7 Steps in Creating a Braided Updo at Home

Put a twist to your usual bun hairstyles with this braided updo.

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Learn how to make the braided updo

Braids and buns never go out of style. Bring these two together, and you get a braided updo! It’s a simple braided bun hairstyle that you can do quickly when you need to look smart, neat, and chic at home. Just follow this simple tutorial in making this lovely hairstyle.

Create a Braided Updo in 7 Easy Steps


Give your hair a good wash

Wash your hair with TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo and TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner. The duo has ginger and green tea that cleanse and detoxify your hair to make it ready for any hairstyle. It also replenishes lost nutrients, giving you healthier hair.

Asian woman with long brown hair wearing a pastel dress

Section your hair

Divide your hair into two horizontal sections. Take the upper section and twist it in place to make a bun. Then, secure it using a duck clip.

Back shot of an Asian woman clipping a section of her long hair

Braid your hair

Take the lower section of hair and divide it into three parts to make a basic braid. Cross the left section over the middle one and the right part over the new middle section. Keep doing this until you reach the tips of your hair. Then, tie with an elastic.

#Hairhack: Gently pull the sections of your braid to make it look thicker.

Back shot of an Asian woman braiding her hair

Unclip and braid

Remove the clip from your hair’s upper section and braid the hair the same way you did the lower section. Again, secure the tips with an elastic and use the pointy end of your tail comb to loosen sections of your braid for a fuller look.

Back shot of an Asian woman braiding her hair

Make a bun

Take the lower braid and roll it gently inwards to form a bun above your nape area. Secure it in place with bobby pins.

How to make a braided updo step 5: Make a bun

Wrap it

Then, make another bun with your upper braid by rolling it gently inwards, wrapping the lower bun in the process. Use bobby pins to secure it in place and prevent it from unraveling. Then, spritz with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to smoothen the strands and give your ‘do a nice firm hold.

How to make a braided updo step 6: Wrap the second braid around the bun


There you go with your braided updo. It’s perfect for all occasions, even for enjoying a dinner date at home or for looking smart and professional right in the comfort of your home office. You’re guaranteed to look fresh and stylish all day long.

How to make a braided updo step 7: Get dressed and look elegant

Not all beautiful hairstyles are complicated. This braided updo is an example of that, and it’s just the perfect hairstyle you need today.