Dutch Braided Side Messy Bun {For SHORT hair!}

Hello Everyone!

Today I am going to show you how to do one of my favorite hairstyles. This one is great if your hair can be a little unruly and wild, like mine, and you just need a quick and simple hairstyle to make it look nice and put together.

This works great on short hair, however like always, it also works on long hair too. (:

Let’s get started!

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Items needed: 2 small hair elastics, 1 hair tie, 5-6 bobby pins as needed // Difficulty: easy-medium // time needed: 5-7 minutes.

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1.) Start with your hair parted in a side part. (A middle part works too, so just part your hair where you like it.)

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2.) Started on the side where your side bun will be, begin to dutch braid straight back. One you start to reach the end of the crown of your head, finish the braid without adding in any more strands and secure with an elastic. (I like to leave some hair strands down in the front to frame my face)

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3.) Now do a dutch braid in the same way on the other side, except instead of going straight back try to curve it slightly around your head. Once you reach the end of the crown of your head, continue braiding down without adding any more strands and secure with your second elastic. Then go back and pancake both braids.

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4.) Now gather all your hair to one side for your side messy bun. I did mine on my left side. Now do a messy bun. I feel like everyone does their messy bun differently, but this is the way I do mine. I start to wrap it around like I’m doing a ponytail, but twist your elastic when your hair is about halfway through, then wrap it over. So it almost looks like a pull through ponytail. I hope that makes sense, and here’s some pictures of the steps, which should help a bit.

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5.) Now grab random strands from your pull-through messy bun and bobby pin them down so you’re messy bun looks more messy and full.

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And that’s it!

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I hope you liked this hairstyle! Don’t forget to leave a comment and/or question below and subscribe to this blog if you like what you see!

See ya!

Sabrina (:

3 Super Simple DIY Styles

This week’s post isn’t really fancy – these hairstyles are for those days when you just don’t have the time! 🙂 Each of them is a simple way to accent your hair in under a minute, and they’ll work on nearly any length of hair. I hope you enjoy these DIY ideas! (To enlarge smaller images, just click on them 😉 )

#1: Twist back + accessory

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For this pretty look, just take a section of hair, twist it, and clip it back with an accessory of your choice.

#2: Mini rope twist

 

 

Take a section of hair and split it in two. Twisting the two sections to the left, (as in the #1 style, Twist back + accessory) place the left piece over the right one. Take the new left strand in your left hand, and the new right strand in your right, and repeat.

(Sorry that there aren’t any step-by-step photos with this. If you’d like to see a video, try having a look at Sophia’s post, DIY Overnight Curls/Waves. The method of a rope twist is nearly the same as a lace rope twist, just don’t gather up hair as you go.)

#3: Faux fringe

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For those of you who (like me :D) aren’t game to get a real fringe, a faux fringe is a fun way to get a different look, without actually cutting any hair. Just take a section of hair at the front of the head, smooth it out to one side, and clip it back. To hide the clip, make sure you clip it underneath the hair falling on your shoulders.

And that’s this week’s post – three super simple DIY styles. Let me know in the comments what you thought of this post; hope you all have a great Easter! 🙂