Being a bride is not a piece of cake. The venue, the menu, the decor, the dress, and the rehearsals can get really overwhelming. Between the hustles and bustles of a wedding, thinking of your wedding hairstyle might be the last thing that crosses your mind, but something extremely crucial to make your appearance as a bride pitch perfect. But hiring a stylist means extra money. Also, chignons and huge hair are boring and adding some modern touch can make it work. In this write-up, you get to know some trendy yet doable bridal hairstyles without spending fortunes on hairstylists.
What Are the Things That You Need
Ever wondered why a Bridal hairstylist is so expensive? The skills are definitely there, but he/ she probably uses expensive products and a lot of them. But our Bridal look doesn’t need all that! To pull off a great bridal hairdo, you need the following things that every girl has anyway!
- A good set of Hot Rollers
- Magic Clip Bun Maker
- A Blow-dryer
- A flat iron
- Hair Spray
- Heat Protectant Spray
- Hair Mousse
- Bobby Pins
- Hairband: Preferably Transparent
- Hair Accessories : Tiara/ Flowers/ Ribbons
P.S: Before you get started with the hairstyles, make sure your hair is washed and dried.
1. The Side Swept Bun With Front Waves
If you are the ‘simple is gorgeous’ kind of bride then this hairstyle is perfect for you. This gives an Emma Stone vibe and that is exactly what we are talking about.
For this, you need to keep a portion of your hair on the front for the waves. Apply some hair mousse on your hair except the front part. We recommend Paul Mitchell Extra-Body Sculpting Foam. Now make a side leaning ponytail and wrap it around to make a bun. Apply some hairspray. COLOR WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Spray is a collectible for sure. Apply this hair spray or any hairspray to set the bun.
For the front waves, take three medium-sized hot rollers. Make three sections and roll them up one at a time. Wait for 20 minutes to 30 minutes. Unravel the gorgeous waves. For this look, we recommend Caruso Molecular Steam Hot Rollers Set. Apply some hairspray one the waves are achieved. You are now good to go!
2. The Sleek Updo
This is easy, low cost and low maintenance yet one of the classiest wedding hairdos ever. This can be a striking look for a black tie wedding and will keep more focus on your makeup and dress and keep the attention away from your hair.
For this look, apply some hair mousse, the Paul Mitchell one will do just fine. Back brush your hair and tightly pull it back. Make a bun in the nape of the head not too high not too low using a hairband. Fix the veil around the bun and voila.
3. The Classic High Bun With Hair Accessory
If you are the bride, you are your own show stopper and this hairstyle just adds all the spices. This is easier than it looks. Also, this is currently a trending Indian bridal hairstyle too.
Similar to the sleek updo, tightly pull back all your hair in a high bun and secure it with a rubber band. Apply Hairspray to secure and set your bun. Also, the flyaway hair needs some spray.
Now either take a nice satin ribbon or a floral accessory and tie it around your bun to add all the bling! This hairstyle is inspired by the teen actress Ella Fanning. She used a floral headband and you can either stick to that or improvise.
4. The Angelic Side Swept Curls
This is the JLO reception look everyone was going gaga for. Jennifer Lopez looked absolutely stunning with this hairdo and so will you. For this hairstyle, you will need a good heated hair roller set, some bobby pins, and hairspray. Try it with Revlon Perfect Heat Longwave Hair setter and you’ll be amazed at the results.
Make a side section in the front. Take all of the hair on one side only. Now apply some hairspray on your hair, especially the section above your ear. Now secure that part at the back of your head using bobby pins. Now take your heated hair rollers and roll your hair up.
After keeping the rollers on for 30 minutes, remove them and unravel the gorgeous curls. Finish the look with some more hairspray. This hairstyle can be done in both long hair medium length hair.
5. Simple Pony Tail With Fringes
Fringes and bangs never go out of fashion. It is this how you like it, why not do it on your wedding day? For this, you’ll need a hairbrush and a hair band and nothing more!
