Six Tips For Perfect Wedding Updos

Get ready to DIY your wedding updo! Practice makes perfect and so does following these six tips.

DIY Wedding Hair

If you’re a bride-to-be, you might be thinking of ways to style your hair for the big day and wondering if you can do it yourself. A wedding hair updo is a classic choice that can make you look elegant and glamorous. And the best part? Yes, you can do it yourself! Below, we share some tips and tricks for creating a DIY wedding updo that will make you look and feel your best.

1. Choose the right style, for your hair

Before you decide on a style, you need to take a long look in the mirror. How long is your hair? Is it fine, thick, curly or stick straight? Does it always fall out of a ponytail? Do you have a cowlick you always battle with? Analyzing your hair well before your big day will help you decide on a realistic and achievable style. If your hair always falls out of a braid, it will also fall out on your wedding day. Once you have analyzed your hair, take a look at styles for your hair type and length. Look for inspiration online, and choose a style that complements your wedding dress and overall theme.

2. Prepare Your Hair

To create a perfect updo, you need to start with clean and dry hair. Wash your hair the night before the wedding, or a practice day, and avoid using any products that can weigh it down. If you have fine hair, use a volumizing mousse to add some texture and body. If you have curly hair, use a curl-enhancing cream to define your curls. 

3. Gather Your Tools

To create a DIY wedding hair updo, you’ll need a few essential tools, including bobby pins, hair elastics, a teasing comb, and hairspray. You might also need a curling iron or straightener if you want to add some curls or waves to your hair.

Super Grip bobby pins come in three colors to match your hair color.

You don’t have to spend a fortune for Cinderella worth curls. Try the classic Conair Double Ceramic Curling Wand.

Hair donuts make a basic bun glamorous and sleek.

4. Section & Tease Your Hair

Start by sectioning your hair into manageable sections. Use a teasing comb to add some volume to the roots of your hair. Teasing your hair will help create a more voluminous and textured updo, whether you are creating a chignon, bun or even a simple French braid. Be careful not to over-tease your hair, as it can damage your hair and make it difficult to style.

5. Twist & Pin

Now it’s time to start creating your updo. Follow tutorials online to achieve your desired style. For a simple updo, gather your hair into a high ponytail. Take a section of hair in the ponytail and twist the section until it curls on itself. Secure it near the hair tie with bobby pins. Continue twisting and pinning sections of hair until you’ve hidden the hair tie and created a unique updo. You can leave some loose strands of hair around your face to create a softer and more romantic look.

6. Add Finishing Touches

Once you’ve created your updo, it’s time to finish it off with hairspray. Hold the hairspray bottle about 12 inches away from your hair and mist it lightly. Be careful not to use too much hairspray, as it can make your hair look stiff and unnatural. If needed, cover your face with a paper towel to prevent hairspray from getting in your eyes or ruining your makeup. For added sparkle, add rhinestone clips or hair gems.

A simple clip to accent an elegant hair style.

Larger accent pieces add glamour to any look.

Add drama to long hair with a hair vine.

DIY Wedding Hair & Makeup

By following these tips, you can achieve the perfect look for your wedding day without breaking the bank. 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.

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DIY wedding hair style updo, bride with veil and flowers