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Wedding guest hairstyles:
Braided Band Updo

Combine a braid and a ponytail to create a flawless wedding guest hairstyle for your next big event.

The bride and groom won’t be the only perfect match on the big day. Partner a bold braid with a casual updo for your wedding guest hairstyle to create an ethereal look that’ll suit any ceremony.

Making a statement with your wedding guest hair is simple with the ghd styling essentials. Get that base texture by curling your locks with the ghd curve ® classic curl tong, before turning your curled ends to waves with the ghd paddle brush.

Discover your next go-to look and find out how to do wedding hairstyles with the help of ghd.

Wedding guest hair is all about elegance, and the braided band updo embodies that look perfectly. A mix of glamour and chic style, soft swept-up curls combined with an accent braid makes for a heavenly hairstyle for wedding guests. Style the look yourself with this how-to guide.

Here’s how to create a braided band updo:

1. Curl hair and brush through to create waves.

2. Create a side-parting

3. Pull your hair into a ponytail

4. Braid front section

5. Wrap braid around pony and secure

6. Create volume and texture

step one: Curl hair and brush through to create waves

Curl your hair in one direction using the ghd curve® classic curl tong and brush through using a ghd paddle brush to create soft waves on the ends of your hair.

step two: create a side-parting

Create a side parting and separate out a section of hair from this parting to behind the opposite ear – this section will form the braid.

step three: Pull your hair into a ponytail

Take the rest of your hair and pull it back into a ponytail, securing it with a hair tie.

step four: Braid front section

Start to braid the front section of hair, adding hair into the middle strand from each side as you work down towards the ends. Secure with elastic.

step five: Wrap braid around pony and secure

Wrap the ends of the braid around the base of the ponytail to cover the elastic, then secure the braid in place using a pin.

step six: create volume and texture

Add volume to your wedding guest hair by using fingers to pull each side of the braid.

If you’re looking to make a statement at your next wedding appearance, this look will exude elegance from the ceremony all the way through to the dance floor. Create this wedding guest hairstyle yourself with the help of the ghd styling kit.

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