The Bun Braid

the bun braid 
This hairstyle tutorial is great for medium to long hair! I used my extensions to add extra length!
You can start with curled hair to get the look similar to mine, or you can do this hairstyle with straight hair. Have fun experimenting!

Top: Madison (local boutique), Jeans: Banana Republic Outlet Skinnies, Necklace: Ebay (J.Crew look-alike), Earrings: The Limited 

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  1. Posted April 9, 2012

    Video is private.
    Pics look beautiful.
    Love the blog 🙂 thanx for doing it. I know we all appreciate it.

    • Kate says
      Posted April 9, 2012

      The video is not private anymore

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        Posted July 9, 2014

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        Posted July 21, 2014

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  2. Rachel Salinas says
    Posted April 9, 2012

    You are so gorgeous all of the time!!! It is seriously not fair. 🙂 Can’t wait to try this style!

  3. Posted April 9, 2012

    Very cute…I love the braid with a bun idea!

  4. Posted April 9, 2012

    gosh… your hair is so pretty in any different way you put it up… my hair would never do that… it’s just too thick and straight and asian.. haha 😛

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  6. Julia Haupt says
    Posted April 9, 2012

    1. The over the shoulder pic with eye contact needs to be used somewhere…like a profile pic! It’s perfection!

    2. I just got the necklace on ebay! Thanks for the tip 🙂

  7. Posted April 9, 2012

    I L-O-V-E this style! excited about to try it 🙂

  8. Posted April 9, 2012

    Can’t wait for my hair to grow! Your hair tutorials are so wonderful! And…you look beautiful in these pix!

  9. Posted April 9, 2012

    This is so cute! I might actually be able to do this!


  10. Posted April 9, 2012

    can’t wait to try it, it’ll be cute for the hot summer days we get in the south! p.s. LOVE your top!

  11. Anonymous says
    Posted April 9, 2012

    Wondering if you can recall the name of your clip in extentions Kate : )

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  12. Karisa Carlos says
    Posted April 9, 2012

    I noticed your bangs are a little longer, have you been styling them different? Or using the same method in your bangs tutorial? Thanks!

  13. Tabitha says
    Posted April 9, 2012

    Wow aren’t you gorgeous in every way! Love the shirt and necklace and the hair just finishes it off perfectly! Love it!

  14. Posted April 9, 2012

    I love your site! It’s the only way I was able to learn how to braid my daughter’s hair. And this outfit is awesome – the necklace is a great find! I’ve added you to my blog roll on my blog. Thanks for the great tips.

  15. Taylor says
    Posted April 9, 2012

    Hi, Kate! Crazy how I stumbled on your blog! Last night my sister was on her iPad, on your blog and I looked over and was like, “hey! I know that girl!” We went to Bible Church together, well forever ago, in highschool and did core group stuff together. Do you remember? Ha! Taylor Stevens (now, Thornton). Anyway. Love the blog! I am a fellow blogger too and yours is just amazing! Congrats, my lady!

    xo Taylor

  16. Anonymous says
    Posted April 9, 2012

    Do you have information about your extension elsewhere on your blog? Would love some more information about them! Thanks!

  17. Ashley says
    Posted April 9, 2012

    So cute, I love it! Love your top, I love teal!

  18. Posted April 9, 2012

    I love this look, I have to try it and your necklace is beautiful. Do you have any tips for someone like me who gets up really early in the morning (5AM) to be able to still have time to make my hair look nice for work? I have to at work at 7:00am, I shower in the AM and most of the time just put my hair up, trying to straighten and than do some curls, plus makeup does not leave me enough time. But I want to start to wear my hair different and try out a lot of your tutorials. Have been a follower for a couple months and I love your blog.


  19. Anonymous says
    Posted April 9, 2012

    Hi I really enjoy all of your postings. Would you consider doing videos for shorter hair (such as the inverted bob)? Thanks for your consideration.

  20. Melody says
    Posted April 9, 2012

    Classy! I always love reading your blog. You are so sweet and genuine! 🙂

  21. Posted April 9, 2012

    I absolutely love this style, your hair looks so beautiful!

  22. April says
    Posted April 10, 2012

    I love this style and wish I could do mine like that. My hair is just too thick!

  23. Rita says
    Posted April 10, 2012

    It looks like you have a very pretty, light nail polish on. Is it one of the colors from your Nail Polish post?

  24. Tracy says
    Posted April 10, 2012

    check out
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  25. Posted April 10, 2012

    SO gorgeous! Your hair keeps getting prettier and prettier! <3

  26. momto8 says
    Posted April 10, 2012

    fabulous!!! you look great. thank you for this!!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  27. Posted April 10, 2012

    Super pretty! My hair isn’t long enough to pull this off yet, but it’s such a cute look. 🙂

  28. Posted April 11, 2012

    Love the hair and the necklace! I have the same one 😉

  29. Posted April 11, 2012

    Oh my god I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog! I am so pathetic when it comes to doing my hair and its usually always in a ponytail or ballerina bun! This will give me some great looks to try out at school and over my summer break! also you are so beautiful!!!

  30. Posted April 11, 2012

    I tried this hairstyle out today and loved it! Thanks for the tutorial! You are a great teacher 🙂

  31. Posted April 11, 2012

    very stunning

  32. Posted April 11, 2012

    Super cute! I’m going to have to try out the braided bun! Love your necklace!

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  33. Karo says
    Posted April 17, 2012

    Such a lovely blog 🙂
    Keep up!


  34. hwalker says
    Posted April 27, 2012

    I love your hairstyle demos! My hair is similar in color, am little past my shoulders and very straight-but curled with a curling iron, and this style turned out so cute! It does work on shorter hair!!!Thanks for the idea and great tutorial.

  35. Anonymous says
    Posted May 24, 2012

    My sister followed your video when she was doing my hair for prom last week. It turned out beautifully!! Thank you!!

  36. Allie says
    Posted June 11, 2012

    Hi Kate! I love this hairstyle! I featured it and your Tucked Away Braid on my blog today! Come check it out and grab a button if you like. I have to say I’ve been visiting your blog here and there for awhile checking out hairstyles I found via other blogs featuring you or on Pinterest, but I just now took several minutes to thumb through several of your posts… Your blog is so great! I’m now following on all social media and added you to my reader. Love the outfit posts! 🙂 You always look stunning.

  37. Anonymous says
    Posted June 17, 2012

    Hi Kate! Loving your hair turorials!!!! My hair is longer than yours, but that doesn’t stop me from trying al your up do’s. I just dit the bun braid and love it. Gone do this on a bad hairday or whene I don’t feel like styling it. It’s perfect for it. Thanx…..

  38. Posted July 18, 2012

    Love this style – what brand of extensions do you use?

  39. Anonymous says
    Posted August 5, 2012

    You have inspired me to play with my newly grown out hair! Now where are those bobby pins?