5 Easy Braided Bun Hairstyles to Try This Season

Ready to try out a new look on your hair? Then you've got to try out these braided bun hairstyles!

Sure we love the bun or the ponytail as a way to get our hair out of the face, but there are also times when we want to mix things up a bit and add some sophistication to our hair via gorgeous braided bun hairstyles. And they’re surprisingly easy to do! All you need is a few extra minutes and a little bit of braiding patience to create these stylish braided bun styles. Read on to learn more about how to incorporate braids and buns into your styling routine.

1. Fishtail Braided Chignon

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Fishtail braids are actually kind of easy!

We love this elegant fishtail braided bun hairstyle for a fun workweek look. To start, use a little TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum to smooth out any frizz or flyaways. Then, create a side fishtail braid, and coil it into a low or side bun.

2. Twisted Pretzel Bun

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Get twisted with this cool braided bun. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

If you love braided bun styles, and you want the intricate look of a braided bun, but without creating a three-strand braid (or fishtail braid) try out this awesome pretzel bun. When you get down to it, this style is actually super simple. Start off by setting your hair into a low ponytail. Then, split that ponytail into two sections, wrapping the sections around each other to create a sort of rope braid. Then, take your rope braid and wrap it into a bun! You’ll get this super interesting style, no complicated braiding necessary.

3. Braided Space Buns

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Awesome braided space buns. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

We love these simple and chic space buns. They’re super cute braids and buns, or buns with braids! To create a space bun with braids, you’ll need to start by parting your hair down the center. To get the super slicked down look, apply the Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel to the roots of your hair. It’s like outer space chic! Then take the two sections of hair and do a three-strand braid all the way down. When you’re done braiding, wrap your hair into buns and secure the style with some bobby pins.

4. Upside Down Braided Bun

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This upside-down braid is just right.

Upside down braids are so much fun because they make a bun with braids hairstyles an equal hair length opportunity! If you have bob length hair, you can do an upside-down braided bun. You can follow our step by step tutorial to getting an upside-down braid. Once you’ve braided the bottom half of your hair, set the end of the braid, and the rest of your hair, into a top knot! Now you’ve got killer braids and buns look. Simple as pie.

5. Box Braided Half-Up Top Knot

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Wearing box braids make this look 100 times easier.

We love the look of buns with box braids! You could go the cute route and wear a box braided bow bun, but we like the simple elegance of this half up top knot. This is a just one of the great braids and buns style to do when you’re wearing extensions in your box braids. Just section off the top of your hair and create a bun right on top of your head. See? Creating buns with braids are super easy!

Need more braided bun styles? Check out how to create a braided bun.

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