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15 Mesmerizing Bridal Updos That Will Inspire You

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15 Mesmerizing Bridal Updos That Will Inspire You August 30, 2018

Every bride expects her wedding day to be the best day of her life. She doesn’t want anything to go wrong – most of all, her dress, make up, and hairdo. If you are a to-be bride, the two main factors that you should keep in mind while choosing your wedding hairstyle are your dress and your hair type. Updos go with all kinds of dresses and look elegant no matter what your hair type is. We have compiled a list of the top 15 bridal updos to help you decide on your wedding look. Keep reading!

1. Simple French Roll

What You Need
    • Hair pins
  • Comb
  • Hairspray
Procedure
  1. Detangle your hair and comb all of it to the left.
  2. Take a few pins and insert them vertically to pin your hair towards the left. Place the pins in a criss-cross manner, so they overlap. This will hold them in place.
  3. Begin rolling your hair inwards, towards your right.
  4. Use pins to secure the rolled bun once it reaches the center of your head.
  5. Tuck the ends and any stray hair into the bottom of the bun and secure them with pins.

2. The Complicated Braided Bun

What You Need
  • Hair pins
  • Elastic bands
  • Comb
Procedure
  1. Take some hair from the front and sides. Holding it as you would a half ponytail, twist the hair and pin it diagonally on one side.
  2. Now, take some hair from the right side, twist it, and pin it on the left side.
  3. Take some hair from the left side, twist it, and pin it on the right side.
  4. Keep repeating this until you reach the nape of your neck.
  5. Take some hair, twist it around the rest of your hair, and secure it with an elastic band. This forms a braid.
  6. You can leave the braid as it is or roll it into a bun at the nape of your neck.

3. The Low Donut Bun

What You Need
  • Hair donut
  • Hair pins
  • Elastic band
  • Comb
Procedure
  1. Brush your hair to detangle it.
  2. Tie all your hair in a low side ponytail.
  3. Tug at the hair near the crown and hairline to add volume on top of your head.
  4. Take a hair donut and pass it through the ponytail to insert it at the base.
  5. Arrange the hair from the ponytail over the hair donut so that it is completely hidden from view. Insert an elastic band over the hair and at the base of the donut to secure the hair in place.
  6. Divide the loose ends into two halves.
  7. Weave each half into a braid.
  8. Wrap both the braids around the bun and pin them in place.

4. Overlapping Braid Updo

What You Need
  • Hair pins
  • Elastic bands
  • Comb
Procedure
  1. Comb your hair to detangle it. Divide your hair into three sections – two small side sections and one large middle section.
  2. Tie the middle section into a low ponytail.
  3. Twist and wrap the ponytail around itself to form a neat bun.
  4. Secure it to your head with hair pins.
  5. Weave each of the side sections into Dutch braids
  6. and secure them with elastic bands.
  7. Pancake the braids, so they appear voluminous.
  8. Criss-cross the braids to overlap just above the bun and wrap the ends under it. Pin the braids in place.

5. Reverse French Braid Bun

What You Need
  • Hair pins
  • Comb
Procedure
  1. Comb your hair to detangle it. Weave your hair into a reverse French braid, beginning at the crown. To do so, flip the middle section of the braid over the side sections while braiding and add more hair with each stitch of the braid.
  2. Stop the reverse French braid near the nape of your neck and roll up the rest of your hair to tuck underneath the braid.
  3. Secure the roll with pins.
  4. You may need to secure the reverse French braid with hair pins on the sides as well.

6. The Knot Bun

What You Need
  • Hair pins
  • Comb
  • Fancy hair accessory
Procedure
  1. Divide your hair into two halves.
  2. Tie a knot at the center of your head with the two sections of hair. Pass the first section over the other and then through the middle.
  3. Wrap the ends of the sections counterclockwise around the knot.
  4. Pin the hair in place and accessorize the updo any way you want.

7. The Twisty Bun

What You Need
  • Hair pins
  • Elastic bands
  • Comb
Procedure
  1. Detangle your hair and divide it into two halves. Tie each half into a high ponytail on the respective sides.
  2. Weave each ponytail into a simple twisted braid.
  3. Tie the ends with an elastic band.
  4. Pancake the braids.
  5. Wrap the braids around each other to form a messy braided bun and pin them in place.
  6. Accessorize with flowers.

