Braid Hack for a Super Easy Formal Updo

5 Materials
3 Minutes

In this hair tutorial, I’m going to show you a braid hack for a super easy formal updo.

If you’re always on the lookout for trendy new hairstyles, you’re going to love this.

Tools and materials:

  • Comb 
  • Clip
  • Hair ties
  • Bobby pins
  • Curler
Clipping bangs

1. Clip up bangs

First, separate out your bangs and clip them at the front of your head so they’re out of the way.


2. Tie hair into pigtails

Next, divide your hair down the middle and tie it into pigtails.

Braiding pigtails

3. Braid pigtails

Braid each pigtail and tie the ends with elastic.

Pulling hair

4. Pull out hair

Next, pull out your hair gently to make it more voluminous.

Looping braids

5. Loop the braids

Next, take the bottom of each braid and tuck it into the hair elastic to loop the braid.

Crossing loops

6. Cross loops over

Next, put one loop through the other to cross them over one another.

If you’re wearing hair extensions, this step will ensure that the tracks are hidden away.

Adding bobby pins

7. Add bobby pins

Now add bobby pins to pin your hair down.

Curling bangs

8. Curl bangs

Finish up by curling your bangs.

Braid hack for a super easy formal updo

Braid hack for a super easy formal updo

Here is the finished look. I love how the braids look crossed over one another to create a gorgeous bun.

This is a super easy formal updo, and I hope you’ll give it a try! Let me know in the comments how you get on.

For another cute look, check out Not Your Average Half-up Hairstyle - This One Adds a Twist.

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Suggested materials:
  • Comb
  • Clip
  • Hair ties
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