Thursday, 4 April 2013

1, 2, 3 step tutorial: Upside down French braid bun

The 'Up Do'  or 'big bun' was a big hit in 2012 and is still a big trend in 2013, but it can get boring from time to time (especially if you don't have model-esque cheekbones to match!) So how to you make last year's look as trendy as this year's fashion? I have found a simple way: a braid. Before you start, make sure you brush your hair. I know this is a given, but doing a French plait upside down is hard enough without knotty hair. Brushed it? Ok, let's go!
  1. Tip all of your hair forward to braid. You want to do this so the French braid is going in the direction you want it to: downwards. Then you can start braiding. Keep your head in the same place with all your hair tipped forward. Make sure you get all the hair. If you haven't french braided before I would practice doing a normal one on your hair before you try this as it is quite tricky. French braids aren't as hard as they look, they're just a snazzy way of making sure all of the hair stays in. You just start off with a smaller plait, and take more hair from the sides as you go on. Confused? Use a tutorial, or get a friend to do it for you. Easy for me to say since I go to boarding school...
  2. Tie it up. Once you have braided up to the point you wish to stop tie your hair up in a ponytail and make sure it is tight. You don't want all that hard work going to wast. However, if you're feeling brave you can go straight into a bun. That's how Belle did it when she tried doing it herself. It is a lot more risky though.
  3. Pin it. The final step is just to pin it all into place with some brilliant bobby pins, into our bog standard bun shape. Add a bit of hairspray too.Voila! It is all done.


Martha Woods said...

Very cute! I want to try this for summer. I'm not much good at French braiding though hehe so I suppose I'll have to practice.

Aria M said...

looks so cute!! :) xx

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