Hair Comes the Bride: Perfect Hairstyle for Modern Brides

Everything that you need for the wedding is all set! The venue, the foods, the wedding favors, the entourage and guests, the decorations and even the gown and suit already fits perfectly. But, wait! My dear bride, preparation is not yet over. Yes, you already chose the gown, the shoes as well as the accessories that you’ll use. But, have you decided what will be your hairdo? How will the artist style your hair on the day of your wedding? For sure you don’t want to appear having a messy hair!

Your make up should fully match your theme, your color motif, your gown and most importantly, your skin tone. And of course, your hair should be well-fixed so that it wouldn’t be a big distraction on your big day. If having an outdoor wedding, and you know that it’s going to be windy, make sure that your hairstyle will be perfect for the outdoor set up. Make sure that your hair won’t be a very big distraction as you express your promises of love.

The make-up during your big day should also be kept simple and will be perfect ’till the evening celebration. If worn out during the ceremony, simple make up can easily be retouched. Thus, saving your time and more time to party with your guests!

To fully prepare for your big day, let’s take a look at some of the Hair and Make up looks for a modern bride like you. You might find some inspiration from these hair and make up looks.

1. Simple Curl and Light Make Up

You can never go wrong with curls. Short, medium or long length hair, wavy or curly hair will surely be perfect. Add a flower crown to hold your veil, and viola! You’re now set for you garden wedding. Mix it with a simple and light make up, for sure your beauty will stand out!

2. Mermaid Braided Hair

Another ideal wedding location is the beach. You and your future husband maybe a big fan of the beach but holding your ceremony their might have advantages and disadvantages. Too much wind might be a big problem during the big day. So, if you have a long hair length make sure to have them fixed well. Braided hair will still the best option.

3. Keep it Straight

This hairstyle never goes out of style. garden, backyard, beach or even for the traditional church wedding. Keeping your hair straight is always one of the best options. Look how this bride glows with her hair just simply flow down her shoulders, matched with a nude lipstick and lashes are emphasized.

4. Clean Updo

Nothing beats a well fixed hair on your big day. You don’t need to worry about being distracted by strands of hair during the ceremony and most importantly, you can party all you want during the reception. You can dance all you want without being afraid of having your hair look messy. A bun or an updo can be perfectly accentuated with a headdress, something that perfectly matches your wedding theme.

5. Headdress Styled Short Hair

Maybe you’ll wonder, “what about for those brides with short hair? What could be the best hairstyle for them for their big day?” Well, if you are one of those brides with short hair, this is probably one of your biggest problems: how to style your hair. well, short hairs will be perfect with just some simple  head accessories. You can choose between a headband or a clip so your hair won’t look to simple and boring.

If you’re one of those brides who’s experiencing trouble with the hairstyle for the big day, hope this gives you an inspiration which hairstyle will suit you. A bride friendly reminder: Make sure to use a waterproof make up to prevent the smudge especially when you get too emotional as you exchange vows and say your sweetest ” I Do”

DIY: Floral Crowns

I am obsessed with floral crowns and even more obsessed to see how with a little bit of work and time I was able to create my very own DIY floral crowns.



  • Greenery cut 2-3 inches long
  • Flowers cut 2-3 inches long
  • Floral Tape
  • Floral Wire
  • Wire Cutters


  • 30- 45 Minutes


  • This was one of the more difficult DIY’s I have attempted. Don’t let it discourage you from trying it out though. Make a few as practice before you need the final product.

Take the wire and measure a circle around your head to see how big to make the crown. Leave just a bit extra so you can tie it off and trim the wire to size.

Wrap the wire with floral tape. This was surprisingly tougher than it sounds. The floral tape will not stick to the wire, but rather stick to itself.

Start by covering the crown with your greenery by attaching the end of the greens to the wire with floral tape. Wrap each piece of greenery you attach to the wire with 3-4 times around with floral tape.

If there are any pieces that are sticking up, use a small amount of floral tape to attach the pieces in other places to the wire.

Once your greens are down you can start adding the flowers. Using the same technique to attach the flowers to wire that we did in the winter boutonniere (you can click here to check it out). Wrap the wire around the crown base, and cover with floral tape.

Once you are happy with your crown twist the ends together to complete the circle!

Place upon your head, and you’re finished!

*When placing the flowers and greenery, I tried to make things as symmetrical as possible. Pick a spot to be the center of your crown, and work back and fourth to keep the piece looking balanced. Also, the thicker the floral wire the more sturdy your crown will be.

We want to see your floral crowns! Post your photos to our Facebook wall or tag @DIYBrideBlog on Instagram.



