Pre-Wedding Hair

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Most brides are concentrating so much on THE day that they can sometimes overlook how important they must look for the pre-wedding festivities. Brides need to save money where they can and can't always run to the hair salon for every event (although a live-in stylist would make life so much easier!). Instead ... read more

Most brides are concentrating so much on THE day that they can sometimes overlook how important they must look for the pre-wedding festivities. Brides need to save money where they can and can’t always run to the hair salon for every event (although a live-in stylist would make life so much easier!). Instead of spending money to get your hair styled for your engagement pictures, shower(s), bachelorette party and/or rehearsal dinner, there are some great DIY hairstyles that will make you look like a million bucks without spending the money.

I ran into a DIY wedding hair section on MarthaStewartWeddings.com. While I would never suggest doing your own hair on your wedding day (you have enough to think about!), there are some cute styles that are pretty easy to do with a little bit of patience. This one half up do is my favorite, although the side chignon is super cute too.

Step 1
Use a large-barrel curling iron to create loose curls all around your head, from the ears down.

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Step 2
Part your hair in the middle, and use your fingers to loosen and separate the curls.

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Step 3
Starting halfway down the part, begin spritzing your roots with hairspray. Continue to the crown.

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Step 4
To create height and volume, tease the sprayed hair with a fine-tooth comb.

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Step 5
Use a brush to gently smooth the teased hair, and gather the sides up into a half ponytail.

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Step 6
Secure the sides with pins, then use your fingers to gently shape the curls into place.

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Finally, just smooth it out and spray with hairspray!

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Read more at Marthastewartweddings.com: DIY Wedding Updos

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