A braid kicks up the everyday messy bun by a notch. Click on the photo for easy how-tos from the Small Things Blog.

Love braids and curls

Looks simple. Hope it is.

Braided updo

learn how to do simple French braid bun updo hairstyles for medium length hair.

gorgeous casual waterfall updo

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Messy Updo & Braid - good way to keep my hair from blowing in my face on a boat wedding (especially for pictures!!)

rope braid bun

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braided bun

How To: Top Knot. She explains it quickly and so well! Oh my goodness this is the PERFECT messy bun!

perfect side braid into bun

Easy messy do for a lazy hair day... which is basically everyday now #beauty

Cute and easy

Cute & super easy!

Messy Updo