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5 Braided wedding hairstyles for summer brides

/ 07.01.2015

Choosing the right hairstyle for your wedding day is a huge deal, not to mention a seriously difficult decision. Among your many options, there are plenty of bridal braids to explore- well, why not make the most of someone else doing your hair, right?

We've handpicked six of our favorite braids below. Who knows, maybe you'll find "the one" among them...

1. Braided crown

Braided crown
Braided  crown

It's your special day and you should feel like a princess, or a queen, or some kind of goddess! To that end, a crown is essential, and forging one from your own hair is probably a more realistic and less time consuming option than hand crafting one from real gold.

Styling tip

Keep the braid tight while you're working on it, then loosen it afterwards. To add texture, use an old toothbrush after misting the bristles with hairspray.

2. Triple French braided updo

Triple French braided updo
Triple French braided updo

If you want an intricate hairstyle that looks beautiful, but is guaranteed to keep your hair out of your face, try a triple French braided updo. It's time consuming to say the least, but the beautiful results are totally worth it. Again, you have to make the most of being pampered!

Styling tip

If you're really good at braiding your own tresses and want to road test this updo yourself, do so with dirty hair. Apply a dry shampoo like Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Longwear Spray first, then brush it out to eliminate excess oil and add grip through the lengths.

3. Braided bun

Sleek braided bun
Sleek braided bun

Braided buns are an exciting option because there are so many ways to wear them! There's the placement, the texture and the braid technique to consider, but whatever you choose, the finished updo will be elegant, understated and downright gorgeous.

Styling tip

After misting your bun with hairspray, mist your hands with water and smooth down the sides. This will create a sleek, flyaway-proof finish.

4. Reverse braided crown

Reverse braided crown
Reverse braided crown

Quite literally flipping a braided crown on its head, this hairstyle keeps the braids at the back. It's just as pretty as a regular braided crown, and there's plenty of room for accessories, or a veil!

Styling tip

Try this hairstyle with a soft, romantic finish when trialling different hairstyles ahead of your big day. All you need to do is apply a texturizing heat protectant like Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and rough dry your hair to create an undone, natural look to work with.

5. Braided, jeweled chignon

Jewelled bun updo
Jewelled bun updo

With a small braid, a sophisticated bun and all the room you could possibly need for bridal hair accessories, this chignon pretty much has it all. If you're not so good at choosing just one thing to focus on, it could be the perfect wedding hairstyle for you!

Styling tip

Add shine and keep your hair free of frizz with a high-shine finishing spray like Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray.

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