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How to do a Wedding Hair Braid - Wedding Hairstyles

Updated on June 20, 2013
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I am an African Woman and almost always have my hair in weaves and braids. I am an enthusiast and write about it.

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. Everything about the style of the day should say something about you.

No matter how great a dress you have on or how sublime the setting and food for the wedding is, your make up and hair have to be top notch.

There are a number of choices for wedding hairdos, but one of the best is the classic wedding hair braid. Just about any braiding style from the fishtail braid to cornrows can be used for a weddding hair do.

If you want to find out how to do a wedding hair braid, you need to learn the basics of braiding. The fishtail braid is one great choice for a wedding look and you could actually learn how to do it by yourself.


Wedding Hair Braids - Step-By-step Guide

Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles: A Step-by-Step Guide to 34 Spectacular Hairstyles
Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles: A Step-by-Step Guide to 34 Spectacular Hairstyles

This new book by acclaimed hair stylist Eric Mayost. It contains step by step guides to 34 spectacular hairstyles. If you buy this book or get it as a gift before the wedding, you can avoid costly salon fees.

 
Loose fishtail braids - perfect for a wedding
Loose fishtail braids - perfect for a wedding

This hairstyle on the right incorporates fishtail braids.

Make a parting to the side and slowly braid it sideways till you get to the end. secure with an elastic hair band at the base then braid the ponytail left.

You can easily make the braids neat and smooth by ensuring that the strands of hair you pick each time are about the same size.

Incorporating Cornrows into your Wedding Hairstyle

Another way of looking different is to use cornrows.

The best way is to make cornrows in front and sweep up the back. See a guide with pictures here.

The picture below shows how to do a basic wedding hair braid by yourself.

If your hair is short, you can add hair extensions. Try it out and let me now how it turns out.

A step by step guide to a braided wedding hair style
A step by step guide to a braided wedding hair style | Source

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