My best fri end
is getting married this weekend and I opted to do my own hair for the wedding. When I decided on that, I didn’t realize that all of the other bridesmaids would be getting their hair “done” at the salon and I would be the only one attempting to look “done” on my own. So now I’m in crisis mode, trying to find the best way to create an updo that is easy to recreate. I know I want to wear my hair up because the wedding is outside and I don’t want to have to battle the elements. It would probably be easiest just to straighten my hair and wear it down but since my hair is naturally wavy, chances are it would frizz up mighty quickly. I had decided on wearing a bun because of my new found friend, Goody Spin Pin, but adding a bit of pizazz will help everything look more polished. So I’m going to add in a braid.
I found this great compilation picture of braided updos over at Hair.ph and I’m going to use it for inspiration:
By adding in a simple braid to garnish the sides of your hair, you can transform a normal bun to something red-carpet worthy. So here is how I’m going to create my hairstyle step-by-step:
Step 1: First I’m going to separate the portion of hair that I plan on braiding. It will start at my front part line and be about two inches thick. I will pin that atop my hair and save it for the end.
Step 2: Next I will use my 1″ curling iron and curl the rest of my hair in about 1 inch sections to give it body and depth, hairspraying each section as I go.
Step 3: Then I will lightly secure my curled hair with a hair tie just to keep it out of the way for a moment.
Step 4: Taking the portion-to-be-braided hair out of its pin, I will use
the same curling iron as a straightener and smooth that section of hair.
Step 5: Now that the section is smoothed out, it
is time to braid!
Step 6: Once the braiding is done, I will secure the braid with a small, clear hair tie.
Step 7: Ga thering
the curled hair I will gently wrap it into a low bun at the base of my neck and include the braided portion, hair tie
and all, into that wrap.
Step 8: Us ing my sp
in pin, I will secure the bun making sure to also include the braid in the pin.
Step 9: Hairspray the heck out of the final style!
The final result will be bohemian and fabulous!