Searching for an elegant, fuss-free wedding hairstyle? A braid could be the perfect option. Whether your hair is straight, wavy or curly, braids are ideal as they can be styled in endless beautiful ways. From touseled and romantic to modern and sleek, here’s our favourite bridal braid hairstyles to inspire your big day look.
Braided wedding hairstyles can add a touch of elegance, romance, and versatility to your bridal look. Here are some popular and beautiful options to consider:
Classic French Braid: A timeless choice, the French braid is elegant and sophisticated. It involves weaving three strands of hair together from the crown of your head to the nape of your neck. You can wear a single French braid or incorporate multiple braids for a more intricate look.
Fishtail Braid: The fishtail braid is a stunning choice that adds a touch of bohemian charm. It involves dividing your hair into two sections and crossing small strands from one section over to the other, alternating until you reach the end. The result is a chic, intricate braid that looks like a fishtail.
Dutch Braid: The Dutch braid, also known as an inverted braid, is similar to the French braid but with a unique twist. Instead of crossing the strands over each other, you cross them under, creating a braid that appears raised from the scalp. This style adds texture and dimension to your wedding hairstyle.
Waterfall Braid: The waterfall braid is a romantic and whimsical option. It involves weaving small sections of hair and dropping them to create a cascading effect, resembling a waterfall. This hairstyle works beautifully with loose curls or soft waves.
Crown Braid: The crown braid is an exquisite choice that adds a regal touch to your wedding hairstyle. It involves braiding hair around the crown of your head, creating a halo-like effect. You can opt for a single crown braid or incorporate multiple braids for a more intricate look.
Braided Updo: For a more polished and formal look, consider a braided updo. This style combines braids, twists, and buns to create an intricate and elegant hairstyle. You can incorporate different types of braids, such as French braids or fishtail braids, to add texture and visual interest.
It’s essential to work with a professional hairstylist who specializes in braided hairstyles to achieve the best results. They can help you select a style that complements your wedding dress, face shape, and personal style while ensuring your hair stays secure throughout the day.
Side-swept fish tail braid
There’s something delightfully bohemian about side braids, giving a relaxed and romantic feel to your bridal look. Simple, fishtail, French, Dutch, twisted or ladder… take your pick and let your hair stylist get creative!
Classic fish tail braid with jeweled comb
Adorn a classic fish tail braid with a beautiful jewel-encrusted comb to give a glamorous touch to this effortless look.
Classic fishtail braid with a twist
There’s no limit to the creativity that braids allow hair stylists so why not try something really unique? We love these unique braided looks for modern brides who dare to be different.
Flower woven braids
The perfect choice for fairy-tale Rapunzel style hair, a loose braid woven with real or faux flowers gives a beautiful natural look that’s ideal for an outdoor summer wedding.
Ultra long braided ponytail
Now this is a glam and elegant look! Braids typically lend themselves to relaxed bridal style but they can certainly look polished too as this long sleek and glossy braid shows.
Modern milkmaid braids
A milkmaid braid (or two) gives relaxed countryside vibes but can be given a stylish twist with the addition of a pretty headpiece, or woven into a loose fish-tale style to give a gorgeous bohemian look.
Braided halo up-do
We love the look of a braided halo around the front, giving a gorgeous ethereal feel to your big day style.
Chic braided bun
If you prefer a neater, more polished style, consider a sleek braided bun. With or without a side braid, it’s the perfect way to give a creative twist to a classic bridal look.
Sculptural braided up-do styles
Getting married in somewhere hot? Keep your neck cool with a braids intricately woven into a stylish up-do for a Greek goddess-inspired look that’s sure to turn heads.
An elegant option for the classic bride, a braided chignon gives a soft romantic touch to this traditional bridal up-do. It’s also a great wind-proof option for breezy outdoor ceremonies.
Fishtail meets ponytail
Can’t decide between a braid and a ponytail? Combine the two for a modern creative look that looks stunning with low-back wedding gowns.
Half-up braid with beachy waves
A beautifully feminine fairytale look that can be styled in a multitude of different ways, the half-up braided do is super versatile and suits everyone.
Half-up Hairstyle With French Braid
Pulled back from your face just in case the weather is warm, yet a cascading tumble of waves down your shoulders so you can show off your glossy mane and a hair comb if you want to – this half-up wedding hairstyle ticks every box.