When it comes to weddings, one thing is certain: they are super expensive. There’s so much to be done – decorations, venue, catering, invitations… the list goes on. This means that by the time the huge details are sorted out, there is no money or time to sort out the little details. But there’s no need to panic – a lack of time or money doesn’t mean you have to abandon your dreams of looking gorgeous at the altar because there are hundreds of DIY hairstyles to try. These particular styles are super easy and look so intricate.
A braided updo
Braids are the easiest way of looking chic and put together with minimal effort. This hairstyle is Do It Yourself heaven because it requires such little time and materials. Don’t worry – this isn’t a French or Dutch braid, just a simple plait. For this braided updo, knowing how to plait is the hardest part. You will need two clear elastics, a handful of bobby pins and hairspray. Begin the hairstyle by sectioning the hair into two parts by tracing a horizontal line from the middle of one ear to the middle of the other ear. This should result in a top section and a bottom section. Plait both sections and secure the two braids with clear elastics. Then, take the bottom braid and twist it into a bun or spiral shape at the base of your head. Secure the bun with Bobby pins and make sure the end of the braid is tucked away so the elastic is not visible. Take the top braid and wrap it around the bun you just made, tucking away the end and securing it the same way as before. Make sure to spray it with hairspray so it lasts throughout your magical day.
A Chic Chignon
Another easy yet classy updo is a chignon. The name is fancy, and it looks detailed, but it is absolutely easy. It worked best for medium to long hair that can be any texture. For a sleek look, straightened hair is best. With curly hair, the hairstyle will look angelic and have more volume. This one is even easier than the first hairstyle. Start by making either a middle or side part in your hair. For this style, you will need bobby pins and a hair elastic. Take about an inch-thick section of hair by tracing from the middle or side part you just made to the top of your ear. Twist this section and pin it down with a few bobby pins. Do the same on the other side of your parted hair. To hide the bobby pins, place them under a layer of hair. Next, use the elastic to secure the rest of your hair right at the bottom, about two inches away from where your hair ends. Then, take the secured ends and twist them in towards the nape of the neck. You should fold the hair over itself, not under. Twist until the roll of hair is against your head and secure it with more bobby pins. The more pins the better, as the hair can be quite heavy. Try to make sure the ends of the pins don’t stick out and the pins are not visible. Lastly, spray with hairspray and go get married!