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Top 20 Most Popular Braided Bun Styles For Any Occasion

Top 20 Most Popular Braided Bun Styles For Any Occasion

We dig braided bun updos because they’re one of the most stylish, practical, and unique hairstyles. Whether you already have braids in your hair or just looking for a one-night braided bun style, I’m sure these inspo pics will help you find the coolest hairstyle for your hair type!

1. Upside-Down Braided Bun Hairstyle

Braided bun hairstyles are so versatile and this upside-down braided bun style is legit proof of that. This beautiful hairstyle is my go-to option for summer days and nights no matter the occasion, so it deserves to be on the top of the list.

2. Accessorized Messy Braided Bun

If you’re looking for an effortless and personalized version of a braided bun updo, opt for an accessorized messy braided bun. You can pick hair accessories according to the season, and if you have shorter hair, then it’s best to go with a low-braided bun.

3. Blonde Dutch Braids Into A Braided Bun

Dutch braids are thicker than French braids and look amazing when paired with a braided bun. If you have thin hair, Dutch braids will make your braided hairstyles look thicker and more textured. Another way to achieve a voluminous braided style is by opting for layered braids.

4. Braided Bun Updo With Flowers

If you ask me, a braided bun without flowers is like the summer without the sun. Decorating your braided bun with beautiful flowers will help you achieve romantic, boho vibes perfect for both casual and formal occasions.

5. Mega High Dutch Braided Bun

With longer hair, only the sky’s the limit when experimenting with braided bun styles. A mega-high Dutch braided bun is one of those breathtaking hairstyles with plenty of personality and cool vibes. Adding hair rings to this gorgeous style is just a cherry on top.

6. Sleek Braided Bun With A Golden Gota String

A polished and elegant version of a braided bun includes sleek hair on the crown with a big, textured braided bun on the back. If this is your bridal braided bun, consider adding gota string to your braids to complement your unique style.

7. Massive Jumbo Braided Bun With Curls

If you have thin hair, the easiest way to make your braided hairstyle look thicker is to combine it with curls. A massive jumbo braided bun with curls is a real head-turner and one of the coolest braided bun styles ever. Period.

8. Low Braided Bun With Heart-Shaped Braid Designs

Just when you think braided bun styles can’t get any cooler, a braided bun with heart-shaped braid designs redefines the meaning of coolness. Truly, pairing heart-shaped designs with a braided bun is the easiest way to become the coolest gal on the block.

9. Heart-Shaped Dutch Braids Into A Braided Bun

This is a bolder version of the previous hairstyle reserved for those who want to step up their braided bun game. Forget about the middle part, side part, or no part because Dutch braids in the shape of a heart are the newest and coolest parting ever.

10. French Braided Bun With A Decorative Hair Pin

Unlike Dutch braided bun, French braided bun has less texture and volume. Still, the lack of volume and texture doesn’t make it less stylish than other braided bun styles on this list. French braided bun with a decorative hair pin is a simple and elegant style perfect for any occasion.

11. High Stitch Braid Bun Hairstyle

Stitch braids are made by adding hair extensions to your natural hair as you braid. If you have a darker mane, you can add lighter (e.g. blonde) hair extensions to create a dimensional look.

12. Dutch Braids Into A Braided Bun

Two Dutch braids into a braided bun is one of the classic braided bun styles that is both simple and stylish. If you’re not a fan of cornrows, then this hairstyle is a perfect choice regardless of your hair length and texture.

13. Cowboy Copper Huge Braided Bun

Cowboy copper is a blend of brown and red tones and one of the most natural-looking shades. Needless to say, a huge braided bun has never looked so good with cowboy copper hair color. This braided bun style is a godsend for those who prefer voluminous, big buns.

14. Cornrows Into A Low Braided Bun

If you have cornrows, you can easily braid them into a low bun for a chic look. Enjoy one of the most stylish, protective styles out there (and don’t forget to thank me later).

15. Copper Braided Bun With Decorative Hair Pins

Unlike upside-down braided bun, this style features a French braid on the crown with a low braided bun on the back. This beautiful updo can be easily transformed into a more formal style by simply adding decorative hair pins to your hair.

16. Classic Braided Bun Updo

This braided bun hairstyle has all you need to stand out from the crowd: volume, texture, and fashionable vibes. Classic braided bun updo can be modified for casual or formal occasions. As always, adding hair accessories will make this hairstyle look more personalized.

17. Braided Rose Bun

A braided rose bun is suitable for medium and long hair. With sleek hair on the crown, this hairstyle gives you the best of both worlds: a polished and textured appearance.

18. Braided Bun With A Flexi 8 Hair Clip

What I like most about braided buns is that they can be easily transformed to fit formal or casual occasions without trying too hard. You can transform your formal braided updo into an everyday hairstyle for work by simply adding a flexi 8 hair clip to your bun. Amazing, right?

19. Braided Bun Updo With Butterfly Clips

The soft girl aesthetic trend combines pastel colors, Y2K styles, flowers, hearts, and other cute and feminine elements. Adding butterfly clips to a braided bun is also considered one of the soft girl aesthetic styles.

20. Boho Fishtail Braided Bun

If you want to achieve boho vibes, experiment with different types of braids from fishtail to boho knotless braids. Also, combining thicker and thinner braids will make your braided bun look more voluminous and, of course, breathtaking.