There’s a lot to be said for getting your hair and makeup done professionally for a special occasion. However if you’re tempted by a DIY look and reckon you’ll feel more like yourself, don’t be afraid to give it a go. I had the pleasure of attending my cousins wedding over the Christmas holidays, but forgot to factor in that most hairdressers would be closed, and had to make do with my own less than adequate hair skills! I wish I had seen this straightforward tutorial at the time, courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings! It would be a perfect for a beautiful bride or a guest.
Use a large-barrel curling iron to create loose curls all around your head, from the ears down.
Part your hair in the middle, and use your fingers to loosen and separate the curls.
Starting halfway down the part, begin spritzing your roots with hairspray. Continue to the crown.
To create height and volume, tease the sprayed hair with a fine-tooth comb.
Use a brush to gently smooth the teased hair, and gather the sides up into a half ponytail.
Secure the sides with pins, then use your fingers to gently shape the curls into place.
End with shine spray et voila you’re done!
There’s lots more hair and makeup tutorials to be found at Martha Stewart Weddings, so head on over to be inspired and see the full spread!
Image Credits: Elisabeth Toll via Martha Stewart Weddings