8 Gorgeous Braid Updos Perfect for a Summer Wedding

I've got a wedding to attend at the end of the month, and updos on my mind. I love having my hair down, but there's something so extra special and fancy-feeling about wearing it up (and not just thrown in a ponytail, ahem). Plus: it's so much cooler, literally!

I found a bunch of really pretty updos that involve braids; they're a little extra glam and all totally do-able at home. Check them out -- and click on the tutorials if you need any guidance. You need at least medium-length hair for most of these, but there's one that's just for short(er) hair!

Would you ever wear a braid to a formal event?

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