DIY Braided Bun

Hairstyles like this braided bun are easier to DIY than you might think -- just follow this super-simple step-by-step guide. Then, make over your tresses with the help of iVillage beauty coach Gabriel Samra by joining our Get Great Hair Community Challenge now!

Make a practical hairstyle prettier with our tutorial for how to style a braided bun. 

1.To begin, part your hair in the middle and start French braiding just the front section of one side.

2.Continue braiding until just past your ear and secure with a small elastic.

3.Repeat on the other side of your head.

4.Then, gather all your hair and twist it into a bun and secure with an elastic.

5.Tuck away any loose hairs with bobby pins.

6.Finally, give your finished style a light misting of hairspray.

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