When the festive and the bridal season begins, we all are very eager to try new trendy hairstyles.

But, as summer arrives, hairstyle becomes a major problem due to sweating. In summer we prefer those hairstyles that don’t disturb us.

The first choice that comes to us is braiding. Plaits and bunching the hair into buns are the most common preferred summer hairstyles.

These hairstyles need less time and are very easy to do. They give relief to your neck region. Combining the braids and buns, there are many trendy braided bun hairstyles.

In this article, I have explained a few braided bun hairstyles in a step by step process. 

You can choose any of these based upon your outfit or the occasion. I have also explained hairstyles suitable for short, medium and long length hair. You can give yourself a trendy look by trying these hairstyles at home.

General Instruction

  • Always comb your hair with a fine-toothed comb before doing braids.
  • Remove all the tangles in your hair.
  • Apply hair serum or lotion before starting to do any hairstyles. This can make your hairstyle proper.
  • Whenever you braid, hold your hair tightly. Not holding it tight can spoil your braid.
  • Use the bobby pins according to the color of your hair. Always prefer small pins for fixing your hair.
  • Be careful while pulling out the braided portions for increasing the fluffiness. Pull it gently or it will damage the entire hairstyle.
  • While rolling your hair, always prefer to roll it in the backward direction. Rolling it forward can make the ends to come in between. This can spoil the overall look.
  • Make sure that all the ends of your hair are tucked in properly.
  • Also, make sure that the bun is fixed firmly in a proper position.
  • You can use a hair spray after braiding the hair. This can make your hair get fixed properly.

13 Easy braided bun hairstyles

Lace Braided Bun

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 3
Hair spray as per your choice and hair length
Doughnut scrunchie  1
  1. Section your hair into a top and bottom layer. Both the layers should be equally divided.
  2. Comb the top layer well and tie it into a ponytail using a hair band.
  3. Now take the bottom layer and comb it well. Bunch both the top and bottom layers together and tie it using a hair band.
  4. Make sure that the other hair[1] around the ponytail is neat and secure. You can use small bobby pins to make them look perfect.
  5. Now comb the bunch of hair to make it free from any knots. Then, take a small section of hair from the bunch. Hold the other bunch of hair leaving the small section aside.
  6. Take a doughnut scrunchie and leave the bunch of hair into it. The smaller section of hair should be present outside the doughnut.
  7. Use small bobby pins to pin the scrunchie against your head such that it does not move.

Braid

  1. Take a small section from the bunch of hair inside the doughnut. Combine it with the smaller section of hair present outside the doughnut.
  2. Now start plaiting your hair using these two sections.
  3. Continue to plait your hair around the scrunchie.
  4. You can take similar smaller sections of hair[2] from each side of the scrunchie. As you move around, the plait should also be continued without any break.
  5. Plait the hair until you reach the end of your hair. The plait should be such that the entire scrunchie is covered.
  6. As soon as you reach the end of your hair, tie it with a small hair band.
  7. Use some small bobby pins to grip the plait against your hair and doughnut.
  8. Then take the remaining plait and roll it around the bun. Pin those ends along with the scrunchie and hair.
  9. Make sure that your hair is perfect and secure.

Lace Braided buns will suit well for the college going girls. It gives you a casual look. You can try this during a day out with friends. It suits well with both the traditional and the modern wears. This is the most common and a basic type of braided bun. This will require very less time.

lace braided bun

Double Lace Braid Bun

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 2
Hair spray as per your choice and hair length
Hair clip 1
  1. Brush your hair well with a wide-toothed comb. Divide your hair into two sections – left and right. Let one section be larger and the other be a smaller one.
  2. Clip the right section using a small hair clip.

Braid

  1. Now take the left section of hair and divide it into two parts equally.  Take the part of your hair near the forehead and divide it into 3 parts.
  2. Take one of those parts and divide it into 3 sections. Now start plaiting those 3 sections. While plaiting, bring a new part of hair from the remaining 2 sections in between.
  3. Make sure that the plait is pushed back from your forehead. There should be some space between your braid and forehead.
  4. Continue the plait until it reaches the end. Put an elastic band at the end of your plaited hair.
  5. Follow the same process for the hair on your left side. Plait a small section of hair near the forehead.
  6. After completing the plaits, combine the leftover hair in the middle and comb it. Combine this hair with the plaits. Do a ponytail using a rubber band.

