May 10, 2015

Double-French Messy Bun Updo

Today’s hairstyle takes inspiration from one we posted back in December 2013. That style was the French-Up High Bun. Since its popularity, and with nearly 5,000,000 views, we decided to tweak it a bit for this week’s Double French Messy Bun Combo!

UpdosIf you know how to French Braid, this style will be easy to do. You can also use Dutch Braids, instead of French {I like them both ways}.

Double French Braid High Bun UpdoKamri’s Outfit
Dress | Necklace

This hairstyle is pretty versatile, and can be worn dressed up, or dressed down. A lot of it depends on how tightly or loose you create the style, and if you want a more sleek wet look or a somewhat messy/effortless look.

Double French Braid High Bun Updo

Double French Braid High Bun UpdoYou can also wear wear this hairstyle using any other accent to create the combo… such as a ponytail, braided bun, twisty bun, messy bun, etc. Brooklyn and I often wear this hairstyle with jeans and a cute t-shirt with Converse sneakers, while Bailey and Kamri like to dress it up. Here, Kamri is wearing the style a super cute dress!

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Double French Braid High Bun Updo

Double French Braid High Bun UpdoItems Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 claw clips, 3 ponytail holders, hairspray and spray wax {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 7-10 minutes

Skill Level: Hard

Video Tutorial:


Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by determining how you intend to wear this hairstyle {sleek and wet or dry and less formal}…
  2. Then, create a part running from each temple to the nape of the neck, leaving to “C” shaped parts on either side of the head, and clip them temporarily out of the way…
  3. Now pick up from hair from the top, near front of the face and begin a normal French braid {be sure to use small sections of hair to create a crisp and tight-looking braid…
  4. Continue braiding until you reach the crown of the head, then stop adding in hair and complete a few extra stitches of a simple 3-strand braid before securing temporarily with an elastic…
  5. Flip head upside down and now begin a French braid running from the nape of the neck up to the crown area, meeting your previous braid, again, finish that braid with a few extra stitches of a regular 3-strand braid…
  6. Now, take the two braids and join them together into a high ponytail, securing them together with the ponytail holder you temporarily used on the first braid…
  7. Now pick up both first-parted sections of hair from either side and add them into the sides of the ponytail {each section should cover any part lines of your braid, without hiding the braids entirely}…
  8. Options: At this point, you can finish the combo with a messy bun, a braided bun, twisty bun, sock bun, or ponytail — we show you a messy bun…
  9. Pull up one section of the ponytail holder and pull through the ponytail halfway through, leaving the ends inside the elastic…
  10. Now grab and twist the hair in different directions until you like the way it looks clumped around the elastic, and add a clear elastic to help hold the hair in this position…
  11. Feel free to use bobby pins to fix and shape the bun to your exact liking…
  12. Use hairspray or spray wax to set the hairstyle and clean up any flyaways.

Mindy’s In-Video Outfit

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  • Jennifer Auer

    I still can’t figure out how to french braid after years of trying and I don’t know why! Does anyone have any tips on how to do it? Or an easy way to learn? I would love to do styles like this on my nieces if only I could figure it out! Thanks!

  • Julie Fisker Jensen

    Love it!!

  • Yaneth Barrera

    I would like to do such beautiful creations on my own hair.

  • Angelica Roque

    I love it!!

  • Wiktoria

    I love this hairstyle

  • Danielle B. Davis

    I’m gonna try this on my sister tonight…

  • Jana Klement

    Love the side parts where the hair is not braided. It adds so much to it!!

  • Allison

    I love the look of this style so elegant but funky at same time!! Love the bun on top!!

  • Madison Lindquist

    So cute! 😀 Will be doing this on my little sister as soon as her hair is long enough.

  • Nadine

    Love this !

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  • Lindsey Huynh

    I can’t wait to this hairstlyle for my dance recital

  • Georgia Bryant

    my fav!!

  • Marion

    Wow! Beautiful and you make it look so easy. I’m going to try this on my daughter. Her hair isn’t as long though. So gorgeous.

  • Julissa Rojero

    It is so pretty

  • mc

    you should try some of the hairstyles from the WHEN CALLS THE HEART movies some of them are amazing

  • mc

    really pretty

  • keeley

    this is perfect for gymnastics thanks!!!

  • Kashifa Anwar

    This is perfect for school

  • rachel

    this hairstyle is so cool! love the bun

  • Kyrah Toye

    i love this hairstyle its time to stat practicing so i can do it on my self