You know those jaw-dropper hairstyles that you see and go – man, how did she DO that? That’s this cool updo; only it’s deceptively easy to recreate and makes you look like a hairdressing genius. We love the way it gets hair up and out of the way in a classic top-knot; but uses mini braids to add interest and whimsy to the hair.
The idea: You pull most of your hair up into a high top-knot, leaving several small sections loose in the back of the head. Each section gets fashioned into a super-thin mini braid; then pulled up and twisted over each other and secured into the top-knot. It’s a riff on much more elaborate cornrows, providing the look of texture without the intricate work. (Bonus, those braids “cage” any flyaways that might be unleashed from the top knot.)
Easy option note: If you want to skip the updo, simply let the rest of the hair fall loosely over your thin braids – they’ll play peekaboo throughout the day, adding interest to your loose ‘do.