The braided bun :)

 

I have a very interesting but super easy hairstyle for you all 🙂 the braided bun! It can be done on almost any texture or length of hair, using regular or fishtail braids! 

Before you start, know that this hairstyle is just 5 simple braids, made into a bun shape. It makes things a little less complicated when you think of it like that. Ok, let’s get going:

TOOLS: 

Curling iron

5 clear elastics

Bobby pins

Sectioning clips and 

Hhairspray (optional!)

Start by curling your hair. Nothing too fancy, just a quick curl will do. The reason its suggested is because it makes the loose ends easier to control. When hair is stick straight, it often pops right out of the braid, but you can avoid a lot of that when you bend the ends. This is a great braiding trick if you have lots of layers that tend to jump out! If you have curly hair already, skip this step.

Section your hair off from ear to ear, going across the crown of your head and clip the sides up. Then, braid 3 sections in the back, just as Angela did above.

Gently pull the braids apart for a looser, softer texture.

Bobby pin the 3 braids into a low bun. Cross them over each other, or weave them in and out of each other. Whatever looks best on you! Stop and check your profile in a hand mirror. This is really important. You want to make sure everything looks even and balanced from the sides and back!

This is the fun part. The side braids will lay over the top so it could be fun to do french or fishtail braids here to mix it up! Here we are stuck with regular braids. But if yo don’t’t have bangs, it could be fun to do a french braid starting from the part.

Pin and secure the side piece. Tuck the tail of the braid into the bun shape you’ve created.

Repeat the braid on the other side.

Pin and secure this piece into the bun shape as well. Tuck the tail end in and give it a light veil of hairspray for hold.

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