If you love braids and adore updos, then you’re going to swoon for this look. Enter: the braided side bun!
Looking for a chic ‘do to rock while you’re working out? Sounds like you need a side bun with a braid to get you through your gym sesh in style! Not only is this a super pretty look, it’s also a practical way to keep stray sweaty strands out of your face, enabling you to work out in peace.
And we know what you’re thinking: a braided side bun must take an age to create, right? Wrong! The truth is that this woven updo takes a matter of minutes to make, be it with a Dutch, French, or fishtail side braid. So, if you’re looking to try a new look for the gym, simply scroll down for our easy-peasy step-by-step guide.
Side braid with a bun tutorial
Refresh your hair with dry shampoo.
Brush your hair.
Create your braid.
Now cross the strands once like a typical braid (left over middle, right over the middle), but before crossing the sections over again, pick up more hair from each side as you weave.
Tip: If you prefer a fishtail side braid, divide your hair into 2 equal sections. Then take a thin piece of hair from the outer edge of the right section, pulling it over to the left section. Make sure to cross the hair in front, not behind.
Secure your braid.
Create your bun.
Finish with hairspray.
Love this side French braid bun, and now ready to put your plaiting skills to the real test? Then check out how the lovely Zoella rocks Dutch braids with her hair tutorial duo!