Brush your hair properly. Now simply tie your hair in a nice ponytail in the nape of your head. After you have secured it with a transparent or black hair band, you need to fix the front part.
To add the finishing, just use your fingers to adjust the fringes or the bangs and you are basically done for the look. You’ll look no less than the 50 shades star Dakota Johnson. Instead of her red gown, you’ll be wearing your gorgeous white wedding dress and that will totally go with the hairdo!
6. The Royal Wedding Look
If you want to wear your wedding hairstyle down this is it! Recreating the 2011 Royal Bride, Kate Middleton’s wedding hair is not as hard as you think. But it definitely reflects you’re up class taste!
To get this look, all you need is a good hot roller set to get the waves. T3 Voluminous Hot Roller Set is the perfect kit for this look. Section your hair into eight parts and use the large flocked rollers on them. After about 20 to 30 minutes, release the rollers to get the natural-looking waves.
Side section your hair, take sections from both sides and twist them. Make sure they are above your ears. Now secure them behind using bobby pins. Add some hairspray to set.
All you need to do is wear a nice tiara and a veil similar to the duchess did. You can try the Royalty Bridal Crown, Kate Middleton Royal Wedding Tiara by USABride which is a brilliant replica of the original tiara worn by her. And your Royal Wedding hairdo is complete!
7. Bridal Bun With Pearls
This is another Kate Middleton hairstyle re-creation. The Duchess of Cambridge is simply inspirational with her hairstyles. Many Indian brides like this hairdo with their sarees too!
For this look, first, make aside section just the way Kate Middleton does. Now take sections from sides and secure with bobby pins. Make a braid and twist it and secure it with. Add hairspray to set.
Now use the two-prong pearl accessories identical to the duchess’s and decorate your bun with them. We recommend Barode Wedding Hair Pins Bridal Pearl Accessories. It is hard to take your eyes off that gorgeous hairstyle! Although Kate wore it on a different occasion this is no less than a wedding look.
8. Updo With Messy Braid on One Side
This one here will make you look like a Greek Goddess on your special day. And it isn’t that hard to do either.
Do not comb your hair and simply make a side section. Now on the section that has more hair, make a French braid. Keep some hair dangling on the front and fix it with your fingers. Now secure the side braid with bobby pins.
Take all of your hair at the back, and make a braid. Roll it and make it into a bun and secure with a rubber band and bobby pins. Done!
9. Retro Waves on Short Hair
Looking for short wedding hairstyles? This one is just a ‘side-swept waves’ for those with shorter hair. Use Caruso Molecular Steam Hot Rollers to get this vintage look.
Make a side section on your hair. Make sections, take medium sized steam rollers and roll them downwards. Wait for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove the hot rollers carefully and use fingers to fix the waves. Spray some hair sprays.
This looks great with a daisy on the fold of your ears or a floral tiara.
10. Messy Top Knot High Bun
This wedding hairdo is inspired by the Modern Family famed star Sarah Hyland. This will make you look effortlessly feminine and beautiful on your special day.
Blow-dry your hair to give it some volume and enhance the messy hair look. Use Revlon 1875W Infrared Hair Dryer for Faster Drying & Maximum Shine.
Now take a flat iron and wrap small sections of hair around it to add some texture. Use a 1-inch flat iron. Try Remington S5500 1″ Anti-Static Flat Iron.
Next, make a high ponytail pulling your hair tightly from front to back. Take Cloth Magic Clip by Shells, wrap your hair from the end of your ponytail covering the width of the clip. The rolling up is done, snap it and secure it.
Use your fingers to add some messy texture to your hair by pulling tiny strands of hair here and there. Add some hair spray to complete the look.
There are no hard and fast rules for wedding hairstyles these days. In fact, contrasting modern and classic looks is a trend now. All you need is the courage to pull off something modern and different and the confidence to carry it walking down the aisle. Last but not least, adding hair accessories might or might not be your choice. Simple hairstyles are fashionable and many prefer them compared to the over the top accessorized hairstyles. Just add a beautiful transparent veil and there you go!
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