Introduction: Braided Buns

Picture of Braided Buns

This is an easy, quick hairstyle that looks pretty and keeps the hair out of your face! This hairstyle works on all hair types (well it has to be long enough) so to prove it, I did it on myself. I have thick, curly, course hair, which also gets frizzy a lot. This hairstyle was relatively easy to do on myself, but it my be easier with straight hair.

On to the hairdo!

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

For the Braided Buns, you will need:

A Brush

A Large clip to section off hair

Two large ponytail holders

Two small elastics

Several bobby pins to hold the style in place

Step 2: Hair Parting

Picture of Hair Parting

Start by brushing out your hair to make sure that it is smooth. I know mine doesn't look combed out, but trust me, it is. Make a part down the middle all the way down your head. It doesn't have to be perfect, as you can clearly see mine is not. Use either the large clip or a ponytail holder to hold one of the sections out of the way.

Step 3: Making the Ponytails

Picture of Making the Ponytails

Taking one of the large ponytail holders, bring one section of your hair into a ponytail near the top of your head, or where you want your buns to be placed. You can choose to do these on the side or the back of your head, as well. Repeat to the other side, making sure that they look like they have been reflected over the middle hair part. Again, this doesn't have to be perfect.

Step 4: Braiding Your Hair

Picture of Braiding Your Hair

Take one of the ponytails, and divide it into three sections. Start braiding your hair all the way down, and then securing it with a small elastic. You can just do a regular braid. or you can get creative and do a fishtail, or even a rope twist. Repeat the braid to the other side, and secure with an elastic. You can choose to pancake (pull out the edges of the braid to make it look larger) the braid if you wish, but, as you can see, I have enough hair.

Step 5: Forming the Buns

Picture of Forming the Buns

Take the end of one of the braids, and wrap them around to form a bun shape. Make sure you like the way it sits, and then secure with bobby pins. Repeat to the other side. You can even add in a bow, if you wish, like I did.

Step 6: Final Look

Picture of Final Look

And that is how you make the Braided Buns! Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Be sure to let me know if you try out this hairstyle.



IrishAG (author)2016-09-03

Adorable! I want to try this. Bun-buns are awesome!

<3 , IrishAG

TheMasterChef (author)IrishAG2016-09-05

Hello IrishAG,

Thank you for the sweet comment! :) They ARE awesome!

cicadakat made it! (author)2016-09-04

AWESOMETASTIC! my hair is NOT thick, coarse, or curly - it's exactly the opposite: baby-fine, silky smooth, and straight. I'm not sure it's any easier to make the buns with straight hair; i had to use LOTS of bobby pins (lots and LOTS!) because my hair tends to "fly-away." Spraying a bit of water around the bun/fly-away hairs helps keep them in place before pinning (i used a small plastic spray bottle from the dollar store). I also used U-shaped pins (those metal pins that are "U" shaped at top, sqiggly at the ends) for an extra secure hold. Finally, I finished it all off with an "extra-hold" or "firm" hair spray (a QUICK spray! no CRISPY buns here :)

THANK YOU so much!! @TheMasterChef

TheMasterChef (author)cicadakat2016-09-05

Oh my goodness, you did an amazing job! your hair is gorgeous, and I love the way it looks on you! Thank you so much for following the steps to my Instructable. :)

About This Instructable




Bio: Hey, everyone! I'm just an ordinary girl, who has a talent for cooking, quilling, and playing the piano. I especially love to bake! Please ... More »
More by TheMasterChef:Mini 3D Quilled CupcakesSoft & Chewy Gingerbread CookiesMini Banana Cream Pies
Add instructable to: