French Braid into Messy Bun

French Braid into Messy Bun can be dressed up or dressed down whether you are heading to work, a night out, or to a more formal occasion like a school dance.

The braid at the front is a regular french braid pulled slightly looser on the top to create a bigger, more romantic style braid. The bun at the back can be done a variety of different ways. Whether you use a bunch of hair pins to pin down each piece {like I did},  a donut bun, or the easiest top knot technique you will have a beautiful new hairstyle that is a must-have in your beauty arsenal.

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Follow these steps to achieve the French Braid into Messy Bun:
  1. With a part on the right side, take a 2″ section of hair right at the hairline and divide it into three pieces.
  2. Begin a french braid by crossing the back piece over the middle then the front piece over the middle.
  3. Next, cross the back piece over the middle and bring in a larger section of hair to create the french braid style.
  4. Cross the front piece over the middle, bringing in another larger section of hair.
  5. Continue braiding until the french braid reaches the left ear then finish braiding the hair into a regular braid.
  6. Tie off the braid with a clear elastic band.
  7. Next, gather the rest of the hair into a low ponytail, pulling the hair through a clear elastic band only once.
  8. When looping the hairband over the ponytail a second time, don’t pull the hair all the way to create a loop.
  9. Pull the loop up and pin it against the head.
  10. Wrap the hair sticking down around the bun and pin it around the elastic band.
  11. Pin down any loose pieces to create a messy bun.
  12. Pull a few strands loose around the face.
  13. Gently loosen the braid by pulling on the braided portion, not the pulled in strands.
  14. Finish with a few spritzes of hairspray and swipe on your favorite lipstick.


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