment.
Healing Bird X Shiseido Anti-Frizz Treatment Set
Combat frizz and smooth tresses before styling with the two part Healing Bird X Shiseido Anti-Frizz Treatment Set.

Gorgeous Hair + Glamorous Veil

Pair your gorgeous wedding hair style with a veil from One Blushing Bride!

Alisha creates handmade and one of a kind wedding veils, bridal capes and wings in her gorgeous California studio. DIY brides can download patterns to create their own veils. 

Cathedral length veil from One Blushing Bride

Image from One Blushing Bride

DIY Wedding Hair & Makeup

By following these tips, you can achieve the perfect look for your wedding day. Remember to take your time, choose the right style for your hair type, and use the right tools for a flawless finish. With a little bit of practice, you’ll have a DIY wedding hairstyle that will leave you feeling confident and beautiful on your special day.

Looking for more DIY wedding hair & makeup tips? We have curated the best eyeliners and more makeup lists are on our DIY Fashion & Beauty page.