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Sweet and Simple: How to Get This Rope Braid Updo

Combining two basic rope braid techniques, this quick and oh-so-simple updo is just as perfect for a night out to dinner as it is for a day of errands. Follow our easy instructions to get this updo for yourself.


Quick and easy hairstyles are a must when you live a busy lifestyle but still want pretty hair! This rope braid bun is perfect because it´s fast and it doesn´t require a lot of skills. Take a few moments to master this look; you can never have too many easy updos in your repertoire.

Rope Braid Updo: Steps 1-2

1. Start with a side part. Section off the heavy side of your hair just behind the ear, and secure it out of the way. Then gather the rest of your hair into a low side ponytail. Divide the ponytail into two parts, and create a rope braid; do this by twisting the two parts of the ponytail in the same direction and then around each other in the opposite direction. Secure with a small elastic.

2. Create a low bun with the rope-braided ponytail by twisting it around the base of the ponytail and securing it with bobby pins.

Rope Braid Updo: Steps 3-4

3. To create the top rope braid, start with two small pieces of hair in the front.

4. Swap their positions, pulling the front piece over the back.

Rope Braid Updo: Steps 5-6

5. Now add some hair to the lower piece.

6. Again, swap the positions of the two pieces.

Rope Braid Updo: Steps 7-8

7. Continue like this until there is no more hair to add; then simply make a rope braid with the end.

8. To finish, take the loose end and wrap it around the rope-braid bun; secure it with bobby pins.

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Ulrika Edler

Ulrika Edler is the creator of Yet Another Beauty Site, a site about beauty and fashion and with a passion for hair! As a certified makeup artist, a fashion stylist, and with training in hairstyling, she loves to share some tips and tricks and to do step-by-step tutorials. She mostly does the hair tutorials on her own hair but sometimes she convinces her sweet daughter to be her model to show some hairstyles for kids!

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