Traditionally, wedding hair has a way of looking like it belongs at an adult prom — crunchy ringlets and shellacked roots, all twisted up into an unfortunate, unmoving updo. But we’re firm believers that all hair, bridal or otherwise, should always look soft, touchable, and beautiful, so we asked Fabrice Gili, creative director of the Frédéric Fekkai salon in SoHo, to craft three DIY ‘dos that any bride can pull off on her own — oh, and they also happen to be so breathtaking that you'll all want to wear them for every get-fancy occasion.
Here, you’ll find three epically romantic hairstyles, plus the step-by-step breakdown on how to create each one. Ditch the cake-topper mane and try one of these fantastical follicle masterpieces instead — you’ll thank us when you’re looking at the photos.
Photographed by Mark Iantosca; Hair by Fabrice Gili at Frédéric Fekkai; Models Jessie Artigue of Style and Pepper, Lauren Noble, Nneya Richards
Photographed by Mark Iantosca