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Braid Wrapped Top Knot is the perfect way to spice up a top knot.
For this particular hairstyle you will need a hair donut unless you’re a pro and can create it without one. I bet you could also substitute the bun for a regular messy bun if that is the preferred choice of bun.

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  • Step 1

    Follow these steps to achieve the Braided Wrapped High Bun:

    Start by sweeping all the hair up into a high ponytail – follow these tips for mastering a high ponytail.

  • Step 2

    Take a hair donut and place the ponytail through the middle so it sits against the head.

  • Step 3

    Tilting your head down, spread the ponytail around the donut so there is an even amount of head around it.

  • Step 4

    Grab a metal-free hair band and wrap it over the top of the donut so it keeps the hair spread.

  • Step 5

    Divide the hair sticking out from the hair band into two halves, left and right.

  • Step 6

    Braid each side down into a regular braid and secure the end with an hair elastic.

  • Step 7

    Take the braid on the left and wrap it across the front of the bun and wrap it around the bun.

  • Step 8

    Pin the end with a hair pin, securing it against the bun.

  • Step 9

    With the braid on the right side, wrap it towards the left, going around the bun, securing it with another hair pin.

  • Step 10

    Gently pull on the bun to create a larger bun – this is ideal for making the hairstyle proportional.

  • Step 11

    Grab some hairspray and smooth down any flyaways creating a seamless look.

  • Step 12

    Take your favorite headband, I am using this one from ASOS, and place it 1″ – 1.5″ from the hairline.

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