My Wedding - - HAIR & BEAUTY - By Ali­son Brewer Im­ages: Anais Chaine Pho­tog­ra­phy

Who’d have thought get­ting braids and plait­ing your hair would be ac­cept­able to grown women… es­pe­cially a bride!

Yet, when it comes to bridal hair styling, braids and plaits are more pop­u­lar than ever, with the most in­tri­cate and artis­tic weaves be­ing in­cor­po­rated into some of the most el­e­gant hair­styles. And it’s not just brides… check out any red car­pet event these days and you’ll spot glam­our girls like Blake Lively walk­ing out with a weave or two.

It’s best to start with a clas­sic look, then by adding a braid it makes the hair it­self be­come the ac­ces­sory and art­work.

With many dif­fer­ent kinds of braids and a range of plait­ing tech­niques, these styles can take us on a jour­ney full of glam­ourous, gor­geous, fun or play­ful ‘twists and turns’.

There are over 40 dif­fer­ent styles and tech­niques to choose from in­clud­ing: Bas­ket weave, fish tail, French braid, Mermaid, bread bas­ket, in­sid­e­out, fishbone, zigzag, cas­cade, wa­ter­fall, milk maid… the list goes on!

The style should re­flect your bridal theme, and be cho­sen to suit the length, thick­ness and tex­ture of your hair. From the boho to the vin­tage clas­sic, a sim­ple plait or an in­tri­cate weave will add just that lit­tle bit of orig­i­nal­ity to your look… plus a hint of girly glam­our.

Turn your locks into a vis­ual feast.

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