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.
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.
Step 2: Create the Right Side Braid
Repeat the directions from Step 1 above to create the second braid on your right side.
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!
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.
Makeup: Diana Alba
Model: Suzanna Katalana
Photo: Jessica Schramm
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