Braid-Inspired Fall Hairstyles

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 24, 2012

Photos (clockwise from top left): Brandon Chesbro Photography, Amanda K Photography, Brittany Lauren Photography and Love Ala Photography 

Fall brings cooler weather, which means that you can wear you hair any way you like without getting too hot or too cold. One continuing hair trend we are noticing this season is braids, and there are endless options to incorporate braids into your wedding hairstyle. Here’s how to get these looks: wear your hair down with loose curls and a small accent braid, wear a braided crown updo or half-updo or even wear a side fishtail braid. For more hairstyle inspiration, check out our galleries.

Lovely Braids.

Posted by jnorrie on Nov 07, 2011

Whether on the Runway or  Red Carpet, on the beach or down the aisle, the braid is making a huge come back. Braids can range from a tiny accent to the sublimely absurd, you can do them alone or some need a few extra hands – it doesn’t seem to matter  what you do, as long as you do DO!  They have become so popular that you can purchase clip on braids, braided bun wiglets and braid headbands out of human hair in almost every color.   Why the seemingly sudden surge in popularity?  Pop culture has realized that there is just something romantic about seeing tresses woven and tucked in unexpected ways.

Blonde Bride with an updo of curls held up with wrapped braids

This Bride's blonds locks are held up with woven braids

Brides are embracing the trend, and more and more I find myself incorporating braids into a bride’s and bridesmaid’s hair on the Big Day.  For some brides the braid is the style, for others braids simply act to enhance or add interest to her hair do. While each has her own goal for the use of the braid, all brides have one thing in common – they want the look to be romantic.  On the East Coast, the most popular look is a woven  french braid traversing from one side to the other along the nape of the neck and ending with a curly side bun under the opposite ear.   Tuck in a jewel or flower and WOW!                 Jessica Alba with a french braid on the side and a bun in the back.