For those of you get­ting mar­ried this mon­th or next (or may­be you are a mem­ber of the bridal par­ty), here are six gor­geous styles options for the big day!

1. Faux Tex­tured Fringe with Bun, 2. Faux Gre­cian Braid­ed Updo, and 3. Faux Bun Updo


This tuto­ri­al con­tains three beau­ti­ful looks for the bride on her per­fect day.  If you don’t have the hair length, do not wor­ry!  Each style is cre­at­ed with exten­sion hair.  The Faux Tex­tured Fringe with Bun is for the sim­ple bride. The Gre­cian Braid­ed Updo is for the Gre­cian-inspired bride.  Last­ly, the Faux Bun Updo is for the extra glam­orous bride.

Descrip­tion: Hair is styled into three beau­ti­ful updos for the bride (Tex­tured Fringe with Bun, Gre­cian Braid­ed Updo, Bun Updo).
Prod­ucts used: Leave-in con­di­tion­er, gel
Tools required: Boar bristle brush, hair tie, bob­by pins, scarf,  Kurly Klips Clip-In Exten­sions (1st style only), Kanekalon hair (2nd and 3rd styles)

4. Roll & Tuck Side Updo

Millicent Swift 1

If you want a more organ­ic look, try this one for the big day.  Dress the puffs with inex­pen­sive arti­fi­cial flow­ers for added ele­gance.  Alter­na­tive­ly, you can use inex­pen­sive jew­els for adorn­ments.

Descrip­tion: Hair is pinned to one side, rolled, and tucked into small sec­tions for a sim­ple updo.
Prod­ucts used: Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel
Tools required: Boar bristle brush, bob­by pins
Acces­sories: Inex­pen­sive arti­fi­cial flow­ers

5. Curl­former Updo

Lovelyn Appiah 1

The­se side-swept curls are sim­ply beau­ti­ful.  For longer-last­ing curls, set with heat under a hood­ed dry­er or use a curling wand.  For my 4C ladies, make sure the humid­i­ty is low at your wed­ding loca­tion to avoid ear­ly rever­sion.

Descrip­tion: Hair is pinned into updo and rosettes while the front is curled and swept to the side.
Prod­ucts used: Oil, water, gel
Tools required: Curl­form­ers, jum­bo mag­net­ic rollers, brush, bob­by pins
Acces­sories: Pearl pins

6. Heat­less Curly Updo


Here is anoth­er curly updo with a cou­ple of dif­fer­ences includ­ing the fall (towards the front) and tight­ness (tighter, more tex­tured curls).  No heat is nec­es­sary to set this style for the big day, and humid­i­ty is less of a con­cern.

Descrip­tion: Hair is twist­ed and set on flexi rods for curls then pinned for­ward to cre­ate an updo.
Prod­ucts used: Uncle Funky’s Daugh­ter line
Tools required: Clips, Den­man brush, flexi rods (yel­low and pur­ple), bob­by pins

7. “Flat” Twist (Not Quite) Updo

Millicent Swift 2

This updo is an ele­gant option for the bride or brides­maid. Don’t know how to flat twist?  Don’t wor­ry; the skill is not need­ed.  If you look close enough, the style only incor­po­rates sin­gle and two-strand twists; no flat twists are involved.

Descrip­tion: Hair is rolled and two-strand twist­ed into an ele­gant updo.
Prod­ucts used: Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel, LouA­na Coconut Oil, SheaMois­ture Curl Enhanc­ing Smooth­ie
Tools required: Rat­tail comb for part­ing, tooth­brush, clips, bob­by pins

8. Jum­bo Twist Bang and Updo

Lovelyn Appiah 2

Last, but not least, is this gor­geous jum­bo twist updo for the bride, maid/matron of hon­or, or brides­maid.  The look is com­plet­ed by a beau­ti­ful pearl pins.  Alter­na­tive­ly, you can use flow­ers or jew­el pins.

Descrip­tion: Hair is pinned into updo with a jum­bo twist­ed side­swept bang.
Prod­ucts used: Gel
Tools required: Brush, bob­by pins
Acces­sories: Pearl pins

Will you try any of the­se nat­u­ral hair styles?


Empow­er­ing wom­en of col­or to break bar­ri­ers. Cherish.Thy.Melanin.

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5 Comments on "8 Gorgeous Natural Hairstyles for a Late Summer Wedding"

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That’s my best friend that’s my best friend! Hey Love­lyn!

Gloria Boyce

HAHAHAHAHA Mar­ra you are too fun­ny! Love­lyn you Rock!!!


That Roll & Tuck Side Updo was just GORGE!


Woahhh…love the first 2..


well, the­se are beau­ti­ful and.…… sculp­tural!