Updo to Try: J.Lo's Braided Bun

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Ready to steal Jennifer Lopez's chic and sexy hairstyle? This braided bun is a snap to recreate, thanks to the tips by Nick Penna of SalonCapri. Here's how to get the look in six easy steps:

Carefully brush out all the knots in wet hair. Nick recommends that this hairstyle is easiest to start on smooth, untangled hair. When you’re in the shower, apply a dime-size drop of your favorite conditioner so that when you go to comb your wet hair, it doesn’t get caught in knots and break easily. 

Apply a shape paste or gel to towel-dried hair. This product will help to keep the style in place and stop pieces from falling out as you begin to create the look. Nick’s go-to is Shu Uemura’s Shape Paste.

Use the a paddle brush to pull hair back into a tight ponytail and secure with an elastic; you want to make sure that you don’t miss any loose pieces of hair. 

Begin braiding the ponytail into a regular braid and secure with another elastic.

Coil the braided ponytail around the base of the ponytail to form the bun and secure with bobby-pins every 1/2 inch of hair. 

To make sure that the look stays sleek-and-chic, Nick uses his favorite spray, L’Oreal Professionals Infinium 3 Strong Hold Working Spray, which keeps hair in place for a night out on the town!

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