Spring is in full swing and the world looks to be safely opening back up (thank goodness). We want to get you ladies prepared as summer wedding/party season is approaching. Before we get into how to create some super chic DIY bridal looks at home, lets talk about preparing your hair with color.
Borrowing some inspiration from the 2021 NY Bridal fashion week, we partnered with Nina @theatelier22, (our formal hair guru) who recreated 3 easy DIY bridal looks that can be worn no matter if you are a bride, a bridesmaid, a wedding guest, or just a party goer. You won’t need a ton of tools or products to perform these really simple, head-turning hairstyles to any of your upcoming events.
Unexpected Bohemian Braid
- Small curling iron
- 2 Clear elastics
- Begin with hair that is air dried curly, wavy, or curled with a small curling iron.
- Starting at the crown, create a single vertical Dutch braid. Secure with clear elastic just above the hairline (don’t go all the way to the bottom hairline).
- Gather remaining hair into a low, loose ponytail. Take a piece of hair from underneath to wrap around the elastic, then through elastic secure.
Minimalist Formal Ponytail
- Volumizing mousse
- 1 1/4″ curling iron
- Finishing brush
- 2 clear elastics
- Begin with hair that has been blow dried smooth with your favorite volumizing mousse. Curl large sections of hair, vertically, with a 1 1/4” curling iron.
- Using a bristle finishing brush, back brush (teasing hair with a brush) hair at the crown, back, and top sides of the head. Gently skim over the top to smooth surface hair without removing the texture created.
- Gather hair into a low ponytail, keeping hair smooth. Secure with a clear elastic, and create a tail wrap with a long strand of hair. Slide ends of the tail wrap through the elastic to secure.
- Accessorize with a simple, thin headband.
- Large curling iron
- 10-12 bobby pins
- Begin with hair that is curled with a large curling iron, loosely. Isolate the top, sides and back of hair, and create a 3 strand braid in the nape area. Pin braid, horizontally to the head in the nape area. (Does not have to be pretty, this will be covered and will serve as a pin cushion.)
- Release top hair. Starting at the back, roll left side of the hair under and secure underneath the braid with bobby pins (not hair pins!!) Do the same for the right side, following with both front sides. Choose selective soft pieces to stay out around the face.
- Play with the parting, whether its a center part or a dramatic side part. Spray with your favorite hairspray, and keep a few extra bobby pins in your hand bag or clutch!
Who knew getting glammed up could be so easy? For these looks and more DIY hair how-to’s, be sure to check out Nina’s website, you are sure to be inspired. We certainly are!