Thursday, January 24

Hair Tutorial: Side Braided Bun

Happy Thursday ladies (and possibly guys), and thanks for stopping by! I'm just gonna go right into my little description of this style if you don't mind:) This style came about because I was trying to think of a really fast way to dress up a regular old low messy bun for a date, and adding braids has turned it into a new favorite! 
This could also be a simpler variation of my Kate Middleton inspired updo from November (for those of you that were asking). It can be done with short or long hair, and just about any texture! Lets get to it shall we?
- 1 hairtie
- approx 6 bobby pins

- hairspray

Step 1: put your fingers mid-temple and separate a section of hair on the top (bang section) of your head. Wrap it up loosely and pin for later. Pull a three inch section from both sides between your pined up section and your ears, and wrap them around the top for later as well.
Step 2: take the rest of your hair and make a messy bun right above your neck by pulling all the hair through the ponytail half-way, twisting your hair-tie once, balling your hair up into a bun and wrapping your hair-tie around the whole ball. pin up any loose ends.
Step 3: Last you'll pull down the two side sections and braid them loosly, tugging at each braid to increase width. Pull both braids back and over your messy bun, tucking into the bun and pin securely. Pull down your bang section and split in half. Braid both of them and repeat as with the first two braids, making sure to pin securely into the bun. Spritz with hairspray and you're finished! 
Totally not as complicated as it may appear with all the pictures and text, but you know me:) I like to be extra detailed so you have a clear tutorial to deal with. haha
Well, I hope you give it a try and then come back and let me know what compliments you got! I know people are always very sweet when I wear my hair like this.

Have a lovely Thursday everyone!
xo, Emily

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  1. This is such a cute hair idea!!

  2. Looks amazing.I'm definitely gonna try it!

  3. Every time I see your posts I can't help but think you have the most beautiful brown eyes! So pretty! Also, love this bun, I like to add braids now and then to regular hairstyles to help dress it up a bit! :)

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  4. Looks lovely on you! I may try it at the weekend - it would do me good to get out of my hair rut! xx

  5. Wicked look!! I have to try're so creative!!!! It's always such a pleasure to visit your blog :)

  6. I love this hairstyle.
    Unfortunate everytime I try to do these updos on me, including messy buns, they don't look right on me. I think I'm so used to wearing my hair down & loose, that when I try to do something with it, I find it rather odd. *sigh*

    Thanks for the tutorial. I may have to try to see how this one looks :)

  7. Thanks for posting this tutorial, I'm going to try this! Looks beautiful :)

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  8. I really have to try this! xx

  9. Im so loving your hair tutorial posts this is also a great hair-do for work or a night out

    Thanks love it ;)

  10. I need to try this, it looks lovely, so elegant :)

    Janine xx
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  11. fabulous tutorial!
    im definitely going to try this out!

  12. It's really beautiful ;)

  13. Glad to see these posts up again too Emily! :) Seeing your photos from Alt Summit at instagram is cool too! :)

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  14. Muito lindo e super facill

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