This unique updo tutorial combines French and Dutch braids to create a stunning hairstyle, perfect for brides or wedding guests! It can also be taken down during the reception for a more effortlessly glamorous look.
Step 1 – Prep with hairspray
Coating the hair with Flexible Hold Hairspray will protect it against heat while offering a workable hold.
Step 2 – Curl hair
Curl the hair in sections, starting from the bottom.
Step 3 – Apply dry shampoo
Apply dry shampoo at the roots and use fingers to spread through hair for added texture.
Step 4 – Braid first section
Create a dutch braid starting behind the ear and working down. Fasten at the end. Gently pull at sides to widen.
Step 5 – Braid second section
Repeat step 4 on the other side of the head.
Step 6 – Braid top section
Leaving front sections, braid the top section into a French braid.
Step 7 – Tuck the braids
Tuck the center braid and pin into place. Then bring the two side braids together. Tuck and pin them as well.
Step 8 – Braid the two front sections
Leaving some face-framing pieces, dutch braid each front section and gently pull apart to widen. Spray with hairspray to hold.
Now you have a gorgeous braided bridal updo for short hair! If the bride would like to transition to a more simple look after the ceremony, there’s a quick fix.
All she’ll need to do is take out all the pins and braids. Then brush out the hair. If necessary, she can curl it again for a slightly more coiffed look.
That’s it! This easy updo tutorial gives you two elegant hairstyles with just a few steps and products.