Bun

  1. Remove the elastic bands in the braided portion and gently unravel it.
  2. Now, remove the last loop of your hairband and pull the hair out. Create a small bun such that the ends should be hanging down at the back.
  3. Take a small section from the front of your bun. Bring the section towards your head and pin it. Continue pinning it until your bun looks perfect from the front.
  4. Now take the hanging ends of your hair from the back of your bun. Divide that hair into small sections.
  5. Take one section and bring it upwards. Tuck the part into your hairband forming a loop. Tuck all the remaining sections one by one into the band.
  6. Pull the hair on top and bottom to give a perfect shape to your bun.
  7. Comb the remaining hair around your bun. Use small bobby pins to make it secure and perfect.
  8. Pull on the edges of your braids gently. This will give a perfect look to your hair.

This braided bun hairstyle will be best suited for medium length hair. It suits well for all occasions. It is one of those hairstyles that are highly preferred by the working women. This suits well for the formal dresses. You can try this hairstyle for a meeting or during business trips.

double lace braided updo

Upside Down French Braid Hairstyle

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 2
Hair sprayas per your choice and hair  length
  1. Comb your hair and make it free from tangles. Divide your hair at the crown region into 2 parts – the upper and lower.
  2. Tie the upper part using a small elastic band.
  3. Take a small section of your lower part near your neck. Divide it into 3 slices and start plaiting. The plait should be in a way that it looks upwards from your neck. Bring new parts of lower hair on both the right and left sides while plaiting.
  4. Continue this until you reach the upper section of hair. All the hair on your lower part should be covered while plaiting. Tie your hair when the braid reaches the crown region.
  5. Now remove the elastic band in your upper part. Combine the leftover hair in the lower part with the upper part. Comb it well and tie it using an elastic band.
  6. Take a doughnut scrunchie and pull all your hair through the middle of it. Use small bobby pins to fix the doughnut in a proper position.
  7. Spread all your hair evenly surrounding the scrunchie. The scrunchie should go invisible behind your hair.
  8. Once the doughnut is covered, hold it tightly with one hand.
  9. Use your other hand to tuck your hair under the scrunchie. Follow the same procedure and tuck all your hair. Take a few bobby pins and slide it under the scrunchie. Make sure that the hair is fixed firmly.
  10. Pull your hair at the front gently to give a perfect look.

It is a perfect hairstyle while doing gym and yoga. This also suits for the children and women going for dance classes. It makes you free from any hair-related disturbances. This upside down braided hairstyle can also go well for the night parties. You can also try this while going for a beach.

Double Braided Buns

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 2
Hair sprayas per your choice and hair  length
  1. Brush your hair well and divide it into two sections – the right and the left. Make sure that the two sections have an equal amount of hair.
  2. Tie both the sections using a small elastic band.
  3. First, take one side of your hair, either left or right. In this, I will take the left part first. Take a small section of hair in the left part.
  4. Divide the small section into three slices. Start plaiting the slices slowly. Join new sections of hair while plaiting.
  5. Follow the same process until you reach the end of your hair. Make sure that all your hair is covered in the plait at the end. Tie the end with an elastic band.
  6. Gently pull the hair in your braids to add fluffiness.
  7. Once your entire braid looks fluffed, start twisting it. Always prefer twisting it from backwards. If you twist forward, it might look bumpy.
  8. Wrap the braid properly until you reach the ends. Then tuck the ends under your hair.
  9. Use some bobby pins to pin the braid against your head.
  10. Follow the same procedure for the right side of your hair.
  11. In the end, you will have two braided buns, one on each of the two sides of your head.

This braided bun hairstyle is known to be highly preferred by school going children. This is very easy and takes very less time. Rather than trying the usual plaits, you can try this hairstyle. It makes you to look trendy and formal.

