Braids are one of the most versatile hairstyles out there. A simple braid tames long and hard to manage hair, looks elegant yet casual over one shoulder, or adds texture and dimension to any updo. Check out these pictures for a few of the fabulous ways to wear braided updo hairstyles!
Braids are a playful addition to any formal updo, whether you’re heading to a dance, wedding, or black tie event. Have your stylist French braid hair from front to back for this lush and detailed style. What happens at the back? Whatever you like! More braids, curls, twists – it’s up to hair length and your stylist’s creativity.
For a high impact but simple look, here’s always the crown braid. This popular hairstyle has been seen everywhere from the red carpet to Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. This gorgeous style gets extra detail when worn with ombre hair, resulting in a lighter “crown”.
Braided updos don’t have to be complex. If classic, sleek, and understated is your style, this braid-wrapped bun is for you. The front has a flattering pouf while the bun updo at the back also has ample volume. What sets the entire style apart is the petite braid that wraps all the way around the bun. It’s a gorgeous hairstyle for a bride or any special occasion.
On the other hand, it you’re getting a professionally styled updo, why not go for something elaborate. With braids, curls, and flowers, this stunning look is everything a formal hairstyle could be. Hair is parted in the center and braided along the hairline and behind each ear, although a side part would be equally as lovely.
At the back, hair is sculpted into an elegant bun embellished with coiled curls. A few well-placed flowers in a contrasting color complete this dramatic style. If you love this look as a bridal hairstyle, the veil could be placed either behind the braid or underneath the hairstyle.
There are so, so many ways to wear plaits. These simple and braided updo hairstyles are perfect for any special event you have coming up. Enjoy all the compliments and jealous looks that will come your way!