Bridal Beauty: The Rodarte-Inspired Messy Braid Hair Tutorial

We have another beautiful messy braid tutorial to share with you today, from Guest Contributor Steph Brinkerhoff! This certainly can be a beautiful look for a bride that might be having a garden or beach wedding. See if this style suits you, and learn how to do this yourself, maybe even for the honeymoon!

"It’s a lot easier to recreate than you think," explains guest contributor Steph Brinkerhoff. "It’s best to start on wavy or second-day hair to give the look added texture. It also doesn’t hurt to spray a little hairspray or spray wax in it beforehand to add a little grip and grunge. Here’s how to get the look…"

1. Beginning on wavy hair, take a medium to large section (depending on how thick your hair is) close to your right ear.

2. Braid the section going from the front to the back.

3. Repeat on the opposite side.

4. Bring both braids to the back and secure them with an elastic.

5. Loosen and mess up both braids by pulling on them gently with your fingers.

6. Take one braid and wrap it up and around itself, creating a small braided bun.

7. Secure with bobby pins.