Three Bun Braided

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 3
Hair sprayas per your choice and hair  length
  1. Brush your hair gently with a wide-toothed comb. Divide your hair into three sections -the right, the middle and the left. Divide these three sections in your crown region.
  2. Tie all the three sections individually using small rubber bands.
  3. Take the right section and start plaiting it. Plait it until you reach the ends. Tie the ends using a rubber band.
  4. The same procedure can be followed for the other two sections.
  5. Roll the plaited portion into a bun. Tuck the ends off plait into your hair. Use some bobby pins to fix it firmly on your head.
  6. Follow the same procedure for the other two sections – the middle and the left.
  7. Finally, you will have three braided buns on your hair.
  8. Pull out some hair in the braided portion of bun. This can be done to increase the fluffiness of the bun.

These types of braided buns are suitable for school going children. This can also be a perfect hairstyle for the gymholics. It will help in avoiding the disturbances caused by hair.

Fishtail Side Bun

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 1
Hair sprayas per your choice and hair  length
  1. Comb your hair well before you start braiding. Divide your hair into two equal sections – the left and the right.
  2. Now take a small slice from the outside of your right part. Pull this hair over to the left part. This hair should be pulled on top of the left part.
  3. Then, take a small slice from the outside of your left part. Pull it on top of the left part. The hair should be pulled over to the right part.
  4. Do not twist or turn your hair. This might collapse the braid and make it messy.
  5. Repeat the same process until you reach the end of your hair.
  6. Tie the ends using a small elastic band.
  7. You can pull out some hair equally in the braid to increase fluffiness.
  8. Now take the braided hair and start wrapping it. Wrap it near your left or right ear.
  9. Roll the hair tightly until it reaches the ends.
  10. Then tuck the ends within the hair in your bun. Slide some bobby pins all around the bun to fix it properly. Insert the bobby pins carefully as it might affect the braid.
  11. Pull out some hair in the outer layer of the bun. This can make the bun to look fuller and fluffy.

You can try this hairstyle during festive occasions. This hairstyle can be dressed up with the designer and traditional Indian outfits. It also goes well with long western gowns. This can give you a gorgeous look. It can be the best choice for attending weddings and parties. This might sound tricky. But when you try it you will find it very easy.

Micro Braided Bun

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands as per the requirement
Hair spray as per your choice and hair  length
  1. Comb your hair and make it free from any tangles[9]. Section your hair into smaller sections starting from the forehead.
  2. Take a small section and divide it into 3 slices. Start plaiting it until you reach the end. Once you reach the end, tie the hair with a small elastic band.
  3. Follow the same procedure and plait by dividing smaller sections. Do the same until all your hair is made into micro braids.
  4. Make sure that all the ends of plait are tied with an elastic band.
  5. Then bunch all the plaited hair and tie it using an elastic band near your crown.
  6. Pull all the hair in the backward direction. Start wrapping it to form a bun.
  7. Wrap the braids together and roll it surrounding the elastic band.
  8. When you reach the ends of your braid, tuck it inside your hair gently.
  9. Use bobby pins to fix them firmly against your head.
  10. Pull the plaited hair in the bun gently to give a perfect look.

Micro Braided buns are one among the famous European hairstyles. This takes a lot of time to complete. The main advantage is that it can stand for 2 months. Your hair will not get disturbed in between. This can be best suited for all western wears. This hairstyle needs very less maintenance.

French Braid with a Bun

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 1
Hair spray as per your choice and hair length
Hair clip 1
  1. Take a comb and back brush all the strands of your hair. Then divide your hair into two parts- the upper and the lower. Divide these sections in your crown region.
  2. Tie the lower part with a rubber band.
  3. Brush the upper part of your hair. Take a small section in your hair at the middle of your forehead. Divide it into three slices.
  4. Start plaiting those slices. Insert new sections of your hair from both the right and left regions while plaiting.
  5. Continue plaiting your hair until you reach the end.
  6. Then tie the ends with a small elastic band.
  7. Now remove the last loop of the rubber band in your lower part. Pull out some hair and create a small bun. The hanging ends of your hair should be tucked inside your hair.
  8. Now, take the plaited portion of your hair and wrap it around the bun. As soon as you reach the ends, tuck it inside the bun.
  9. Use bobby pins to fix it firmly against your head.

These French braids can be the best choice during the bridal season. It suits well with traditional wears like lehenga and sarees. You can also try this during the festival occasions. This might be tricky at first. But when you learn this, you will love it. This will give you a perfect ethnic look.

