Here’s How You Can Rock a Braided Updo at Your Next Wedding Event

Wedding hair sounds super daunting, but you can master pretty much anything with a little confidence and a few supplies. Want to learn how to create a classy and modern braided updo? Here’s how.

Things you’ll need:
Curling iron
Hair spray
Bobby pins
Clear elastics

Step 1
Curl your hair for added body and grab a section of hair at the crown. Spray with hairspray and tease with a comb by back-combing down to the scalp to create added volume.

Step 2
Take the teased section, braid it, and secure with a clear elastic.

Step 3
Take a section of hair on the right and braid, securing with a clear elastic. Repeat on the left. You should have 3 complete braids.

Step 4
Loop the middle braid and pin, tucking the ends under your teased hair at the crown.

Step 5
Pin the right braid to the left side, and pin the left side to the right. Secure with additional pins if necessary and spritz with hair spray to secure.


– by Erica Davidson 

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Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.11.40 AM Erica was born and raised in Santa Monica. After graduating from college in Northern California, she moved back to L.A. to pursue her career as a makeup artist and hair stylist. In 2008, she joined Aim Artists and has been represented by them since. When she’s not busy working on commercials, print, editorials, and red carpet events, she’s blogging about all things beauty on her own blog Pretty Pleased. Erica lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Benji, and son, Jack.

Braided Updo Tutorial

on 08/26/2014

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  1. monica1pearshapedgal 08/26/2014 at 11:28 am #

    Lovely and really quite easy !


  2. Carola Rodrigues 08/26/2014 at 5:27 pm #

    Dying to do it!

  3. Emma in Bromley 08/27/2014 at 12:19 am #

    I wish my hair was longer so I could do this! Looks brilliant! X

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