Braid Wrapped High Bun

Braid Wrapped High Bun is the perfect way to spice up a top knot.

I took the basic technique from my Double Bun tutorial and switched out the twists forΒ braids then completed the look with a cute, star cluster headband from ASOS.

For this particular hairstyle you will need a hair donut unless you’re a pro and can create it without one. I bet you could also substitute the bun for a regular messy bun using the hair left out for the braiding. That sounds like another tutorial in itself, though. Maybe I will have to do some practicing for that one.

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Follow these steps to achieve the Braided Wrapped High Bun:
Step 1 / Start by sweeping all the hair up into a high ponytail – follow these tips for mastering a high ponytail.
Step 2 / Take a hair donutΒ and place the ponytail through the middle so it sits against the head.
Step 3 / Tilting your head down, spread the ponytail around the donut so there is an even amount of head around it.
Step 4 / Grab a metal-free hair band and wrap it over the top of the donut so it keeps the hair spread.
Step 5 / Divide the hair sticking out from the hair band into two halves, left and right.
Step 6 / Braid each side down into a regular braid and secure the end with an hair elastic.
Step 7 / Take the braid on the left and wrap it across the front of the bun and wrap it around the bun. .
Step 8 / Pin the end with a hair pin, securing it against the bun.
Step 9 / With the braid on the right side, wrap it towards the left, going around the bun, securing it with another hair pin.
Step 10 / Gently pull on the bun to create a larger bun – this is ideal for making the hairstyle proportional.
Step 11 / Grab some hairspray and smooth down any flyaways creating a seamless look.
Step 12 / Take your favorite headband, I am using this one from ASOS, and place it 1″ – 1.5″ from the hairline.


  1. Ashley
    October 3, 2018 / 2:33 PM

    Wow! I am so glad I found you. I need all the help I can get with my hair. Your videos are so easy to follow. Thank you!

  2. kirsten
    August 5, 2014 / 12:30 AM


    • August 5, 2014 / 8:54 AM

      Thank you! This one would work great because your hair is out of the way and you don’t have to worry about it!

  3. rebecca
    July 31, 2014 / 9:10 AM

    very wonderful tutorials…

    • July 31, 2014 / 1:28 PM

      Thank you, Rebecca! (:

  4. July 23, 2014 / 1:08 AM

    Lovely hairstyle! I like your blog and I am folowing to see new things here!

  5. Hayley M.
    July 16, 2014 / 10:39 AM

    Hi Miss Melissa! Long time fan of your tutorials. Quick question/request: Do you have any advice for girls hoping to grow out their hair, help make it fuller, or just make it healthier overall? I can’t help but notice what great condition your hair is in, and I’m always curious about what your routine is to make it so. Thanks for reading! I look forward to more tutorials!

    • July 16, 2014 / 11:58 AM

      Hey Hayley! Thank you! I would definitely recommend taking a multi-vitamin or biotin. I notice faster growth when I take something like that. I always brush my hair with a wide tooth comb to prevent breakage and have really abstained from heat tools for the past few weeks. No heat curls work great or just wearing it up helps too. If possible, wait at least 8 weeks in between dyeing it and use a great oil treatment or dry oil to moisturize the ends. Nothings perfect but every bit helps. I hope some of these work for you!

      • Hayley M.
        July 16, 2014 / 12:00 PM

        Thank you for the tips! I will definitely try them.

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