Love braids? Adore updos? Then this double Dutch braid bun is the thing for you!
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.
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.
Begin to Dutch braid.
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.
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.
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.
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!