Beauty & Hair

Braids – Beautiful Bridal Updos

** If you’d like to see more braids, take a peek here at an all new list of 20 beautiful and bride-worthy braids. **

It has been impossible not to notice, and fall in ♥ with the Braid revival that has been occurring of late…..

Lavender Inspiration Shoot with Braid Updo from RuffledLong Loose Braid

The perfect alternative to the formal bridal updo braids are ideal for creating a little interest in long and loose hair, and for creating a relaxed boho bridal style, which would be beautiful for a beach babe……

Waterfall Braids - perfect for the boho beach bride

 Waterfall Braids on Style Me Pretty

Waterfall BraidsWaterfall Braids

Half BraidBraid on Style Me Pretty

Half BraidHalf Braid from Confetti

Or a new take on the floral crown, how about a braided crown weaved with flowers…. could anything be more pretty?…..

Flower Weaved Braid CrownFlower Weaved Braid Crown

Braid Crown with Long Loose HairBraided Crown on Style Me Pretty

Highlighted Braid CrownHighlighted Braid Crown

Half Braid CrownHalf Braid Crown

Cute and a little bit retro braided bands frame the face and look fab with a fringe…..

Braid BandBraid Band from Style Me Pretty

Braid Band

Braided BandBraided Band

Braided BandBraid Band from Wedding Chicks

Braided BandBraid Band from 100 Layer Cake

Now who could forget how chic the Duchess of Cambridge looked at the London Olympic Gala with her ever perfectly coiffed hair in a braided updo, so glamorous and just right for a formal affair….

The Duchess of Cambridge's Chic Braided UpdoThe Duchess of Cambridge’s Braided Updo

Braided BunBraided Bun from Style Me Pretty

Braided UpdoBraided Updo from Style Me Pretty

Braided UpdoBraided Updo on Style Me Pretty

Braided UpdoBraided Updo

Braided UpdoBraided Updo on Style Me Pretty

Braided UpdoBraided Updo on Style Me Pretty

Braided UpdoBraided Updo from Everything Fabulous

Or to show off your luscious locks keep it simple with a long side braid…..

Side BraidBraid from Onewed

Long Side BraidFishtail Braid from Wedding Chicks

Long Fishtail BraidFishtail Braid

Fishtail BraidsFishtail Braids from Bridal Musings

Fishtail BraidFishtail Braid from Project Wedding

Twisted BraidTwisted Braid from Style Me Pretty

From formal finished updos, to fishtails and waterfalls, dutch braids and milkmaids, there are braids galore – something to suit everyone. And if you’re tempted to give this trend a try at home, fashion and bridal blogs are awash with DIY tutorials like these…..

DIY braided updoDIY Bridal Updo

DIY braid haloDIY Braid Halo

They make it look so easy I might even have to try an alternative to my usual pony tail! Don’t panic if you have short hair, Braided Updos are possible for hair shoulder length and longer – this DIY ‘Hot Cross Bun’ from The Beauty Department is for shorter hair…. Braided Updo for Short Hair Which is your favourite style? Are you going to be a braided babe for your big day? Amy x