November 14, 2011

The Braided Bun

I stumbled across this lovely photo a few weeks ago and loved her updo. It's dressy, yet young. It can be done with or without bangs, so it's versatile! 


Here is the tutorial for you:


Refer to this post to see what's in my hair. 






I added a little ruffle flower in before I snapped the photos! The one I used was a pin, but I slipped a bobby pin through the closed pin and then pushed it into my hair. 

(shirt: J.Crew Outlet, the earrings are made by me, but are not available for a few weeks!)







99 comments:

  1. What a darling style -- and you explained it so well, I think I may go up and try it right now! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. I like this one a lot. Once my hair grows out a few more inches I am going to have to try it!

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  3. i love this!! where did you get your shirt? so cute!!

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  4. Love this video but would also like to know the name and brand of the nail polish you are wearing??

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  5. So cute. I can't wait for those earrings to become available. I am obsessed with gray lately.

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  6. I can't wait to try this! Could you tell me what is the kind and color nail polish you have on in the video?
    Thanks

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  7. Oh I love it! I just got a similar braided hairdo for a Marine Corps ball Saturday and loved it...so I've left the braid for two days!! I need to practice so I can figure out how to do it myself.

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  8. I "pinned" this pic on Pinterest awhile ago just hoping someone would do a tutorial - and you did! I LOVE your blog and your tutorials! Is it possible for readers to send you pics they find online and request other tutorials??

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  9. I love it! I cannot wait until my hair is long enough to do this! You are a very talented lady! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. I love this updo - it's almost exactly what I had for my wedding. Thanks for sharing the video!

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  11. Hi Kate, i love your Blog! Can you tell me what curly iron do you use? I am on search for a good curly iron but i don´t know which is the best for my hair...

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  12. this is so beautiful & fun! i can't wait to try this!

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  13. So cute! I love all your hair tutorials.
    I'm giving you an award! You can stop by my blog and check it out!
    -Mackenzie @ www.fridaynightdatenight.blogspot.com

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  14. LOVE this, I am definitely going to give it a try! Great step by step tutorial Kate!

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  15. I just did this on my hair, its a tad shorter then yours and it looks adorable. thank you for the video!!!

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  16. Seeing your hair tutorials makes me so anxious for my hair to grow out - I feel like its taking forever!

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  17. Can you just come be my personal hairstylist?

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  18. You are truly talented! I love how you can just whip this up in a matter of minutes :) can't wait til my hair is a little longer, I'll totally do this!

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  19. This is just too adorable!!!
    I'm pinning it so I can give it a try on my daughter's hair :)

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  20. cute cute cute cute cute!

    I'm still on the hunt for the polybands. All clear ones I get snap instantly. Have looked in Wal Marts and Targets all over the Triangle.

    Getting bobbies from Sally was one of your best suggestions ever!

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  21. Super cute style! I'll be trying this one soon:)

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  22. I love this tutorial! Quick question for you about an alternative for Aquage: I'm Canadian and from the research I've done, I'm pretty sure this product is not sold in Canada. Do you have another recommendation for a similar product? Thanks in advance :)

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  23. do you have a messy bun video for someone who has longer hair?

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  24. Kate, did this today and have received so many complements. Evidently Lucky magazine features this style this month. Who knew?

    For the commenter above, my hair is long. And thick. And coarse. I just pulled it back through a little bit more and then pinned the crazies down. I counted and it took 9 bobby pins total. I've never been able to keep my hair in buns until Kate's tutorials.

    Her cheater pony tail is my new fave thing too.

    Thanks Kate!

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  25. I am loving all your hair demos. You have motivated me to grow my hair. Unfortunately, it is currently in the "yuck" stage....but I am hanging in there.

    Keep posting!!!

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  26. I love this updo! I will definitely be trying this tomorrow morning.

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  27. love this style! I saw the clooney picture on pinterest and wanted to do it but didnt know how! thanks for sharing :)

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  28. Love the tutorials! They are great for those of us who are hair styling challanged!!

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  29. This tutorial is so amazingly helpful! I've been seeing this style around Pinterest a lot lately, and I absolutely loved it, but I had idea how to do it myself! I can't wait to try out your techniques myself. As always, your tutorials are amazing! Thanks for posting this!

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  30. @kristinwithani I had a hard time finding the polybands she suggested at my Target, but I did find them at CVS if you have any of those in your area. Also the bobby pins I picked up at Sally's were junk but I found some at Ulta that were amazing!!!

