So my hair-styling skills are still a bit juvenile; meaning that when I learn a new hair-trick I sort of stick with it for awhile before learning something new. Rope braids have been my new summer trick and I'm exploring nearly every possible incarnation that works around the same basic style. For this it's quite simple: two rope braids and then twisting them into a bun--it looks quite fancy in the end but it very simple and easy to achieve.
-divide your hair into two parts; it's best to keep them tight together
-make each section into rope/twist braids (how to here)
-pin the right braid up and around
-twist and pin the bottom braid in a circular motion