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You've learned how to do a ladder braid and you love it, but you are ready to spice it up. This hairstyle tutorial will show you how to take that ladder braid and pin it up in an adorable bun!

Hair style was done by Sharelle Loudd at Beautique Salon in San Jose, CA. She was awesome enough to demonstrate this technique while we documented the process. Any mistakes are ours.

Beautiful photography by audreyobscura!

Step 1: Do the Ladder Braid

First do the Ladder Braid. We have a handy tutorial all ready for you!

Fun little Gif refresher:

ladder braid gif

Step 2: Swirl Your Bun

After you have your ponytail with your ladder braid braid you are ready to go in and jazz it up a little bit.

All you are going to need is some a couple pony tail holders and bobby pins!

When it comes down to it, you are putting your pony tail in a bun. The main thing you want to keep in mind while doing in there, is where your ladder braid is. It doesn't do you any good if you bury it within the bun.

Carefully smooth out your hair and cup underneath your ponytail with your left hand. Using your right hand, twirl your hair up and wrap it around while keeping the ladder braid showing on the outside. Hold it close to your head, smoothing wherever necessary.

Step 3: Pin It Up

Start pinning the bun in place. Lift your hair to cover pins. Pull your hair slightly forward towards your head, then secure the top and the bottom from underneath.

PINS! Just keep adding more bobby pins until it feels secure, remember to go underneath to hide them from view.

Gravity wants to pull the bun down, so we're securing from underneath and all the way up into the bun.

Use bobby pins for the remainder of the securing, and we're going to make to pin underneath the bun.Push her hair that's sticking out, grab it between the bobby pins. Then make it disappear into the bun.


Step 4: Finishing

Spraying with Kenra, let it set for a second, then swoop up anything that has fallen that shouldn't have. To hold up the baby hairs, use a bobby pin to gather up everything and push it up to hide it.

Enjoy your new hairstyle!

<p>That's really nice!! :)</p><p> Could recommend me some bun for a long haired man? :D I'm looking for something, that is easy and quick to make and will last for a long time. Some of my teachers doesn't like guys with long hair :/</p>
<p>It's so pretty! </p>
<p>Thank you :)</p>
playing with hair is fun! especially long, thick, red hair. coming from a fellow red head ; )
<p>If only I was a real red head. I envy you naturals!</p>
<p>I love this! So elegant!!</p>
<p>Thank you :)</p>
Nice
<p>Thanks!</p>
<p>One would think that you spend all of your time playing with your hair! </p><p> (I'm teasing) </p>
<p>I see what you did there! But I do play with my hair all the time :)</p>
Lovely!
<p>Thank you :)</p>

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