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High Braided Bun Tutorial with a Twist

High Braided Bun 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!

Tease Crown of Hair

Step 1:

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.

Make a high pony tail

Step 2: 

Collect hair into a ponytail at the crown of the head and use an elastic to secure.

Divide har into two braids

Step 3:

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.

Pancake the Braid

Step 4:

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.

Style the bun

Step 5: 

Take one of the braids and wrap it around the base of the ponytail.

Secure first braid

Step 6:

Use bobby pins to secure the first braid.

Pin braid underneath

Step 7:  

Pin tail of the braid underneath so it’s not visible.

Wrap braid to create bun

Step 8:

Wrap other braid in the opposite direction outside of the first braid.

Secure second braid to create a bun

Step 9: 

Secure second braid with pins and hide tail of the braid inside the bun.

Use a finishing spray

Step 10:

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. Step by Step Tutorial on the High Braided Bun

Hairstyle Blog contributing author Lindsay Hausch
Contributing author Lindsay Hausch has provided clients with professional cutting edge color and cutting techniques at exclusive Paul Mitchell and Bumble and Bumble Signature Salons for the past seven years. She co-founded Sedona Beauty Team, which represents a team of artists that offer luxury, on-location beauty services. She enjoys writing articles that share her expertise. You can follow Lindsay on Twitter and FaceBook.

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2 Comments »

  1. Hi Yuko,

    We’re so happy to hear that you liked this cute, DIY hairstyle. For more great weekend hairstyle ideas, don’t miss our Braids board on Pinterest. Check it out now here.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — March 12, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

  2. “pancaking”!!! been doing it for years, glad someone put a name to it lol. totally could have used the braided look last weekend too, but theres always this weekend!

    Comment by YUKO — March 12, 2013 @ 11:18 am

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