Sunday, 14 February 2016

Plaited Top Knot Hair Style

Hair Style Plaited Braided Top Knot Messy Bun Casual

I have a new favourite thing to do in my spare time.  I love to watch hairstyle videos on instragram.  I waste hours watching people braid, curl and style their hair in different ways, and although I definitely am not talented in that area, it's made me a bit braver when experimenting with my hair.

I've never posted any hair styles on my blog before, but I found this braided top knot so easy to create and I love how it looks, so I couldn't resist!

Hair Style Plaited Braided Top Knot Messy Bun Casual

I put my hair in a bun quite often for work, so when I tie my hair up on the weekends I like to do something a little bit different.  Here's a step-by-step guide to how I created this hairstyle.

Hair Style Plaited Braided Top Knot Messy Bun Casual

1. Brush through my hair to make sure there are no tangles
2. Tip my hair upside down so all of my hair falls down towards the floor
3. Take a section of hair about three inches wide from the nape of my neck, and begin french plaiting towards the front of my head, taking hair from my hairline each time
4. I stop plaiting when I get to the point I want my bun to sit, and then I tie the hair with a mini stretchy elastic bobble
5. Scoop up the rest of myhair and tie all of my hair (including the end of the plait) into a high ponytail
6. Pull my ponytail through a hair donut, and use another hair bobble to hold my hair over the donut, creating a bun
7. Pull out pieces of hair around my face and loosen a few pieces of the bun to make it look a bit more relaxed
8. Spritz a bit of hairspray to keep everything in place

Hair Style Plaited Braided Top Knot Messy Bun Casual

Once it's all finished, it's actually really comfortable and I can hardly feel the braid at the back of my head!  I love that it's a little bit different to a normal bun and it feels like a bit of an accomplishment when it looks good!

14 comments:

  1. i love this hairstyle, it looks lovely:)x

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Really pretty. Love a different blog post like this x

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  3. That is such a cute hairstyle! I wish I had the patience and skill to pull it off. x

    Erin | http://beingerin.com

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    1. It really didn't take that long! Otherwise I definitely wouldn't have bothered!

      xx

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  4. This is an awesome hairstyle. :)Looks really nice on you! I like braids, but I cannot make nothing really pretty like french braid etc. I would struggle with this hairstyle too for sure.. I just need an every-day hairdresser. :) Yep, that's the solution. :D
    Madara
    lookforsmile.com

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    1. Ah thank you! I wouldn't mind a personal hairdresser either, then my arm wouldn't ache holding the hairdryer!

      xx

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  5. This is so pretty & makes a lovely change from just a plain topknot! I definitely need to give it a try :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  6. I've watched a lot of braiding tutorials but I'm so so bad at them - I'm very jealous that 1. you can manage this and 2. it looks so pretty!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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    1. Ah thats so sweet of you, thank you!
      xx

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  7. This is such a cute hair style, I never would have thought to do something like this! I love how the braid adds a bit more interest to the average, everyday bun!

    Hilary | The Beauty Collective

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