Double-Twist Bun Updo | Homecoming Hairstyles

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Yes, it is football season again and many teen girls are already planning their Homecoming Dance hairstyles and dresses!

Some of my twins’ older friends are already asking them for hairstyle ideas!  Bailey in particular has loved wearing her hair up lately, and she is so loving this specific twisted updo hairstyle that we created years ago, but never filmed a tutorial for it.Double-Twist Bun Updo | Homecoming HairstylesThis updo hairstyle really is not complicated at all, and I only classify it at a medium skill level because getting the bun in the back to secure can be a little tricky.  I have found that Goody Spin Pins work well, and then I use a few extra bobby pins to take care of any of the loosies!  You can find Spin Pins at your local Walmart or Target.Back view of young girl wearing a blue shirt modeling Double-Twist Bun Updo | Homecoming Hairstyles

Back view of young girl wearing a blue shirt modeling Double-Twist Bun Updo | Homecoming Hairstyles

Back view of young girl wearing a blue shirt modeling Double-Twist Bun Updo | Homecoming Hairstyles

Portrait of young girl wearing a blue shirt modeling Double-Twist Bun Updo | Homecoming Hairstyles

This updo hairstyle can be worn by women and girls of all ages, for pretty much any occasion other than sports.  The style looks very beautiful for more formal events like dances, weddings, or church, especially when accessorized with hair jewelry or flowers!


Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 small hair elastics, 2-3 Goody Spin Pins, 2-3 bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by parting the hair {either wet or dry, depending on the look you want} straight down the middle of head, and secure one section out of the way…
  2. On your first side, the very front of the hair, separate a small section of hair into two strands and begin a basic twist…
  3. After twisting the pieces together once, add in some hair from the bottom into the bottom strand, and twist again…
  4. Then add in more hair into the bottom strand, and twist again…
  5. Continue this process along the hairline until you run out of hair near the nape of the neck…
  6. When you reach the nape of the neck, begin a rope twist {see next step for explanation} with the two strands…
  7. To Rope Twist:  Twist both strands in the same direction.  When the hair is nice and tight, twist the two strands together in the opposite direction.
  8. When you are done with the rope twist, secure it with an elastic…
  9. Repeat Steps #2-7 on the other side of the head…
  10. Now take one of the rope braids and twist it up like a cinnamon roll onto itself…
  11. Using Goody Spin Pins, and/or bobby pins, secure the bun in place…
  12. Repeat Steps #10-11 with the second rope twist, and adjust the bun with bobby pins as necessary.
  13. Add hairspray or hair accessories as desired.

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Please feel free to leave me a comment below letting us know what you think of this new hairstyle!  As always, if you loved this hairstyle, please feel free to share it!

Happy Hairdoing!

Also, feel free to check out my girls’ Back-to-School Fashion video from last week on their YouTube channel! I thought it was cute how they tried filming in a different style! Hope you like it, too!

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  1. This hair style works great for my daughter I just did the bun part different by twisting both twist to gather then warping into bun it was so cute and it stayed in while she played. Thank you

  2. Someone should do Frozen hairstyles!!

    -Anna’s Coronation up do
    -Elsa’s Coronation up do
    -Anna’s braids (with the white streak)
    -Elsa’s braid (with the “icy” look to it)

  3. Can you do any of these hairstyles on curly hair? It seems like these all come out nice and smooth on straight hair, but I have curlier/wavy hair and I’ve been looking to do different and nicer things with my hair instead of always leaving it down. I love braids, so if you could please tell me if these would work on curlier hair, I would appreciate it. Of course, if I ever did do one of these styles, I might have to wet my hair first, because since my hair gets very full and kind of knotty sometimes, it’s hard to separate the sections and hold onto them.

  4. Thank you so much for this, I used it for my homecoming and got lots of compliments, many of which likened me to a 20’s flapper. So thanks so much cgh! It did require a bit of practice to get the braids to be even and getting the buns to stay required lots of hairspray, but the overall look was wonderful.

  5. I love this hairstyle! What if instead of doing two separate rope twists and buns you combine the hair and make one? I haven’t tried it, just thought of it, but I wonder how it would look…

  6. Love love love you guys! Just recently learned how to do a basic French braid months ago and already doing tons of fancy braids and updo’s with your site! Awesome!

  7. I did this hairstyle on my daughter this morning…I really suck at doing hair…BUT, I am going to keep trying and appreciate your tutorials. Looking at your pics above made me cringe when I compared them to my handiwork this morning!!! I guess practice, practice, practice?

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