Are you looking for some #hairspiration this Valentine’s Day? If you’re tired of the same old hairstyle and want to spice it up this Valentine’s Day (or any day!) check out this easy updo brought to you by our very own Sam @samanthalordhair!

Easy, Romantic, Braided Low Side Bun

  1. Start with dry hair and prep with Redken Triple Dry 15, Dry Texture spray. You can find this in the salon.

  2. Using a thin elastic, pull back the top half of your hair into the elastic while leaving out the hair that frames your face. You’ll need enough to braid on either side, so make sure to have about two inches from the hairline back to give yourself plenty of hair to braid.

  3. Flip the end of the half pony behind the elastic at the root. This will create a flipped/twisted looked at the base of your crown.

  4. Then tie the rest of your hair in another thin elastic at the base of your neck and flip the end of that pony tail into itself as well.

  5. Twist the hair from that pony tail and wrap into a bun at the base of your neck, slightly to the left. Secure it in place with bobby pins as you wrap it around into a bun.

  6. Once secure, go back to the hair in the front and braid the hair on either side of your face. Pull at the braid to create a more romantic, loose look.

  7. Wrap each braid over the top, around and under and pin to secure.

Voila! A beautiful, easy updo that you can do on your own! For more hair tips and tricks, be sure to subscribe to our blog! In the meantime, click here to read our last post, “3 Ways to Beat the Winter Brittle