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.
I love buns & braids so this is something I've kind of done before but I wrapped my bun tighter & it made an awesome checker pattern! The bun in this photo is the same idea but wrapped looser & would look best with a dress or skirt in my opinion.