Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Braided Up-do

I thought I would share with you the braided up do style I wore to the wedding a couple of weeks ago. I really liked the style, wish my brain told my face to show this in this picture...!

So I washed and dried my hair upside down in the morning then put in my sleep in rollers in for the rest of the day until I was ready to drive over to Caras...

A great look for driving! This was the first time I had really used these rollers and although I didn't sleep in them they gave me great volume
My fringe looks like the little mermaids! So then, as I'm not clever enough to do it myself, Cara french plaited my hair low around the bottom of my head.
We messed it up a bit, loosening it and backcombing. From using the rollers my hair already had more volume than normal. I didn't use any hair spray as I didn't want it too neat. 
I tied it with a thin band and put a couple of kirby grips in the bottom of the plait just for extra security! Then twist, twist, twist, twist until it rolls round in to a bun. 

Then I pushed a spin pin in from the top, and one from the side. If anyone hasn't yet discovered spin pins, do it now! Two of these bad boys held my hair in until the next morning! Even Buzz Feed raved about them!
So ta-da ready to go!

Next morning the plait had stayed in so well, and cos I'm such a classy bird like, I swapped the bun for a ponytail and had the tie by wrapping my hair around it. 2 do's in 1...kinda!

Easy and effective! What do you reckon?! 


  1. Beautiful look! I can't get enough of braids at the moment! :)

    Style Sunrise☀


  2. Love how it turned out!!! Sadly, my hair is too short now to try cool hairstyles :/


  3. Cool pictures! Beautiful hairdo and makeup! =)

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  4. Love love love the braided bun! So chic! :)

  5. Gorgeous! Lovely blog, just followed you! Would love if you checked out mine sometime xx


  6. your hair looks so pretty and i love your eyeliner!

  7. Very nice hairstyle! Your eyeliner is done very well :)
    xx Anka