Tie up your tresses with this nifty step-by-step guide, and braid your hair with confidence.
You can add a romantic twist to the classic topknot, which will automatically transform your messy bun into an elegant look. Best of all, it’s easy to do!
Here, celebrity hair stylist Asgar Saboo shows you some easy steps to achieve this delicate hairstyle, even if your hair is not the longest or the most manageable.
Before starting, plug in your curling iron and rotate. Thoroughly brush through your hair, ensuring it is completely smooth and tangle-free. Spray over with a heat protection spray at about an arm’s length distance. Your iron should be hot by now and ready to use. Using sections sized as pictured, twirl your hair around the iron and hold for a moment, before letting it drop into delicate waves..
Once your hair is nice and wavy, divide it by leaving two sections at the front, and tying the rest together at the back in a loose ponytail. Then twirl the ponytail around itself, fastening with a bobby pin that matches your hair colour.
Proceed to braid the front parts of your hair into a traditional plait by dividing the hair into three sections and crossing these over each other, pulling each section together after every crossing. Once this is a complete plait, fasten it around the bun with a bobby pin. Repeat on the other side, pulling the end of this plait under the other, to create the illusion of one long braid going over your bun.
Ensure that both plaits and the bun are secured with bobby pins. Then, carefully loosen some strands of hair at the front to create a face-framing effect ensuring that the braids do not look too tight. Finish off with a light shower of hairspray.