When it comes to the case of attending some formal occasions, a lot of elements in makeover should be taken into consideration, such as, dress, hairstyle, accessories, etc. Leaving alone other factors, wearing a decent hairstyle surely is a plus for an overall image.
For me, fabulous braid updo is perfect for any formal occasion. This double braid bun has no exception.
What you need: 2 hair elastics; Several bobby pins; Hair pin or hair comb.
- Start with combing your hair smooth to remove any knots or tangles. If your hair is in curly style, it is fine to skip this step so that to achieve a fuller final result.
- Divide your hair like the pic above, and then grab a section to start braiding. Split this section into three parts and start your Dutch braid.
- The braiding of a Dutch braid is like the one of a French braid, but in the reverse. Different from styling a French braid, this one is to be braided under. Cross the left section under the middle, then the right section under the left. after that, continue braiding by adding the next new section.
- Continue braiding until reaching your ear. When reaching the ear, stop adding any more hair. Instead, go on styling the basic braid till reaching the hair ends. Secure the braid using a small clear elastic.
- Gather the rest of your hair and divide into three equal parts. And then start styling a basic braid. Secure the braid with a small clear elastic.
- Drag both sides of each braid to stretch your braids out. This step is set to make your braids look thicker so that the final appearance will be more stunning.
- Style the lower braid into a bun by rolling it. And then pin the bun in place with bobby pins.
- Wrap the first braid around the bun. Tuck the hair ends under the bun and pin the wrapping in place with bobby pins.
- Finish with attaching a hair accessory, like a hair pin or hair comb. Here I decorate the style with a twinkle hair pin. To add more shine, you can spritz it with hairspray.
Tip for shorter hair: If you have shorter hair, you can skip the step of braid a lower braid. Instead, style a regular bun at the back and then pin your Dutch braid around it.
Tip for longer hair: If you have longer hair, you can continue rolling and wrapping to make a bigger bun.