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Easy braided bun updo tutorial: weekend chic

/ 08.15.2014
Try a braided bun this weekend!
Try a braided bun this weekend!

As far as weekend hairstyles go, a braided bun kind of has it all. As we already mentioned in our recent and rambling love letter to buns in general, it's pretty, practical and really easy to achieve. Not only that, it's also a great fir for this season's tousled hair phenomenon.

How to style it

Step 1
Spray dry or damp hair evenly with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray. Take a large section, twist it, then blow-dry completely while holding onto the ends. Once dried, leave the twisted hair as it is and repeat on the rest until it has all been dried.

Step 2
Shake out your hair to reveal a whole lot of carefree, tousled movement then sweep your hair back into a ponytail.

Step 3
Loosely braid your pony all the way down to the ends and tie with a small elastic. Loosen the braid by pulling the 'elbows' or the braid outward a little.

Step 4
Wind the braided ponytail into a biggish bun and secure with bobby pins.

Step 5
Mist all of your hair with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray and use your fingertips to gently muss the style all over.

Add texture

Bizarre though it may sound, you can use a toothbrush (one you never intend to put in your mouth every again) to soften the top, sides and bun, giving your style a textured, almost windswept finish.

What do you think? Will you be trying a tousled braided bun this weekend?

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