Up or down? How you decide to wear your hair to a wedding is a personal choice. When it comes to wedding hairstyles, nothing beats a bun! The reason being, once your wedding hair and makeup are done you don’t want to have to worry about it. The bun is an easy to maintain hairstyle, plus you’ll look beautifully elegant. Follow this guide for ideas on the perfect DIY wedding hair buns.
How to Create the Perfect Top Knot
Top knots are one of the most all-time chosen wedding hair buns. They are simple yet chic and easy to create in minutes. To create the perfect bridal top knot first you must brush your hair back into a high ponytail, secure it in place and pull it tight. If you want to create volume in the top knot, gently backcomb the ponytail. Brush your hair forward and then gently wrap it around the base of your ponytail, pinning the edges. You can smooth the sides with a touch of hairspray.
How to Create the Perfect Bow Bun
Just as with a top knot, the perfect wedding bow bun is created by first styling your hair into a ponytail. However, as you pull the hair through the last of the hair elastic, leave a large loop and point the ends of your hair towards your forehead. Divide the loop into two halves and then fold the ends of your hair back through the space between the two halves, which creates the centre knot of the bow. Finally fold the ends of your hair back through the space between the two halves, which creates the centre knot of the bow.
How to Create the Perfect Messy Bun
This DIY wedding hairstyle may seem a little intimidating, but a messy bun with braided wrap is easily created in a few simple steps. The first step is to brush your hair forward put it up into a ponytail, as high or as low as you would like the bun to sit. Remember, with a messy bun, bumps are fine so don’t be tempted to use a brush or comb to flatten them. Now twist your hair around the base of the ponytail leaving a tail at the end and fix into place with hairpins. You can loosen the hair further once your bun has been fixed into place.
If your hair is very straight or flat, then use some texturising cream or gel to add some lift. Don’t get frustrated if your messy bun doesn’t come out exactly as you anticipated, it’s almost impossible to perfectly duplicate a messy bun, so let it be your own personal bridal messy bun.
How to Create the Perfect Double-Braided Bun
The double-braided bun is a pretty way to wear your wedding hair. This style is more difficult to get right so you might want to practice before your big day! First of all, decide if you want a side or centre parting. Next, braid your hair on one side adding any smaller sections of hair you come across on your way down. Try to stay as close to the hairline as possible and braid down as far as the nape of your neck then secure with a hair elastic. Repeat the process on the other side of your head. Once you have finished the second braid, remove the elastic from the first and gather the two ends into a ponytail. Finally, twist the ponytail into a simple bun and secure with hairpins.
Whichever style you decide to go with, we’re positive you’ll look amazing at any wedding with one of these DIY wedding hair buns!