DIY -BRAIDS & BUNS UPDO TUTORIAL
This week I have a fancy braided updo in store for you! 🙂
You guys liked it a lot when I posted it on Instagram, so I decided this was the one I was going to show you. I hope you’ll give it a go and let me know how it went! 😉
The main difficulty with this one is that your arms might get tired. As with everything, it’s just a matter of practice. But the truth is, it’s just a combination of several basic techniques, the french braid, french fishtail braid, dutch braid and buns 😉
So let’s go over these basic techniques before we go over to the style:
- You divide a section of hair into three equal strands
- You start braiding by crossing the outer strands over the middle one
- When incorporating new strands into the braid, you add them to the outer strand and cross over the middle
- Exactly the same as the french braid, except you cross the outer strands under the middle instead of over, also while incorporating new strands
FRENCH FISHTAIL BRAID
- You start with a section divided into two equal strands
- You take a small piece of say the left strand and cross it over to the right strand, then a small piece of the right strand and cross it over to the left strand and so on
- When incorporating new strands, you first take the small section of one strand and cross it over to the other side, and then pick up a new section on the same side and cross it over to the opposite side as well.
- Take a section of hair, twist and wrap it around and pin in place.
Let’s move on to the style itself 😉
Step 1 (pictures 1-4) Begin with parting of a horse shoe section on the top of your head and securing the rest of your hair out of the way. This is the first of five sections you will be braiding. Let the hair from the top down and take a small horizontal section near your forehead and divide it into two strands. Start braiding a fishtail french braid (see reference above). Once you have braided the whole section, tie it off in a ponytail at the top of your crown.
Step 2 (pictures 5-8) Make a diagonal part from the top of your ear to the back of your head, just beneath the crown. Pick up a vertical section from your ear to your temple and divide into three pieces. Braid this entire section, all the way to the back in a dutch braid (see reference above). Then do the exact same thing on the other side. Once you have done both braids, tie them together in a ponytail where they meet in the back.
Step 3 (pictures 9-10) Divide the remaining hair into two equal bottom sections and braid them into two french braids, from the back of the ear, towards the middle, and tie them together in a ponytail in the back of your head.
YOU SHOULD NOW HAVE FIVE BRAIDED SECTIONS AND THREE PONYTAILS RIGHT UNDERNEATH EACHOTHER.
Step 4 (pictures 11-12) This is optional, depending on your hair structure, but you can now curl the hair in your ponytails, using a curling iron of your choice, to make it easier distributing the curly hair into loose buns that blend, as opposed to three distinct and separate buns.
Step 5 (pictures 13-14) Twist the ponytails and wrap the hair loosely around the base, pinning it in place with bobby pins or hair pins.
Now you’re done! 🙂 Save this one for when you have a bit more time to play around with your hair, and most of all, have fun!
Here’s a video tutorial you also can watch!
See you next time lovelies! Kisses from BCN! 🙂