hair tutorial for girls: braid bun

June 14, 2017

hair tutorial for girls: braid bun

When our family is on vacation, we like hair to be no fuss.  But this doesn't mean I necessarily take a messy hair don't care attitude, because I still want hair up and out of the way.  Because ever hear this?
braid bun hair tutorial for girls
On vacation, we usually put Bee's hair up and then forget about it for the day.  For us, this is lower maintenance, and I don't worry if she's running around, eating ice cream, or trying to eavesdrop on the locals.  A couple of years ago when we went to Paris, we discovered our love for the braid bun.  It's quick, easy and pretty versatile. 
Here's how we do ours:
braid bun hair tutorial for girls
Put the hair up into a ponytail.  We like our ponytail low for this hairdo, but it still works if you like it higher.  We find that the braid bun stays longer if we make sure the ponytail holder is tight.  We usually use a thick ponytail holder for this. 
braid bun hair tutorial for girls
Braid the hair and tie it off at the bottom with a clear elastic. 
braid bun hair tutorial for girls
Coil the hair around the thick ponytail holder to form a bun. Pin into place with U-shaped hair pins, making sure to catch some of the hair from the bun before you secure it to the hair close to the head.  The more the put in, the more secure your bun is.  You'll get better at this the more you do it (I promise).  
braid bun hair tutorial for girls
We love this braid bun with our big heart or big star clips, which makes it look special.  
braid bun hair tutorial for girls
What we also love about this hairstyle is that it goes well with comfy, daytime clothes but also with more sophisticated looks.  
braid bun hair tutorial for girls
Perfect if you take your kids out to dinner and want to fancy up a little with a simple change of outfit.
Our perfect-for-traveling dresses are from our friend Ziraffe.  Find the comfy and reversible red and white stripe Macarons dress here and the more sophisticated Wawa Poppy dress here (these also go really well layered with jeans).  



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