8. The Star Burst Bun

What You Need
  • Hair pins
  • Elastic Band
  • Comb
Procedure
  1. Detangle your hair using a comb. Divide your hair into two sections – the front section at the top of your head, and the second section is the rest of your hair.
  2. Tie the second section into a high ponytail.
  3. Part the top section on one side.
  4. Taking two sections of hair from the top section as the side strands and one section of hair from the high ponytail as the middle strand, begin weaving a French braid.
  5. Keep adding more hair to the braid from the top section and ponytail.
  6. Keep rotating the French braid around the ponytail.
  7. Weave the braid until you’ve used up all the hair from the ponytail.
  8. Simply braid all the loose hair the rest of the way down. Secure the ends with a hair elastic.
  9. Tuck the ends of the braid under the Starburst French braid and secure it with hair pins.

9. The Braid Wrap Bun

What You Need
  • Hair pins
  • Elastic band
  • Comb
Procedure
  1. Part your hair on one side.
  2. Take some hair from one side near the top and weave it into a Dutch braid along that side. Secure it with an elastic band and clip it up.
  3. Take the rest of your hair, divide it into two sections and twist both the sections together.
  4. Tie the ends with a hair elastic.
  5. Wrap the twist around itself to form a bun. It doesn’t have to be neat.
  6. Pin it to your head securely.
  7. Take the first braid, pancake it and wrap it around the bun. Use pins to secure it in place.

10. Twists To Bun Updo

What You Need
  • Hair pins
  • Elastic bands
  • Sectioning clips
Procedure
  1. Divide your hair into three sections: two small side sections and one large center section.
  2. Twist the center section and wrap it into a bun. Secure it with pins and an elastic band.
  3. Twist each of the side sections.
  4. Criss-cross the side sections, so they overlap above the bun, and pin them in place.

11. The Chic Bun

What You Need
  • Hair pins
  • Elastic band
  • Comb
Procedure
  1. Detangle your hair and tie it in a low ponytail at the nape of your neck.
  2. Flip the ponytail over and pass it through the hair just above the elastic band. This will create a twist.
  3. Tease the hair in your ponytail to create volume.
  4. Fold this hair upwards and tuck the ends within the elastic band to form a folded bun.
  5. Use pins to secure the bun in place.

12. The Messy Twist Updo

What Do You Need
  • Hair pins
  • Elastic band
  • Comb
  • Curling iron
  • Hairspray
Procedure
  1. Curl your hair. Keep your hair in the curling iron for about 7-10 seconds before you unclip it. Allow the curled hair to cool down before you touch it. It helps if you spritz some hairspray on your hair before and after you curl it.
  2. Tease the hair at the crown of your head.
  3. Leaving out some hair on either side, tie the rest of your hair into a low bun.
  4. Twist the side sections, wrap them around the bun, and pin them under it. If you have short hair, pin them over the bun.
  5. Tug at the twists to loosen them and spritz some hairspray on the hairdo.

13. The Ballerina Bun

What You Need
  • Hair pins
  • Elastic band
  • Comb
Procedure
  1. Leaving out a small section of hair on the side, tie the rest of your hair into a high ponytail.
  2. Pull the small section of hair back and divide it into two – the middle and lower strands of the braid.
  3. Now, pick up some hair from the ponytail to use as the top strand of the braid. Weave your hair into a waterfall braid. After a stitch of braid, take merge the top strand and middle strand together and pick up a new top strand from the ponytail.
  4. Keep doing this as you go around the ponytail to form a bun.
  5. Once you’ve run out of hair from the ponytail, braid the rest of the hair and wrap it around the bun. Pin it in place.

14. The Rope Braid Updo

What You Need
  • Hair pins
  • Elastic bands
  • Comb
Procedure
  1. Part your hair on one side and divide your hair into two sections.
  2. Weave each section into a loose and messy twisted braid.
  3. Twist the braids loosely together and roll them inwards and towards your head.
  4. Pin them in place to form a low bun.

15. The Posh Mess Updo

What You Need
  • Hair pins
  • Elastic bands
  • Comb
  • Sectioning clips
Procedure
  1. Divide your hair into three sections: a front section, a center crown section, and a bottom section.
  2. Weave the hair in the center crown section into a braid.
  3. Pancake the braid.
  4. Fold the braid over itself to form a braided crown. Pin it in place.
  5. Weave the bottom section into a braid.
  6. Pancake this braid as well.
  7. Fold this braid over itself and pin it up near the first braid.
  8. Unclip the front section of hair and part it on one side. Take the hair from the predominant side, twist it, and wrap it around the bun.
  9. Pin it in place.
  10. Repeat the same on the other side.
  11. Accessorize with beads and hair clips.

There you have it, my gorgeous brides – 15 incredible DIY updos that you will surely dazzle in on your wedding day. Which one do you plan on sporting on your big day? Comment below to let us know.

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