DIY Wedding Hairstyle: 14 Steps to the Perfect Fishtail-Wrapped Bun

Learn how to style a trendy bridal bun perfect for a boho-chic bride or beach wedding.

DIY Wedding Hairstyle: 14 Steps to the Perfect Fishtail-Wrapped Bun

Photo: Katelyn James Photography

When it comes to choosing your wedding day hairstyle, there are tons of options available. Will you wear your hair down, fastened in an updo, or styled in a half-up half-down coiffure? Depending on the formality of your event, the expected weather forecast, and the style of your dress, your wedding hairstyle can vary. Whether you choose to wear your tresses up or down, we know that brides love to incorporate a sassy braid in order to add an element of texture and effortless beauty to their wedding looks.

Learn how to create your own bridal hairstyle featuring the ever-so-popular fishtail braid in the slideshow above! In just 14 steps, add a modern twist to a classic bun by using a hair donut to create a larger "donut bun" and wrapping it with two fishtail braids. Ideal for a boho-chic celebration or a relaxed, beach wedding, this hairstyle is modern, trendy, and chic. Going for another wedding day hairstyle, or choosing to leave it up to the professionals on the big day? Try this updo for your bridal shower or rehearsal dinner!

For more wedding hair inspiration for your upcoming wedding events, visit our image galleries and our Bridal Hair Inspiration board on Pinterest. Learn how to style a DIY knotted updo before your big day, and discover 10 beautiful ways to wear your hair up at the wedding!

Tutorial courtesy of's contributor Melissa Cook