A Bun With a Braid: Get the Look! (VIDEO)

Bun with a Braid

There's never been a better time to wear a braid in your hair.

From the catwalk to the sidewalk, everyone is doing the braid thing this summer -- but if you're like me, you have no idea how to get the look for yourself.

That's why I turned to my friends at Salon Nfuse here in Nashville to show me some simple, adult ways to do braids this summer. And we'll start with this chic french braid-in-a-bun, pictured above. Check out my video on how to get this look -- after the jump!


Let me start with this disclaimer -- this is not one of those slick, produced videos that I do for CafeMom Studios! (Although, have you subscribed yet to CafeMom Studios? Have you? Have you?) This video is the result of my friend Chelsea shooting with my Flip Camera at my salon.

Though it's not high quality, but I thought it would be more helpful to see a quick video of how my stylist, Ellen, created this look, than it would to show you photos and try to explain what she did. Check it out:

I am loving this particular braid style, mostly because it can be done in under five minutes. And if you, like me, spent an inordinate amount of time french braiding your hair in junior high, you'll find you still remember how to do it now, as an adult. I've tried it on myself and my daughter a few times and was amazed that my french braids turned out just as smooth as they did in my teens.

I also love the look because you can dress this hair style up or down. It's great for the summer months, when you want your hair up off your neck, and it's also a cute option for the pool or the beach.

What do you think of this braided bun? Would you try it?

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