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!

A double bun hair tutorial that will only take 5 minutes to recreate on your own hair.

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. 🙂

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.

What you need…

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

How to get the look…

1. Split your hair into two sections, as shown, and pull into high pigtails.

2. 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. To make each bun a little wider, pull sections out slightly that seem like they might be pulled tightly in the bun and secure with hair pins to keep them in place.

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

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

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

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.

8 comments | Click here to reply

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


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


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How long does your hair need to be for this?


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


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


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.


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

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