How to Get the Perfect Holiday Hairstyle: The Infinity Braid Updo (PHOTOS)

infinity braid updoBraids are the perfect style for the holidays, but it's easy to feel like like your braiding game isn't Princess Leia–strong enough to master certain styles. One look that's much easier than it appears: this infinity braid! You can take your basic braiding skills and create this beautiful braided bun look.


Here's how.

Roxie Jane Hunt of said that if you don't have medium to long hair, some extensions can help you get this look. Perfect! It's so pretty and certainly seems complicated to achieve, but these simple steps with helpful photos will help you master the look. 

You will need: 3 small elastics, bobby pins, hairspray (optional).

1. Section your hair into threes -- two small side sections and one large section down the middle. French braid one of the side sections. 

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2. Create a basic three-strand braid on the remaining side section and larger middle section. Secure all braids with a small elastic. 

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3. Starting with your center braid, wrap it loosely into a bun. 

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4. Use bobby pins around the bun to secure it in place. 

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5. Take the French braided section and wrap it under and around the middle bun. Pin into place. 


6. Finally, take the remaining smaller side braid and wrap it over and around your middle bun. Pin that braid into place and spray the entire look with a hairspray of your choice.

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This look isn't just for holiday parties, of course. It's great for every day to keep your hair away from your face -- and protect it from those inevitable knots that those with long hair get when wearing bulky sweaters and coats. Plus, imagine the pretty mermaid waves you'll have once you take the braids out. Gorgeous!


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