This was my inspiration.
Click here to see her blog post and video tutorial for this style.
I followed her instructions on how to do the braids and then did my own version of the messy bun. I can’t seem to master the loose look though. My hair seems to have too much weight and pulls down and flattens every volumized effort.
I wasn’t totally satisfied with the results, but I liked it. It takes practice getting the braids sectioned off in a way that doesn’t make the parts too obvious.