Updos are the go-to hairstyles for weddings, proms, and formal events. These hairstyles look sleek and polished, not to mention pretty. If you want to be different, though, you might want to try the braided updo. It’s dainty, unique, and easy to do. Learn how to make the braided updo so you can add it to your list of hairstyle possibilities for when you get invited to a special event.
Create a lovely braided updo in seven easy steps
Start with healthy hair
Do you style your hair frequently? Wash with shampoo and conditioner that can help replenish nutrients that were lost due when hair is subjected to stress.
Separate hair into upper and lower sections. Gather the upper half, make a bun, and clip it.
Braid the lower section of your hair. Just do a basic braid. Divide hair into three sections. Cross the left section over the middle, and then cross the right section over the left, and so on until you reach the tips of your hair. Secure with an elastic. Gently pull your braid at the sides to make them wider.
Braid the upper section of your hair. Repeat what you did to your first braid. You can also use the tip of a fine-toothed comb to gently pull your braids and add volume.
Make a bun
Put your bottom braid into a bun by rolling your braid inward. Secure it at your nape using bobby pins.
Now, fold your upper braid inward, wrapping the bun in the process. Secure with bobby pins, then spritz hairspray to hold the hairstyle.
Now, go get your dress and your beloved pair of heels. You’re all set for a special event, whether it’s a daytime wedding ceremony or a formal evening affair.
Easy, right? Creating the braided updo is like combining different hairstyle techniques. It looks sophisticated but definitely not complicated. With this hairstyle, you’ll look effortlessly pretty without overdoing it. You’ll even be proud that you styled your hair yourself.
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