If you’re thinking you’ve seen this hairstyle before you are probably right. I have a tutorial for a similar version here but am always trying to figure out ways to make hairstyles a little easier to master. I took a few techniques from different hairstyles, this one and this one in particular for this new tutorial.

I think this is one of the coolest ways to dress up a messy bun or top knot. Once you get down the technique, I have no doubt people will be throwing all kinds of compliments your way. Let me know if you do try this out. I always, always love hearing when one of my hair tutorials is useful to you!

Dutch Braid High Bun Supplies:

Dutch Braid High Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by brushing through the hair to remove any tangles.
  • Step 2 / Next, divide off a circular section of hair at the crown. Start the section about 3 inches back from the hairline. Use a hair sectioning clip to pin it out of the way. This will be used for the bun later on.
  • Step 3 / Next create a deep side part on the right side.
  • Step 4 / Pick up a small section on the heavy side of the part and split it into three pieces for the braid.
  • Step 5 / Begin a dutch braid by crossing the side strands once under the middle strand.
  • Step 6 / Cross the right strand under the middle and bring in a new section of hair.
  • Step 7 / Now cross the left under the middle and bring in a new section.
  • Step 8 / Continue the braid along the left side of the head but only bring in hair from along the hairline, keeping it high along the part line created at the beginning.
  • Step 9 / When the braid reaches the back of the head stop adding in new sections and braid it to the ends.
  • Step 10 / Tie an elastic band over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.

  • Step 11 / Now create a second dutch braid on the right side of the head. Add in hair from along the hairline and keep the braid up high so it lines up with the part line created at the beginning.
  • Step 12 / Once all of the hair is brought into the braid, braid the section to the bottom and tie it off with an elastic band.
  • Step 13 / With both braids done, wrap the ends up and around both sides of the head.
  • Step 14 / Criss-cross the braids over the top of the head and pin them in place with several bobby pins.
  • Step 15 / Let down the hair at the top and hold it all together in a high ponytail.
  • Step 16 / Wrap a hair band once over the section.
  • Step 17 / Then put the band back in the dominant hand and twist the band once over the hand.
  • Step 18 / Use the opposite hand to spread the ponytail around the hair band.
  • Step 19 / Wrap the hair band twice more over the hair to create the base of the bun.
  • Step 20 / Pull on the edges of the bun to make it bigger while also tightening it against the head.
  • Step 21 / Combine the rest of the hair sticking out from the bun and loop it back into the hairband at the top of the bun.
  • Step 22 / Pin down the edges of the bun so it’s flush with the head.
  • Step 23 / Make sure the braids are hiding the part lines for the bun.
  • Step 24 / Set the style with hairspray and smooth down flyaways.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I know this is super last minute but I couldn’t help sharing one more cute heart hairstyle tutorial. I’ve seen this style done so many times so I couldn’t resist sharing my own version of it. This is so super quick and easy and to be honest I thought I was a little too old to wear this type of look but from the front it just looks like a regular half updo! If you give it a try please let me know and tag me on any social media, @MissySueBlog. I would love to see your recreation!

Braided Heart Supplies:


Braided Heart Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles. Create a center part with a rattail comb. Pick up a small section of hair at the end of the part line. Divide the section into three pieces and begin a braid by crossing the side strands under the middle strand. Continue braiding the hair bringing in hair from along the hairline creating an arch. This is the first part of the heart shape.
  • Step 2 / Continue the arch, creating the left side of the heart shape, bringing in hair from along the hair until it reaches the top of the left ear.
  • Step 3 / Once the braid reaches the ear, continue braiding the section and tie off the end with an elastic band.
  • Step 4 / Pick up another section of hair on the right side of the part and begin a second lace braid on the right side.
  • Step 5 / Continue the lace braid, bringing in sections along the hairline, creating the second arch of the heart.
  • Step 6 / When the braid reaches the right ear stop adding in hair and braid the section a little further down.
  • Step 7 / Tie the ends of the two braids together to create the bottom point of the heart.
  • Step 8 / Spray the style with hairspray to set it and curl the ends with a 1 1/4″ curling iron.

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