A Simple Braided Bun Tutorial

Michelle Kramer
by Michelle Kramer
4 Materials
15 Minutes

Hereโ€™s a simple braided bun hairstyle that you can do in a few minutes. I added clip-in extensions to the braids, but it also works without them.

Tools and materials:

  • Clip-in extensions (optional)
  • 2 small hair ties
  • 1 large hair tie
  • Curling iron (optional)
Braiding hair

1. Braid

Make two thick braids on one side of your hair towards the front, leaving a small section of hair free at the front.

Secure the braids with hair ties.

Tying ponytail

2. Ponytail

Gather the braids and rest of your hair into a low ponytail.

Wrap the large hair tie around the whole ponytail once.

Making a bun

3. Bun

Twist the tie and start to draw the rest of the hair through it. 

Making a bun

Stop before the braids are completely through the tie.

Making a bun

4. Ends

Take the free ends and bring them up, over and under the bun.

Making a bun

Push the ends through the base of the ponytail.

Wrapping hair

5. Wrap

Wrap the ends over the top of the bun and tuck them into the side.

Curling hair

6. Curl

Optionally, curl the two front pieces of your hair.

Simple braided bun hairstyle

Simple braided bun hairstyle

A simple braided bun tutorial

You can make the bun as elegant or messy as you like and leave more or less of the braids showing.

Itโ€™s an easy, versatile style you can wear anywhere.

What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments.

Check out my   Unique Hair Tutorial With a Butterfly Claw Clip and follow me on TikTok:   @michellekramer1 for more awesome hairstyle ideas.

Suggested materials:
  • Clip-in extensions (optional)
  • 2 small hair ties
  • 1 large hair tie
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