While we totally love braided looks, we’re also equally obsessed with updos. This poses a slight dilemma when it comes to choosing a style to rock (sigh!). Luckily for you, you no longer need to make those hard decisions. We’ve sought the help of our resident beauty vlogger N1kk1sSecr3t to show you how to create a Dutch braid bun, that’s perfect for the gym and formal gatherings alike!
The camps are often split between those working braided strands and those sporting elegant updos. But being the style mavens we are, we like to toe the middle ground and have a stunning Dutch bun perfect for all you indecisive souls. Just watch the video above, or read on for an easy step-by-step guide to get this gorgeous ‘do!
How to create a double Dutch braid bun
Prep your hair.
To turn your Dutch braid into a bun you need to work with tangle-free hair, so brush through your strands to remove any knots.
Now spray a healthy dose of the Toni&Guy Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo onto your roots, as well as all over your mane. This dry shampoo will help give your hair volume, texture and grip, creating the perfect base for braiding.
Create a clean middle part and spray.
Using a tail comb, divide your hair into 2 sections down the middle, to create a neat centre parting.
Then take your first section and spray some of the VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray, before braiding it. This will help smooth down any of those pesky flyaways and keep your ‘do intact.
Begin to Dutch braid.
Take a small section of hair near the front of your head, then divide it into 3 equal sub sections and begin to Dutch braid (crossing the 2 outside strands under – not over – the middle strand).
After you make your first couple of stitches, slowly begin to incorporate more hair from the sides. Continue to braid all the way down until you reach the nape of the neck, then secure your braid with a hairband. Just remember to leave enough hair out to create your bun!
Repeat on other section.
Since you’re creating a double Dutch braid bun, you’ll want to repeat the previous step on the other side of your head.
Take another section of hair and braid until you reach the nape of your neck, making sure to secure your second Dutch braid with a hairband, too.
Create a ponytail and set the look.
After giving your braids a quick mist of the VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray, undo both of the hairbands. Then take one of the hairbands and tie your 2 braids together to create a low ponytail.
To turn your Dutch braid into a bun, tightly twist your ponytail, letting it naturally coil into a bun shape. Secure your bun with bobby pins and set the look with another dose of hairspray.
Et voilà! Your stylish Dutch braid bun hairstyle is complete. See how easy that was? Now you just need to find a swanky soiree or formal event to rock it at!
Loved creating this on-trend Dutch bun? Great! Then why not challenge yourself to creating a lovely fishtail braid side bun while you’re at it? Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it seems, but it is as stunning!