With head bent down, french braid hair starting at nape of neck. After at least halfway up back of head, secure braid with an elastic. Gather remaining hair & twirl around into a bun. Do a ballerina style bun (as shown), or a messy bun.
The Braided Knot: Split hair down the middle like you're going to put it in pigtails. Braid each section back, away from your face. With each braided section in each hand, tie hair in a knot, and pin any loose ends into place with bobby pins.