Today we have the second installment of our braid how-to series from Jesse Chamberlin, Alison Brislin, and Kelly Shew. This is a great variation of the french braid bun tutorial we posted last month. Alison suggested adorning your braided bun with sparkly pins, clips, or flowers to add a little special something to the look. Be sure to keep checking back as we have 2 more lovely tutorials coming to the blog later this month. Thanks for another wonderful tutorial, ladies! 


Weding Updos for Long Hair Instructions

1. Part hair.

2. Grab a small section of hair.

3. & 4. Split into 3 parts.

5. Start French braiding, making sure to braid diagonally across the head.

6. Secure braid with a hair tie.

7. Roll the braid up and in, making a little bun.

8.Secure bun next to or above ear with Bobbi pins.

*Adorn braided bun with sparkly pins, clips, flowers, or whatever your heart desires.

Extra Tips

– You should brush your hair before braiding.  Knots and tangles make it hard for the person braiding your hair.  Might also hurt a little bit!

– Part on your natural side.  Adjust instructions according to your part.

– Day old hair is best.  A little grit is good for braids as they hold-up better. Clean hair is too slippery.

– These tutorials are written for someone to braid your hair, not intended for self-braiders.  Unless you are really clever and talented!

Photography: Jesse of Our Labor of Love // Hair: Alison Brislin // Makeup: Kelly Shew


Comments (20)

Wedding Invitations Sydney Online | Reply

How cute! Love this for a bm. Definitely got to add this to my ‘must try’ list!

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Ooooh this is really pretty :D Great tute! Thanks for sharing

Angela - My Personal Accent DIY Blog | Reply

I love this tutorial. It is a beautiful updo not only for a wedding but a formal dance like prom. Or a special occasion. I like your site. My daughter wants to get married soon and I will for sure forward it to her.

Lisa LaBarre-Kurz | Reply

I simplu love this and since it is Easter I would love to try this on my long red hair. Thank you for the instructions. Lisa LaBarre-Kurz

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I love the color and style! A really wonderful post. Keep em coming!

ShaRhonda Peacock | Reply

Always love the braided style. Need this for a Derby gala!!!!

chloe | Reply

love it jus3
tried it today

Perth Invitations | Reply

I wish I could French braid my own hair. I tried this tutorial but my fingers are just twisting. My hair s not cooperating too. :(

Abby | Reply

Love the hairstyle! I think it’s versatile enough to be worn on regular days and could work for a glam look, too. I love that it feels really feminine too :)

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I simplu love this and since it is Easter I would love to try this on my long red hair.

Shannon | Reply

Love this, it’s beautiful. I tried it today in my own hair and it turned out gorgeous.

Eleni Love4Wed | Reply

This looks gorgeous! ….and so easy!

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Love this hair! Perfect for this weekend wedding :)

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Love the eyes of the model as much as the hair :)