5.24.2012

bad hair day fix: the braided bun


Buns are hands down my go-to for bad hair days. Here is a twist on this classic style that literally took me five minutes and saved me from a day of hating my hair:

1. Gently brush hair out -- best when it is a day old/looks like a hot mess -- I used a wide tooth comb to avoid brushing out too much of the texture, just the snarls. Then divide hair half up half down, reserving more for the top than the bottom using a dividing tool.

2. Twist the top section into a bun and secure with a clear elastic.

3. Take the bottom section of your hair and begin a loose upside down braid. This will ensure that the braid will sit easily on your head when you twist it around your bun. Secure with a clear elastic.

4. Loosen the braid -- don't be afraid to make it look messy. 

5. Twist the braid around your bun and secure with bobby pins on all sides. 

6. Pull pieces out to frame your face.

7. Add a pair of oversized earrings to further frame your face -- mine are from Kate Spade.

Done! Let me know if you guys try this out//if you like these posts! 

Happy bad hair day!

{Ann Taylor sweater; Kate Spade earrings; Catbird ring}


38 comments:

  1. Love this hair tutorial...perfect for summer.

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  2. you are so adorable. i want you to come over and do my hair because i am like not a real girl and cannot do cool braids. so lame, i know.

    x
    -e

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  3. sooo cute! I usually do a bun on bad hair days too!

    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  4. Oh wow it came out so great!!! I'll have to try that some time :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  5. Your hair looks amazing, definitely need to try doing that. I have such thick hair though, it tends to flop wherever it feels.

    Beautiful blog :)

    xx
    www.forevermissvanity.com

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  6. it looks amazing! great hairdo!

    don't forget you can win an awesome krallenschatten necklace on our blog by just leaving your emailaddress ;)

    <3

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  7. So stylish and romantic, I wish I had long hair!!!

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  8. Nice idea ! I am wearing a bun nearly every day cause i have not much time in the mornings for hairstyling, i prefer to sleep a bit longer hihi... but i have to try this braided bun, it looks very nice ! XX

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  9. I love this, you look super cute..! I only wish when I did mine it looked that good!

    FJM
    x

    http://flapjackmelody.blogspot.com

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  10. your blog is AMAZING, seriously, not just saying that...
    hair is pretty :)

    http://shelovesmixtapes.blogspot.com

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  11. Now, if only I had hair that liked to cooperate....
    I love this! xx

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  12. looks amazing unfortunately i am really bad about making my own hair :S

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  13. Adorable summer look! thanks for the how-to...wish my hair was long engouh

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  14. This is such an amazing fix for second or third day hair. Thanks for letting us know about it :).

    http://www.101fashionstreet.com/

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  15. It's really cute and perfect for summer! My go to fix is always dary shampoo and a big messy bun too!

    ♥ ThankFifi

    p.s. thanks for your sweet comment on my post.x

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  16. Woow ! It's just perfect !! lovely post ;)
    Thank you for your comment :)

    xoxo, Audrey
    www.audreyrobert.blogspot.com

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  17. This is so incredible. I'm definitely doing this with my hair.

    Collections

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  18. Awesome hair tutorial! If only my hair were long enough! Btw, thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope to see you around more often!
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

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  19. i love it!! too bad my hair is too short for the beautiful bun

    thanks for the sweet comments and visit us again
    xx

    selvia

    www.am2pmchic.blogspot.com

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  20. Haha I love the blocked out face in the first photo. Great tutorial!

    http://www.menacherieblog.com/

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  21. this looks super gorgeous...I think I just found out what to do with my hair on my next flght. thanks!

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  22. wow im lovin this hair do, i am ACTUALLY going to try it tomorrow =D! thanks for sharing this hun !

    love from the NANA girls xoxo

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  23. awesome!!

    Annest X

    http://jumperjungle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. oh my GOSH!! AMAZING! I am trying this immediately. Thanks for sharing!! NEW FOLLOWER!!

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    xxx

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  25. I tried this yesterday! I don't think I really have enough hair for it (still, never will, I guess) but it was still cute and different. Thanks Diana!

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  26. Wow I never thought of trying that, looks fab!

    Themakeupjunkieblog-catb.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. Wow that's a great solution!
    And it doesnt't look impossible to me,
    so I might gonna give it a shot!

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  28. such a beautiful braid!!!

    I really like your blog, I´m following you :D
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too, and if you like it, follow me back ;)
    Kisses!
    http://modacapital-blog.com

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    here is mine! check it out please!!

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thank you!! :)

xo -- Diana