How to: Braids 'n' Buns

Here are a selection of braided hairstyles that I LOVE to do! I hope you like them.

Fishtail Headband

I saw a post on tumblr of a girl with a braid as a headband and I really wanted to recreate it. I decided to do a fishtail braid because I think it looks so dainty and gorgeous.

How to do it:
-Start with your hair down and take a small section from beneath, near the ear and section into two.
-Take a strand from the outside of the right section and bring it to the left side.
-Repeat this but with the left strand and bring it to the right section. Carry on doing this until you have a little fishtail braid and secure with a small transparent elastic.
-Then grab the fishtail and bring it over your head to create a headband.
-Secure it behind the ear with pins and voila, you've done it!

Final Result:

Messy Bun

It's so difficult to perfect the 'messy' bun style but I've got a way to make it right every single time!

How to do it:
-Create some volume in your hair by backcombing/teasing it all over with a comb and this will help the bun to hold
-Gather all your hair as if you were going to do a ponytail but twist all the hair above your head so its quite a tight twist
-Wrap the twist around itself to create a sock bun shape
-Secure with pins and to add extra volume to it, loosen it by pulling on it until you create the style you desire

Final Result:

Side Braid with a twist
Ive also seen this look on tumblr before so I thought id give sit a go and see how it turns out!

How to do it:
-Grab a long piece of thin material, it could even be a thin scarf and wrap around your head and secure to form a headband with long strands hanging down
-Gather all your hair and the material to one side and section the hair into two
-Plait your hair normally but instead of a third section of hair, use the material and it will look awesome!

Final Result:


  1. I hardly do anything with my hair, but I'm excited to try the Fishtail Headband! Great Ideas!

    1. That's great I'm so glad I've inspired you! Let me know how it turns out!!


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