When it comes to some of the most intricate-looking upstyles, the secret to achieving that beautiful end result is strategically placed braids. Here’s how CHI Global Artist Rocky Vitelli creates a romantic braided bun by using the Royal Treatment line to establish a solid foundation, and then securing multiple braids into a low ponytail.
Once the hair is dry, mix drops of Royal Treatment Pearl Complex with CHI Royal Treatment Brilliance Cream and apply on the hair for flexible hold and shine. Curl the hair with the DURA CHI 1-Inch Curling Iron, then finish with CHI Royal Treatment Ultimate Control Hairspray.
Separate the crown area first, then section the sides and clip out of the way. Then, create a low side ponytail at the nape and finish with Royal Treatment Ultimate Control Hairspray.
Next, create a 2-strand braid in one of the side sections from the front hairline to the ponytail in the nape area. Secure with pins, loosen the braid and finish with Royal Treatment Ultimate Control Hairspray.
Then, add volume on the crown area by backcombing at the roots.
On the other side, create a 2-strand braid again and attach this twist to the ponytail in the nape area. Spray some Royal Treatment Ultimate Control Hairspray to create a firm foundation.
Divide the ponytail into three separate ponytails. Twist each pony, loosen them up a little bit and secure.
Pin the twisted strands up into the ponytail and finish the look with Royal Treatment Ultimate Control Hairspray.