Beauty

Easy Updo: Beautiful Braided Bun

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We love this gorgeous updo because it looks like it was done at a salon…but only takes minutes to do at home. The style’s dramatic texture and flattering volume guarantee all eyes will be on you_! _

*You’ll need: *curling iron, rattail comb, bobby pins, clear elastic bands, hairspray

Step 1: Curl hair, spritz with hairspray and gently tease the back of the crown. Using your fingers, sweep the top and side sections back and secure them at the base of the crown with crisscrossed bobby pins, creating a voluminous half updo. Mist the lower layers with hairspray, then create four braids and “deconstruct” each by gently pulling outward on the loops so they become very thick.

*Step 2: *Starting with the two center braids, twirl one braid up and pin it at the base of the crown, then twirl the second braid up and pin it directly under the first at the nape of the neck. Next, loop the left braid along the bottom of the first two and pin. Then pull the right braid up along the top and pin, creating a large loopy bun.

Step 3: Finish by using the tail of the comb to gently “lift” out loops, making them more prominent and helping the braids blend together. Mist with hairspray, then smooth and tuck in any stray hairs to add polish.

The result: a stunning style sure to help you dazzle!

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