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Romantic Renaissance Braids (Updo) #Beauty

I love romantic, feminine hairstyles from times past, and this simple Renaissance hair style tutorial is super pretty. It’s a beautiful braided updo using a reverse S braid technique, and can make any woman with a few moments to spare into a Renaissance beauty. You need to be able to make a french braid or reverse french braid to achieve this pretty, feminine hairstyle. Here is our braided updo hair tutorial in both pictures, and explained underneath as well…have a great hair day!

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What I really love about this romantic hair idea is that if you don’t have time to wash your hair but still just want it to look pretty and feminine, this is a great style until you have time to give yourself a proper hair wash and blowout.

romantic feminine beauty hair style

How To Create The Renaissance Braids Updo Hairstyle

(follow the pictures like a backwards S- just like the braid!)

1. Start with your hair down and brushed, and begin french braiding hair from the left side over to the right.

2. Continue to braid, curving downward and then back toward the left, creating the top part of the backward S, then again toward the right side.

3. When you reach the end, continue to braid hair until you run out of hair. Take the braid tail, twist it up, and pin it into center of hair. Voila! A simple, pretty, feminine hairstyle that would look pretty with a summer dress or any romantic look.

I hope you love this braided updo hair style tutorial!

  • Jackie

    I love this hairstyle. It also a great way to get your hair up off your neck on these hot summer days.

  • Jessica

    Gorgeous!! And you have such pretty hair to start!

  • Shop with Me Mama (Kim)

    How on earth do you do that to yourself?? I would have a horrible time, but would absolutely LOVE to be able to do that! that is so pretty!!

  • nicole

    I so wish I knew how to French braid my own hair.

  • Kelly

    Such a pretty and unique style! I can’t even make a french braid so unfortunately I won’t be able to do this one.

  • Rachel R.

    Wow, that is gorgeous! Very romantic. I can’t wait until my hair grows outs.

  • Tammy

    This is FANTASTIC! I’m bookmarking this and will try and convince my daughter she wants it for formal night on our cruise….LOL I can live vicariously through her since my hair isn’t long enough!

  • Anne - Mommy Has to Work

    I love that, I just don’t have the patience!

  • Your hair is gorgeous! I LOVE the romantic look!

  • I just had my hair cut super short and am kicking myself after seeing these photos!

  • monique

    Taht was cool the way you did the pictures. I wouldn’t have noticed if you hadn’t mentioned it. Very sexy hairstyle. You’re talented!

  • OMG — that is super cute! Totally wish I could do that with my hair.

  • This is so pretty! I cannot wait for my hair to get a tad bit longer!

  • Beeb Ashcroft

    This is so pretty – I’ve never done a French braid, but I Googled the directions and I’m going to give it a try. Wish me luck, haha!

  • Dee @ Cocktails with Mom

    Very cute Hairstyle. Perfect for these hot days.

  • Abby

    i have a mission. For everyday I have school, I must wear a different hairstyle. thanks to you and your pictures I now have inspiration and i’ll definetly be able to pull it off. Especially with such a cool hairstyle to play with!

  • What an awesome hairstyle Penelope!

  • Amy L.

    i absolutely love this. so easy to do and beautiful for the days when i don’t feel up to doing anything else with my hair!.

  • osaid

    nice… thanks for sharing..

  • Pretty!

  • Donna

    I could never do this myself. hmmmm, I wonder if I could persuade my hubby to do it for me?

  • Love it!

  • Looks great. I would make a total mess of the whole thing though…lol.

  • Mellisa

    That is so cute!! I wish I could do that.

  • That is so pretty. I wish my hair was longer!

  • Hmmmm …. wonder if I could pull this off with my hair? It’s a lot shorter than yours. I may have to give it a go tomorrow!

  • That is amazing! I get frustrated trying to do just a regular French braid.