Last weekend I posted on The Lifestyle Branch a photo of the braided hairstyle that Nicole Kidman wore recently at the Cannes Film Festival. Today, I was inspired to adapt it (as in, make it easier). The weather has been rainy and humid, which is the worst for my naturally curly hair.
I was super casual about this, so it’s a bit messy, with visible pins all over the place. But, it only took 10 minutes and was super easy. I started one diagonal lace braid from just about my left ear. When I reached the opposite corner (under my right ear), I changed direction, and changed the direction from which I was pulling hair into the lace braid (i.e., started pulling from the bottom). When I had incorporated all the hair (and reached the bottom left of my head), I secured the ponytail with an elastic. Then, I separated that ponytail into three sections and created three smaller braids. I used those to create the coiled bun. My hair is about the same length, thickness, and texture as Nicole Kidman’s appears to be (I could totally rock her Days of Thunder hair), and after testing this, I would not be surprised if the stylist added some temporary extensions to Nicole’s bun so there would be more braids to coil around.
Do I get bonus points for adding video?!?
Disclaimer: I do not own the rights to this song (obviously).