Nina Dobrev's Braided Bangs
To recreate Nina Dobrev's adorable braided bangs and bobby pinned updo, begin by making a deep side part. Next, begin a reverse French braid along the front hairline. (The reverse braid involves braiding sections under each other, instead of over.) Draw pieces into the braid from along the part so that all the hair on top of the head is moving toward the face. Once the braid reaches just behind the ear, discontinue French braiding and instead simply braid the hair ends and secure with a hair elastic. The hair from the unbraided side of the part, the loose braid and tresses from along the back hairline can be secured in a ponytail, twisted and wrapped to create a bun, which can then be pinned in place with a few bobby pins.
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