Wedding Hairstyle of the Week: Romantic Braided Chignon

Hair & Beauty
wedding-hairstyle-ideas-for-long-hair-wedding-updos.jpg Photo: Courtesy of Salon AKS

This week's wedding hairstyle is a braided chignon created by Mika Rummo and Nikki Ray of Salon AKS in New York City, who think braids are going to be a huge trend this spring. Sometimes braids can look a bit too trendy or childish, but I love how this style manages to be classic and elegant. To create the style, start by working mousse through hair (for extra grip). Then set hair in pin curls. Next, part the top of the hair in the middle and pin the loops of hair into place. If you want more dimension, add hair extensions and then wind them through the loops. Finish the look off with a long-wear, flexible hold hairspray. I also love the plum-toned smokey eye the model is wearing here (her makeup was done by Sadah Saltzman of Salon AKS)—for a similar look try Estée Lauder's eyeshadow quad in Arctic Night. And don't forget to browse more of our favorite braided wedding hairstyles. —Lauren Matthews

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