Sunday, 18 January 2015

Hairstyle | Messy Bun with Braided Headband

Sunday, 18 January 2015


I've been tired of my hair for a long time. Even my daily bun for work, which takes no more than 5 minutes to put together, has become a chore to do every morning. I've been wanting to try something different, but equally I've had minimal patience to attempt anything that requires too much fussing with my hair. On Friday I did this style as I knew this would be an easy style to create and it would perfectly disguise my curly roots from my straight ends.

There are various hairstyles like this on YouTube, but I've noticed a lot use extensions or braid the actual hair at the front so the result is more like a dutch or french braid. I wanted the effect to be more like a hairband. To make it work I used two long pieces of my own hair from each side roughly in the position I wanted the hairband to sit.


How to do it 
1. Braid each long piece from either side loosely (to keep it long and thick) securing with a hairband if needed 
2. Put the remainder of the hair in a high ponytail
3. Wrap each braid over the top of the head towards the opposite side, securing them in place with a few bobby pins (I pinned any long bits of hair from the braids into my bun for a more seamless finish)
4. Wrap the ponytail around itself, pulling bits out and pinning for a loose and messy look

If your hair is shorter you could try using braiding hair instead of your own hair for the headband.


What hairstyles have you tried recently?

Lesley x

26 comments :

  1. Genious! I've tried actually french braiding across the front but I like the look of this much better. It is closer to the hairband look that I'm trying to go for as well.. Very cute!

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  2. This is lovely, I'll see if I can do it with my own hair too.
    Your makeup is gorge too!

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  3. really pretty and super creative. I thought it was a headband at first :)

    Giselle ♥ Red Lipstick & Champagne Dreams

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  4. So pretty. I can't wait till my natural Is a decent length to attempt styles like this.
    Lydia
    http://bitsofthisandthatblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Love this hairstyle Lesley; it looks so good!
    Afeeyah xo

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  6. This looks really pretty, Lesley.

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  7. Your hair is so gorgeous.
    I wish I had long locks!

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  8. you are so beautiful, my gosh, I love your white shirt

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  9. Lovin' the braided headband, and I really love the lipstick! :-)

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  10. Well, I love this creative, genius side of you! I love it. I will try it as soon as I grow out my edges. Lol! Hugs!

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  11. You're so beautiful! Love the hairstyle, it suits you amazing xx

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  12. I love how you used your own hair to create the braids, stunning!

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  13. Very creative. High buns suits your face so well.

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  14. Mi like! I wish my hair was this long to creative this look! x

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  15. Stunning. Love how chic this is xo

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  16. You look amazing. Hair Goals. x

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