Two Buns are Better Than One: A Double Bun Hair Tutorial in 5 Minutes

Because two buns are always better than one, today’s DIY hair tutorial is a double bun!

Blonde woman with two buns in her hair with a part down the middle

This hairdo is a bit more on the playful side than most, but it’s also super functional because it’s really secure.

Which means you could wear it for a casual day with friends or something more active, like running errands, exercising, or playing double dutch. ๐Ÿ™‚

Get in touch with your inner Miley with this 5 minute double bun DIY…

Steps for recreating a DIY double bun updo. Shows how to make a two buns look easily.

Supplies Needed for Double Bun Updo

  • comb for teasing
  • 2 elastic hair ties
  • bobby pins

Double Bun Updo (How To)

1. Part your hair and make pigtails.

Split your hair into two sections, parted down the middle. Then, pull your hair into two high pigtails.

2. Tease hair and wrap around.

Lightly tease each pigtail and then wrap into a bun and secure with bobby pins.

I like to twist the hair as I wrap it into a bun, but that’s completely optional.

3. Add hair pins.

To make each bun a little wider, pull sections out slightly that seem like they might be pulled tightly in the bun.

Secure with hair pins to keep them in place.

Picture of a double bun updo with hair parted down the middle.

Blonde woman with hair parted down the middle and two bun pigtails in an updo

back view of updo bun pigtails in woman's hair

Double Bun Hair Tutorial

Because two buns are always better than one, today's DIY hair tutorial is a double bun! This hairdo is a bit more on the playful side than most, but it's also super functional because it's really secure. Which means you could wear it for a casual day with friends or something more active, like running errands, exercising, orย playing double dutch. ๐Ÿ™‚ Get in touch with your inner Miley with this 5 minute double bun DIY...
Keyword: hair tutorial
Author: Brittni

Equipment

  • comb for teasing
  • 2 elastic hair ties
  • bobby pins

Instructions

Part your hair and make pigtails.

  • Splitย your hair into two sections, parted down the middle. Then, pull your hair into two high pigtails.

Tease hair and wrap around.

  • Lightly tease each pigtail and then wrap into a bun and secure with bobby pins.
  • I like to twist the hair as I wrap it into a bun, but that's completely optional.

Add hair pins.

  • To make each bun a little wider, pull sections out slightly that seem like they might be pulled tightly in the bun.

Secure with hair pins to keep them in place.

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    Hair and photography Rachel Brewer
    Model Amelia Tatnall
    Art direction Brittni Mehlhoff

    P.S. If today’s hair tutorial looks familiar its because there was a surprise sneak peek a couple of weeks ago when I shared the sunny striped DIY nails tutorial.

    Think you’ll give this fun double bun a try? Would love to know what you think.

    14 comments | Click here to reply

    Hi sooo I have armpit length hair but it’s EXTREMELY thick. I’ve tried this but it looks so stupid on me and I’m so embarrassed. How do I do it then? โ˜น๏ธ

    Kayla

    I’m a little confused about how I am supposed to pull my hair after I tease it into a bun cause I medium long red hair and it’s hard for me to pull it up into high ponies? Other than that I have no other questions and I just wanted to tell you that this site is really cute and reliable! I love it!

    Kira

    Hi there,
    The part that’s hard for me is wrapping it into a bun and you don’t show that. I have long, thick hair and it always gets lopsided and heavy and I can’t secure the bun with an elastic.

    Deirdre

    How many bobby-pins do you need

    Cheeseburger

    You can have short or long hair for this so here is some steps only two steps step1.make a high ponny tail but leve some hair down. Then step2.make that little ponny tail into a bun then put a hair tie in your hair.ps it is a school look if you are hurrying cuz your late๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€

    Hailee

    You could just make one at the bottom of your hair but leave half down long or you can have short hair ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜.

    Hailee

    Inner Miley? This look was popular in Kpop and Asia in general long before Miley did it…

    Erinna

    Hi Kiana. How short is it? Can you get it all up in a ponytail. If so, you should be fine. If not, you can still probably do a half up half down version of this one. Hope that helps.
    -Brittni

    Brittni

    If I have really wavy and short hair can I still do this?

    Kiana

    Hi Dylan. It just needs to be long enough to put up in a ponytail (or you can start the buns lower).

    Brittni

    How long does your hair need to be for this?

    Dylan

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    If you have short hair, you could probably do half up half down double buns, Michelle. That would be cute too.

    Brittni

    This is super cute, I wish my hair was long enough to do this!
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    Michelle
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