Braid Backed Bun

Braid Backed Bun

Ciao!

Today I have a super easy braid hairstyle for you guys to try. For those of you that struggle with any kind of fancy braid, this is the style for you! It’s just a basic braid that adds a little edge to your lazy day messy bun look.

I saw this look on Pinterest a while back, and I’ve been trying to recreate it for a little bit now. I tried all sorts of things like flipping my head upside down and dutch braiding to the point of light-headedness only to discover that it is the most basic braid there is.  **eye rolls at self**

I got the idea a couple days ago that maybe if I just made a regular braid and fluffed it up, I could pull it off.  So this challenge for me became a 5 minute awesome hairstyle that adds so much cool to an otherwise basic greasy-hair-day messy bun.

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The first step is to section of your hair leaving such a bottom section to braid.  I just clipped up the top half on top of my head while braiding.

 

 

 

 

 

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And here’s the ~mystical~ step I couldn’t figure out: a basic, three strand braid.  Try not to make it crazy tight at the base, because you flip it up afterwards and it’s easier if it’s a bit looser at the roots.  Otherwise the braid an be pretty tight because it’s easier to fluff up the pieces when the hair is braided tightly.

Now just flip up the braid and do what I like to call, the pancaking.  The cherry on top of any braid is pancaking: pulling out the strands to create a fuller, thicker look.  You can do this as much or as little as you want but keep in mind that if you have layers, they will start to poke out.  (Sometimes that makes a cute messy look too though!)

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I pinned the top (or is it the bottom?) of the braid with two bobby pins and just whipped up a messy bun.  You could also do a chic sock bun for an more put together, clean look.  The bun covers the bobby pins and voila!

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Do you guys like this look? I often opt for a messy bun so I think this is a cool twist on it that requires very minimal effort. 🙂

Alla prossima,

Amanda <3

68 Comments

  1. February 27, 2017 / 8:58 am

    Love this style! This look adds a fresh twist to the typical messy bun. Thanks for the tip. 💕

  2. February 27, 2017 / 9:20 am

    I just started doing something similar to this the other day because my hair is shorter at the back and longer at the front which means that when I put it up small pieces at the back work their way loose. Braiding them before putting my hair up keeps them all in place! 🙂

    • February 27, 2017 / 10:33 am

      Oh yeah that’s a perfect reason to do this, hadn’t even thought of that! <3

  3. February 27, 2017 / 9:25 am

    This hairstyle is super cute and so much easier than how I ever tried it. I remember trying this look by hanging my head upside down and make a Dutch braid, but this is so much easier!

    • February 27, 2017 / 10:34 am

      Yes! I tried dutch braiding many times and it’s just too difficult. I think this comes out cleaner anyways!

  4. February 27, 2017 / 9:57 am

    Looking very nice…thanks for sharing

  5. February 27, 2017 / 10:08 am

    Okay so I know how I’ll be doing my hair today 😍👌🏼👏🏻

  6. February 27, 2017 / 10:16 am

    I love this look! Super cute =) Can’t wait to try this out, hopefully it will come out as nicely as yours!

    • February 27, 2017 / 10:35 am

      Thank you! 🙂 I’m sure it will, I didn’t do anything else fancy. It’s like a two step hairdo, so simple!

  7. February 27, 2017 / 10:33 am

    I usually just french braid it but this looks so similar and it’s so much easier! Thanks for the idea

    • February 27, 2017 / 10:36 am

      Yes I think it comes out cleaner too. You don’t have to worry about gathering the pieces evenly while french/dutch braiding. 🙂

  8. February 27, 2017 / 11:45 am

    This is such a good idea! Thank you so much ❤

  9. February 27, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Bellisima ❣️ Gorgeous look! Much love, jessiewuvs 💁🏻 💕

  10. February 27, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Defo trying this out, it is so pretty! x

  11. February 27, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    To be honest, I love your hair! They are soft and healthy looking! I also like this hairstyle. So easy and cute <3

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:45 am

      Oh thank you! I have several posts about natural hair treatments I do with coconut oil and argan oil if you’re interested! <3

  12. February 28, 2017 / 6:14 am

    Really that easy?! I would have thought one needs crazy hairstyle skills to achieve the look. Can you do Dutch braid as well?
    Lovely outfit! I just followed you to not miss a thing!
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    • February 28, 2017 / 11:47 am

      I know, right? I was trying it so many times the hard way haha I do like dutch braiding, but upsidedown, I’m not too sure. Thank you lovely! 🙂

  13. February 28, 2017 / 10:56 am

    Oh so pretty and cool. I watched so many you tube tutorials to make fancy braids and I’m like wait – rewind – how did she do that and I’m mostly ending with no results (not so handy with hair, oops!).. But you’re explaining it the “easy” way, I will definitely try it!! THANKS xxx

    • February 28, 2017 / 11:48 am

      ahaha I feel you. Sometimes, a little fluffing of a simple braid goes a long way! No need for fancy tricks! Thank you <3 <3

    • February 28, 2017 / 10:23 pm

      Thank you! Yes I was surprised too that it came out so nice haha

  14. February 28, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Cute! Thanks for sharing! I always love to find easy and quick hair styles that look great!

    • February 28, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      Thank you! Yeah quick and easy is the name of the game for me too! 🙂

  15. March 1, 2017 / 11:41 am

    Ah wow, this is lovely! I love how you did this. I tried this out a couple of times now but it’s just too hard for me lol. But I keep trying because it looks super cute when it’s done in a good way! xo Anne

    • March 1, 2017 / 12:58 pm

      Thank you! Oh no I’m sorry you’re still having trouble..keep trying!! 🙂

  16. March 2, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    This looks sooo beaut!! ❤️❤️

  17. March 13, 2017 / 11:22 am

    Definitely going to try this out today! Thanks so much! <3

  18. March 18, 2017 / 11:59 am

    I’m gonna try this! I’m super lazy when it comes to trying new things with my hair, but you’ve inspired me! I love how easily you described it–hopefully it will come out as cute as yours!

    • March 20, 2017 / 8:45 am

      Yay!! Let me know how it works out for you! <3 It honestly took me 5 minutes, it was super easy. I'm usually throwing my hair in a messy bun anyways 🙂

  19. March 22, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    This is so cute! I wish I knew how to braid.

    • March 22, 2017 / 11:17 pm

      This one is just a three strand basic braid, you can do it! 💪❤

  20. April 5, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Love this! I’m definitely going to try it out tomorrow! Xx

    • The Bellezza Corner
      April 6, 2017 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you! Let me know how it works for you! 🙂

  21. April 26, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    I need to try this once my hair gets long enough to pull it off 😀

    • The Bellezza Corner
      April 26, 2017 / 3:51 pm

      haha yeah! super easy 🙂

  22. naya
    May 18, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Looks stunning!

    • The Bellezza Corner
      May 18, 2017 / 5:38 pm

      Thank you!! 😊

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