Double Dutch Braid with Bun

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 3
Hair sprayas per your choice and hair  length
  1. Brush your hair well with a wide-toothed comb. Divide your hair into two sections – the left and the right. Let one section be larger and the other be a smaller one.
  2. Now take the right section of hair and divide it into two parts at the crown region. Take the part of your hair near the forehead and divide it into 3 equal parts.
  3. Take one of those parts and divide it into 3 slices. Now start plaiting those 3 slices. While plaiting, bring a new slice of hair from the remaining 2 parts.
  4. Make sure that the plait is pushed back from your forehead. There should be a space between your braid and forehead.
  5. Continue the plait until it reaches the end. Put an elastic band at the end of your plaited hair.
  6. Follow the same process for the hair on your left side. Plait a small section of hair near the forehead.
  7. After completing the plaits, combine the leftover hair in the middle and comb it.  Bunch the middle portion of hair and put a ponytail using an elastic band.
  8. Then take the two braids and join it together. Pull them in their opposite directions. Pin the braids above the bunched middle portion and unravel them.
  9. Then insert the unraveled hair into the rubber band.
  10. Now twist the middle part of your hair till the ends. Then roll it to form a bun.
  11. Tuck the ends of your hair within the bun.
  12. Use some bobby pins to fix the ends and bun firmly against your head.

These hairstyles are one of the best choices for sarees. It also goes well with Kurtis and salwars. Homemakers can try this to get an elegant look. This will be a good choice for the evening parties too.

Double Dutch Braid with Bun

Rope Braided Side Bun

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair spray as per your choice and hair length
  1. Comb your hair well and remove all the tangles in it. Take a small portion of your hair at the middle of the forehead.
  2. Divide that portion into two slices. Pull the right slice over the left one and twist it. Tighten your hair to make it perfect.
  3. After that take a new right slice from the remaining hair and follow the same process.
  4. Continue doing this until you reach your left ear.
  5. After that, pull all your hair towards the left side. Combine all the hair and hold them together
  6. Start twisting your hair in a clockwise direction. Twist it until you reach the ends. Make sure that your hair stays on your left side.
  7. Then roll the twisted hair near your left ear to form a bun. Roll the hair until the ends.
  8. Tuck the ends of your hair within the bun. Use some bobby pins to fix it firmly.
  9. Make sure that the bun is also fixed firmly.
  10. Now gently pull off some hair in the front twisted portion. This gives you a perfect look.

Rope braided buns will be well suited for any type of western wears. You can try this while going for a party or dinner. This can also be the best choice for the college going girls. This will give you a casual look. Working women can also try this hairstyle.

Braided Triple Bun

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 3
Hair sprayas per your choice and hair  length
  1. Brush your hair gently with a wide-toothed comb. Divide your hair into three sections – upper, middle and lower. Divide these three sections in your crown region.
  2. Tie all the three sections individually using small rubber bands.
  3. Take the first section and start plaiting it. Always start from the upper section. Plait it until the end and tie it with a rubber band.
  4. Place this on your head and pin it temporarily to avoid disturbances. You can use bobby pins for pinning it.
  5. Follow the same procedure for the other two sections.
  6. Once the lower or third section is plaited do no pin it on your head. Roll the plaited portion into a bun. Tuck the ends of plait into your hair. Use some bobby pins to fix it firmly on your head.
  7. Then remove the second or middle section that is pinned temporarily.
  8. Follow the same procedure for the other two sections – the middle and the upper.
  9. Finally, you will have three braided buns on your hair.
  10. Pull out some hair in the braided portion of bun. This makes the bun to look more fluffy and fuller.

The normal two plaits are quiet boring for the school going children. You can try this hairstyle to give a new trendy look to them. This is very easy to try and needs very less time.

Fishtail Braid with Bun

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 3
Hair sprayas per your choice and hair  length
  1. Comb your hair and divide it into two sections near your crown- the upper and the lower part. The upper part is for the fishtail braid and the lower one is for the bun.
  2. Clip the upper part using a small hair clip.

