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Uncategorized27 Sep 2019

Side French Braid and Bun

We will always see the braid evolve and adapt according to current fashion trends. Braids this spring are slightly different to the braids of the last few seasons. We are now seeing buns being incorporated into these braided looks. These two styles are feminine, neat and detailed. These braided looks can be dressed up for the night with dramatic earrings or a chunky necklace, or dressed down for the day with a spring floral scarf and feather or tassel earrings.

To create this look:
Begin with slightly dirty hair as it will be easier to gather and twist.
Create a part according to wear you want the braid to begin
Decide if you want to have a braid on either side meeting as an off-center bun, or just one braid ending as an off-center bun.
Secure the hair you have parted and are not currently braiding to keep it out of the way.
Begin your braid at the start of your part and work your way around the head as close to the face as you would like.
For a traditional French braid, begin with three sections of hair, crossing the right section over the middle and then the left section over the middle section, gathering more hair from the direction the braid is going in.
To create a braid that sits on top of the head, cross the right section under the middle each time you gather additional hair and the same with the left section.
Continue braiding until you get to the nape of the neck, slightly off center.
Continue the braid as a traditional braid and secure with a hair band.
If you are creating this look with just one braid, the next step is to gather the remaining loose hair from the other side of the head and create a bun where the French braid ends on the other side of the head.
Twist tightly and secure by sliding bobby pins into the base of the bun in a crisscross pattern.
Finish the look by wrapping the braid around the bun, removing the hair band and securing with bobby pins.
If you are creating this look with two braids, the next step is to repeat steps 5-8, but finish the braid where the first braid ends.
Create a bun with the unbraided ends and secure by sliding bobby pins into the base of the bun in a crisscross pattern.
Finish the look by wrapping the braid around the bun, removing the hair band and securing with bobby pins.
For a slightly messy look, do not wrap the finished braid around the bun; include the finished braid into the bun.
Tame any flyaways with hairspray or serum.
You have now created the side French braid and bun, a totally chic, feminine look.

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