French-Up High Bun | Updo Hairstyle Ideas

Last week, our neighborhood went without electricity and heat for just over two days, after an awful ice storm here in Dallas, with temperatures below freezing! Yes, we were super cold, but did have a few fireplaces going to provide heat.

That being said, there wasn’t any way to shower, or curl my hair without getting sick, so I instead exclusively relied on hair buns.French-Up High Bun | Updo Hairstyle IdeasThis bun style uses a French-Up technique, which is an upside down French braid, and it has been a very popular style during 2013.  We had shown this style briefly in a video two years ago, but never filmed a full tutorial for it. It is basically an Upside-Down French Braid into a Bun!(Back) Young girl outside modeling French-Up High Bun | Updo Hairstyle IdeasI love this French-Up High Bun, and since it was the style I wore for those two freezing days with out electricity, we felt it appropriate to show you how to recreate it!

In the video, I am using a hair bun tool called the Wrap-Up that I have been carrying around in my purse for months. {You can find one at the the link above, and by using the coupon code of Merry1230, you will receive 20% off your purchase until Dec 30th, 2013.}(Back) Young girl outside modeling French-Up High Bun | Updo Hairstyle Ideas

(Back) Young girl outside modeling French-Up High Bun | Updo Hairstyle IdeasAlso, if you are careful CHG tutorial viewers, you will notice that this is the exact same tool that Brooklyn used on me in the DisneySide video we posted a few months ago! You can see the video here.


Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 hair band, hairspray and bow accessory {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by separating hair from just above one ear to just above the other ear, and secure the front section out of the way…
  2. Now flip head upside down {you can also lay over the end of the couch or end of abed to be more comfortable in braiding}…
  3. Pick up a section near the base of the neck and and begin braiding down a regular French braid {pick up pieces of hair and add them in along the way, continuing to braid towards the top of your head}…
  4. Once you run out of hair to add in, continue with a simple braid and secure with a hair elastic…
  5. Now tip head back up {and catch a breath, letting the blood flow normally for a minute}…
  6. Next, gather and smooth the front section of your year and combine it with the braid into a high ponytail…
  7. Then create a bun by using a wrap up, bun maker, sock bun, or simply using your hair {I love the wrap up as it makes doing a bun quick and easy, and it looks great every time}…
  8. Add in a few bobby pins, as needed,to secure the bun and tuck any hair whispies…
  9. Add hair accessory and hairspray {as desired}.

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

Happy Hairdoing!

Be sure to watch the BrooklyAndBailey‘s video below, where they show you how to make cute little {and inexpensive} Christmas gifts for friends!

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  1. To be honest, these hair styles blow. Their extremely hard and that 5-10 minutes thing, it’s a scam. It would probably take about 1-2 painful hours of frustration and looking at your website saying, “How did that slacker get it”? Be real. It really took you an hour, a painful one of getting your hair pulled straight out of your skull.P.S The ‘fishtail’ is a big honking sack of baloney. Just do a braid.

    1. Uh… thanks for listening I guess. I got the anger out of when i was getting my hair pulled out. Don’t take any of the seriously. I am not even 10. I guess the pain in my hair went to my head. P.S. I like the logo of your website! (:

  2. For some reason I can’t get a neat braid on the back of my head:( I dont think I’m holding the hair right when my head is upside-down haha -does that make sesne? lol
    Hugs from England xx

  3. I think this hair style is gorgeous!! And I know how u guys always like to go on vacation because I always see that u get tans and everything so I think u should also go to a camp site in New Jersey and its called swortsswood! im not sure how u spell it but its a amazing camp site and in the summer its the best time to go and everything! Especially when u see the reflection in the water its just beautiful!!! So yea! and im 11 btw and i’d love to be friends with ur daughters!

  4. ice storm in Dallas ahh then it wuld be cold. The temperature is also falling here in pakistan cold cold 🙂 :O 😀 😛

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