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Wedding updos: braided bun for a bride

/ 05.21.2015
Braided bridal bun
Braided bridal bun

On your wedding day, you want a bridal hairstyle that's beautiful, polished, and guaranteed to make you the center of attention, and a sleek braided bun fits the bill perfectly! The pretty plaits bring plenty of detail to the look, while the smooth, glossy finish keeps it elegant.

If this hairstyle could be your "I do" 'do, try it on for size with the tutorial below!

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Step one
Starting with clean, towel dried hair, apply a smoothing heat protectant cream from roots to ends.

Step two
Divide your hair into three large sections - top, middle and nape. Clip the top two out of the way so you have plenty of room to work on the bottom. Blow-dry each section completely, using a paddle brush to keep individual pieces of hair straight.

Step three
Once all of your hair is dry, spritz a heat protectant spray all over and use a flat iron for any further straightening.

Step four
Gather your hair into a tight, low ponytail, securing it roughly an inch above the nape of your neck. Divide the pony into three or four sections and braid each one individually.

Step five
Wrap the braids around each other to form a bun shape, then secure it with bobby pins. You'll need to tack down the outside of the bun and use a few pins to keep everything in place in the middle, too.

Step six
To add shine and prevent flyaways, mist your finished updo generously with finishing spray.

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