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    Perfect holiday hairstyles: Red carpet-ready updo

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    Split the hair in half and pin the top so it stays. 

    Photography: Stephania Stanley, Hair: Kat Zemtsova, Hair accessories: Free People, Makeup: Lauren Cosenza, Jewelry: H&M, Clothes: Aritzia / Stephania Stanley
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    Feel free to twist hair if it helps secure the pins.

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    Divide the hair into three sections, leaving the middle as the thickest. Braid each section individually. (Be sure to pull out braids to make them appear wider.)

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    Take the middle braid and wrap it around counterclockwise until you create a bun.

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    Pin it into place.

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    Take one of the other braids and wrap it around the exterior of the bun.

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    Pin it until secure.

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    Repeat on the other side.

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    Secure the finished bun with bobby pins.

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    Add a decorative piece that lays right on top of your braided bun.

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    Now your hair is red-carpet ready!

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