The DIY Rhinestone Starfish Bridal Headband

After so many years of barn and farm weddings (which we still love), it warms our hearts to watch the rise of by-the-sea weddings this year. Seaside, beach, tropical, and nautical weddings are beginning to have their moment and we’re thrilled to bring you some  sea-themed projects for your DIY big day with our friends from Totally Dazzled that are on trend and won’t kill your budget.

Today we’re creating a gorgeous headband embellished with rhinestone starfish, the perfect accessory for your beachy tresses.

This is a ridiculously easy project – and one that packs a lot of “wow” factor. Easy and awesome? What’s not to love, right?

Continue reading The DIY Rhinestone Starfish Bridal Headband

Lavender Infused Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

The stress of wedding planning can manifest in a myriad of weird and awful ways. For me, way back in the olden days when I got married, my scalp went absolutely banana pants crazy right before the wedding when stress was at its peak. The week after the wedding? Back to normal. Zero problems. Ugh! Luckily for you, dear ones, our guest contributor today, Wendy Rose Gould, has a great de-stressing and damage-repair DIY treatment for your hair and scalp.

“Applied topically, coconut oil actually does a few things for your hair. First, it nourishes the hair shaft to create a vibrant sheen. It also conditions the hair to restore moisture and repair damage,” explains Wendy Rose Gould beauty expert for hair tutorial and advice site “Also, when applied at the scalp, it can help reduce dandruff and soothe sensitive or itchy skin.” Tip: For beauty uses, choose extra virgin, unrefined coconut oil.

“Let’s move onto the lavender portion of this two-ingredient DIY hair treatment. Lavender also has numerous benefits. It’s no secret that it smells amazing, and many simply use aromatic lavender for its calming effects. Topically, lavender, like coconut oil, is antibacterial and therefore helps with dandruff. It also helps to soften the hair.”

What You Need For This Recipe:

Small Bowl
2 Tablespoons of Unrefined, Virgin Coconut Oil
Fresh or Dried Lavender Springs (or 2 drops essential oil)
Measuring Spoons
Step 1: Place Oil Into Your Bowl

Measure out 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and add it to your bowl. Depending on your hair length, you may want to add more or less oil to the bowl. For medium-to-long hair, two tablespoons should suffice. If your coconut oil has turned to liquid, just measure it out like normal.


Step 2: Add Lavender

Remove the greens and/or buds from your lavender and place it in the bowl with your coconut oil. If you want to add a little more for fragrance, that’s okay. A few pinches is plenty.


Step 3: Infuse Your Lavender

Next, we’re going to infuse the lavender into the coconut oil. To do this, create a bain-marie by placing your bowl over a sauce pan filled with water. Turn your heat to low-medium and allow the coconut oil to melt down, stirring periodically. If your coconut oil is already liquid, you still want to do this, as the warmth from the water bath will expedite the lavender oil extraction. Keep your bain-marie going for 45 minutes to one hour, then remove from the heat.


Step 4: Cool and Strain

Allow your infused coconut oil to set for 10 to 15 minutes, or until it is slightly warm (not hot). Remove the lavender pieces if desired.


Step 5: Apply to Hair

Work the oil through your hair, focusing on the ends where hair gets dry. You can also focus on the scalp if you’re dealing with itchy, dry skin or dandruff. Let the oil set for 15 to 45 minutes. The longer it sets, the better. Shampoo and style as normal.


Step 6: Revel in Softer, Prettier Hair


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Simple & Pretty Pearl Hairpins

Besides the dress your hair may be one of the most important elements for your wedding day look. A hair accessory can add a little pizzazz to any hairstyle. Slip these pearl hairpins into an up-do or pulling your for a half -up elegant look.


  • Bobby Pins
  • Pearl Beads
  • Beading Wire
  • Wire Cutters
  • Super Glue


Step 1: Cut your wire to fit your beads and a little extra to tie at the end. My wire was about 3 1/2 inches long, and left plenty of room to tie.

Step 2: String your beads onto the wire. Place a tiny amount of super glue to one side of the stringed bead, and hold the beads together for a few seconds. Then repeat with the next beads. The glue will hold the beads together for extra stability.

Step 3: Wrap one end of the wire to the end of the bobby pin and tie. Place the beads along the top of your pin, pull the wire tight, and tie securely.

Step 4: Cut excess wire.

Step 5: Set aside to dry the glue.

Step 6: Place in your hair to complete your look!

This hair accessory is a simple way to add a DIY touch to your wedding style. It’s time-savvy, only taking about 10 minutes for two and you can wear again. You will probably have plenty of supplies leftover for matching  jewelry. (This may be a hint for a post later this month.)


I would love to know what style you have in mind for your hair.  Are you using accessories to take your wedding hair up a notch?


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