Trend To Try: The Braided Bun

THE two most versatile hairstyles are without a doubt the bun and the braid. Barely any hairstyle can match the practicality and cuteness of a bun. And there is literally a braid for everyone. Whether you need to rush out of the house or attend a red carpet event, a bun or braid is the perfect style. But Monica Middleton, owner and stylist at Crimson Studio is here to suggest a reinvention. Why not combine the two? Presenting The Braided Knot. This super effective, sexy style definitely takes your bun a notch higher. Here’s how to do it.
Bun

Step 1

START with clean, wet hair and apply a heat protector before drying.

Step 2

THEN sectioning the hair into manageable segments. It’s easier to begin with hair in the nape of the neck.

Step 3

CLAMP a straightening iron over the hair and turn it back on itself in a half turn. Run the iron slowly down the hair shaft al the way to the ends. You should now have soft curls.

Step 4

AFTER curling, tease the top half of the hair (around the crown) to create volume. Tie this top half in a pony and then twist into a loose bun.

Step 5

LASTLY, take a small section of hair from the bottom of the bun and do a simple braid. Wrap this around your bun for a pretty finish.
Heat Defence Leave In Spray: R69.95, Argan Oil

Heat Defence Leave In Spray: R69.95, Argan Oil

Hair Tie (Set Of Three): R80, Invisibobble

Hair Tie (Set Of Three): R80, Invisibobble

The Original: R240, Tangle Teezer

The Original: R240, Tangle Teezer

GoldPro: R2 100, Bio Ionic

GoldPro: R2 100, Bio Ionic

Super Shine Shampoo: R162, HANNON Super Shine Conditioner: R162, HANNON

Super Shine Shampoo And Conditioner: R162 (Each), HANNON

Body.Builder: R455, Kevin.Murphy

Body.Builder: R455, Kevin.Murphy

Tip: WHEN curling hair with a straightener, keep in mind that the slower you go, the tighter the curl. The faster you go, the softer the wave.

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Carli

I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover

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