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Braids reign supreme

Girl with braids Braids aren’t just a festival thing, or a beach hair go-to; two, three and four strand styles are now regularly asked for from brides-to-be. Check out our guide to the top plaited styles for right now.

Braided crowns

Floral crowns have been a staple on the bridal circuit for a long time, mostly because they work on just about any hair length – and they’re great for summer weddings. Today, brides are asking for braided crowns, which lend themselves perfectly to additional decoration, such as fresh flowers or delicate metallic ribbon, or they can remain undecorated, as the braid itself provides a pretty point of interest. Brides with shorter hair can also have fun with plaited crowns by investing in a braided extension.

Fishtail/fairytale braids

For the bride who wants to feel like a princess on her big day, a fishtail braid with Rapunzel-esque length offers the ultimate wow-factor. While these styles work best on those who already have long hair, even these clients could benefit from the addition of a few volumising hair extensions. This way you can play with the width of the braid and create the illusion of thick, healthy hair.

Fishtail / fairytale braids

Boho braids

Head to Instagram and you will see endless inspiration for the boho bride; one of our faves is @ulyana.aster – she is a real hair whisperer! Boho styles are all about whimsical, undone looks, with the addition of pretty meadow flowers or medieval metal clips, but a pretty braided decoration works just as well. Styles that work well include plaiting a couple of ultra fine braids into a crown while the rest of the hair is tonged into tumbling curls, or a long, loose French braid, worn with a crown of flowers.

Want to improve upon your braiding game? Check out our Plaits & Celebrity Styling one day workshop.


All imagery via Pinterest.

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