Say goodbye to boring updo hairstyles – it’s time to reinvent how you wear your hair up. Get your locks up and out of the way with the braided updo, a nonconformist look for the modern day girl. This updo brings a breezy braid hairstyle with a touch of elegant opulence for a style that wouldn’t look out of place in the fields of a rock festival or round the table of a LBD occasion.
Having the right styling kit is key to achieving a braided updo. To create even braids, you need to have an even natural parting, so use the ghd paddle brush to smooth your hair out. Give your look a softened finish by loosening your face-framing hair lengths and bringing them to life with the ghd platinum+ styler.
Make a plait hairstyle your statement look with a braided updo. Achieve this style with ease, thanks to the ghd how-to guide.
SHOP THE LOOK
GHD PLATINUM+ HAIR STRAIGHTENER IN BLACK
GHD THE ALL-ROUNDER - PADDLE BRUSH
STEP BY STEPS
CREATE NATURAL PARTING
SECTION FRONT OF HAIR FROM PARTING TO EAR
Section the front of the hair at either side of the face, from the parting to your ear.
SPLIT SECTION IN 3
To braid each section with a double twist braid, split one section into three strands.
TWIST LEFT OVER MIDDLE TWICE
Take the left strand and twist it over the middle strand twice.
SPLIT TWIST AND PASS LEFT STRAND OVER MIDDLE
PASS THE RIGHT STRAND OVER THE MIDDLE
Without twisting the hair, pass the right strand over the middle strand.
TWIST LEFT OVER MIDDLE TWICE, SPLIT AND PASS LEFT OVER MIDDLE AGAIN
On the left side, twist the left over the middle twice again, before splitting and passing the left strand over the middle strand.
REPEAT STEP 6
TIE WITH AN ELASTIC
REPEAT ON OTHER SIDE
AT BACK, CREATE THREE SECTIONS AND BRAID EACH ONE
Pull on the braids gently to create a looser shape if desired.
SECURE TWO FRONT BRAIDS AT BACK OF HEAD
FOLD BACK LEFT BRAID TO RIGHT AND SECURE ON FAR SIDE
Taking the back braid to the left, fold it across to the right braid and secure at the far side of the head with a grip.
FOLD REST OF THE BRAID TO THE LEFT AND SECURE
Fold the remaining length of the braid back to the left and secure at the end with a grip.