Knotted Bun Hair Tutorial

4 Materials
5 Minutes

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to do a simple knotted band bun. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Bun roller
  • Elastics
  • Hairpins
  • Bobby pins
Putting hair into ponytail

1. Put your hair into a ponytail

For this braided band bun, start with a high, tight ponytail.

Bun roller

You’ll also need a bun roller. 

Putting the bun roller over the ponytail

2. Put the bun roller over the ponytail

Pull the bun roller over the ponytail and arrange your hair around it on all sides.

Placing elastic over bun roller

3. Place the elastic over the bun roller

Place an elastic over the bun roller to create a bun.

Then, fluff the bun out so that the bun roller doesn’t show beneath it.


4. Section and braid the hair

Divide the remaining hair into two sections.

Braid the two divided sections down and then tie them off with an elastic.

Fluffing out braids

5. Fluff out the braids

Pancake or fluff out the braids by pinching and pulling.

The wider the braid is, the wider the band will be around your head. I like to have a wide band, so I’m going to fluff mine out quite a bit.

Wrapping braid

6. Wrap the braids around and pin in place

Roll or wrap the braid around the bun, pinning it in different sections and making sure to tuck the tails underneath the band.

Use bobby pins to secure the very ends and regular hair pins for the rest of it. Just ensure that everything is tucked in. 

Pinning bun

7. Pin the bun down towards the braid

Once all of the hair is wrapped around and secured, place hairpins into the bun and pull it down towards the braid.

This will give the braid and bun a more seamless look.

Knotted bun hairstyle

Knotted bun hairstyle

Here you have it! A classic bun with a braided bun all the way around.

Let me know what you think about this knotted bun style down below.

Check out this  Easy Hack to Get the Braided Bun Look.

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Suggested materials:
  • Bun roller
  • Elastics
  • Hairpins
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