The Zoe Report

An Easy New Braid To Try Now

braided bun

It feels like everyone is rocking some cute variation of the classic braid this summer, and while we love the boho vibes, we wanted something that could work at the office and into the evening. Enter the reverse braided bun. Its incredibly easy and fast (we can do it on ourselves in under 3 minutes) and the result is a unique and polished ‘do that lasts all day and night.

Tool Kit

You Will Need

  • Not Your Mothers Knotty to Nice Conditioning Detangler

    Knotty to Nice Conditioning Detangler


  • Karina No Crimper Medium Elastics

    No Crimper Medium Elastics



  • Olivia Garden Round Brush

    Ceramic Round Brush

    Olivia Garden


  • Karina Bobby Pins

    Bobby Pins




brush hair

Step 1

Brush out your hair, adding a little leave-in conditioner or detangler if necessary. This style works best on straight and medium textured hair. 

separate top half of hair

Step 2

Separate the top half of your hair starting just above your ears, and fasten out of the way. 

three small sections of hair

Step 3

Starting at the left side of your head right behind the ear, take three evenly sized chunks of hair. 

french braid how to

Step 4

Begin french braiding across the head, gradually incorporating strands as you go. 

curve braid

Step 5

As you reach the right ear, begin to curve the braid slightly up towards the top of the head and finish braiding without adding additional strands. 

twist ponytail

Step 6

Release the hair you had previously pinned out of the way, and comb it back as if you were making a ponytail. Being twisting the braid into the rest of the hair. 

braided bun

Step 7

Coil the twisted hair into a bun and secure with a hair tie. 

pin braid

Step 8

Pin the curve of the braid and the bun in place for extra hold. 

braided bun

Final Look

From the front it looks like a sleek, high bun, but from behind it has the added interest of a braid. Perfect for work or an evening updo. 

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