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Easy Braided Updo

This braided updo is perfect for summer and a great hairstyle for weddings. A step by step guide with photos for a stylish updo in no time at all!
Active Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: braided hairstyle, braided updo, easy updo tutorial
Yield: 1
Author: Jen Pinkston


  • hairspray
  • 3 elastic hairbands
  • bobby pins


  • Begin by sectioning hair into 3 low ponies. The sections don't need to be precise
  • Pinch and pull the hair above the ponytails to create more body and give it a messier look
  • Braid each section and secure with a hair elastic then gently pull at the braid to make it wider and more flat
  • Wrap the left braid under middle braid then over right braid and back around under the middle braid and secure with bobbi pins. Do the same with the right braid.
  • Pull the right braid over the center braid then pin underneath center braid. All of this will depend on the length of your hair. You essentially want to criss cross the braids over and under each other and then secure the ends with pins.
  • Wrap the center braid from left to right underneath the braid bun and secure with bobbi pins. You can pinch and pull the pieces of the braids to flatten them further and create an even more full braid bun. Pin and hairspray any pieces that are left sticking out.