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.

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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? ☹️


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!


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.


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


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.


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


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


How long does your hair need to be for this?


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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.


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

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