Fierce Hair Tutorial: The Braided Bun


Happy Friday!

I would be lying to you if I told you I wasn’t ready for the weekend!  This week has been crazy.  Both my little girl and I have been battling nasty colds and unlike the normal 9 to 5 I really can’t call in sick.  So to say I’m grateful for these next too days is an understatement!I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the weekend than with a sleek and fun hair tutorial.  While I won’t be tearing up the town, I’m sure you ladies have plenty of cool things to get into (and look fabulous for!)

For this one, I turned to Mario Russo, owner and stylist of Salon Mario Russo in Boston. He blends the fishtail braid and sock bun together to create a hair style that will work for anything from a lunch date with the girls to a holiday soiree.  What I really like about it is that this could work on just about anyone, regardless of hair type. (Major brownie points!)

Fishtail Braid

Step 1: Begin by blow-drying wet hair to its smoothest state by utilizing a boar bristle brush. For added volume, we recommend using Bumble & Bumble Thickening Hairspray.

Step 2: Part hair slightly off to the side and begin to French braid the hair starting from the temple of the side with less hair. Continue to braid hair all the way around your head until you reach the spot just beneath the ear on the other side. Once you have reached this point, tie the end of the braid with a clear elastic.

Side Bun TutorialStep 3: Take the side of the hair that has not yet been braided, and use a curling iron to curl the hair away from the face. Make sure to keep these curls loose so they look wavy, and beachy. For even more texture on this side, we recommend using Oribe Texturizing Spray.

Step 4: Take a few random pieces from the curled side and form a loose twist over the ear. This is the ear that’s opposite the side of the head where you started your braid.

Braided Bun

Step 5: Begin to twist the curled side of your hair and the end of the braid around each other to form a very loose side bun. Secure with bobby pins.

Step 6: The look should be very whimsical and loosely secured. Fasten your bun with bobby pins and finish with shine hairspray like MoroccanOil Luminous Hairspray.


What do ladies think? Is this something you would try at home?

A big thanks to Salon Mario Russo for sharing this tutorial with us!


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