Hot Hairstyle: The Braided Bun

Megan McIntyre

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Some of our favorite things in life are a combination of two things we already love. Case in point: The braided bun. Celebs like Kristen Bell and Hilary Duff have been spotted wearing the style, which combines the sophistication of a bun with the romanticism of a braid.

“This style says I’m not afraid to take a risk and show both sides of my personality–the classic and the creative! By taking the staple bun and giving it a bohemian twist, you can’t help but end up with a head-turning style that is downtown cool,” says celebrity stylist and Sunsilk Co-Creator Teddy Charles.

Want to try the look on yourself? Check out these tips from Teddy on how to recreate this chic updo at home!

  • Start with naturally textured hair. Rake your hands through your hair with Sunsilk Hydra TLC Creme to smooth frizzies and give hair that piece-y, textured look.

  • Separate the hair into three sections, almost as if you are making three pigtails–one in the back of the head and one on each side of the head. Take the back section and secure it with a hair elastic in a low ponytail. Twist the hair to make a bun and secure in place with a few hidden bobby pins.

  • Take one of the side pigtails and loosely braid it. Secure with a clear hair elastic. Repeat this step with the final pigtail. Take one the braids & extend it back–wrapping it around the secured bun–pin the end of the braid in place with a few bobby pins. Repeat this step with the other braid.

  • Pull a few face-framing wisps out in the front. Depending on the length of your hair, a few little hairs in the braids might pop out–this is ok! It’s summer time and ok to look a little purposefully disheveled.

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