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How to Create Long-Lasting Updos and Wedding Styles

Up, up and away! For beautiful updos that last through the night, it’s all about prep, pinning and polish. Here's how, according to Inoar Professional brand ambassador Bruno Lemes.

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Boho and Braided by Bridal Stylist Trae Howard

Get inspired with your bridal styling by seeing the skills of Nashville-based artist Trae Howard.

Three of Instagram's Best Bridal Stylists Share Their Tips for Updo Success

Artists Renee Marie Plante, Stephanie Brinkerhoff and Annette Waligora share their top tricks for special occasion styling.

MAKEOVER: A Big Change from "The Same Ol' Do"

"This sweet young client of mine was sick and tired of the same ol’ do," says Alisha Basore. "She had been rockin’ an ombré (or some version of one) for the last 2 years. What started as a small spark surrounding a holiday hair idea turned into a full explosion of color and change!" Details here.

Updo How-To: Magical for Any Special Occasion

Anh Co Tran explains how to create a style that incorporates a braid and hair jewelry.

The Next Big Trends in Bridal Styling Hail from Russia

The days of simple bridal styles could soon be a thing of the past, and we have Russia to thank.

17 Braids to Blow Your Mind: Meet the Braid Master Behind @another_braid

The Instagram page @another_braid shows braid magic happen before our eyes. We HAD to get the details on the master behind the creations.

TRENDING NOW: Rainbow Bushel Crown Braid

A bushel braid is the current braid-of-the-moment making its rounds on Instagram, and we are not mad about it! Artist Connective member Caralee Fox Pridemore explains how she and colorist Rachel Highfield collaborated on this beautiful, colorful look.

VIDEO TUTORIAL: The Pipe Braid

The Pipe Braid is interesting and fun. Learn how-to create it in this video tutorial by the "inventor" - Oribe's Nicci Welsh.

Wedding Hair Inspo: See the Top Five Braids and Brides Styling Entries

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!