On your wedding day you must wear a hairstyle with which you feel comfortable. If you usually wear your hair down and you choose an up’do for your big day, you may not feel like yourself.
You should try out different styles until you find the perfect one. If you love braids and wear them ocassionally, maybe it’s a good option for your big day. They don’t go out of style and there are many different types to choose from. You could go for a fishtail, Dutch or French braid. Depending on your choice of dress, the braid could be perfectly polished and neat, or loose and messy.
In Ireland, it is actually a tradition for the bride to braid her hair for her wedding day. Braided hair is an ancient symbol of feminine power and luck.
Celebrities have already taken this hot trend to the red carpet throughout this last year – Charlize Theron chose a beautiful braided chignon for the Critics’ Choice Awards back in January. Charlize’s stylist, Enzo Angileri, said at the time he was inspired by the beauty of Spanish Flamenco dancers when creating her look. I love it!
Blake Lively is often spotted with this style. For the premiere of her film Green Latern, she chose a messy fishtail braid. Blake’s hairstylist, Rod Ortega, confessed he had created beachy waves that were tossed back into a tousled ponytail and a trio of fishtailed braids. A gold and diamond floral hair accessory topped off the hairstyle for a truly cool/vintage look.
But braids can be worn in so many other ways. Sienna Miller went for a braided crown, looking every inch the Greek goddess, for the Golden Globe Awards. Jessica Alba, on the other hand, opted for two wrapped braids, creating a more elegant Grecian style hair band. The ‘do has even been favoured by royals, Kate Middleton wore a lovely and chic braided bun for an Olympic-themed concert at the Royal Hall in London.
What do you think of these styles? Which one is your favourite? Will you be wearing braids on your wedding day?