Last Saturday, we shared an Instagram of Rachel’s ‘Brunch Braid’ (a.k.a. an upside-down French braid with a bun) and we were overwhelmed by the interest in how to create this style! Your wish is our command. Rachel re-created the look with step by step photos and tips so you can do it yourself.
You will need:
- 1 strong pony holder
- 1 thin pony holder
- 1 sock that matches your hair color
- Bobby pins
- Hair spray
- Hair Brush
As with most styles and updos, second or third day hair is best.
Flip your head upside down and brush your hair out.
While upside down, grab a small chunk of hair from the nape of your neck and begin to French braid.
Continue the French braid untill you’ve gone two-thirds of the way up your head. Fasten the braid with a thin pony holder.
Flip right side up and brush through the top of your hair. Take a strong pony holder and and create a high pony.
Take your sock and cut off the toe. Then roll the sock into itself until you have a donut. Then slide the donut over your pony.
Pull your hair around the pony so you have the shape of a bun. Begin to fold the excess hair under the bottom of the bun and fasten with a pony holder.
Pin bun into place.
Spray flyaways and there you have it!
Try the brunch braid yourself and send us pictures! You can tweet us or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Team Birchbox
Need a great brush or pony holders to complete this style? We’ve got what you need in the Birchbox Shop!