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7 Musts for the Perfect Updo

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See the Braids and Brides Finalists' Entries and Vote For Your Favorite

After narrowing countless entries to the Braids and Brides contest down to five finalists, we asked the five talented stylists to create an all-hair-up updo for the final challenge.

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!

Announcing the Braids and Brides Top 10 SemiFinalists

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.

The Perfect Braid for Winter Brides

This voluminous, textured style looks like an intricate braid, but it’s actually a series of simple, expanded twists!

How to Achieve Amazing Volume With Fewer Extensions Using Great Lengths GL Tapes

Saretta Bowerman (@hairbysaretta) is known for her full, thick updos and hairstyles. See how she achieves the ideal hair density with Great Lengths' new GL Tapes extensions.     

Hair Makeup How-To: Bridesmaid Glam

Apply a variety of intense shades in a flash for special occasions, or just for something new, and wash it all away after a single shampoo!

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Saretta Bowerman @hairbysaretta

We'd spotted Saretta Bowerman's (@hairbysaretta) color expertise on Instagram long before we found out she's also a master of braided styles and updos.The Florida-based stylist was voted by MODERN SALON editors, MODERN SALON Artist Collective judges and MODERN SALON readers as the winner of our 2017 Braids & Brides competition for her beautiful braided upstyle.

Announcing the Braids & Brides GRAND-PRIZE Winner!

After narrowing down thousands of special-occasion styles to our favorite 10, we challenged semifinalists to create their best braided style and best bridal style, and Naples-based Saretta Bowerman is our grand-prize winner of the Braids & Brides contest!

See the Top 5 Braids & Brides Entries!

Our Braids & Brides finalists share their final submissions and how they created the looks!