Want to be able to create your own wedding hairstyle? Here are five bridal updos that you can DIY, with expert tips from award-winning hairdressing company Francesco Group…
This braided crown hairstyle is perfect for those with medium to long hair and can be created using French, Dutch or regular braids. To create the look, separate two sections of the hair and braid each section before securing with snag free bands. Pull one of the braids up over your hair head and secure it in place using a bobby pin around an inch away from the hairline. Repeat this step on the other side but secure this braid behind the first braid. Before you start to create this look, leave out some pieces of hair at the front and curl them at the end to create a more ‘undone’ look. Finish with Sebastian Shine Define to hold the style and give it a shine finish.
This flower bun is great for longer hair lengths and looks incredibly pretty. To create the look, start by loosely gathering the hair at the nape of your neck, then create two or three braids and secure with a snag free band. With each braid, twist until the braid curls into itself and pin into place. Finish the look by inserting some flower hair pins in the bun to give it extra charm. Finish the look with Wella EIMI Fixing Hairspray to set the hair in place.
This look is a classic beauty. A French pleat can suit everyone, and this style has been updated with some texture to give a nonchalant and contemporary look. Before creating this look, use Wella EIMI Root Shoot and Ocean Spritz, as this will create a good base for your texture while drying your hair. Once you have French pleated the hair, lightly twist the hair up to the top of the head and tuck the ends into the tunnel created by the twist. Insert pins to hold the hair in place and finish with Sebastian Shine Define to hold the style and give it a shine finish.
The low knotted bun is a classic, elegant style. Create a deep side fringe by moving the hair to one side and use Wella EIMI Root Shoot to add instant volume and body to the fringe. Next, bring the hair down to the nape of the neck into a ponytail and create a fish tail plait, securing with a snag free band at the bottom. Twist the fishtail plait into a low bun and secure with bobby pins. Finish by tugging some bits of the bun out to make the bun fuller and give it more volume for that messy, chic look.
The chignon is both elegant and modern and is easy to create. For this look, the hair must be oozing with health and shine. First, blow-dry the hair in order to get a smooth, sleek finish. Using a strong gel, such as Wella Eimi Sculpt Force, slick the hair back off the face then use Wella Eimi Glam Mist on top of the gelled area to make it look mirror like. Taking the rest of the hair back into a high ponytail, brush it below the crown and secure with a snag free band. Turn the ends of the hair back towards the snag free band and grip into place then finish with Wella EIMI Fixing Hairspray to keep the hair in place and prevent flyaways.