Top Bun with Braid: How to Create This Hairstyle for Parties

Add more flair to your typical bun by adding braids around it! Find out how you can create this hairstyle with these easy steps.

The top bun is one of the easiest and most versatile updos—but if we’re being honest, it can get pretty old sometimes. This is why you should at least be able to experiment and play up this classic look through a variety of styles. Why don’t you try a top bun with a braid wrapped around it? The great thing about this ‘do is that it works for both casual and more dressed up occasions. Ready? Here’s how to create this amazing hairstyle.


Prep your hair

Experimenting with different hairstyles is fun, but not if your hair breaks easily. That’s why we recommend using Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo to help strengthen your strands. This way, you don’t have to worry about breakage every time you style your hair.


Condition your hair

Never skip conditioning your hair to keep it soft and moisturized. And with Dove Hair Fall Rescue 1 Minute Serum Conditioner, you can reduce hair fall and make your hair more resilient. 


Make a high ponytail

Begin your top bun with braid by putting your hair in a high ponytail. Then, insert your hair donut to help you shape your bun. 



Form your bun

Cover the hair donut with your hair from your ponytail. After forming the bun, put a hair elastic over your hair donut to hold it in place.


Braid your hair

Divide the leftover hair into two equal sections. Take one section and braid it, then tie the ends with an elastic. 

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Make another braid

Braid the other section of hair and secure it with an elastic as well.



Put the first braid around the base of your bun. Then, secure it with kirby grips or bobby pins.



Put the other braid around the base of your bun as well. Don’t forget to stick it to the bun using kirby grips or bobby pins.



Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your top bun with braid to get rid of frizz and have a more polished-looking result.


All done!

With a top bun with braid, you get to sport a fresher-looking bun hairstyle. This is perfect for just about any occasion. You can even wear it this Christmas when you spend the day with your family and relatives at your tita’s house. Complete your party look with a pair of statement earrings, and you’re good to go! 

Still looking for more braided updo hairstyles? Check out these chic ways that you can braid your hair and try them right now!

1. Crown Braid

Asian woman with long black hair in a crown fishtail braid standing in a park
Be proud of your fishtail braid and wear it like a crown. Credit: Natasha Estelle

A crown braid is one of the most versatile types of braids that you can wear. You can choose to have it thick or thin, French or fishtail. The options are endless and whichever way you go, you’re bound to have a gorgeous end result with this versatile hairstyle.

2. Milkmaid Braid

Asian woman with milkmaid braid for short hair wearing a light blue dress

A gorgeous take on a childhood classic, the milkmaid braid looks dainty and polished at the same time. And even if you have short or medium-length hair, you can still wear this hairstyle.

3. French Rope Braid Updo

Asian woman with French rope braid updo wearing a dress against a coral wall

The French rope braid updo is another braided bun hairstyle you can wear to romantic dates, garden weddings, and even birthday or baptismal parties. It’s chic and elegant enough without making you look overdone.

So which braided updo would it be? With these options, you’ll never run out of hairstyle options to can cop whether it’s for a simple day out or for more formal occasions like weddings. While the top bun with braid with other braided hairstyles can seem a bit daunting at first, just remember that all it takes is a bit of practice. Soon, you’ll be creating these hairstyles with ease.

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