Quick and Simple Up-Do Brush hair and tease at crown. Separate hair into 3 parts. Braid 1/3 of each part, then use those braids as 1 piece in braiding each part; secure bottoms with clear elastic; keep clear elastic at top of center braid, but not side braides. Loosen braids gently with fingers. Roll each braid into a bun; secure with bobby pins.