{Tutorial} French Braid Bun

I recently found a hairstyle on Pinterest that I knew I needed to recreate. We all love the top knot bun for days when nothing else seems to be working-- or just because it's the perfect, carefree hairstyle!  Today I'm adding a tiny twist {or braid, rather}.

You'll need:

Here's the How-To:
1. Tease the top of your hair a bit with a fine-tooth comb.
2. Start a braid, and add in pieces as you go {french braid the top portion of your hair}
3. Pin the braid in place.
4. Scoop the rest of your hair into a high ponytail, pulling out a few pieces on either side to make it look a little more natural.
5. Tease the ponytail so it's thick and bushy. It forms into a bun much better like this.
6. Twist your hair around the ponytail holder, creating a big top knot ballerina bun.
7. Pin bun in place and hair spray!

dress: Meadow Boutique// necklace: ExVoto
There ya have it- the french braid bun.  I love the way it adds texture and volume to the bun.  Let me know if you give it a try!
Happy Monday! I'm off to the beach today:)
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  1. this is perfection Michaela! The little tendrils hanging down by your face make it look super romantic!

    Can I borrow some of your hair? Because my super thin hair would not make much of a bun like this lol


  2. Oh I wish I had thick enough hair to do this!

  3. Super cute! Will have to show Katie...my braid queen!!

  4. This is stunning Michaela! Pinning ahora.

  5. Super precious! I just wish that I could braid. Haha.

  6. i'm with megan... this is so super cute, i just can't french braid to save my life! :-/

  7. Gorgeous! You seriously have the best hair ever!

  8. This is awesome! Thank you so much for this tutorial! I can't wait to try it.

  9. Looks great! I wish my hair was thicker, it's very fine. Although I did master the sock bun last weekend which made me very happy haha!

  10. absolutely gorgeous! and stopppp it, you are too pretty :)

  11. Oh my gosh. Gorgeous. Love how effortless it looks!

  12. Hey Michaela! I love this :) You inspired me and I tried it upside down!Thanks for the tutorial!! I posted pics on my blog. jacqparsons.blogspot.com


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