Say Goodbye to Bad Hair Days With These No-Heat Braided Hairstyles

Anatoliy Cherkas/Shutterstock

Get inspired by these wedding-worthy styles we’ve curated from YouTube’s top hair experts.

Picture this: your cascading waves are sparkling in the sunlight as you exchange romantic vows with your significant other. Delicate flowers are nestled in the gatherings of your curls and whimsically bohemian braids—it’s the wedding hair that dreams are made of.

The recipe? A little inspiration mixed with some patience. Let’s get started…

Mermaid Side Braid | Missy Sue

Missy Sue is not new to the braid game on YouTube. She’s got plenty of gorgeous braids in her channel’s arsenal, but we particularly love this intricate mermaid side braid, perfect for your I do’s. The pulled-apart fishtail gives the illusion of thick, luscious hair, and the pretty double braid sweeping across the crown adds just the right touch of romance, especially when highlights are involved.

Half Up Fishtail into Pull-Through Braid | Alex Gaboury

If a half-up, half-down style is more your speed, test drive Alex Garboury’s fishtail into a pull-through braid with gorgeous tapered pancaking. The pull-through effect is so pretty to look at, while also offering up a style that feels modern, semi-messy and relaxed.

Dutch Fishtail Faux Hawk  | Alex Gaboury

Another great style from Alex, this fishtail ‘faux-hawk’ braid pulls hair away from the face, while still giving a totally show-stopping effect. Especially with a dramatic dress and makeup, the look would compliment an edgier wedding decor.

The Bow Braid | Luxy Hair

Luxy Hair’s bow braid gives the illusion of cascading curls seemingly cinched together by fresh flowers. The style looks effortless  and is actually incredibly easy to create through a series of ponytails and pull-throughs.

Khaleesi Rope Twists Tutorial | Kirsten Zellers

This half-up, half-down style from Kirsten Zellers is inspired by the Khaleesi herself, and no matter whether you’re a GoT fan or not, this rope-twist tutorial gives off total goddess-royalty vibes, and is just right for a non-traditional boho bride.

Milkmaid, Braided Bun, & Cascading Side Braid | Jackie Wyers

YouTube hair-maven, Jackie Wyers, gives us 3-in-1 with this video, showing a selection of pretty no-heat hairstyles. The looks include two pretty updos (complete with pin-curls!) and a stunning side bride.