Braided Updo

We can’t think of a more romantic do than a pretty crown of plaits, especially with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. For those of you that may be intimidated by this seemingly complex style, all it takes is sections of braids (the messier, the better) and a handful of bobby pins to help them stay in place. And for someone with shoulder length hair, I can even rock this look thanks to this tutorial from the ladies at The Beauty Department. Happy braiding!

(images from She Lets Her Hair Down, Elle.comMr. Kate, Style.com, Keiko Lynn, Kristen MarieSea Of Shoes)

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  1. Elisa wrote:

    I adore braided hairdos, but they can look a little intimidating, especially when you’re as rubbish with hair as I am… but as you said, the messier the better, so I might just give this a try!

    Elisa – Wandering Minds
    ourwanderingminds.com

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  2. Stand Out wrote:
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  3. Love all!
    Chanel in http://cravingforbarneys.com

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  4. Denisa wrote:

    I really like that hair trend. Have a great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  5. Laura wrote:
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  6. Absolutely love braids in hair! Perfect for spring!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  7. Love each of them!
    Wish I could do at least one of them 🙂

    http://9lla.it/
    Fashion & DIYs

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  8. Domonique wrote:

    Such a fan of this style, especially for vacations. Also love The Beauty Department, always full of great beauty and style ideas 🙂

    x

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  9. dimitri wrote:

    I love this hairstyle. It’s a very nice selection of photos.

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  10. I love these! they are so romantic! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  11. Kate wrote:

    So beautiful. I need to learn how to braid my hair… 🙂

    Kate

    http://www.thrillofthechaise.com

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  12. i love messy, braided updos. i am absolutely horrible at styling hair (my two go-to styles consist of my hair pulled back in a pony, and long and straight) but i will have to give one of these a try sometime 🙂

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  13. So romantic 🙂

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  14. Lejla wrote:

    I would wear them all..
    http://lejlatravels.blogspot.com/

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  15. inspiring hairdos!

    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  16. brooke wrote:

    many of these are so gorgeous! i love how romantic and feminine they look!

    http://www.insparisian.com

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  17. I love the first look!!! this style is fantastic and so feminine

    http://www.thestelstyle.com

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  18. This is one of the ONLY reasons that I wish I had longer hair! I love the braided trend 🙂

    xx Ashleigh
    http://www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

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  19. Love this hairstyle!!
    http://www.bonnieclydemarni.com/

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  20. Mina wrote:

    these braids are so beautiful! Xx
    http://live-in-this-moment.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Sophie wrote:

    Incredible hair inspiration! xx

    http://www.scattergirll.blogspot.com/

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  22. KIRA LILLY wrote:
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  23. Miss G wrote:

    Ah these are beautiful, can’t wait to try these out!
    misslgolightly.wordpress.com

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  24. Tabetha wrote:

    Absolutely the most romantic dos start with braids!

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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  25. i.s. wrote:

    love this… so inspired! x
    http://www.vicariousLA.com

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  26. Caddy wrote:

    Couldn’t you have found at least one black girl with braids? Our hair is romantic too!

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  27. S L wrote:

    Ahhh I see SNSD’s Jessica! Her hair looks kinda dark there….

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  28. Iren wrote:

    Looks like real art!!!

    xoxo Iren
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    Living In A Kitten’s World

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  29. Dee wrote:

    I also see SNSD’S Jessica! I wish my hair could stay still all day like this! Love the ideas!

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  30. Kim wrote:

    awesome hair inspiration makes me want to experiment with a braid style

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  31. Namrata wrote:

    I am quite into braids right now! They look so chic without trying too hard!

    N
    http://seasoncheck.blogspot.in/2013/02/blackgold.html

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  32. carolina wrote:

    Great hair!

    xo,
    Carolina
    http://carolinakrews.blogspot.com/

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  35. yv wrote:

    great idea^^

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  36. bonito peinado .

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  37. Shelby wrote:

    Braided updos are my absolute favorite, I just wish I was talented enough to recreate some of these looks!

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  38. Chelsea wrote:

    Yay for ideas! This is happening!
    http://nowismagic.blogspot.com

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  39. Karolina wrote:

    Did myself this hair style a while ago and I love it! It’s not so easy though: ))

    http://www.outgoingtaste.wordpress.com

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  40. Mun wrote:

    I’m going to braid my hair tomorrow!

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  41. Anik wrote:

    Wish I could do that with my hair! Love these!
    http://www.simplementfashion.blogspot.com

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  42. Kristen wrote:

    The second to last image is mine. Can you credit me? Thank you.
    http://iamkristenmarie.com/blog/2012/11/28/andy-and-neenah-in-the-arboretum.html

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