10 Steps to an Easy Braided Hairstyle (Even If You Can't Braid)

This beautiful, voluminous braid isn't really a braid at all!

10 Steps to an Easy Braided Hairstyle (Even If You Can't Braid)

Photo: Amanda McKinnon Photography

When it comes to choosing a hairstyle for your wedding day, the options are endless! Will you wear your lovely locks in an updo, curl tresses lightly so they fall gracefully on your bodice, or braid your hair for a boho-chic look? More and more brides are getting creative with their wedding hairstyles instead of choosing a classic updo. If you're looking for a hairstyle to complement an outdoor wedding or a nature-inspired affair, braids offer a pretty, elegant look that incorporates texture to add personality to your wedding style.

Whether you choose a braided hairstyle for yourself on the big day or rehearsal dinner, or have your bridesmaids create the look for their own hairstyles, a beautiful braid doesn't necessarily need to be styled by a professional. Take a look at the instructions in the slideshow above to create the look of a voluminous braid in just 10 easy steps (even if you don't know how to actually braid your hair!). By stacking a number of "topsy tails," you and your 'maids can create beautiful faux braids in just minutes. Make sure to practice a few times before the big day – you can even host a pre-wedding get together with your bridesmaids to test out a variety of cohesive hairstyles for the wedding and rehearsal dinner.

For more wedding hair inspiration for your upcoming wedding events, visit our photo galleries and our Bridal Hair Inspiration board on Pinterest. Learn how to style a DIY knotted updo or fishtail-wrapped bun for pre-wedding events, and discover how to style a braided updo for your wedding day!

Tutorial courtesy of Latest-Hairstyles.com's contributor Melissa Cook