Plaits and Braids…
Bringing wedding hair to the next level

With all the hype about the Hunger Games lately, I’ve noticed that plaits are making a come back! Choosing the right hairstyle for your wedding day is a huge decision, as like every other detail, you’ll be looking at them in photos for many years to come! Keep in mind you’ll want something that will last through to the small dancing hours of the morning, but even more importantly, something that feels like you!

Hair stylist Moiz Addina summed it up pretty well when he said “You should be an exaggerated form of yourself-you’re the star of the show!”

I’ve noticed that Irish brides often err on the side of tradition, and opt for the same type wedding ‘do over and over, even if they’d usually be much more adventurous with their hair in their daily life! The same rule holds true if you’d feel most comfortable in something simple, don’t feel you have to wear something extravagant or complicated just because it’s your wedding day!

So long story short, if you’re looking for a fresh twist to wedding hair, my favourite contender for 2012 is the plait or braid. From simple french plaits, to the more elaborate waterfall and fishtail braids there’s loads of room to be creative! Depending on the style of your day you may want to go for a glossy or more relaxed look, but it has loads of diversity. A plait looks great as a small detail, like a head band that accents an up do, or on the other end of the spectrum, go all out with a loose and textured fishtail.

Don’t forget your bridesmaids too, how pretty and playful would they look in heidi braids? So check out these beauties below, and get inspired!

Image Credits: Tec Petaja | First City Events via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Image Credits: Tec Petaja | BHLDN 

Image Credit: Jessica Janae via Emmeline Bride

Image Credits: Corbin Gurkin via 100 Layer Cake  | Adam Barnes  via Ruffled

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3 Responses to Plaits and Braids…
Bringing wedding hair to the next level

  1. Mmmm the first on the right….. love!!!

  2. Victoria

    I love the waterfall braids! Especially after seeing how well even first tries hold up. :)

    • Ciara

      You were the inspiration for the post Victoria! So impressed still with how beautifully you did your hair yesterday! Definitely a win for braids! ;) Thanks again for letting me be part of your day, you’re a beautiful couple inside and out! It was so much fun!

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