This beautiful and complex looking bun is made up of 2 braids and 2 french braids, spiraled around each other and pinned into one big braid-bun. It is best done on medium long to very long hair. You will need 4 clear elastics, and 10 long straight pins.
I recommend starting off with nice dirty 3rd day hair, and a spray-down with a sea-salt texture spray like Masterbraider for extra control and grip.
To begin with, section off the front half of the head, by making a parting that goes from behind one ear across the top of the head and behind the other ear. Split the section in two with an deep side part.
Now starting on one side of the part at the front hairline, do a french braid back towards the top of the ear. Once you have added in all the hair from that section, braid the free end all the way down to the ends of your hair, and secure with a small clear elastic:)
Repeat this on the other side of the part, so you have a french braid on either side.
Now, you will move to the back of the head. Split the entire rest of the hair into 2 sections horizontally, from the top of each ear straight across the back. Braid each section tightly and secure with a clear elastic.
Beginning with the upper braid in the back section, wind it gently into a bun against the head. Tuck the end under the braid. Use as many pins as you need to secure the bun to the head. Check out this post if you need help:)
Take the lower braid from the back section and wind it around the bun in the same direction. Pin it securely into place.
Now take the smaller of the two french braids and wind it back around the bun, pinning it into place and hiding the ends under the bun.
Take your last braid and wind it around the bun in the OPPOSITE direction. Hide the tail, and pin the braid into place.
Add more pins as needed.
Now, go get married or something with your super fancy pretty braid bun:) Did you know that you can marry yourself? Here is how.