How to add a touch of whimsy to a high bun by wrapping a braid around it

Looking polished doesn't have to take hours. Some of the best go-to styles are quick and simple, like this high bun. Getting your hair off your face is a great style for busy days, especially when you don't have the time or the patience to fuss with your hair.
For a cute style that comes together in two minutes, check out the following tutorial. The high bun looks soft and relaxed, and the braid gives it a touch of whimsy without looking overdone. Clear hair elastics work on all hair colors, so pick up a pack at your local store, and you'll be able to complete this style effortlessly on your next busy morning.
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Materials
- Hair brush
- Hair elastics
- Hair spray
- Bobby pins
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Instructions
1. Brush all your hair away from your face, then pull it back into a high ponytail. Secure with a hair elastic.
2. Pull a small section of the ponytail off to the side, then twist the remaining hair around the elastic to form a bun. Secure the bun with a hair elastic and a few bobby pins.
3. Create a three-strand braid with the loose hair, and secure the ends with a hair elastic.
4. Gently pull the braid apart to give it more dimension. This will also make it lay flat against your head.
5. Wrap the braid around the bun, and tuck the ends underneath. Secure the braid in place with bobby pins.
6. Brush any loose hair into place, then spray the hair with hair spray to keep the style looking polished all day.
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