Braided Beauty Updo: The How-To

By Alison Alhamed | 02/07/2012 1:22:00 PM

 

In this how-to, MODERN Facebook fan Alex Rivera demos how to create a low side bun by converging three on-the-scalp braids.

This look is relatively easy to achieve and is perfect for holiday parties, special occasions, or on days where you just can't figure out what to do with your own hair and you want to spiff it up. 

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Step one. Day-old hair helps make this style hold longer, but freshly washed hair will achieve the same look.

Step 2. Part the hair with a diagonal back rectangle from interior to exterior. The focal point of the design will be the bottom right.

Step 3. Begin with an over braid starting with the center section. Consciously braid at a slight diagonal back angle. The middle braid will be the center foundation of the final bun.

Step 4. Braid the remaining two sections. Remember to consciously braid all sections to end at the focal point of the final bun.

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Step 5. Pull apart each braid to create volume, and to conceal and blend sections together. Starting with the center braid, roll under and pin to create bun. Roll other braids and pin accordingly. The three braids converge to a low side bun.

 

 

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Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

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Cherry Petenbrink    
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West Hollywood  |  February, 07, 2012 at 08:24 PM

Love this seems very quick but appears quite complicated when you see the end product. We"ll be seeing a lot more Braids once Hunger games opens. Katniss is bad ass in her Braids.

dana peters    
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independence mo  |  March, 08, 2012 at 07:45 AM

Nice

Anita Polin    
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Anita M. Hair Studio  |  July, 09, 2013 at 02:22 PM

Simple but elegant! You can do a lot with this technique. Great possibilities!!!

Anita Polin    
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Anita M. Hair Studio  |  July, 09, 2013 at 02:29 PM

Simple but elegant! You can do a lot with this technique. Great possibilities!!!

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