Faux twisted updo

I made this up a little while ago, and my little sister will be modelling it 😉 . I personally think it’s fairly simple, and you should be able to master it in no time! I also originally posted the basic tutorial for it here.

Items needed: a comb or brush,  a handful of bobby pins, 2 small rubber hair ties, and 1 normal hair tie.

Skill level: easy-medium

Time: 5-10 minutes

If you have curly/hard to manage hair, feel free to spray it with some water first to make it easier to work with (like I did here with my sister.)

1.) Take a section from the top of the head a do a simple 3 strand braid:

2.) Pick up a small section of hair from the left..

3.) Twist this section, and then hold the twist in one hand and gently pull on the top of the twist with the other hand to make it look nicer..

4.) Pull the section through the furthest outside bump of the braid and pin as needed.

Repeat steps 3-4 on the right side, then repeat the same steps going left to right until you reach the nape of the neck.

6.) Once you reach the nape of the neck gather the remaining hair into a ponytail, (you’ll want to tie it off to the right side instead of the center of the head.) See picture:

7.) Now plait the ponytail roughly (it really doesn’t have to be perfect) and secure with a small elastic.

8.) Pull apart the plait as much as you like to make it bigger and a bit messy:

9.) All you need to do now is twist the braid into a bun and bobby pin to keep it in place. The final look..

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial! Let me know what you think, and feel free to ask me any questions. 😉

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