Bun

  1. Take the lower portion of your hair and do a ponytail. You can use a small elastic band to tie it.
  2. Do not put the last loop of your elastic band like the other loops. Pull out some hair in between and leave the band. Create a small bun such that the ends should be hanging down the back.
  3. Take a small section from the front of your bun. Bring the section towards your head and pin it. Continue pinning it until your bun looks perfect from the front.
  4. Now take the hanging ends of your hair from the back of your bun. Divide these hairs into small sections.
  5. Take one section and bring it upwards. Tuck the part into your hairband forming a loop. Tuck all the remaining sections one by one into the band.
  6. Pull the hair on top and bottom to give a perfect shape to your bun.
  7. Comb the remaining hair around your bun. Use small bobby pins to make it secure and perfect.

Fishtail Braid

  1. Now remove the hair clip from the upper portion of your hair. Brush it well with a wide-toothed comb to remove the tangles.
  2. Divide your hair into two sections – left and right. Let one section be larger and the other be a smaller one.
  3. Now take the right section of hair near your forehead. Divide the hair into two parts equally – the right and the left.
  4. Take a small slice from the outside of your right part. Pull this hair over to the left part. This hair should be pulled on top of the right part.
  5. Then, take a small slice from the outside of your left part. Pull over the left part. The hair should be pulled over to the right part.
  6. Do not twist or turn your hair. It might make the braid to collapse.
  7. Repeat the same process until you reach the end of your hair.
  8. Tie the ends using a small elastic band.
  9. You can pull out some hair equally in the braid to increase fluffiness.
  10. Now take the braid and place it on top of the bun. The braid should cover the upper portion of your bun. Then roll it around the bun until it reaches the ends.
  11. Tuck the ends within the bun. Use some bobby pins to fix the braid on your head and bun.
  12. Make sure that the bun and braid are fixed firmly on your head.

These Fishtail braids can be a good choice for attending weddings and parties. It suits well with the Indian traditional wears. You can also try this during the festivals. This might be somewhat tricky. But still it gives you an attractive look in the end.

fish tail braid

Crisscross Braid with Bun

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 3
Hair spray as per your choice and hair length
Doughnut scrunchie 1
  1. Brush your hair gently with a wide-toothed comb. Leave a small section of hair near your left and right ear. Bunch all the other hair[12] together into a ponytail. Use a small elastic band to tie it.
  2. Then take a doughnut scrunchie and place it on your head. Leave all the hair through the middle of the scrunchie. Slide the bobby pins on your hair around the scrunchie to fix it firmly.
  3. Make sure that the scrunchie is placed properly.
  4. Now, spread all the hair equally surrounding the doughnut scrunchie.
  5. Then take a small elastic band and put it over the hair covering the scrunchie. Pull all the hair outside the elastic band to give a perfect shape to the bun.
  6. Comb all the hair hanging outside the rubber band.
  7. Now take one part of the hanging hair. Rotate it around the bun until it reached the ends. Tuck those ends within the bun.
  8. Follow the same procedure for all the hair hanging outside.
  9. Use some bobby pins to fix the ends within the bun.
  10. Now take the right section of your hair, which is on the left. Divide the hair into three slices.
  11. Start plaiting it until the ends are reached. Tie the ends using a small elastic band.
  12. Follow the same procedure for the left section of your hair.
  13. Now take the right braided section and pull it over the left side. Pull the hair around the bun until it reaches the ends.
  14. Tuck the ends within the bun. Use some bobby pins to fix the ends properly with the bun.
  15. Now, take the left braid and do the same process in the opposite direction (right).

This hairstyle can go well with the western wears. You can try this while doing yoga and exercises. This will require a very less time. It can be a good choice for travelers and homemakers. You can also try it during dance practices.

Braided updo hairstyles for short hair

When the length of the hair is short, the choice for hairstyle also becomes less. But still who would not prefer to have a trendy look. There are some braided bun hairstyles that are suitable for short hair. Following is a step by step process of such hairstyles:

Two braided bun

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 2
Hair sprayas per your choice and hair  length
  1. Comb your hair and remove all the tangles in it. Bunch all your hair and put a ponytail using an elastic band.
  2. Then divide the ponytailed hair into two equal sections – the upper and the lower part.
  3. Now take the upper part and start plaiting it. Plait it until it reaches the ends.
  4. Then tie the ends with a small rubber band.
  5. Follow the same procedure for the lower part of your hair.
  6. After plaiting pull off some hair in the plaited portions. This makes your hair to look fluffier.
  7. Now, take the upper braided part and roll it in backward to form a bun. Tuck the ends of your hair within the bun. Use some bobby pins to pin the ends against your head.
  8. Then, take the lower braided portion and roll it over the bun.
  9. Tuck the ends within the bun using bobby pins.
  10. Pull out some braided hair  on the outer layer of the bun. This makes your bun to look more voluminous.

