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Perfect holiday hairstyles: Red carpet-ready updo

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2)	Divide the hair into three sections, leaving the middle as the thickest.

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

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1)	Split the hair in half and pin the top half so it stays. Feel free to twist hair if it helps secure the pins.

Feel free to twist hair if it helps secure the pins.

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3) Braid each section individually. (Be sure to pull out braids to make them appear wider.)

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

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

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5)	Pin it into place.

Pin it into place.

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5)	Take the braid on one side and wrap it around the exterior of the bun.

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

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6)	Pin it.

Pin it until secure.

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7)	Repeat on the other side.

Repeat on the other side.

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8)	Pin it.

Secure the finished bun with bobby pins.

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

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

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10)	Your hair is red-carpet ready!

Now your hair is red-carpet ready!

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