8 DIY Bridal Hair Ideas That Will Make You Ditch Your Stylist on the Big Day
Wedding planning can be a nightmare — and while Pinterest can be a huge asset in figuring out your look, it also provides so many choices that it can be confusing. That's why we called in celebrity hairstylist (and DIY genius) Sarah Potempa to help curate a week's worth of bridal hairstyles (plus one bonus lewk!) that fit an array of personalities and preferences. Consider this your one-stop shop for hair-spiration.
If you're not familiar with Sarah, then you need to start following her on Instagram stat. Last year, she challenged herself to share 100 days of fresh hairdos on the social media outlet. This year, she created 365 days of braids (for real!). Not only does she have many celebrity clients — like Lea Michele and Margot Robbie — but she's also the mastermind behind the first-ever rotating curling iron, The Beachwaver. We know that is a lot of awesomeness to take in, and if you think Sarah is the unicorn of the hair beauty biz, then you're not alone.
Here, she offers advice on getting prepped for the big day. "On your wedding day, you should feel like an elevated version of yourself," Sarah says. "If you always wear your hair down, find your dream down hairstyle. The same goes for if you always wear your hair up. This will make you feel superglam but comfortable at the same time. Also, it is important to do hair trials to see how that style feels and lasts all day. I love to wear my hair down but wanted a look that I wouldn't normally wear day-to-day. For my wedding day, I went with classic old Hollywood. It was perfect and lasted all day long!"
Keep reading to discover eight exclusive how-to bridal hair tutorials!
If your dream wedding consists of you walking barefoot down a beach in Tulum, Mexico, then this bohemian bridal hairstyle is perfect for you. Click here to learn how to do it.
Boxed Fishtail Braid
Whether you're getting hitched or just a braid fiend, you need to learn how to DIY the boxed fishtail braid before Summer. Click here to learn how to do it.
Plaited Updo With Fresh Flowers
If you've always dreamed about wearing an updo, braids, and flowers to your wedding, then this effortlessly elegant style is for you. Click here to learn how to do it.
Easy-Breezy Beach Waves
Give your gown a cool-girl edge by rocking gorgeous, voluminous beach waves down the aisle. Click here to learn how to do it.
Veronica Lake-Inspired 'Do
After you purchase your authentic vintage or Jenny Packham wedding gown, you'll need this throwback-glam hairstyle to match. Click here to learn how to do it.
Brigitte Bardot Bouffant
This Brigitte Bardot-inspired half-up do is a sophisticated, classic look you won't regret wearing for your wedding. Click here to learn how to do it.