Wedding Hairstyle 101: How to DIY This Romantic Updo

Hair & Beauty

Getting gorgeous, wedding-ready hair doesn't have to be difficult! Last week we gave you the step-by-step instructions on how to create a sleek side bun right in your very own home. But in case you're the type of bride-to-be who favors a less structured version of the look, we came up with an easy style that's perfect for you: a romantic updo.

This soft look is ideal for just about any bridal moment — from your shower or bachelorette party to your rehearsal dinner and even the big day. Plus, it can be dressed up or down with the help of accessories and a gorgeous white wedding dress! And, thanks to breezy curls, a volumized crown, and seemingly random (but perfectly placed!) twists, this updo looks entirely effortless and fresh.

The best part is that this pretty 'do is as easy to DIY as your go-to messy topknot. We broke down how to create the look in four simple steps (yes, it's really a no-brainer!) so you can test drive it before you walk down the aisle.

Follow our step-by-step instructions to master this romantic updo and watch the look come to life in the video below.

1. Using a half-inch barrel curling iron, curl small sections of your hair.
2. Tease your hair to give the curls a bit of a bed-head vibe.
3. Leaving out the face-framing sections of your hair, twist sections of hair together and secure with bobby pins.
4. Finish with a light hairspray.

Video by Fantasma Films; Hair: David Cotteblanche for Red Market Salon; Makeup: Gina Monte for Red Market Salon

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