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  31. LOVE this one Kate!! Cant wait to try it out :) I hope youll link up to my fashion party tomorrow :)

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  32. Kate,I love all your fun hair styles! I think I have similar hair length and texture but could never do it like you. Really, how long is your hair when it is wet and just straight? Does it go past your collar bone? I can't figure out how long it really is.

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  33. I cant get my hair to do the braid right. can you film upclose how you incorporate more hair into the braid?

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  34. I LOVE this! Absolutely beautiful. I like that it can be dressed up or down. As I'm with my little one all day, I hate to wear my hair all the way down - but I want to look polished, even when I'm just going to the grocery store. This is a perfect combination! But can I do it...that's the question!! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  35. This is such a cute way to do hair. Oh my goodness. I have to try..
    -Brooke
    blushboutiquestyle.blogspot.com

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  36. Hi Kate!
    I just recently found your blog and I must admit that I love it! Your hair tutorials have been awesome especially as my hair gets longer, I do the same thing over and over again. So I've started to try yours and they are really easy. In fact today I did my hair in this braided bun for school (I'm a fourth grade teacher in KS). Some of my girl students asked how long it took me to do my hair this morning and I said ten minutes. Well they thought it had taken me HOURS! lol Anyway just wanted to say thanks!
    Tabitha

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  37. I love it! I'll be featuring you this week! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  38. I featured this on my blog tonight! Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday. Come check it out and grab a button! :) http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/11/your-whims-wednesday-34-and-features.html

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  39. Will you make a video on how to learn hoe to French braid?

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  40. Thank you so much for linking up to Show and Share last week. Make sure to come back this week with your latest project. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I featured your braided bun tutorial and let you know you were the most viewed links come on over to see what I had to say and grab a featured button from my sidebar. Thank you.
    http://tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com/2011/11/show-and-share-15-and-features.html

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  41. SO very pretty! I love it! I'm growing my hair out and it's layered with the longest just below my shoulders. Can't wait to do stuff like this! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Shannon
    www.akadesign.ca

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  42. I love the hair, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the earrings! Is there anyway to know when they are available to buy?

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  43. @Paige: send us a convo in our Etsy shop!

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  44. Hello~ Love your tutorials...unfortunately I have the thickest hair of anyone my stylist has ever known. And as much as I try, I just haven't been able to duplicate any of your cute styles. Any suggestions?

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  45. I did this today and I think it is my new favorite way to wear my hair! LOVE this! Thank you!

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  46. Are you using bobbie pins or hair pins? Or does it matter? I just didn't know if you calk them the same thing and if they are even different from one another?

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  47. Anonymous: I use bobby pins. Hair pins don't really hold hair very well.

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  48. I just found your blog on pinterest this morning. I was looking for an easy updo for a work Christmas party tonight. I just practiced this one and love it! Thanks for getting me out of my hair rut :)

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  49. I Love it!! Thx so much!! Soo Quick and easy, i loved it after my very first attemp!

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  50. Just found you on pinterest and I love all your hair tutorials! They are great :) I am not normally very good at thinking up cute ideas for my hair so I really appreciate people like you who post how to do pretty hair styles!

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  51. I successfully did this to my hair this morning. Thank you for the video!! I also learned to French braid after watching your videos a couple times.

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  52. What product do you recommend for volume. I have stick straight hair and love how full and bouncy your's looks. Any tips?

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  53. What if your hair is super long? Mine ends a bit below the center of my back

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  54. Wow! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR BLOG!!! I've been looking for a website like this for years. My hair thanks you! :)

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  55. I love this and have always wanted to do the braid look but my hair is super straight and a little but longer then yours. Should I just forget it or is there something I can do? Mine would either fall out and or not have the same volume. Any advice would be much appreciated!! Thanks

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  56. I'm new to your blog and just love it. I have been trying out your styles and not only have they worked and stayed in all day but everyone has been commenting on my hair. Tried this one today and everyone loved it. Thanks so much for making it simple and please please please keep them coming.

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  57. my hair is thinn will it work the same??

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  58. Kate I have a beautiful flower pin that I want to wear but its pretty big. I don't think it will look right to wear it with this style, it will look like I have two buns on the side of my head. Any ideas of how I can wear it? Thanks so much!

    -Katie

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  59. I am so glad I have found your blog. I always felt so hair disabled. I never knew how to do such cute things, aside from flat iron or curl. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! I am so grateful, now my hair is so much cuter!

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  60. Would this work pulled back into a center messy bun?

