10 Beautiful Updos with Braids

Brides love updos and it’s no wonder why. Hair looks gorgeous for the wedding photos and doesn’t require constant touch-ups throughout the day. Update a classic look by adding a braid into the mix! Here are 10 gorgeous and modern updos with braids that look oh-so-bridal.

Loose Side Braid

A low side braid looks effortlessly pretty. Watch this step by step video tutorial to see how it’s done.

Braided Low Updo with Baby’s Breath

We love this garden-inspired low updo with wispy curls and a side french braid!

Curly Braided Crown

This bride’s curly hair looks amazing in a piecey braided crown, complete with succulents.

Side Swept Pleats

Plaited Bangs

Photo: Tec Petaja

Multiple braids are swept along the forehead and piled into a top bun for a dreamy and dramatic updo.

Fishtail Bun

Photo: Once Wed

Photo: Once Wed

How pretty! Turn a fishtail braid into an elegant chignon with this photo tutorial.

Upside Down French Braid Bun

Watch this video to learn how to do this chic upside down french braid with a ballerina bun.

Tiny Braid Updo

These thin braids are intricately woven and pinned into a stunning piece of hair art. Love the khaleesi braids we’re seeing these days!  (See all photos from the wedding)

Braided Updo with Flowers

Tuck flowers into a loose side braid updo for a cheerful romantic vibe.

Braided Headband

You’ll need longer hair for this wrap-around braided headband. It’s the right choice for the bride who plans on dancing the night away without a hair out of place!

Boho Side Braid with Flower Crown

With a pretty wildflower crown like this one you’ll want to keep the braid simple, loose and totally bohemian.


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