The best braided bun hairstyles you just gotta try

Mitch | 30 November 2017

Put the two hairstyles together and you’ve got yourself a winning look! Check out the braided bun hairstyles we love and get stylin’, stat!

Braids and buns—they even sound perfect together! The combination of these two hairstyles is a total winner, and with a little creativity, you can easily come up with many different variations. Oozing with romance and style, this ‘do is the perfect look for dreamy occasions, dramatic milestones, and any festive event where you want your style to shine. We’ve got a bunch of pretty braided bun hairstyles that you can use as inspiration, so keep scrolling down and find yourself a nice look you can cop!

These pretty braided bun hairstyles will sweep you off your feet

The side fishtail braided bun hairstyle. Credit: Raquel Brust

1. Fishtail braid side bun

This ‘do has got everything pretty and romantic going on. Any hairstyle swept to the side—side-bangs, side ponytail, side bun, side braid—instantly makes the entire look swoon-worthy. Plus, creating it is a piece of cake—just tie your hair into a low side ponytail, braid it fishtail style, and when you’ve reached the end and have secured it with an elastic, just wrap it around the base of your ponytail to create the bun. Like we said—piece of cake!

TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: To keep your bun in place, spray it with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray. This product will keep your hairstyle polished and pretty throughout the day.

The messy dutch braid bun

2. Messy Dutch braid bun

If you’ve mastered the art of Dutch braiding, then you gotta try this hairstyle (if you haven’t, there’s plenty of time to learn!). The messy vibe—loose pieces and all—adds a cool, laid back twist to the otherwise too-feminine look. Mist your hair with a few sprays of TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray to easily get that tousled effect.

half-up flower braided bun hairstyles
The half-up half-down flower braid bun. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

3. Half-up half-down flower braid bun

Pinned this yet, ladies? You gotta admit, this would go up on your Instagram feed as soon as you successfully get that flower to bloom in your hair. It’s super cute, and fun, and definitely adds a youthful vibe to your look. Way to upgrade your regular half-up half-down hairstyle!

upside-down braided bun hairstyles
The upside-down braid bun.

4. Upside-down braided bun

This style’s got the whole braid party going on at the back—a fun surprise waiting for your spectators as soon as you turn around. To learn how to create this ‘do, watch Janeena Chan’s full tutorial here.

Braided bun hairstyles chignon
The braided chignon

5. Braided chignon 

Yes, braided bun hairstyles are fun and cute and pretty, but they can be oozing with elegance, too. Add the classic chignon to the mix if you want a graceful, queenly look.

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo

Editor’s tip: This polished look is best paired with super sleek, shiny hair, and to make sure that’s exactly what you have, use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner. This pair works at nourishing each of your strands, leaving them straight, shiny, and frizz-free.

There. So whether you want your braided bun hairstyles messy, or polished, or just fun and pretty, you’ve got right here the perfect looks to inspire you!

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