THREE DIY Bridal Hair Tutorials:
Hi ladies, I have partnered with Nume to create three DIY bridal hairstyles that are SIMPLE & stylish for Spring !!! These styles can be done by pretty much anyone, I just cut my hair super short so if I can pull these looks off then they will be even easier with longer hair! First, I wanted to create a simple look for that free spirited bride who is going for more of a beachy vibe, then I created a more bohemian look with a twisted wavy half-updo but added a touch of glitz to dress it up, and the third look is a messy knotted bun with a braided band, this is more of a loose updo for those of you that aren't into a structured tight updo or want a bit of bridal edge. Check out the different styles below that I created using the Nume Megastar straightener. Most of the time I opt to use a straightener to create a textured wave instead of using a curling iron. Using the Megastar makes doing my hair so easy because it literally takes me less than 5 minutes to style my entire head! It heats up so quick and has a soft handle that is easy to grip and maneuver as I quickly create waves and curls in my hair.
*Nume Collaboration* see bottom of this post to get a discount code for the Megastar flatiron.
LOOK ONE: Beachy Waves
1.) Begin with dry unstyled hair.
2.) Take a 1 inch section starting in the front of your hair on one side, place the straightener at the top of the sectioned hair. Then twist at an angle while moving the straightner downward towards the ends of your hair while slowly twisting. Then release the hair by opening the straighter. You should have a curl or a wave depending on how tightly you press and how tightly you wrap the hair around the straightener. If you want a loose wave then don't wrap it as tight around. The Megastar straightener works so well with styling my hair because it was designed with a rounded barrel so the hair wraps around it perfectly.
To create texture and depth take smaller pieces and wave/curl those. Also, I switch the direction of the curl by turning the straightner away from my face or towards my face for every few sections. This changes up the direction and thickness of the waves giving it a textured more natural look. Continue this pattern all the way around your head making your way to the other side of your face. Make sure to get the pieces underneath as well.
3.) Finish off with applying a small amount of argan oil to hair for a piecier finish.
4.) Add a feminine or fun headband to polish off the look!
LOOK TWO: Twisted Half-Updo for A Bohemian Bride
1.) Begin by creating the same textured wave described above using the MegaStar.
2.) Tease your hair at the crown. I teased three layered sections at the crown. Spray the area with hairspray. Smooth it out if needed. Apply this light as a feather finishing serum to flyaways and at ends to complete the look.
3.) Take one section framing your face and begin twisting to the back of your head, secure with a bobby pin. Section the hair framing the other side of your face and begin to twist back until you meet the back of your head where your other twist is secured, then overlap it just a tiny bit and secure with a bobby pin.
4.) Add a bit of glitz to dress it up! Pull out some of your bangs if you want to frame your face.
LOOK THREE: Messy Knotted Bun With Braided Band
1.) Begin with your natural hair whether it is wavy, straight, or curly. If you want to achieve this exact look I used the hair waving process mentioned above in Bridal Look #1. But any texture of hair will work! Then begin teasing the crown of your hair.
2.) Section off the front and sides of your hair and pin forward. In the top right photo you can see this area pinned. Then take the back section of your hair (the hair left that is not pinned forward) and all in one step lightly grab your hair into a pony tail at the back of your head (pony tail should be level with your ears) then with your other hand grab all your hair and just tuck or smoosh it down into a messy bun & then wrap a clear elastic band around the messy bun. You will have what looks like the bottom right picture. Now take bobby pins and start pinning in the pieces of hair that are hanging down in the back. The messier the better!
3.) Take one of the sections that you have pinned forward and beginning braiding towards the back of your head (if you dont braid back then the braid wont lie flat to your head like it is supposed to). Secure the braid with a bobby pin at the back of your head right above the top of the bun. Then do the other side and secure the ends of the braid underneathe your first braid. Bobby pin down any pieces sticking out of the braid.
The finished product! I love this look! Pull some face framing pieces out if you'd like!
These flatirons are usually $199 but since I have partnered with Nume, I have a code & link for you below to get you SUCH a great deal. I haven't ever had a straightener that has worked as well as this one. The barrel is designed to be rounded so it makes creating waves SO EASY, which if you are anything like me and like your hair wavy instead of straight, this makes my life a whole lot simpler. I also love how it automatically shuts off for you after 30 minutes (NO FIRES here). Its 100% pure ceramic and uses an infared heat light beam! Its no wonder they call it "MEGA".
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Megastar c/o Nume
Photography c/o Kelsey Steindler
I hope you ladies enjoyed the tutorials! Let me know if you'd like to see more of these in the future in the comments section.