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The Braided Updo

A braided updo is one of the classic and beautiful wedding hairstyles. If your hair is long and you are interested in a sophisticated wedding updo hairstyle, you may want to consider the braided updo. The braided updo is very appealing to many brides because it gives them the ability to have not only a sophisticated look on their wedding day but also a unique look. The braided updo is so popular because it allows the bride to add decorations to their hair that gives them a one of a kind look. A bride can add beautiful flowers to her hair. She can also weave beading throughout the braid to make the look even more elegant.

Getting the classic braided updo is not difficult once a bride knows what steps she needs to take. In order to achieve any braided updo the first thing a bride needs to do is to make sure to wash and well condition her hair. Many brides choose to use a leave in conditioner after they get out of the shower because the conditioner often helps to strengthen the hair and make it more manageable. There are a few different braided updos from which a bride can choose.

The Braided Bun

The braided bun is a perfect example of the easy to do braided updo. The braided bun can be made from one large braid or multiple smaller braids. You need to first place your hair into a ponytail. If you want to do a single braid you will then braid the entire ponytail and secure the end. Wrap the braid around the ponytails base and then secure the end of the braid under the bun using a bobby pin. If you would rather have multiple braids you would need to section the ponytail into strips that are about an inch in size. You would then need to braid each section and secure it with a band. You will take each braid individually and secure it as close as possible to the base of the ponytail. This is a great way to hide the ends of the braids.

The Braided Headband

Another beautiful braided updo is the braided headband. All you would need to do is to section off the front of your hair and make a braid at the crown of your head casting across the entire head. This can make a beautiful addition to a French braid, French twist or as an adornment to a simple side ponytail. To secure the end of the braided headband a decorated barrette or just a plain ponytail band can be used. Many brides choose to add a large flower to the end of the braid to cover the band.

How to Make a Multiple-Braid Updo

Braids do not just have to be the centerpiece for a wedding hairstyle. You can use braids as a decorative ornament for any updo. Multiple braids can be used to add depth and layers to the updo. To use small braids for decorations, all you will need to do is to keep some hair separated from your updo. Follow the steps below:

  1. You will need to make sure to keep the amount of hair even on each side of the head so that your updo does not look lopsided. Once you have the main point of the hairdo established you can then separate the hair that you have separated off.
    You should then separate the hair into sections that are evenly sized. Braid each of the sections.
  2. You will then need to arrange the braids over the main style in a way that is exciting and original. You can cross the braids to make an “X” pattern or in a linear pattern. You should arrange the braids so that the ends of them are not visible when seen up-close or from afar.

It is important for you to feel your best when you tie the knot with that special someone. Every woman knows how important it is to feel comfortable in their own skin. A woman often identifies herself based on the way that she looks on the outside. If she is not happy with the way she looks, her special day may not be as magical as it should be. You should try a few different styles when you are deciding on a wedding hairstyle. With so many styles to choose from it would be very overwhelming to choose on the day of your wedding.

Testing Out What Fits Best

A great way to be certain that you are happy with your hairdo is to try a few different styles and take pictures of the looks. You will be able to look at the pictures and see what each style looks like on you. Hairstyles that are attractive on some women are not attractive on others because of their facial structures. You can see how the hairstyles look on your facial structure by simply trying them out and taking pictures. This will give you the confidence you need to know you look great on your special day.