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Braided Bun Tutorial from Lark & Linen

Style + BeautyJaime Fenwick1 Comment
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For an updo perfect your engagement shoot or night out with your bridesmaids, this braided bun tutorial by Lark & Linen with hairstyling by Lexington & Co., is both modern and romantic.  Featuring step-by-step instructions to guide you on your way, the final look is sure to refresh your typical ponytail/topknot/insert-your-standard-updo-of-choice-here, not to mention turn a few heads in the process (and photograph well)!  See directions below.  Photography by Heidi Lau Photography.  

|STEP 1| Give yourself a deep side part. On the thicker side, grab a 3″ section of hair and start french braiding, ensuring the braid is parallel with your part.

|STEP 1| Give yourself a deep side part. On the thicker side, grab a 3″ section of hair and start french braiding, ensuring the braid is parallel with your part.

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|STEP 2| Once you’ve reached 2/3rds of the way, continue to braid as usual, tying off the ends with a clear elastic.

|STEP 2| Once you’ve reached 2/3rds of the way, continue to braid as usual, tying off the ends with a clear elastic.

|STEP 3| Pull all of your hair, including the braid, into a side pony tail. Tie off with a clear elastic and remove the elastic on the braid. 

|STEP 3| Pull all of your hair, including the braid, into a side pony tail. Tie off with a clear elastic and remove the elastic on the braid. 

|STEP 4| Using a comb, backcomb your side ponytail to create tons of volume and texture.

|STEP 4| Using a comb, backcomb your side ponytail to create tons of volume and texture.

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|STEP 5| Gently twist into a loose bun. You don’t want to twist too tight as you want your bun to be loose, full and textured. Pin as necessary using bobby pins. 

|STEP 5| Gently twist into a loose bun. You don’t want to twist too tight as you want your bun to be loose, full and textured. Pin as necessary using bobby pins. 

 |STEP 6| Spray with hairspray and go about your day!

 |STEP 6| Spray with hairspray and go about your day!

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For more braiding tutorials from Lark & Linen, scroll to the bottom of this link and check them out!

Credits // Photography - Heidi Lau Photography / Styling - Lark & Linen / Braid + Bun Styling - Lexington and Co. //