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Lauren Conrad Braided Bun

Good Morning everyone!
I have been in a little bit of a funk this last week.  Maybe it’s because I just got home from a vacation, you know the post vacation slump, like ‘what?? I have to do stuff? This is real life now?’ kinda thing.  Or maybe because it hasn’t.stopped.snowing. for like three days straight and I’m from southern California.  The way our house is situated, it makes it hard to leave without your car literally sliding down the hill.  So maybe I have cabin fever.  Whatever it is, I need a little pick me up.  I shared this tutorial over at 30 Handmade Days a couple weeks ago, where I am a beauty contributor, and I thought I would share it with you all as well.  Hope you enjoy!
Although the pictures don’t exactly match, it’s the same hairstyle!

Start with parting your hair to one side.  Leave out a section in the front to use later and bring the rest of it over to the side of your choice.

Braid to your side of preference and secure with an elastic.  I would suggest using a clear one or a color that matches your hair color.

Starting at the top of the braid, loosen the braid.  Don’t pull pieces entirely out, but enough to give your braid more volume.  It’s the same idea I used in my big poofy french braid here.

Then wrap the hair up and around, bringing it forward first.

Once it is wrapped around and in a pretty little bun, secure it with bobby pins.  Try to make sure that you elastic isn’t showing.

Then take the remaining piece of hair that you originally left out and lightly twist it back and around the bun, securing with bobby pins.  Mine looks a tad bit different than Lauren’s because I have bangs so it didn’t hang down as much in the front.  If yours wasn’t curled a bit already like mine was, add a few big barrel curls away from your face so it will smoothly go back.  And if any hair falls out of the front, they are nicely curled!

That’s it! Apply a little hairspray if you need it, but otherwise, voila!  Isn’t it easy?  I hope you give this a try next time you’re out and about.  You might recognize the picture.  I wore this hairstyle with my green Zara shirt outfit.

Inspired to try a new hairstyle?  I hope so!! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Now if I could just get out of my pajamas….


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14 Responses to Lauren Conrad Braided Bun

  1. Jocee February 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    you look so beautiful! i'm so trying this :))
    -jocee <3

  2. MiMi February 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Ooooh, I like that.

  3. Leeann @ Join the Gossip February 2, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    Cute! You did a fantastic job. I am going to try this 🙂

  4. Jenifer Harrod February 3, 2012 at 12:20 am #

    That's so pretty I've been trying to make some nicer hairstyles for the hubby and kids.
    Please come share at:

  5. Kelley @ February 3, 2012 at 4:15 am #

    love love love! wish my hair was long enough to do a side braid! 🙂

  6. Elena February 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    I will try this today!

  7. oaxacaborn February 3, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    Majorly beautiful!!!

  8. Bailey@Lost&Found February 4, 2012 at 4:29 am #

    That looks GORGEOUS! And, I actually like the way your hair turned out better! Plus, I want your hair color! Thanks for sharing!


  9. Lindsay February 6, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    Hey, just wanted to let you know that I featured this today from my Show & Share party. Thanks for linking up!

  10. Kasey Lynne February 6, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    Wow! Good job girl! It looks fantastic!

  11. ilene @ muchloveilly February 8, 2012 at 1:27 am #

    darling! love this!

  12. Kimbo West February 20, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    featured you on my shout out sundays!

  13. lisa February 21, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    Thx I have long hair & need new ideals im going to try soon.


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