For every updo that I’ve ever had done in my life, there has been a scene of crying, bobby-pin yanking, and hair washing that follows shortly after. Just ask my mother; I’ve never once left a salon satisfied with the stiff, curly mess that was created with my otherwise pin-straight hair.
That being said, I have finally found a trend that strays far enough away from your traditional, overdone updos that I can safely say I’m totally onboard with it: braided hairstyles.
We’ve touched on braided updos—and the experts in Philly who are doing it right—on the blog before, and we’ve only fallen more in love with idea since. Not only are they pretty, unique, and full of possibility, but braids add an element of whimsy to your bridal look that the classic chignon or blowout just can’t.
So, to inspire you to mix things up with your Big Day hairstyle, we took to Pinterest and pulled together a few of the chicest, most wedding-worthy braids we could find. There’s braided buns, dainty fishtails, and everything in between—we’re sure you’ll find one you love.
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