You might fear that when you bunch the hair it might look less. But this braided bun will add more fluffiness to your short hair. This can be the best choice during weddings and festivals. It will also be best suited with the traditional wears and salwars. You will require a very less time to do this.

Mini Braid Wrapped High Bun

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 2
Hair sprayas per your choice and hair  length
  1. Brush your hair gently and put a high ponytail. You can use an elastic band to tie it.
  2. Do not put the last loop of your elastic band fully. Pull out some hair and leave the band in between. Create a small bun such that the ends should be hanging down at the back.
  3. Take a small section from the top of your bun. Bring the section towards your head and pin it. You can use bobby pins for pinning the hair. Continue pinning it until your bun looks perfect from the front.
  4. Pull the hair on top and bottom to give a perfect shape to your bun.
  5. Comb the remaining hair around your bun. Use small bobby pins to make it secure and perfect.
  6. Now take the hanging ends of your hair from the back of your bun. Divide those hairs into three slices.
  7. Start plaiting those slices until you reach the ends. Tie the ends using an elastic band.
  8. Now take the braided portion and rotate it around the bun. Do this in the forward direction such that the bun will be covered entirely.
  9. So now the plaited portion will be present around the bun.
  10. Tuck the ends of braid within the bun. Use bobby pins and pin it firmly.
  11. Pull on the edges of your braids gently. This will give a perfect look to your hair.

This braided bun will suit for all the occasions. You can try this while attending parties. It can be a good choice during a travel. You can also try this while doing yoga and other exercises. You won’t face any hair disturbances with this hairstyle.

Braided updo hairstyles for medium length hair

When it comes to medium hair, there are a lot of choices. There are some of the best choices of hairstyles for medium hair. The step by step process of those hairstyles is listed below

Plaited Bun

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 2
Hair spray as per your choice and hair length
Doughnut scrunchie 1
  1. Take a comb and back brush all the strands of your hair.
  2. Then bunch all your hair and put a ponytail using small elastic bands.
  3. Take a doughnut scrunchie and leave the ponytailed hair into it.
  4. Use small bobby pins to pin the scrunchie against your head. Grip the doughnut scrunchie properly on your hair such that it does not move.
  5. Fold your hair over the scrunchie leaving some hair on it. Pin it using the small bobby pins.
  6. Now take those hanging leftover hair and comb it. Take a small section from the top portion of doughnut scrunchie.
  7. Start plaiting it. Insert new portions of hair that is present around the scrunchie.
  8. The plait should appear at the centre of the scrunchie.
  9. Make sure that the hair surrounding the doughnut scrunchie is plaited.
  10. Plait the hair until it reaches the end. Tie the ends with a small rubber band.
  11. Tuck the ends of the plait with the bun. Use some bobby pins to fix the ends firmly within the bun.
  12. Pull off some hair in the braided portion to give a fluffy look to the bun.

You can try this hairstyle during any festive occasions. This braided bun hairstyle can be dressed up with the designer and traditional Indian outfits. This can give you a gorgeous look. It is also a good choice for the long western gowns.  It can be the best choice for attending weddings and parties.

Braided bun

Braid wrapped Bun

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 3
Hair spray as per your choice and hair length
Doughnut scrunchie 1
  1. Brush your hair gently with a wide-toothed comb. Bunch all your hair together and put a ponytail. Use a small elastic band to tie it.
  2. Then take a doughnut scrunchie and place it on your head. Leave all the hair through the middle of the scrunchie. Slide the bobby pins on your hair around the doughnut scrunchie to fix it firmly.
  3. Make sure that the scrunchie is placed properly.
  4. Now, spread all the hair equally surrounding the doughnut scrunchie.
  5. Take one small section of hair and divide it into three slices.
  6. Start plaiting those slices until you reach the ends. Use an elastic band to tie those ends.
  7. Take such smaller slices from each of the directions and plait it.
  8. After this, make sure that all the hair is spread over the scrunchie equally.
  9. Then take a small elastic band and put it over the hair covering the doughnut scrunchie. Pull all the hair outside the elastic band to give a perfect shape to the bun.
  10. Now gently pull all the braided portions inside the elastic band. This will make the braided portion to look fuller.
  11. Now remove all the rubber bands in the braided portions. Gently unravel the braids. Comb all the hair hanging outside the rubber band.
  12. Now take one part of the hanging hair. Rotate it around the bun until it reaches the ends. Tuck those ends within the bun.
  13. Follow the same procedure for all the hair hanging outside.
  14. Use some bobby pins to fix the ends within the bun.

