Lindi took these photos of her newly discovered pretty hairstyle, and I immediately said, 'We have to put this on the blog!' So, here's Lindi, explaining how to do this sweet and easy hairstyle yourself.


I have been looking for an alternative to the ponytail for a while. When it comes to managing dirty hair on those mornings I don't want to immediately hop into the shower, I still want to look presentable if someone stops by.


This style is really easy and works best with slightly texturized hair. I used a dry shampoo (we just have the store brand) at the roots after running a brush through my hair. The dry shampoo gave it a bit of a lift, which it severely needed after a night of sleep.


After that, I made a deep side part and separated a small chunk of hair near my forehead on each side.  Starting in front of and above my ear, I french braided the hair on one side (where the hair was 'parted to'), following the hairline down toward the back of my neck. I then made another smaller french braid on the other side in the same way. I secured both ends with ponytail holders left them alone while I made the remaining section of hair into three small twists or buns. I didn't want a neat up-do, so I didn't pay a lot of attention to how I twisted the hair. If you want something more neat, I imagine this style would also look great with careful twists or pincurls.


Once I had secured the twists with hairpins, I took the braids and twisted them over and around the buns. I secured them with hairpins also and tucked the ends beneath the buns. Use hairspray to secure the style and voila! You've got a messy, bohemian looking up-do!

103 comments:

  1. How in the world am I the only commenter?! This is so stunning!! I love this look

    Pinning it now so more people can see :)

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  2. I love this!! Actually this would look great o my wedding day!!

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  3. very cute hair, I will have to give this a try!

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  4. Thanks everyone! I love what she did, too. :)

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  5. So cute! i love it, thanks for sharing.

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  6. I LOVE this and want to wear my hair like this for my wedding! Do you happen to have a picture of what it looks like from the front, profiles, and back from a couple feet away?

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  7. So cute!! I cannot wait to try this tomorrow. I put my hair up in a pony tail or bun WAY too much :) thanks for sharing!!

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  8. Why can't my hair look like that???????

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  9. I tried this and it doesn't really look like your's [I have curly hair] but it still looks cute, and it really wasn't that hard! Thanks so much for sharing this!:D

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  10. Soo pretty! Must try this!

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  11. Just tried this hairstyle. Absolutely LOVE it! I am a complete novice at braids, especially french, but it took me no more than 15 minutes to complete! Thanks for sharing this!

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  12. wow this is so pretty, must try it :)

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  13. do you dye your hair? if so what color? its so pretty!

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  14. Thank you so much! I just use Shikai color reflect shampoo in 'warm'- it has henna in it, so it brings out the red highlights in my hair! :) Here's a link to it: http://www.amazon.com/Shikai-Color-Reflect-Shampoo-Warm/dp/B0009EXORI/ref=sr_1_2?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1332989329&sr=1-2

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  15. This is actually stunning, I need to give this a try but I have always been so rubbish at updo styles. But hopefully using this post I might actually create something that does not look like a birds nest on my head. Thank you for posting this :)

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  17. This is amazing but one question:

    Do I have to tie the bun with a rubber band?

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  18. No, you don't have to use a rubber band-- you just secure it down with bobby pins!

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  19. Love this! I did this today - with clean, still slightly damp hair... with hair just past my shoulders, and it looks great! I only got 1 twist or bun out of my non-braided hair, but I fluffed it up as much as I could. It's so comfy and totally looks better than my standard ponytail! Thanks for sharing!

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