Whether you’re the “big, glamorous wedding” type or the “intimate gathering” type, every bride wants to feel like a goddess. Your memories and pictures will last forever, and the last thing you want is to look back on them and say, “Ew, what was my hair doing?”
You need to choose your hairstyle wisely for the big day, and braids are an excellent place to start. They’re classic and elegant but you can modify them to make them your own.
Need some inspiration? Try these braided bridal hairstyles.
1. Waterfall Braid
If you want to look like you should be floating down the aisle on a cloud, a waterfall braid is perfect. These braids have become popular over the past few years.
A waterfall braid is a horizontal semi-french braid that goes across the back of your head. Along the bottom side of the braid, strands fall with each link like a waterfall.
This style is delicate and youthful, and it creates a half-up-half-down style brides love. Of course, if you’re getting married on a humid day, you’ll want to use some anti-humidity hair tricks to keep the “half down” part of the style under control.
2. Braided Headband
If you want a hairstyle that makes an impression from the front, look no further than a braided headband.
This style uses your own hair to create a bread that follows the crown of your head. It’s a timeless classic that allows for plenty of customizability. You could form the back of your hair into a bun, a chignon, or a more ornate updo if you wish.
Our only caution is to think about how your veil will lay with the braid on your crown. This is one of many reasons we recommend a bridal hair trial run.
3. Sideswept Long Braid
Speaking of bridal hairstyles that look great from the front as well as the back, the side-swept braid is a popular favorite.
Your hairstylist will pull together all your hair into one unified french braid that edges toward one side. The end of the braid will lay across your shoulder.
The style is simple but has an elegant look and many brides spruce it up with decorative hairpieces on the side.
4. Half-Up Twin Braids
You love the idea of braids but you also want a part in your hair, though pigtails aren’t your style. What do you do?
Try half-up twin braids. You’ll have two small waterfall braids, each starting from one of your temples. These braids will work around to the back of your head where they join together.
You can personalize this style in the front as well as the back. Try some whisps or bangs coming out in the front or join your braids in the back into a ponytail.
Finding the Perfect Braided Bridal Hairstyles for You
Your hairstyle is an important part of your wedding day look. You want it to complement your dress and veil while also being true to your own style and personality.
The braided bridal hairstyles above can help you get an idea of your ultimate wedding look. To start the ball rolling and schedule your trial appointment, call our salon today.