Mixed Braids and Messy Bun

The first time I tried out this hairstyle I wanted to do something different. I started switching back and forth between a regular braid and fishtail braid and this mixed braids and messy bun came from that. I absolutely love it because you can’t quite figure out what type of braid it is because it’s really two in one!

I threw two more braids in on the opposite side so it wasn’t “naked” on one side. It’s definitely a little different than what I normally do because I just went a little crazy throwing in braids and switching things around. I absolutely love it though and hope you do too!

P.s. This is Braid #3 in my new series, 12 Braids for Spring! Check out Braid #1 and #2 !

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Mixed Braids and Messy Bun

  • Step 1 / With a right sided part, pick up a section of hair on the heavy side and divide it into three sections.
  • Step 2 / Create one stitch of a normal braid, crossing the side strands over the middle.
  • Step 3 / Cross the back strand over the middle and add in a section.
  • Step 4 / Then cross the front strand over the middle and bring in another section.
  • Step 5 / Now split the middle section and add each half into the two side strands to start a fishtail braid.
  • Step 6 / Create three stitches of a fishtail braid, crossing small pieces from each side, over the top and adding them into the opposite side.
  • Step 7 / Now cross over a small section from the back half, pick up a section, and add both into the front section. This is the same method for creating a fishtail french braid.
  • Step 8 / Next, split the front strand into two so there are three sections again.
  • Step 9 / Cross the back strand over the middle and bring in a section.
  • Step 10 / Then cross the front strand over the middle and bring in another section.
  • Step 11 / Repeat steps 9 and 10, creating two stitches.
  • Step 12 / Now split the middle strand and braid three stitches of a fishtail braid.
  • Step 13 / After 3 or 4 stitches, bring in a section of hair on both sides so the braid lays smoothly.
  • Step 14 / Create one more fishtail stitch.
  • Step 15 / Then split the bottom strand and braid the rest of the hair in a regular style braid.
  • Step 16 / Tie off the braid with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 17 / On the right side of the head, create two regular braids next to each other, beginning at the part.
  • Step 18 / Now bring all the hair, except the braid on the left side, up into a low ponytail and create a messy bun.
  • Step 19 / Wrap the braid from the left side over the top of the bun and clock-wise around the bun.
  • Step 20 / Secure the end with a hair pin and spritz the style with hairspray to set it.

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4 Comments

  1. Mandy
    May 21, 2015 / 9:55 AM

    How do you put in a bobby pin so it stays? Mine always come out? I L.O.V.E. your tutorials but I’m a bit remedial. ;) Thanks for your help!!!

    • May 21, 2015 / 2:14 PM

      Put them in so the wavy side is against the head and criss-cross two of them to form an “x” shape. This helps a ton.

  2. April 12, 2015 / 8:31 PM

    hi missy I love your blog ..one request can u please make a video on snake braid as well as what else can we make with that braid and bow braid :-)

    • April 15, 2015 / 5:22 PM

      I’ll see what I can do, thanks!

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