Messy Bun with Accent Twists & Braids


This one was a just hurry and do something before school & I didn’t have the camera upstairs – but I think it’s pretty straight forward. I really liked the whole accent braid thing from this old post of mine, so I thought I’d mix it up a little more.

I parted Goose’s hair on the right side – as I typically do. Then I parted out 4 little sections of hair. With the front 2 I made little braids (the picture below is from another hairdo where I did 4 rope/twist braids – but it’s the same idea.) With the back 2 sections I did rope/twist braids. Tie each of them off with a rubberband when you get down as far as you can on the hair.

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Once you’ve finished braiding/twisting the sections, clip them up out of the way. Then take the remaining hair and pull it back into a ponytail. I decided not to pull it through for the final wrap of the rubber band and left it as a “semi-messy bun.” Those are not my forte – at least whenever I do them as others have shown on their blogs I don’t like how they turn out on my DD’s hair. Basically I’m “messy bun challenged.” How can one be? you ask. It’s a messy bun – how can you go wrong? I don’t know – but I do! I don’t think they ever come out looking as cute as the other bloggers do them, so I do do them, but don’t post them! 🙂 Anyway …. where was I? Make a messy bun or whatever in the back and then unclip them and let them hang back down.

Sorry, the pic below is blurry. Once I had my bun semi-ok positioned, I took the rope/twist braids and pulled them / draped them back across her head putting the ends underneath the messy bun & fastened them with bobbypins – so they are hidden under the bun.. (depending on how long the hair you’re working with is, will determine how “drapy” the braids will hang.)

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Then I took the sections that were braided and pulled them towards the back as well (on top of the rope/twist braids) and used bobby pins to secure them into the sides of the messy bun – hiding the rubber bands and all.

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Add a flower and there you go. You can do this with all braids – or whatever variety of twists/ braids that you prefer.

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And off to school she went …. smiling all the way!

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2 Responses

  1. maria isabel says:

    hey girl!!! I am from Mexicali B.C across the border from Calexico CA, and let me tell you i love what you do, but I would like more videos from your hairstyles.

    thank you.

    • The Mom says:

      Hey there! I’m trying to do more videos these days, it just depends on the time I’ve got. Some people prefer step-by-step pix, others videos, so I try to do a bit of both to make everyone happy! 🙂

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