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  61. Did this today for work and I absolutely lovelovelove it!! It's perf. for short hair. I cut my hair bob stylish and thought that it was the worst decision that had ever made until I found your website!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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  62. You do such a great job explaining! I just tried it with my hair and it worked well! Thank you!

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  63. LOVE. Looks so simple to do, and gorgeous. I'm going to try this soon.

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  64. beautiful! So hoping mine turns out as well! :)

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  65. Like a lot, I found your blog through pinterest! Your posts and style is SO refreshing & inspiring! This hairstyle has helped me realize why I usually don't like when I French braid my own hair-- I pull it too tight. I love the "loose" look of this braid. Keep up your great work!

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  66. I just did this on my 2 year old. She looks adorable!!!!

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  67. I did this today for work and threw in a flower clip. It's so easy and everyone loved it. Thank you

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  68. So easy thanks to your awesome video tutorial! My hair is so similar to yours, I think I can do all of your styles! I did the braid w/ bun today and got so many compliments! Thank you, keep putting up new tutorials, I LOVE them!

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  69. KATE! Ever since I was in jr. high I've been utterly remedial at doing my hair. I was a swimmer, and my hair just melted away and was useless. So I never really learned to do it. At all.

    This past weekend my dear hubby and I went to a formal ball and I needed an updo. Getting a pro to do it just isn't in our budget right now, and I seriously felt like I needed to just bite the bullet and learn how to do this! (I mean, c'mon. I'm in my FORTIES! It was time.) I was absolutely terrified, but your video gave me confidence to try. I went out and got some Aquage and Kenra (BEST. ADVICE. EVER.), sat with my laptop IN THE BATHROOM WITH ME and step-by-step curled my hair and put it up in this style. It took me longer than most, I'm sure, because I wanted it to be exactly right for the dance, but it came out AH.MAY.ZING. and I was SO PROUD of myself that I finally, FINALLY did my own hair!! All my fb friends are laughing at me, but for me it was a really big deal. Your instructions are fantastic and it really did make it easy.

    Thank you so incredibly much for sharing your knowledge with us. Thanks for not assuming we all know the basics (products, curling, bangs, etc.). Thanks for having styles that are current, but not bizarre or unwearable. I am adoring your blog, because you are giving me confidence in an area where I've never had any. (All in all, I have no problem with confidence... only in the world of hair and makeup to I revert to being 12 again.) Thank you thank you thank you!!!! Can't wait to try more of these styles now!

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  70. wow, i love this tutorial! Thank you so much!!

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  71. Adorable...thank you for taking the time to share such fabulous hair styles. For the first time in 20 years I have long hair and love having your blog as a resource. I have two girls and we love your ideas. You are simply beautiful too!

    Thanks again!!!!

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  72. i really love all your tutorials you make it look very simple. however i have really long hair so its hard to compensate for that. i wish you would demonstrait on long hair models more!

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  73. You have such a pretty profile! The pictures of you from the side are defiantely the prettiest ever!!

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  74. Your earrings are so cute, where did you get them? GREAT demo, thank you for sharing ~ you've definately inspired me!

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  75. Just used this tutorial to do my friend's hair for her formal! You explained it so well and she looked gorgeous! Thank you so much!

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  76. You make this look so easy! Going to try it tomorrow morning! Hope it's as easy for me as you make it look!

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  77. I wish you could do my hair and make-up everyday!

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  78. Going to do this for Memorial Day! Love it!!

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  79. I styled my hair using this tutorial for an outdoor wedding last weekend (Louisiana humidity + hair down is usually not a good combo!), and I loved it! I got so many compliments, so I of course told people to check out your blog! Thanks and keep the cute styles coming!

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  80. Wow! I absolutely love this... I had to go try it! You do such a nice job at explaining how to get the look that we're going for. Thanks so much!!! I'll be back to try many more :)

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  81. I love your hair tutorials. Have treid a lot of it and the people around me always like it! thanks for sharing and please keep on doing tutorials! greets from switzerland

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  82. You are very good at that! How adorable, Im going to try this out tomorrow night!

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  83. This is awesome and you make it so easy to do! Thanks. I love your tutorials and now I have cute hair all the time:)

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  84. Thank you for all your great tutorials! I'm based in France and have discovered your site thanks to Pinterest. Now, I know how to hear my hair! :-) Please continue like this!

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  85. I love your whole website, I just wish you'd show these cute styles on long hair too!

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  86. THANK YOU! Did this super-simple style for a wedding and got a million compliments!!

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  87. I just got my hair that was nearly 2 feet long cut down to a shoulder length inverted bob! I am so glad I have found your blog to help me with all these cute styles!

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