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The Braided Twisted Updo

Another example from "Not Another Beauty Site" and the fabulous Ulrika, this "Braided Twisted Updo" is a simple and stylish way to dress long hair for any age.

This hairstyle can be created on Medium to Long Hair and by creating a soft wave in the hair using a waving wand you get even more stunning results. With simple platts and a band this hair style can take girls and ladies from day to night, it is beautiful and simple Bridal or Bridesmaids Hair, a quick and easy option for work or daytime and would work perfectly to rock at this years festivals.

Totally on trend and perfect with or without a fringe!

The Braided Twisted Updo
The Braided Twisted Updo 2
This is an easy hairstyle that you can do on curly or straight hair. Curls always add some body and texture to the hair but if you don't have time and have straight hair you can do it on straight.
Just follow these easy steps to achieve the look:

1. Curl your hair. (Optional)
2. Don 't make the curls to neat and perfect, it's just to create some body and texture to the hair.
The Braided Twisted Updo Steps 1 - 2
The Braided Twisted Updo Steps 3 - 4
3. Loosen the curls with your hand.
4. Backcomb the hair a bit on the crown. For this hairstyle I didn't do it for maximum volume, just for the hair to lay correct over the crown because my hair has a tendancy to separate there. That's why I say it's an optional step. If you have the same problem as me or if you want more volume there do this step.
The Braided Twisted Updo Steps 5 - 6
5.Take a piece of hair on the side of your face.
6. Braid a normal french braid, the first few times you braid incorporate some hair and then just braid a normal braid without incorporating hair. Secure with an elastic.
The Braided Twisted Updo Steps 7 - 8
7. Do the same on the other side.
8. Now you have the two braids. Take all the hair between the braids and from the crown up. The reason I do it this way instead of incorporate hair when I'm braiding is that the hair on the crown lay nicer this way I think.
The Braided Twisted Updo Steps 9 - 10
9. Take of the elastics from the small braids.
10. Divide the hair you’re holding in 3 strands, the two outer strands have the two braids plus some hair from the middle. Braid the hair in a normal braid (do not incorporate any hair). Start with one of the outer strands over the middle one and then the other outer strand over the middle one (the middle one is now the former outer one with a braid), and then just continue to braid without incorporating hair. The reason you start with the outer ones are so the braids will end up in the right place. If you are not happy with how the braids ended up, just use a bobby pin to put them into place.
The Braided Twisted Updo Steps 11-12
11. Secure with an elastic band
12. Put all the hair in a low ponytail
The Braided Twisted Updo Steps 13 - 14
13. Twist the hair around the elastic band of the ponytail
14. Secure with bobby pins

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