Whether you’re the bride or a bridesmaid, romantic braided updos will always look gorgeous in weddings. Here are five of our favorites:
1. Classic Dutch braid
The brunette girl in the photo is actually actress Lucy Hale, who wears a chin-length bob IRL. But her hairstylist Kristin Ess managed to bring her short locks up to this gorgeous center-part Dutch braid updo. Don’t forget to loosen—or pancake—the braids to make the locks look fuller!
2. Double headband braid
If you have long locks like Mariel Rodriguez, you can totally do a double headband braid like this:
3. Braided ponytail
For a simple but very elegant braided updo, take cues from Yassi Pressman and wear the rest of your locks in a sleek and low ponytail.
4. Fishtail braid
We often see fishtail braids on side ponytails or low pigtails, but Emma Roberts shows that wearing them in an updo can look ultra stylish, too:
5. Add in fresh flowers
Okay, this totally says “WEDDING!!!” Ask your hairstylist to add in some colorful fresh flowers—or little sparkly trinkets—into your updo, and you’ll be turning heads all day.
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