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Swept Up Braided Bun


Well the clock is really ticking now.  Our manuscript is due to the publisher next Monday and I can hardly wait to send it in.  This week I’m going back through everything with a “fine tooth comb” (no pun intended!) to make sure I don’t forget anything or over look any important aspect.  This has been quite the adventure and learning process for sure!

I hope you don’t mind but this week we’re sharing a step-by-step pic-toral rather than a video due to time constraints.  Looking at my more recent posts, apparently I’ve been in a “bun” mood lately!  This is a great style to do on medium length or shorter hair.  That way the bun doesn’t get enormously big!  But it really will work on most any length.  It’s also great because it can be sort of a casual style as well as an elegant one depending on how you dress it up.

Step 1 – Make a half ponytail

Part the hair from ear to ear and secure the ponytail with an elastic.

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Step 2 – Braid the ponytail & secure with an elastic

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Step 3 – Create a bun

You really can make any type of bun you wish.  You could make a sock bun, or twist the hair instead of braiding it.  Whatever your bun preference is it’s up to you.

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Step 4 – Divide remaining hair in half Swept Up Braided Bun from

Step 5 – Sweep left section upward

Starting with the section of hair on the left, draw it upward and to the right of the bun.  It may help to mist the hair with water or hairspray to keep this area nice and smooth.  Wrap it counter-clockwise around the bun. Swept Up Braided Bun from

Step 6 – Secure hair around bun with bobby pins

Depending on the length of hair you are working with will determine how much you have to wrap the hair around the bun.  Her hair came all the way around the bun and we tucked the ends up under the bun.  Your hair may just barely go to the side of the bun which works great too!  More hair just means a bigger bun. Swept Up Braided Bun from

Step 7 – Braid the last section of hair and wrap

With the rest of the hair on the right side, make a regular 3 strand braid and draw it to the left side of the bun.  You can omit the braiding part and wrap it just like you did in the last step if you wish.  Wrap the braid clockwise around the bun, tuck in the ends and secure it with bobby pins as needed. Swept Up Braided Bun from


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What do you think?  Will you try this easy swept up bun?  You could even gather all the hair at the bottom and sweep it all up and forgo the braid.  That would also make a pretty look.  Maybe I’ll try that and post pictures later!  Be sure to pin the pictoral below to refer to later!


5 Responses

  1. Erica says:

    i’m so exited to try this! love it.

  2. Michelle says:

    That is absolutely beautiful and not that hard! Thanks for sharing this :)

  3. Angi says:

    Gorgeous. This will be my daughter’s style for school tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

  4. katie says:

    This is a really pretty hairstyle and easy. Thanks!

  5. Caleigh says:

    This is so beautiful! I can’t wait to try it. Congrats on the book! :)

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