The Easy French Braid Bun to Save Your Bad Hair Days

A bun always saves the day!

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Okay, we have to admit that we still have one or a few bad hair days here and there (we’re human, it happens) but it’s nothing to ever fret about when you have quick and stylish hairstyles like the French braid bun. Right? Right! You should always be armed with a hairstyle (or a few hairstyles) that you know how to do on your own on days like this.

If you’re obsessed with updos like we are, you’re going to love this bun hairstyle. Think of it as your go-to style for the office, an elegant dinner party, and yes, a bad hair day. This is the style that you can create in less than 10 minutes for an instant update. Below, we’re demonstrating how you can create this chic style no matter what your situation may be. The best part: You can leave your hair like this for a few days week without having to take the style down! Read on to check out the steps it takes to create a French braid into a bun:

French Braid Bun Tutorial: How to Create the Look


Refresh your hair with a thickening spray.

If you’re creating this French bun style on second or third-day hair, use some thickening spray to bring back some body and volume. We like Bed Head by TIGI Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray to give you the lift your locks need!

French braid bun step 1

Begin French braiding.

Begin to create two French braids on both sides of your head.

French braid bun step 2

Secure braids and loosen them for texture.

Once you’ve finished French braiding, secure both of your braids. Add some texture and movement by pulling at different sections of the braids to loosen them.

French braid bun step 3

Pin braids into the plait.

Take the ends of your braids and tuck them into their respective French braid. Use bobby pins to secure the look.

French braided bun step 4

Finish with hairspray.

Once both braids are secured and in their new bun formation, finish with a spray of Dove Style + Care Flexible Hold Hairspray to ensure that your updo stays in place.

French braided bun step 5

Your French braid bun is complete!

Voila! You’ve just created a beautiful French braid bun.

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