Who doesn’t love a bridal braid? They’re versatile, add texture to your style, and work with any hair type and length. Whether you’re wearing your hair up, down, or half up half down, a braid adds a romantic touch that takes your style to the next level. For updos alone, bridal stylists continue to create an infinite variety of looks, from chunky milkmaid braids to tiny plaits tucked into a bun or ponytail, not to mention reworking classics like French plaits or boho favourite fishtail braids. Plaits are pretty, whimsical, and will never go out of fashion! So why not consider adding one to your big day look? Here we’ve rounded up 10 fresh and fabulous hair creations by the very talented Make Me Bridal Pro artists.
This sleek low bun gets an extra touch of joie de vivre with a braided band on one side, providing a contemporary twist to a classic style.
Why settle for just one braid when you can have multiple? This charming updo has sleek plaits layered one on top of the other and embellished with pearl hairpins.
This simple, classic low updo gets a surprising and sweet detail from a tiny fish braid wrapped around its base.
This relaxed low updo with an integrated braid and floral embellishment is perfect for a boho or romantic bride. The tendrils hanging down make it extra soft and pretty.
This beautiful halo braid gets additional texture from zig-zag waves and small buds of gypsophilia.
French braids are a classic that will add sophistication to any style. Here a loose French plait is drawn back into an elegant chignon at the base of the neck. The bride’s highlights add some lovely texture to the look.
Sleek, shiny box braids go bridal in this chic style that would show off a detailed neckline or a glamorous pair of chandelier earrings perfectly.
This simple low braid bun makes a great choice for a bride with easy, low-key style but would work just as well for a bridesmaid.
This loosely constructed halo braid with sprigs of baby’s breath tucked into it is such a pretty and timeless choice. In fact, if real flowers are something you’re considering for your hair, braids are a great way to go, as they make it easier to secure the buds.