Easy Winter Hairstyle: Braided Buns

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The inspiration: perfect low-braided buns from Miu Miu's fall 2013 show. Photo: Vanessa Jackman

Not only do double braided buns conjure images of the ’90s in all the right ways but they’re also remarkable easy to DIY. Try this sleek, feminine look before, during or after winter workouts and (on the other end of the spectrum) lazy-hair-don’t-care days when it’s all about hot chocolate, tailored sweats and a juicy Netflix queue. Feeling this look? Here’s how to whip it up in ten minutes flat.

Get The Look

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Bumble & Bumble, $38

1. Prep Hair

To give hair that sleek, almost wet-look sheen apply a smoothing serum or hair oil to straight strands before styling. 

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Mason Pearson, $170

2. Create Ponytails

Use a hair-gripping bristle brush to smooth hair into two low ponytails, securing each with a thin elastic that matches your hair color. 

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Scunci, $3

3. Braid Hair

Braid each ponytail from the base of the elastic to the tip and secure. Make sure the ponytail is secured close to the scalp for maximinum braiding. 

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Gimme Basics, $4

4. Coil And Pin

Coil finished braids into a chignon, pinning to secure. As with the elastics, choose hair pins that match your hair color for a flawless look. 

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Serge Normant, $25

5. Finish With Hairspray

Use a flexible hairspray that doesn't strip hair of moisture to finish the look, ensuring hair stays in place during any activity. 

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