November 23, 2016 Kate Jackson Sabelhaus Looks

An Updated 'Twist' on Baby Buns

We showed you how to create the classic baby bun hairstyle. But now, it’s time to up the ante with a new challenge: braided baby buns. In this tutorial, we break down the step-by-step process so you can create the look at home.


Baby Bun Tutorial

Step 1: Part Hair & Create the Left Side Braid

  • Part your hair down the middle, creating two (temporary) low pigtails.
  • Flip your head upside down, remove the left pigtail and create a French braid, starting with the base of your head and advancing towards your crown.
  • After you’ve braided the entire left section—from root to tip—secure the braid with clear elastic bands at the crown and at the ends.

Baby Bun Tutorial

Step 2: Create the Right Side Braid

Repeat the directions from Step 1 above to create the second braid on your right side.


Baby Bun Tutorial

Step 3: Twist the Left Side Braid into a Bun

Take the left side braid and twist it around the elastic band at the crown to create a bun. Use bobby pins along the way to ensure the bun is secure.

PRO TIP: Check out our list of bobby pin beauty hacks to prevent slippage!


Baby Bun Tutorial

Step 4: Create the Right Side Bun

Repeat the directions from Step 3 above to create the second bun on your right side.

PRO TIP: Spritz your ‘do with an extra hold hair spray to keep flyaways at bay. We recommend Elnett Satin Hairspray by L'Oréal Paris.


Baby Bun Tutorial

Baby Bun Tutorial

Makeup: Diana Alba

Model: Suzanna Katalana

Photo: Jessica Schramm

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