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14 Wedding Hairstyles You Can DIY For The Occasion

Curling irons aren't the only way to style your hair for some nuptials.

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1. 10-Minute Fancy Updo

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What You'll Need:

- Mini hair elastics

- Bobby pins

- Hair clips

- Hairspray

Step 1: Separate your hair into four sections: face-framing pieces in the front, one section on each side from your ear to your temple, and the rest of your hair in the back.

Step 2: Separate the largest section of hair in the back into two more sections: top and bottom. Clip the top section up to keep it out of the way for now. Secure the bottom section into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck with a mini hair elastic, then put another elastic about two inches from the bottom of the ponytail.

Step 3: Roll the ponytail up into a bun and secure with a bobby pin at the nape of your neck.

Step 4: Take the clip out of the top section of hair and smooth it back and down. Loosely secure it into a half-up ponytail with a mini elastic.

Step 5: Twist the tail of the ponytail into its base and pin the twist down above the bun. See the GIF below for a closer look at this technique.

Step 6: Braid the section of hair on the left and secure the braid with an elastic at the end. For a thicker look, gently tug the braid apart from top to bottom.

Step 7: Wrap the braid around the back of the head and secure with a bobby pin just above the bun.

Step 8: Repeat Step 6 on the right side.

Step 9: Repeat Step 7 on the right side.

Step 10: Use hairspray to secure the style in the back and fix any face-framing pieces in the front to fall however you'd like.

2. A Crown For Curls

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What You'll Need:

- Bobby pins

- Mini hair elastics

- Tail comb

- Hair clips

Step 1: Using a tail comb, create a front section of hair all the way around your head from ear to ear. Clip back the rest of your hair to keep it out of the way for now.

Step 2: Beginning at one side of your head, French-braid the front section of hair along the hairline.

Step 3: Continue the French braid, adding more hair to each strand as you go.

Step 4: Once the braid is at your ear, continue with a traditional three-strand braid to the end of the hair.

Step 5: Secure the braid with a mini hair elastic at the bottom.

Step 6: Make the braid a bit thicker by gently tugging apart each strand so the weave isn't too tight.

Step 7: Lift the braid up and over your head, flush against the French-braided section, until the end of the braid reaches the opposite ear. See the GIF below for a more detailed view on this.

Step 8: Pin back any extra hair in the front that wasn't woven into the French braid. This piece can be used to cover up the end of the braid if your hair isn't long enough to reach the opposite side of your head.

Step 9: Unclip the rest of your hair and tousle it forward.

Step 10: If you need to secure any parts of the braid, use a bobby pin to do so.

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3. Half-Up Hair Wrap

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What You'll Need:

- Mini hair elastics

- Bobby pins

- Teasing brush

- Hairspray

Step 1: Prep your roots by spraying hairspray for volume and hold.

Step 2: Use a teasing brush to tease hair from the front of your hairline to the crown of your head. Tease one-inch sections at a time, brushing from the mid-shaft to the root to create more volume.

Step 3: Create a half-up ponytail with the top half of hair, securing with an elastic.

Step 4: Grab a one-inch section of hair directly underneath the elastic of the half-up ponytail.

Step 5: Wrap the loose one-inch section of hair around the half-ponytail to conceal the elastic.

Step 6: Pin the ends of the wrapped hair underneath the elastic.

4. Twist 'n' Pin

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What You'll Need:

- Bobby pins

- Reworkable hold paste

Step 1: Use a pea-size amount of reworkable hold paste in your fingertips to slick down any major cowlicks.

Step 2: Start with a two-inch section of hair, twisting the section around itself into a tight coil.

Step 3: Once the coil is tight enough that the twist naturally forms a small bun, continue wrapping the bun up and toward your head. Pin the bun in place. See the GIF below for closer look at this technique.

Step 4: Continue steps 2-3 until all of your hair is pinned up.

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5. Triple Bun

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What You'll Need:

- Bobby pins

- Mini hair elastics

Step 1: Separate your hair into three evenly sized low ponytails at the nape of your neck. Secure the base of the ponytails with mini hair elastics.

Step 2: Use another mini hair elastic about two inches up from the ends of your hair on each ponytail. This will help keep the hair together and in place for the next step.

Step 3: Starting with the ponytail in the center, roll the bottom elastic up to the first elastic to create a bun. Pin the bun in place at the base of the ponytail.

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 on the left ponytail.

Step 5: Repeat Step 3 on the right ponytail.

6. Piled-Up Pony

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What You'll Need:

- Hair elastics

- Bobby pins

Step 1: Gather your hair into a high ponytail, leaving out your bangs or the front pieces of hair. Secure the ponytail with an elastic.

Step 2: Use bobby pins to pin any stray curls or flyaways down toward the ponytail.

Step 3: Tousle your bangs or the front pieces of hair to frame your face.

Step 4: Tousle your ponytail to place your hair exactly the way you want!

7. Bangin' Braid

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What You'll Need:

- Tail comb

- Mini hair elastics

- Bobby pins

- Hair clips

Step 1: Using a tail comb, part the front section of your hair into a triangle with clean, straight parts. Hold the rest of your hair away from your face by clipping it back with hair clips.

