Whether it’s an elegant braided updo or a simple side braid, plaits have been seen everywhere from the runway to the red carpet, to the office. And many brides are choosing to incorporate the trend for their walk down the aisle.
Prep and hold
Before beginning a braid, try using a bit of product.
“Mine, I always spray with hair spray because it’s slippery,” said Tara Nelson, a hairstylist in Grand Forks, N.D.. “I'll spray it and brush it through because it gives you a little tack.”
Smith agreed, saying it’s always good to use some type of product beforehand.
To hold the braids in place for updos, use bobby pins or sew the braids in place with thread that matches the hair.
For someone with little experience braiding hair, stylists recommend starting with something simple.
Nelson said almost any length of hair can incorporate braids somewhere, but if someone wants a full braid, the longer the hair the easier it'll be.
Once someone learns the basics, it just takes practice to master the style. Nelson said she taught herself how to French braid because her mom was never good with braids.
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