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So, you’re ready to say “I do” to the love of your life, but have your said, “I do” to the hairstyle you plan to wear on your big day? If not, let us make a suggestion: A messy, carefree ‘do is one of the latest wedding hairstyle trends, with popular, messy styles running the gamut from updos to braids. Want in on a boho-chic beauty look for your wedding? Here are four messy wedding hairstyles to consider rocking as you walk down the aisle.
This isn’t the traditional messy bun you’re imagining. While you can totally wear a messy bun to your wedding, there are a few tweaks you’re likely going to want to make to spruce up your everyday bun.
What you’ll need:
A fine-tooth comb
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Get the look:
For this messy bun wedding hairstyle, you want to add volume and texture to your locks. First, spritz a texture spray throughout your hair. Then, apply a volumizing spray to your roots for an instant lift.
Editor’s tip: Can you never get enough volume? To really amp this look up, take a fine-tooth comb and backcomb the front section of your hair.
There are a few options when it comes to creating a bun for this hairstyle. You can opt for a high, low, or side bun based on your personal preference. Pull your hair into your bun of choice, securing it with a clear elastic. Then, gently tug at the bun to give it a more undone look.
Use bobby pins to secure any loose ends. Remember: This is a messy hairstyle, so there’s no need for it to be perfect! Once your bun is pinned to your liking, pull out a few strands from either side of your face for a carefree, whimsical effect. Don’t forget to finish your style with a bit of hairspray!
If you would rather wear your hair down, this is the messy wedding hairstyle for you!
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Flower crown (optional)
Bobby pins (optional)
Apply a wave spray throughout towel-dried hair before creating a traditional three-strand braid. Once your hair is dry, remove your braid and finger comb your hair for loose, beautiful waves!
Spray your locks with hairspray to ensure they stay throughout your ceremony and reception.
While this is totally optional, this bohemian-esque hairstyle looks gorgeous topped off with a flower crown in place of a traditional wedding veil. Place the crown on your head and bobby pin it into place!
If you want to keep your hair down but still out of your face, this half-up, half-down messy wedding hairstyle is worthy of a proposal.
Large decorative claw clip
Add some shape to your hair with the help of a wave spray.
Editor’s note: If your strands are extra stubborn, you may need to use a curling wand to help create your waves.
Spray volumizing spray on your roots to create lift and volume.
Separate your hair into two sections—a top and bottom layer. Take the top section and loosely pull it into a bun at the back of your head. Then, secure the bun with a large claw clip. Such an easy and chic way to accessorize!
Apply hairspray to keep your volumized half up, half down ‘do in the right spot all night long.
Not sold on an updo but don’t want to wear your hair down either? A braid is perfect for you!
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Spray texture spray throughout your mane to create full, voluminous texture.
Gather all of your hair to one side—whichever one you prefer. Then, start creating a fishtail braid, using larger sections of hair than you normally would to create a piece-y, chunky look. Stop your braid once you’ve made it halfway through the length of your hair and tie it with a clear elastic for a half braid, half ponytail look.
Editor’s note: If you’re rusty on your fishtail braiding skills, check out our article, Our Easy Fishtail Braid Tutorial.
Pull face framing strands loose on either side of your face. Then, spray your style with a strong hold hairspray to ensure your look will survive a night of dancing.
Want more wedding beauty advice? Read our article, Wedding Hair and Makeup Dos and Don'ts.