Your wedding day is the biggest day of your life, and naturally you want to steal the show with a beautifully stunning look. Your dress, the shoes, the accents and decorations… everything comes together to create a magical moment, and your hairstyle pulls it all together for your entrance as a gorgeous new bride.
No one wants to come out with a hairstyle that has been overused. Pinned up styles are gorgeous, but they are cliché; having been used over and over again for weddings throughout the history of time. Braids, on the other hand, are gorgeous, sophisticated, and they complement every bride and personality.
The following are 5 braided hairstyles that will pull your complete bridal look into place, and have you turning heads all night long
1. The Fishtail
The fishtail braid, as its name implies, is a unique braided style that resembles a fishtail. This is the perfect style for any wedding because of its elegantly romantic look. There are so many ways to wear a fishtail braid like straight down the back or half up and half down. However, it can feel exceptionally warm, fun, and feminine when braided to one side and draped over the shoulder.
2. The Braided Chignon
The Chignon is a bun twisted up at the nape of the neck. The refined chignon is a trend craze for weddings because of its elegance and simplicity. To spice it up and add a unique twist, try braiding it before pinning it up.
To create this super simple style, start a French braid at your bangs and braid it down around the side of your head. Pin the braid behind your ear and pull the rest of your hair into a bun at the base of your neck. This completes your braided chignon.
3. The Half Up Crown Braid
This partially put up style is incredible easy to create, and expresses a sweet whimsical feel. Your wedding day will be noted with a light warm aura with this extra pretty style.
Create a part down the middle of your head, and then separate the top section of each side. Carefully twist each top section into a single braid. Wrap each braid around the top of your head, bringing towards the opposite side of the braid. Pin the braids in place with bobby pins, and you’ll have a delicate naturalistic look. Tucking flowers into the crown of your style takes this look to a whole other level of grace and dreaminess.
4. The Waterfall
The waterfall is a playful, head turning hairstyle with a keen resemblance to a flowing waterfall.
Start by parting your hair down the middle or to the side. Separate two small sections on one side of the part. Cross one section, pulling backwards, over the other section. Pull together another small section from the top of your head and let it fall gently over the crossed sections. Repeat this crisscross process until the braid falls just behind your ear.
5. Braid-Wrapped Bun
Every woman dreams of being a princess, and on your big day, you can be. The braided high bun allows any woman to look like a princess, and is the perfect hairstyle for your wedding day.
Tie all but two sections of your hair into a high ponytail. A section of hair should be left out in the front, on each side of the ponytail. Wrap the ponytail around its base to create a bun. Continue by braiding each of the two remaining sections of hair. Wrap these braids around the bottom of the bun and pin down with bobby pins. Adding a sparkling headband or tiara will instantly transform you into the fairytale princess you’ve always dreamed of being.
It’s time to start the first day of the rest of your life. The one day you’ll never forget. Leave an everlasting memory for friends and family too. A memory of how happy and glowing you were. Rock one of these braided hairstyles at your big day, and they’ll never forget how beautiful you looked.