I got the idea for these side braids from a look by Hair Romance~ they are a quick and easy way to dress up a braided bun.
First I made four side English braids (2 on the right and 2 on the left.) I put the rest of my hair into a low ponytail. Then I added the side braids to the center ponytail and braided all my hair together in one long English braid. When I wrapped my braid up into a bun, the end of my braid would go under the side braids so that they appear to be coming out of the center of the bun. I'm not sure how obvious those details will be, but here are some pictures :)
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