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DIY Updos, Knots, and Twists
This Rope Braid Bun puts a fun new twist on the side bun. This hairstyle is one giant rope braid, all wrapped together to create a sleek style that is perfect for every single day. Wear it to work, to school, out on the town, or to lunch with friends. You will love it and they will too!

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  • How to style a braided bun. Rope Braid Bun - Step 1
    Step 1

    After combing through the hair, pick up a section right behind the right ear, from the part down to the nape of the neck.

  • How to style a braided bun. Rope Braid Bun - Step 2
    Step 2

    Divide the section into two strands and twist the bottom section over the top section.

  • How to style a braided bun. Rope Braid Bun - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pick up a new strand of hair and combine it with one of the original two strands, then twist the strands around each other once more.

  • How to style a braided bun. Rope Braid Bun - Step 4
    Step 4

    Continue twisting the strands together, bringing in small sections of new hair with each twist. When all the hair is brought in, continue twisting the hair until you reach the ends and have made a full-length rope braid. Tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.

  • How to style a braided bun. Rope Braid Bun - Step 5
    Step 5

    Wrap the rope braid into a low side bun, directly behind the left ear, at the nape of the neck. Pin down the bun with bobby pins, sliding them towards the center of the bun. Set the style with hairspray and smooth down any stray hairs.

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    Be sure to spray the hair with hairspray and comb through it before each twist. This will ensure that the hair stays untangled and will look smooth and sleek in the end.

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