The Sideways Braid to Bun

8:14 AM

We've all done it. Seen something on pinterest and fall in love.  I finally recreated one of the hairstyles that I saw. I found the pin here

I decided I wanted to try it. I have this secret talent that I don't often share. I'm actually really good at braiding. French, Dutch, waterfall, fishtail, whatever. Anyway, I found my sister and made her let me try this on her I did a french braid that started at one side of her head, went to the other and then curved back into a bun. It was actually super simple!

The front kind of reminds me of a seashell. 

I did a successful messy bun for the first time. It's one of my downfalls really. I just can't do it!
My sisters hair is really unbraidable. It likes to sit in place and not be messed with. Plus it's really short so I feel pretty successful with the results of this... besides the fact that there was a slight bald patch that I left in the first picture. hahahaha. woops.

So then I tried it again. It looked okay but I still wasn't like totally amazed with it. So I tried it again with her hair slightly damp. It looked great! Here's the outcome of the third time:

My sister finally lost patience when I tried to get some pictures of the front.
 She's going to hate me for these!
I found it was easier to part the hair parallel to the forehead to create the head band part and put the rest of the hair in a loose pony tail.
 When the headband part is all braided, simply take the hair bandout and do the curve around braid. Braid the braided part to the very end of it and hair band it off.

This will prevent any of it from coming out. Simply gather the rest of the hair into a pony tail and then add the little braid to it.

Secure the whole hair into a ponytail and take out the hairband that was in the little braid. If anyone would be interested, I can do video or step by step picture tutorials.

I apologize for all the crappy iphone pictures and my messy room.

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14 Sweet little note(s)

  1. Wow! You stuck with it and mastered it! Nice job!

  2. very pretty new styles are always so much fun

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  3. I want to run and do this to my hair right now! I'd love for you to share this post at my link party. :)

  4. I can't wait until my little girls hair is long enough to braid! You guys did great on the braid

  5. This is so GREAT! Crossing my fingers you'll share at my party! Saturdays at Seven! XO, Aimee

  6. Hi! Visiting from Sundae scoop! This is too cute! I wish I was a good braider! Love it :)

  7. This is the cutest braid ever! I wish my hair was long enough! I hope you will linkup with me here:

  8. This is so fun & CUTE for summer!! Would be super delighted if you could join us & link up at Mop It Up Mondays:

  9. Great work on the braiding! I'm still useless at it, but my daughters are asking me now so I'm going to practice on their hair and finally learn! They would love it if I could do stuff like this to their hair!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. Very cute! I will have to try on my 6 year-old this summer! Visiting from Serendipity and Spice.

    PS - I'm hosting a giveaway this week!:

  11. I'm going to try it on my daughter's hair today - great idea!

  12. I couldn't braid anybody's hair to save my life and your braids turned out fabulous. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  13. I love that braid! The curve around the head is fantastic.

  14. this is one of my daughter's favorite braid! She would aks me for a braided crown ^^) if she wants this do. yours tuned out so pretty! thanks for sharing and have a fab weekend!



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