DIY Wedding Hair: 5 Braided Looks We Love

Braids dominated the bridal runways this season — from Monique Lhuillier to Alita Graham to Winnie Couture. We love how the versatile technique can be used in a free-flowing, wavy 'do or as a finishing touch on a sleek topknot. Think you don't have the skills to do your own wedding-day hair? Think again. After scouring YouTube for the best tutorials, we found five easy-to-follow videos featuring gorgeous styles that are all wedding-appropriate. The best part: Each of these videos is under five minutes. So part your hair in three, and let's begin!

Bohemian Braids

A low-laying braid looks gorgeous over wavy hair. No French-braiding required!

Braided Bun

The secret to this perfect bun, topped off with a wraparound braid? A hair doughnut.

Mermaid Side Braid

This mermaid style is suprisingly easy to achieve. If you have shorter or thinner locks, consider investing in a set of natural-looking extensions to add length and volume.

Braided Updo

Dress up the look by adding a flower or a sparkly hairpiece.

Knotted Braid Updo

Sleek and sophisticated, this knotted braid will keep your hair in place for a long night of dancing.

Stay tuned for our roundup of romantic hairstyle tutorials!

Tell us: Which hairstyle will you try?

—Paulette Safdieh