Wispy Braid and Low Bun

Wispy Braid and Low Bun

This wispy braid and low bun is a beautiful way to style hair especially during the summer heat. It is similar to the Soft Braided Updo but ten times easier and even quicker to do. It can be dressed up for attending a wedding, or worn casually for a date night out. Today I am also collaborating with Lilla Rose for another great giveaway! Don’t miss out and read below for more details!

Wispy Braid and Low BunWispy Braid and Low Bun

Wispy Braid and Low Bun Supplies:

Wispy Braid and Low Bun

Wispy Braid and Low Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles. With a part on the right side, pick up a small section of hair on the left side of the part. Divide it into three section and begin a dutch braid, crossing the side strands under the middle one. After one stitch, begin incorporating hair into the braid.
  • Step 2 / Continue braiding the hair, bringing in sections, until it reaches the temple.
  • Step 3 / Braid the rest of the section in a regular braid.
  • Step 4 / Pull on the edges of the braid until it is extremely wide and flat. Tie off the end with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 5 / Brush the rest of the hair into a low ponytail.
  • Step 6 / Tie the hair into a messy bun.
  • Step 7 / Grip a small section of the bun, bringing it up against the head, and pin it in place with a bobby pin.
  • Step 8 / Continue pinning sections of the bun until it creates a rounded shape and feels tight against the head.
  • Step 9 / Bring the braid around the back of the head and drape it over the top of the bun.
  • Step 10 / Wrap the end of the braid clock-wise around the right side of the bun and pin down the end with bobby pins.
  • Step 11 / Slide several Lilla Rose you-pins into the bun to add as an embellishment to the finished look.
  • Step 12 / Set the style with a firm-hold hairspray, leaving the finished look wispy and soft.

Wispy Braid and Low Bun

Now for the Lilla Rose giveaway!

Independent Consultant, Rebekah Behrens, is giving away a set of you-pins to one lucky reader! The you-pin is a great accessory for adding a bit of sparkle to your favorite hairstyle. They are easy to use and super convenient for holding buns and updos in all day!

The you-pin also works in all types of hair, from baby-fine to super-thick so you can do your hair beautifully in seconds and be ready for the day!


Visit Lilla Rose, and comment below letting me know which you-pin set you’d love to win! Be sure to check them out on Facebook and Pinterest!
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The giveaway is open to both US and International shipping addresses, but winner is responsible for VAT and customs.

All NEW US customers receive a FREE flexi when they spend $40 or more! *Place an order of $40 or more (excluding tax and shipping) through Rebekah’s website, then message her to redeem your free surprise flexi! Offer valid for U.S. customers only and expires Aug 31, 2015. This is for both new and returning customers, but if you already have another Lilla Rose consultant, please stay with her; I’m sure she’ll appreciate it! Thank you!



  1. Andrea Darst
    August 24, 2015 / 12:01 PM

    (Sorry if this is a duplicate comment – not sure if my first one went through.) I love the Flitter pins!

  2. Laura
    August 24, 2015 / 11:50 AM

    Would love the gold colored Celtic knot style… Looks beautiful! Thanks Missy!

  3. Esther
    August 24, 2015 / 10:42 AM

    I’d love to win the silver Open Flower You-Pins!

  4. Esther
    August 24, 2015 / 10:28 AM

    I’d like to win the silver Open Flower You-Pins!

  5. Dena
    August 24, 2015 / 10:12 AM

    I would love to have the soaring butterfly u pins. I have an extreme love for butterfly they present freedom, carefree and beauty to me!

  6. Jane
    August 24, 2015 / 10:07 AM

    those golden flowers are amazing ?

  7. ang brock
    August 24, 2015 / 10:02 AM

    I love the tidepool treasures. I think they would accent my dark hair the best.

  8. Grace D.
    August 24, 2015 / 6:28 AM

    I love the Open Flower pins!

  9. Angela
    August 23, 2015 / 5:40 AM

    I’d love the gold Open Flower You-Pins, they are so beautiful!

  10. Ina
    August 22, 2015 / 6:21 PM

    I fancy the Tidepool treasures.

  11. Caro
    August 22, 2015 / 12:50 PM

    I love the Aurora Borealis pins!

  12. Courtney
    August 21, 2015 / 11:43 AM

    I’m torn between the antique style and copper rose!

    • August 22, 2015 / 4:45 PM

      Thanks for entering Courtney! If you can’t choose, I’d go with the antique style just because the centerpiece is bigger and bigger is better right??? Good luck!

  13. Etta
    August 21, 2015 / 6:16 AM

    I love the open flower in gold you-pin but EVERYTHING is so beautiful! So…can I just choose one of everything? ;)

    • August 22, 2015 / 4:49 PM

      Etta – Thanks for entering! YES! Of course you can pick one of everything. ;) Seriously though, get in touch with me, I’d love to give you a special offer so you can get at least a few goodies you love right away. Good luck!

  14. Tara
    August 21, 2015 / 5:50 AM

    The Fascinating Fun pins are gorgeous!

  15. Nikki
    August 20, 2015 / 3:41 PM

    I like the tree of life. Thanks!

  16. Jovita Villarreal
    August 20, 2015 / 10:02 AM

    I like the open flower. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  17. Cory
    August 20, 2015 / 6:59 AM

    Beautiful hairstyle. I like the gemstone pins. ?

  18. Marisa
    August 19, 2015 / 1:51 PM

    I love the rainbow cluster and the daisy!

