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Wedding Hairstyle 101: How to DIY This Braided Updo

Brides logo Brides 1/6/2015 Wedding Hairstyle 101: How to DIY This Braided Updo

Last week we gave you step-by-step instructions on how to create an effortless side ponytail wedding day hairstyle right in your very own home. But since we know that many brides favor a traditional look with a modern twist, we worked on another bridal hairstyle that you can recreate without having to book an appointment at the salon: a braided bun . It's the perfect way to wear your hair up on your wedding day without looking too formal.

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A soft and sophisticated look like this would pair well with any kind of wedding — whether you're hosting a beachside destination celebration, a cool, boho bash or a rustic-chic affair. The low bun keeps this wedding hairstyle feeling classic, while the trendy braids give it a fun and unexpected edge.

And since this look can be achieved in 7 simple steps, it's the perfect option for the DIY bride or bridesmaid.

Follow our step-by-step instructions to master this braided updo and watch the look come to life in the video below!

© Video stills by Fantasma Films; Hair: David Cotteblanche for Red Market Salon; Makeup: Gina Monte fo...

Prep dry hair with texturizing spray or dry shampoo.

Create two face-framing braids.

Leaving out the braids, roll two sections of hair into a low ponytail, securing at the nape of the neck with bobby pins.

Turn the ponytail into a loose braid.

Wrap the braid into a chignon and secure with bobby pins.

Pin back the two face-framing braids.

Finish with a gorgeous hair pin!

See the video here: The Braided Updo

Video by Fantasma Films; Hair: David Cotteblanche for Red Market Salon; Makeup: Gina Monte for Red Market Salon

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