High Braided Bun Tutorial with a Twist
An Easy (and super cute) Hairstyle Option this Spring!
More than ever, there are a ton of adorable and fast options to create sweet, relaxed updos on your own hair. Not to mention with Facebook, and Pinterest, Twitter, and whatever else (I’ve lost track…) there are so many picture tutorials for easy and innovative hairstyles. I confess that even as a hairstylist, although a picture says a thousand words, sometimes I need a little extra explanation to recreate that style that looks so fast and easy in the pictures! So here I’ll take a moment to give you a more in depth explanation of how to create the “High Braided Bun” with a twist!
Take a triangle section at the crown of the head and use a comb to tease underneath the top layer of hair. You should tease more if you want more volume, and less if you want a more natural look.
Collect hair into a ponytail at the crown of the head and use an elastic to secure.
Divide hair into two sections and braid each section securing the braid with an elastic. If you have thicker hair, or want to create a more intricate look, you could divide hair into three braids.
Using a technique called “pancaking,” use your fingers to loosen and pull at the braid. For a more “undone” look you can pancake more or for a cleaner look you can do it less.
Take one of the braids and wrap it around the base of the ponytail.
Use bobby pins to secure the first braid.
Pin tail of the braid underneath so it’s not visible.
Wrap other braid in the opposite direction outside of the first braid.
Secure second braid with pins and hide tail of the braid inside the bun.
To ensure a style that lasts you throughout the day, use a firm hold finishing spray.
To add a twist, add a cute hair accessory, like a bow, to complete the look. This hairstyle would look feminine and sweet with all the floral patterns and cute dresses in style this spring! And for more great looks check out our Pinterest Wedding Hairstyles, Prom Hairstyles and Braid Boards.
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