Get the Look: Nina Dobrev’s Braided Top Knot Bun at Golden Globes After Party

January 14, 2013

Nina Dobrev

Vampire Diaries actress Nina Dobrev wore a feminine Oscar de la Renta dress for the Golden Globes after party last night.  To compliment the delicate dress, hair stylist Riawna Capri of Nine Zero One Salon created a bun updo with a twist, a French braid in the back.  For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen me post the exact hair style over the summer that my friend created.  It’s super easy if you know how to French braid upside down or better yet, grab a friend and have her do it for you.  Capri gives us the step by step tutorial on how to achieve this look.


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  • Nina then flipped her head upside down while Riawna completed a classic braid from the nape to the crown of her head.
  • All remaining hair was pulled up into a ponytail.
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  • The hair was wrapped and pinned into a classic bun.
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