Braid Wrapped High Bun is the perfect way to spice up a top knot.
I took the basic technique out of my Double Bun tutorial and changed the plait turns and then completed the look with a cute star cluster headband from ASOS.
For this particular hairstyle you need a hair donut unless you are a professional and can do it without you. I bet you could also replace the bun for a normal messy bun with the hair left out for braiding. That sounds like another tutorial. Maybe I have to practice for it.
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Follow these steps to reach the braided Wrapped High Bun:
Step 1 / Begin to make all hair into a high ponytail – follow these tips to master a high ponytail.
Step 2 / Take a hair donut and place the ponytail through the middle so that it sits against the head.
Step 3 / Tilt your head down, spread the ponytail around the donut so that there is an even head circumference.
Step 4 / Take a metal-free hair band and wrap it over the top of the donut to keep it spread.
Step 5 / Split the hair from the hair band in half, left and right.
Step 6 / Braid each side in a normal braid and attach the end with a hair band.
Step 7 / Take the braid on the left side and wrap it over the front of the bun and wrap it around the bun. ,
Step 8 / Pin the end with a hairpin and secure it against the bun.
Step 9 / With the braid on the right side, wrap it to the left to go to the bun and secure it with another hairpin.
Step 10 / Carefully pull on the bun to get a bigger bun – this is ideal to make the hairstyle proportional.
Step 11 / Grab a little hairspray and flatten any overflights to get a seamless look.
Step 12 / Take your favorite headband, I use this from ASOS, and place it 1 “- 1.5” from the hairline.