This hairstyle suits well for all occasions. It is also one of the hairstyles that are highly preferred by the working women. You can try this hairstyle for a meeting or during business trips. This suits well for the formal dresses. It might be quite tricky. But it gives you a perfect look at the end!

Braided updo hairstyles for long hair

Long hair can be the best for trying braids. The braids in long hairs enhance your entire look. But when it comes to bunching the hair, then long hair becomes a major problem. Braiding the entire hair takes a long time. So these braided buns can help you have some quick hairstyles. There are some of the hairstyles suitable for long hair. Following are the step by step process of the hairstyles:

Princess style knitted bun

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 2
Hair sprayas per your choice and hair  length
  1. Take a comb and back brush all the strands of your hair gently.
  2. Divide the hair into two sections – the upper and the lower.
  3. Make the upper section into a ponytailed one. Use a small elastic band to tie the hair.
  4. After that, twist your hair in the clockwise direction till the ends.
  5. Then start rolling the twisted hair in the backward direction. Roll it until you reach the ends of your hair.
  6. Tuck all the ends within the bun. Use some bobby pins to fix them firmly against your head.
  7. Pull out some hair to add fluffiness to your bun.
  8. Now take the lower portion of your hair. Take a small portion of your hair either on the right or left side.
  9. Divide that portion into three slices. Start plaiting it from the right side.
  10. Insert some new portions of hair while plaiting. Plait it until the ends of your hair.
  11. Make sure that the entire lower portion is taken for plaiting.
  12. Once the plaiting is done, tie the ends using a small rubber band.
  13. Then take the braided portion upwards and place it surrounding the bun.
  14. Roll it around the bun until it reaches the ends.
  15. Tuck the ends of your braided hair inside the bun. Use some bobby pins to fix it firmly on the bun and head.
  16. Pull out some braided hair to give the princess look.

As the name indicates, the princess braided buns gives you a princess look. It can be a good choice for attending weddings and parties. You can also try this during the festival occasions. It suits well with the Indian traditional wears.  This might be somewhat tricky. But still it gives you an attractive look at the end!

Triple Braided Bun

Ingredients RequiredQuantity
Fine-toothed comb 1
Hair smoothening serum/ lotions as per your hair length
Bobby pins as per the requirement
Hair elastics/ rubber bands 3
Hair sprayas per your choice and hair  length
  1. Brush your hair gently with a wide-toothed comb. Divide your hair into three sections – right, middle and left. Divide these three sections in your crown region.
  2. Tie all the three sections individually using small rubber bands.
  3. Take the first section and start plaiting it. Plait it until it reaches the ends. Tie the ends using a small rubber band.
  4. Place this on your head and pin it temporarily to avoid disturbances. You can use bobby pins for pinning it.
  5. Always plait the right and left sections first. Then go for the middle section.
  6. Follow the same procedure for the other two sections.
  7. Once the middle section is plaited do no pin it on your head. Roll the plaited portion into a bun. Tuck the ends of plait into your hair. Use some bobby pins to fix it firmly on your head.
  8. Then remove the right section that is pinned temporarily.
  9. Roll it over the bun in the middle. Tuck the ends within the bun. Pin it against your head using bobby pins.
  10. Follow the same procedure for the left section.
  11. Pull out some hair in the outer layer of the bun. This makes the bun to look more fluffy and fuller.

These types of braided buns are suitable for the school going children. It can also be a perfect hairstyle for the people going to gym and yoga classes. It will help in avoiding the disturbances caused by hair. This will require a very less time & is very easy to do.


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