After narrowing countless entries to the Braids and Brides contest down to 10 semifinalists, we asked the 10 talented stylists to create a braid-based special-occasion look. Our panel of judges and editors picked their five favorites!
After receiving countless entries since the launch of our Braids and Brides contest, it was extremely difficult to narrow entries down to 10! From updos, chignons, braids, beautiful buns and finger waves, we certainly saw some beautiful work.
Amanda Kimball is known for her incredible braiding skills--one quick look at her @amandajeank Instagram page and you'll see why she was named a MODERN SALON 100 honoree and part of MODERN'S Artist Connective.
Kristina Beaty (@theglamtech) caught MODERN's attention when she first entered, and ultimately won, the Wedding Belles styling competition this past spring. Learn more about the talented special-occasion stylist here.