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
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!
2. Double Dutch braid bun
Take Dutch braid to a whole new level by trying this hairstyle. It’s easy. Just create boxer braids, and once you’ve secured the ends with elastics, create two buns near your nape and secure with bobby pins. You can also wear this hairstyle when commuting, so you arrive at the office looking chic and neat.
Editor’s tip: Keep your bun in place by finishing with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray. This product will also keep frizz at bay, so your hairstyle stays neat and polished all day.
3. Flower braid
Need that boost of confidence for that make-or-break presentation? Putting your hair in a flower braid might help. It goes well with a blazer-and-slacks combo, so let this be your go-to hairstyle when you need to suit up.
4. 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, fun, and definitely adds a youthful vibe to your look. Way to upgrade your regular half-up half-down hairstyle!
4. Upside-down braided bun
The upside-down braided bun is like a hairstyle with a secret. It has the whole braid party going on at the back—a fun surprise waiting for your spectators as soon as you turn around. This ‘do is perfect when you want a casual hairstyle with an exciting twist when going out on weekends.
Editor’s tip: Make braiding easy by adding grip to your hair. Do this by spritzing TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax on your hair before styling.
5. Braided updo
If the only braid you’ve ever tried doing is the simple three-strand braid, you don’t need to worry about creating a braided updo. You simply have to roll the braid inwards up to your nape, secure with bobby pins, and voila! You now have a pretty braided bun hairstyle. Wear this ‘do to a daytime wedding to for a subtly elegant and chic look.
6. Space buns
Are you in the mood for something playful and fun? Put your hair in quirky space buns. Feel presko on a super hot day with this hairstyle. You can wear it to school and when you’re spending the entire day outdoors and touring the city.
Editor’s tip: Keep your hair fragrant all day by washing it with Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo in the morning. It has five flower essences to keep your tresses smelling fresh while making it soft and easy to style.
7. Side braid bun
This is another hairstyle that’s perfect for weddings and other special events. To create a side braid bun, first, part your hair on one side. Then, start creating a French braid just beside your hair part. Do the French braid diagonally from one side of your head up to the other. When the braid reaches your earlobe, gather the rest of your hair and create a three-strand braid, secure with an elastic, and form a bun near your ear using bobby bins. Easy, right?
Aren’t these braided bun hairstyles pretty? Whether you want to look elegant or casual but chic, there’s a braided bun hairstyle for you. What are you waiting for? Try these hairstyles now.
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