How to create a messy bun with a braid

The messy braid is a tried-and-true hairstyle that's both chic and effortless. For a cute and unique spin when heading to the gym or anywhere else, try adding a braid to your bun. This will provide both added texture and a twist on this much-loved hairstyle.
While it's not quite as effortless as your typical messy bun, all it requires is an extra minute or two. Not only will it be worth the effort, but if you have bangs, the style is also great for keeping them out of your way. No one will realize that you skipped yet another day of washing your hair. Not sure where to start? Follow the guide below:
1. Brush
2. Bobby pins
3. Ponytail holder
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1. Brush back the hair at the center of your head, and begin braiding your hair back.
2. Do a simple French braid, focusing only on the hair at the top of your head. Pull small pieces of hair into your braid as you go.
3. Once you reach the desired place for your bun, pin the braid into place.
4. Use your fingers to pull your hair back, as if into a high ponytail. Using your fingers instead of a brush will create the "messy" look.
5. After you've pulled back your hair, twist it into a bun, and put a ponytail holder around the creation.
6. Finally, use bobby pins to keep any hairs in place and to secure your bun for a firm hold. Finished!
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