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:
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.
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.