YouTube hair tutorials are often misleading in that they seem effortless, but often are not. Beauty vloggers are able to seamlessly execute major hair gymnastics while also proclaiming the benefits of Moroccanoil’s latest product launch, or illustrating how Sarah Potempa’s Beachwaver has changed their life. Hair expert I am not, thus my disastrous attempt at one of said tutorials resulted in this bun. After a few adjustments to my then-mistake, we have the braided knot bun! As the bun is a result of my lack of skill in hair styling, it is among the easiest of ‘dos you will come across.
Place hair in ponytail and divide into two equally-sized sections.
Braid the section of hair on your right and secure with clear elastic.
Fold your hair once into a regular knot.
Twist hair a bit clockwise so that the un-knotted section of hair is at the top of your head, with strands flowing vertical. Wrap the loose ends around the bun and secure with bobby pins close in color to your hair.