The Best Braided Bun Hairstyles You Just Gotta Try Today

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!

1. Fishtail Braid Side Bun

Braided bun hairstyles: Back shot of a woman with long bronde hair in a side fishtail braided bun hairstyle
Go for a romantic ‘do by trying the side fishtail braided bun hairstyle. Credit: Raquel Brust

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

Braided bun hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long black hair in double Dutch braid bun
Say hello to neat and polished hair all day with a 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

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If you want to look sleek, chic, and confident, try the flower braid hairstyle.

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

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The half-up half-down flower braid bun spells dainty and feminine. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

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!

5. Upside-down Braided Bun

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Try this ‘do the next time you’re hanging out with your friends. They’ll surely be amazed.

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.

6. Braided Updo

Braided bun hairstyles: Closeup side view shot of an Asian woman with dark hair in a braided updo wearing a white lace dress
This simple but elegant braided bun hairstyle goes well with light makeup and knee-length dresses.

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.

7. Space Buns

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Look like your favorite galaxy heroine with this quirky hairstyle.

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. 

8. Side Braid Bun

Braided bun hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with black hair in a side braid bun
This hairstyle looks intricate yet it is so easy to make.

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?

9. French Rope Braid Updo

Asian woman with a French rope braid updo
Braided bun hairstyles don’t have to be complicated. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This hairstyle is easy to do, but the result is gorgeous. It’s a dainty braided bun hairstyle that you can create by simply making a rope braid on one side of your hair and putting the rest in a bun. Whether you’re staying in or you’re off to somewhere fancy, you can definitely wear this ‘do.

10. Messy Bun with Headband Braid

Side view of an Asian woman with a messy bun with headband braid wearing a printed top
Nail this messy-chic ‘do with bouncy and healthy hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Look fab and feel good with this relaxed hairstyle. When you’re staying at home or having a bad hair day, this chic hairstyle can help put a smile on your face.

11. Top Bun with Braid

Asian woman with a top bun with braid hairstyle
Use a hair donut to secure your bun on your crown. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Long, thick hair can make you feel hot and uncomfortable this summer, but not if you put it up. Try the top bun with braid. It’s pretty and it makes you feel presko—perfect for beating the summer heat.

12. Double Braid and Low Bun

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This braided bun hairstyle suits short and medium-length hair. Credit: Hariono Halim

If you want to experiment with a quirky hairstyle, try this ‘do. It may seem like it consists of a lot of steps, but trust us, it’s easy to do. And the best part? You can do this braided bun hairstyle even on medium-length hair!

13. Double Bun and Braids

Asian woman with double braids and bun hairstyle
Use brightly colored hair ties to make your hairstyle quirky and playful. Credit: Hariono Halim

This is the reverse version of the previous hairstyle. You create the two buns first before braiding the rest of your hair. It’s another playful hairstyle you can try when you want to inject a fun element into your look.

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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