Anyone did their own hair for their wedding? Any DIY styles, tips, etc?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

I am sad to say that my DIY hair is my big regret from what was otherwise a wonderful day. I’m not sitting around bummed out about it, but when I look at the pictures I just shake my head. I practiced it three times in the last 6 months and it went fine but on the actual day… I don’t know. I sort of rushed. 

It was supposed to be long 50s-stlye curls, but the curling iron wasn’t hot enough and I did the urls too small… it’s a shame. 

Anyway, my advice: practice often and on the day, take lots of time.

ETA: also, DON’T cut your bangs right before the wedding. 🙁

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Post # 3
1178 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I did, and it is the worst thing I did on the day.  I went to a salon the day before but hated the hairstyle, so I though tI would try something on my own…worst decision ever!!!!!

Post # 4
858 posts
Busy bee

I wish i did!! My hair looked alright, but everyone said i do my hair better. And seeing pictures, I agree. Just wasnt quit me. I would have done a simple low do, mid nape area of full curl with a fastener.

Post # 5
1648 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

I did and I was very happy with the results. I just did loose waves with side swept bangs and clipped the opposite side with a bridal comb.  My tip(s) would be to wash your hair the night before (the style will hold better), practice ALOT before your wedding, and the day of, just RELAX and do your hair.  I actually had a moment of zen doing my own hair because I was able to just zone out and do my thing for half an hour. 

For big loose waves, I use my ceramic 1.5in curling iron.  Before I apply heat to my hair, I always spray with a heat protectant, and use a good amt of hairspray to hold the style since it IS your wedding afterall – good luck! 🙂

Post # 6
77 posts
Worker bee

My wedding is long-distance for me, so I’m a bit nervous about finding someone who can work with my thick hair and be consistent between the trial and the day of. I’m leaning toward loose waves or a curly updo, but I have a lot of thick hair that has trouble holding a curl, so I don’t know if it’ll work out.

If I can’t find someone to do it, I’m ok with doing my own. I’d go with something that I know I can do, so it’d likely be straightened with side-swept bangs. Maybe I’d practice with curling the ends a little.

Post # 7
129 posts
Blushing bee

I do updos on my hair all the time and have done hair for proms, wedding anniversaries, etc.

If you have fragile hair and like it long Nexxus makes a product called Pro Mend. I used the overnight creme (daily) or the leave in day treatment. It temporarily seals split ends, cuts down on frizzies, and makes my hair look thicker. It also breaks less.

Style wise, I use a 3/4 in to 1 1/4 inch curling iron depending on how I want my hair to look. Rollers don’t work too well onf mime bc my hair has a little natural curl and it just frizzes it. If I know I want a big updo, the day before I will wash my hair, put the nexxus amd some gel in it, and scrunch it with hairspray (I use got2be glued hairspray). After scrunching it I usually wear it in a bun. The reason is, the next day when it’s dry it’s got a decent hold already and the scrunching makes it frizz a bit.

the frizz sounds bad BUT here’s the trick to HUGE barrel curls. Take a thin but 1 inch wide section of hair, spray hairspray down the entire strand, then run that strand of hair between 2 fingers so it’s super flat and wide. Then curl it with the large curling iron. It’ll hold great! After each curl I pin it until I get the desired look. My hair is thin but to my waist and so I’ll usually put fmy hair into a pony tail before curling and pinning so I have a strong base.

Post # 8
129 posts
Blushing bee

Oh I should add,  on the second day when you take your scrunched hair bun down, brush it out so your hair looks super frizzy. This helps you get a lot of very thin but wide chunks of hair to curl.

Post # 9
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I did my own hair. I practiced makeup and took pics of my diy makeup trials WAY more than I did for my hair. My advice would be to do a lot of hair practice runs with your hair exactly as it would be on your wedding day (my hair was straighter for my wedding day than it was in the months before) and take tons of pics. 

I’m fine w my wedding day hair even tho I don’t love it in every pic- some it’s just so so, but I am still glad I did it. I just should have had someone take a pic of me on that day from different angles right after i did it and again after veil was put in to make sure it looked right to me. Instead, I just asked 2 other ppl to make sure it looked right and im my own worst critic so I should’ve had pics taken quickly to check it myself. didn’t end up being a big deal tho. 

And it was way more important to me that I mailed my makeup, which I did. 

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