    • Marisa
      August 19, 2015 / 1:53 PM

      Opps…for YOU- PIN, the open flower

  19. Mary
    August 19, 2015 / 10:15 AM

    I love the Open Flower :)

  20. Magdalena
    August 19, 2015 / 9:11 AM

    Charming stoneset is lovely..among many others I would love to have! Georgeous style Missy!

  21. Serena
    August 19, 2015 / 8:56 AM

    I love them all but my favorite is probably the antique style!

  22. Stacy Cabales
    August 18, 2015 / 11:38 PM

    I would love to win the gold open flower hair sticks!

  23. Maria
    August 18, 2015 / 8:48 PM

    Your blog makes me wish I didn’t bike to work every day! Any tips for adorable hairstyles that will both fit under a bike helmet and look great when I take it off? (I don’t have far to bike–10 or 15 minutes–so I’m usually not too sweaty or anything)

  24. Jen Verbrugge
    August 18, 2015 / 8:36 PM

    The stars are adorable.

  25. Alaina
    August 18, 2015 / 3:36 PM

    I <3 the copper rose!

  26. Melanie
    August 18, 2015 / 12:48 PM

    Love, love, LOVE the braided wispy bun… surely had to pin this one!! I think this would be the perfect hairstyle for my bestie & her wedding! Can’t wait to share with her, thanks! xo

    These hair pins are SO pretty, especially love the copper rose pins!

  27. Angela Richardson
    August 18, 2015 / 11:27 AM

    I love the ones you used!

  28. Ashley H
    August 18, 2015 / 10:34 AM

    I love the aurora borealis and the copper rose.

  29. August 18, 2015 / 7:47 AM

    The gold Antique Style are so cute!! I rarely wear my hair up because it feels so plain but this style is anything but that!

  30. August 18, 2015 / 7:05 AM

    I love the Flora Metal style. Thanks again for another great hair tutorial!

  31. Wendy
    August 18, 2015 / 1:32 AM

    I really like the ANTIQUE style you-pin.

  32. Mathilde Rønningsbakk
    August 18, 2015 / 1:25 AM

    This hairstyle is to die for! And I love the Antique Style pins.

  33. Fred
    August 18, 2015 / 1:00 AM

    I love Bobby Pins, so cute!

  34. Quilty
    August 18, 2015 / 12:47 AM

    I love the Hibiscus Sea!

  35. caitlyn
    August 17, 2015 / 7:00 PM

    I soo love this hair style ty for the idea!

  36. Laralie
    August 17, 2015 / 4:26 PM

    I love the gold Antique Style pins

  37. Rachel
    August 17, 2015 / 2:48 PM

    I just love the Aurora Borealis you-pins!

  38. Jessica
    August 17, 2015 / 2:00 PM

    I LOVE the Antique Style (#1920) You-Pins! They’re soooo pretty! :)

  39. LaTanya
    August 17, 2015 / 1:57 PM

    I like the ANTIQUE STYLE

    • August 22, 2015 / 4:50 PM

      Thanks for entering Latanya! Yes, those are easy to love! You-pins are amazing for holding your hair up comfortably all day. Best wishes!

  40. melissa
    August 17, 2015 / 1:04 PM

    love the antique style pens

  41. Brittney Fehr
    August 17, 2015 / 12:47 PM

    I have enjoyed reading your blog for awhile now. I love all the hairstyles you do, it really inspires me.
    The you pins I love are the open flower and the copper rose! God Bless.

  42. Jordann
    August 17, 2015 / 11:17 AM

    I love the Ruby Bouquet and the Antique Style pins. So pretty!

    • August 22, 2015 / 4:51 PM

      Hi Jordann – Thanks for entering! The Ruby Boutquet are even more beautiful in person and are SO perfect going into fall and winter!!! Good Luck!

  43. Lisa
    August 17, 2015 / 11:04 AM

    I love the Antique Style You-Pins.

    • August 22, 2015 / 4:52 PM

      Lisa – thank you for entering – yes the antique are gorgeous did you see them in gold? Love those! Good luck!

  44. Ashley Perez
    August 17, 2015 / 11:04 AM

    I love the open flower! :)

  45. Lindsay E.
    August 17, 2015 / 11:03 AM

    I love the open flower gold you-pin.

  46. Melissa
    August 17, 2015 / 10:03 AM

    I really like the Open Flower pins!

  47. Tara
    August 17, 2015 / 9:46 AM

    The Hawaiian Flowers pins are gorgeous. Love the hair styles…I’m a 43 year old professional and I wear so many of your ideas to work. I get so many compliments, and I direct those ladies right to your site. Great job!

  48. Lydia
    August 17, 2015 / 9:28 AM

    My favorite is the Sparkling Star set. They are so pretty and would go with this style very well.

  49. julie
    August 17, 2015 / 9:12 AM

    Love the Antique Style pins!

  50. Rosie Areola (Heather)
    August 17, 2015 / 9:07 AM

    I love the Tidepool Treasures set.

  51. Sheron See
    August 17, 2015 / 8:51 AM

    Hi Melissa, I like the stars U pins. Simple and sweet for everyday busy me of 2 children.

  52. Sarah
    August 17, 2015 / 4:56 AM

    I’d really love to win the copper rose you pins! Regardless, I really like the hairstyle and I can’t wait to try

  53. Rhoda K
    August 17, 2015 / 3:53 AM

    I’d love the Celtic Knots – they are gorgeous!

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