Step 2: Begin braiding the bangs section with three passes of a French braid before continuing with a traditional three-strand braid. See the GIF below for more clarification on this technique.

Step 3: Continue down the bangs until you reach the temple area, then secure with a mini hair elastic.

Step 4: Use a bobby pin to pin the braid back into the hairline. Pull the clips off of the loose hair and tousle hair to cover the elastic and pin in the front.

To make sure your hair is tightly woven, keep your fingers as close to your roots and hairline as possible while braiding.

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If you have any flyaways, you can keep them in the braid with reworkable hold paste.

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8. A Dressed-Up Pony

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What You'll Need:

- Bobby pins

- Mini hair elastics

- Sea salt spray

Step 1: Gather your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck, leaving about one inch of hair underneath out of the ponytail. Secure with an elastic.

Step 2: Create a three-strand braid with the one-inch section of hair underneath the ponytail and secure the end of the braid with a mini hair elastic.

Step 3: Gently tug apart the braid with your fingertips to get a thicker look.

Step 4: Wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail so the elastic is completely covered.

Step 5: Pin the braid in place.

Step 6: Use sea salt spray on your ponytail for extra texture.

9. Half French Twist

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What You'll Need:

- Mini hair elastics

- Bobby pins

Step 1: Gather the top quarter section of your hair into a small ponytail and secure with a mini hair elastic.

Step 2: Grab a two-inch section from either side of your head and pull backward.

Step 3: Loosely secure both pieces together with an elastic to create a second small ponytail.

Step 4: Twist the ends of the second small ponytail until the twist becomes hard.

Step 5: Keep twisting until the hair above the elastic is also a hard, taut twist. Use a bobby pin to secure the twist flat on your head, then continue pinning to keep the entire length of the twist in place.

10. Frohawk

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What You'll Need:

- Hair clips

- Bobby pins

- Mini hair elastics

- Hairspray

Step 1: Use hair clips to create four sections of hair down the center of your head.

Step 2: Replace each hair clip with a hair elastic for a permanent hold.

Step 3: Smooth down any stray pieces of hair with bobby pins.

Step 4: Use your fingertips to rough up each section of hair until it looks like one continuous mohawk.

11. The Fun Bun

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What You'll Need:

- Hair elastics

- Bobby pins

Step 1: Gather all of your hair into a ponytail at the front of your head as close to your hairline as possible. Secure the ponytail with an elastic.

Step 2: Use a second elastic on the ponytail about two inches up from the ends. This will help keep your hair in place for the next step.

Step 3: Roll the second elastic back toward the first elastic to create a large bun. Use bobby pins to secure the bun in place.

Step 4: If you have any other curls or flyaways, tuck them into the bun with bobby pins.

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12. Chic Chignon

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What You'll Need:

- Bobby pins

- Mini hair elastics

- Tail comb

- Hairspray (optional)

Step 1: Use your tail comb to create a front section of hair about one half-inch back from your hairline, wrapping around the whole head from ear to ear. Leave the hair down for now.

Step 2: Secure the back section of hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck with a mini hair elastic.

Step 3: Use another hair elastic on the ponytail about one inch up from the ends. This will help keep all of the hair in one clean section for the next step.

Step 4: Roll the bottom of the ponytail up to the top elastic to create a bun, then secure the bun to your head with bobby pins.

Step 5: Leaving out a one-inch piece on either side of your head, pin the front section back and down into the bun.

Step 6: Wrap each front piece across the back of the head and pin on the opposite side, pushing the bobby pins into the bun.

Step 7 (Optional): Finish with hairspray to hold the style in place.

13. Tucked Up

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What You'll Need:

- Mini hair elastics

- Bobby pins

Step 1: Take a one-inch section of hair from each side of your head and gather them together in the back, loosely securing them with a mini hair elastic. This section will act as an anchor for Steps 2–4. Underneath that section, gather the top half of your hair into a half-up ponytail.

Step 2: Beginning on the right side of your head, take a one-inch section of hair and roll it up, over the top anchor of hair, and tuck it underneath the anchor. Secure it with a bobby pin.

Step 3: Repeat Step 2 with another one-inch section of hair, continuing until all of your hair is secured up.

Step 4: Use bobby pins to tuck away any stray hairs or cowlicks.

14. Wrap-Around Braids

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What You'll Need:

- Mini hair elastics

- Bobby pins

- Reworkable hold paste

Step 1: Split your hair into four sections: top, bottom, left, and right. Pin the bottom section up into a bun at the nape of your neck. Take the top section straight back and down, pinning underneath the bun.

Step 2: Starting with the right section, braid the hair and secure with an elastic at the bottom.

Step 3: Wrap the braid around the back of your head and pin to the opposite side of the bun. See the GIF below for more details on how to do this.

Step 4: Repeat Step 2 on the left side.

Step 5: Repeat Step 3 on the left side.

Step 6 (Optional): Using a pea-size amount of reworkable hold paste in your fingertips, smooth down any sections of frizz or flyaways.

Lead Hairstylist: Jeff Chastain

Assistant Hairstylists: Bukky Ojeifo and Koni Bennett

Makeup Artists: Yana Markevich and Maya Calhoun

Special thanks to Birchbox for providing hair and makeup services.
Services were provided to BuzzFeed Life free of charge.