Everything to Know About Hailey Bieber's Super Simple Wedding Hair

We're still obsessing over the pearl-adorned updo.
maddy sims the knot associate editor
Maddy Sims
maddy sims the knot associate editor
Maddy Sims
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Updated May 10, 2021

If you weren't a Belieber already, Justin and Hailey Bieber's wedding might have converted you. While the couple's weekend-long celebration was a hot topic in 2018, it was the supermodel's wedding day look that caught the attention of to-be-weds everywhere. Hailey Bieber's wedding hair, in particular, captured the hearts of nearlyweds because it was so gorgeous—and so simple. She rocked a totally laid-back look for her nuptials: A low chignon with a sleek center part and pearl hair pins. For the actual ceremony, Beiber wore a custom embroidered veil on top for a dramatic, personalized touch.

The simple wedding hairstyle complemented her custom Virgil Abloh gown perfectly. The dress (which made it into our roundup of top celebrity wedding dresses of all time) was a long-sleeve mermaid gown made of lace and embellished with pearls. Given the ornate design of the fabric, Bieber's hair choice made complete sense. It allowed the gown to shine and showed off the model's natural beauty.

Ever since Meghan Markle rocked a low bun on her wedding day, messy chignons have been trending everywhere. In fact, in 2019, it was the number one bridal beauty trend we saw. Bieber's choice to wear it on her wedding day shows that this popular low-maintenance 'do is here to stay. Whether you want to rock it on your wedding day or DIY it for a pre-wedding party, we put together a guide on everything you need to know. See all the details on Hailey Bieber's stunning wedding hair, below.

Who did Hailey Bieber's wedding hair?

To achieve this gorgeous day-of 'do, Bieber enlisted the help of celebrity hair stylist, Jen Atkin. Atkin has worked with numerous A-listers, including Kendall Jenner, Dua Lipa, Bella Hadid and Chrissy Teigan. The celeb beauty pro also owns her own line of Instagram-famous hair products called Ouai. Bieber and Atkin have a long history of working together—and they continue to work together to this day. Bieber's choice to bring on Atkin for her glam squad illustrates the importance of one of the cardinal rules of planning your own wedding 'do: Work with someone you trust. (Psst: You can find your perfect vendor match by searching for beauty pros on The Knot.)

Hailey Bieber's Wedding Hair: Get the Look

What we love most about Hailey Bieber's wedding hair is that it's unfussy and easy to pull off. In just a couple of steps, you can steal the star's stunning style. See how below.

Create a Sleek Center Part

One of the most important parts of this look is the sleek center part. It makes the hairstyle feel much more modern, and it looks effortlessly chic. To ensure you have a clean line, part your hair down the center with a rat tail comb while it's still damp.

Blow Out Your Hair

Next, you'll want to blow out your freshly washed hair. This will ensure your hair looks sleek and shiny when you pull it back. Plus, blowing out your tresses will help add much-needed volume to this simple updo so it doesn't fall flat. Use a blowdryer and a round brush to completely dry your hair and make it silky smooth.

Add Loose Waves For Texture

To get that perfectly undone look, you'll need a bit of texture on the ends of your hair. Use a curling iron or wand and wrap the lower part of your hair around it (think: from the mid-shaft to the ends). Once you release them from the iron, pull on them to get a messy-looking beach wave. Then, when your hair is completely cooled off, run your fingers through the waves for an effortlessly tousled look.

Secure Into a Low Ponytail

Use a boar-bristle brush to pull your hair up and back into a sleek low ponytail. Then, secure with an elastic. Pro tip: Resist the urge to tighten your pony once it's set in place—it may cause unwanted bumps to form.

Twist Into a Bun

Next, you'll need to create the actual bun. There are several different ways you can achieve a low twist. Here are a few of our favorite ideas (which you can do from the comfort of your own home):

  1. Wrap your hair around the base of the ponytail until a bun is formed. Secure the bun by pinning the ends of your hair into the
  2. Section your ponytail into two pieces, and then create a rope braid. Do this by twisting the two sections around each other (twist each individual piece too to achieve a raised, rope-like effect). Secure the end with an elastic, and then wrap the braid around the base of your ponytail and secure with pins.
  3. Section your hair into three pieces, create a standard braid, and then secure with an elastic. Gently pull on the edges to create a fuller plait, and then wrap the braid around the base of your ponytail. Pin with bobby pins and tug on the edges of the braid for a messier, undone look.

Top With Accessories

Now that you've created a classic low bun, it's time to make it your own. Take a cue from Bieber and place pearl hair pins into the sides of your buns, or use something else. Consider a sparkly comb, fresh flowers or colorful ribbons. Want more ideas? Check out our roundup of wedding hair accessories for every kind of style. Lock the style in place with hairspray and a touch of shine spray to achieve supermodel status.

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