10 Gorgeous Wedding Hair Down Styles

If you’re a bride who already rocks gorgeous locks (hi there, beautiful!) this post was written just for you. Your hair is already pretty as is, so don’t feel pressure to wear it up just because it seems like the thing to do. Instead, wear your hair in a way that makes you look and feel your own personal best. This means you could rock tons of volume, a stylish braid down the aisle, tousle your hair into a wavy, beach chic look, a chic up-do, or wear your hair down to suit your specific style. With any wedding hairstyle you select, you’ll feel confident and look radiant because you’ll feel like your very best self. So, grab that cup of coffee and get ready to inspire your styling side with an assortment of wedding hair down styles selected just for you. We’ve also included a few fun DIY hairstyles to try this weekend! So, let’s begin, shall we?

Wedding Hair Down Styles

This first image is my (Emma here!) own personal favorite. It was photographed beautifully by Anna Roussos Photography and this bride is the personification of sheer and utter joy!

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one – photo credit: anna roussos photography via style me pretty

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two – jonas peterson via pinterest
three – sarah yates
four – sarah yates
five – keri doolittle photography via style me pretty
six – agnes lopez via style me pretty
seven – brett buchanan weddings via style me pretty
eight – sarah yates

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nine – marcella treybig

We haven’t forgotten about our lovely short haired brides! Check out this adorable couple (plus, they’re wearing glasses which we love!) captured by Micah & Megan via Project Wedding. What a cute couple!

ten – photo credit: micah & megan via project wedding

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Hairstyle DIYs

A wedding hairstyles post isn’t fun unless there are additional hairstyle DIYs to do at home! So, we’ve gathered up some of our favorites below for you to try over the weekend:

DIY Curling Wand

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photo credit: kristin ess, the beauty department

Have you ever tried curling your locks only to have that annoying crimping that occurs from your curling iron? We’ve heard a curling wand works wonders, but the lovely Kristin Ess of The Beauty Department would bet your bottom dollar that this DIY curling wand works best! Check out the full scoop here.

DIY Hairstyle with a Bow

We always adore Katie’s beautiful DIY hairstyles at Skunkboy Creatures, but this tutorial she did featuring a girly bow might be our new favorite. It was created for A Beautiful Mess and we think it’s perfect for a DIY bridal hairstyle. Here’s a sneak peek:

photo credit: skunkboy creatures via a beautiful mess

Isn’t it lovely? Get the full how-to tutorial here.

DIY Soft Waves with a Hair Straightener

If you’re a girl who wants to style her own hair for the big day, check out this easy to DIY wedding hairstyle from A Fashion Love Affair to create soft waves with your straightening iron! Practice makes perfect, so try it out a few times before the wedding:

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photo credit: a fashion love affair

Soft and oh-so-pretty. Check out the full how-to hair tutorial here.

How to (Properly) Wash Your Hair

Are you washing your hair correctly? I know, sounds like an easy enough question. However, you may be surprised at how a few tweaks in your shower routine can make a huge impact on the quality of your tresses. I read this article by Elbie Hair and Makeup and followed it to a T. I’ve gotta tell you, it actually makes a difference! Give it a try. You may be surprised! Oh, by the by, I remember hearing from my stylist that you’re not supposed to wash your hair on the day of your wedding because it’s tougher to style. Just thought I’d pass it along!

DIY Bantu Knots

Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw with this DIY bantu knot tutorial spotted at Love Maegan. You can get BIG curls – without the heat! Click here for the full tutorial + video.

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photo credit: love maegan

DIY Tip-Dye Hair

We couldn’t keep this DIY tip dye hair tutorial a secret! I secretly want to try this on my hair, and I just might take the plunge and try it one weekend. This fantastic tutorial by The Beauty Department shows a easy to follow tutorial on how to dye just the tips of your tresses for unexpected pops of color. While this may not be on your to-do list for your wedding day, it may be fun to try afterward for the honeymoon or on a girl’s night with your bridesmaids post-wedding madness. Take a peek:

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photo credit: kristin ess of the beauty department

Get the DIY tip dye hair tutorial here.

We hope you enjoyed this wedding hair down styles round-up! Which style did you like best? Also, are you trying out a DIY hairstyle this weekend? If you do, be sure to give us a shout! We’d love to share your photos in an upcoming feature. Share your comments below if you feel inclined! We always love to hear from you.

More coming up soon! Stay tuned. :)

Happy Planning Styling!


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July 16, 2012 6:50 pm

Glad we could help! :)

March 3, 2012 8:45 am

Beautiful natural looking hairstles, lovely <3

Mary Anne
March 2, 2012 5:13 pm

Very nice!

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