“Girly” Updo

I hope you all are having a good week! 🙂 This week’s post is a combination of a lace braid and a rose (rope twist) bun: a beautiful girly combination. Thank you Mia Tinuviel for commenting on our Hairstyle Requests page. I love rose buns too! (‘Cause they’re the only buns I can get to work!) 😛

Here are some pictures of the finished updo. (And isn’t the picture on the left cool, with ‘the Australian outback’ look in front and the town street look behind?)

Items needed: a couple of hair ties, bobby pins

Time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: Medium

Step-by-step instructions:

  1.  Begin by parting the hair off to one side..
  2.  Pick up a section of hair on the heavier side of the part and separate into three sections..
  3.  Lace braid the hair until you reach the back of the head…(right strand over the middle, then the left strand over the middle, and so on; you only pick up hair from the side next to the face).
  4. Tie the hair into a ponytail.
  5. Split it into two sections and rope twist it. Twisting both strands to the right, cross them over each other, right strand over left. Basically, you twist the strands in one direction and cross them over each other the opposite way. (For a visual, check out Sophia’s great post. The difference between a rope twist and a lace rope braid is that for the twist you don’t need to pick up sections.) 😉
  6. Once you reach the end, wrap the twist around the base of the ponytail. You can tie the end off, or just tuck in underneath the bun and pin it.
  7. Bobby pin securely and pancake as desired.

Here’s the final look: a hairstyle that sounds girly, but is beautifully elegant!

A big thank you to my sister for modelling for these photos with her lovely hair. And to finish off, here are a couple more snapshots of an Australian summer evening!

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6 thoughts on ““Girly” Updo

  1. So pretty Maria! I love that photo with the Australian outback look on one side and the town look on the other – very creative 🙂

    1. Thank you! That photo was just fortunate chance – I didn’t notice the ‘split world’ kind of look until going over the photos later!

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