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The braided nest updo: whimsical elegance for your hair!

If you're looking for a hairstyle that will set you apart from the crowd, you can't go wrong with this braided updo. Like a small bird's nest perched atop your head, this whimsical and feminine braided chignon might not last forever, but it certainly won't be forgotten!

All about the look

Reserved for those with long hair, this intricate updo is sure to help you stand tall thanks to its high volume which elongates the appearance of the silhouette. The hair is slicked back smoothly to the top of the head and then woven into a textured fishtail braid bun, where it rests like a small crown! Though perhaps a bit elaborate for day-to-day wear, this hairstyle certainly wouldn't look out of place in an evening setting or at a special event.

What you need to get the look

Sadly, the nest bun isn't a look for everyone- round, oval, and heart-shaped faces can wear the hairstyle with success, but those with a long face should steer clear as it will only work to further elongate the visage. In addition, thick hair is absolutely essential! The braid simply won't provide as much lift with fine hair, reducing the hairstyle's overall impact.

Tousled texture

One of the unique things about this hairstyle is the gorgeous contrast between sleek and textured hair. Make sure the hair resting along the scalp is frizz-free by misting it with a long-lasting shine spray and then using your palms to smooth the hair down flat. For the tousled texture of the fishtail braid, apply texturizing powder to the hair before braiding to give it that perfectly dishevelled quality. One of a kind!

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