How to Make a Staircase Bun/Braid {hair tutorial}

How to Make a Staircase Bun/Braid is a fun Up-Do style for the summer, and I can almost guarantee you won’t find anyone else with the same hair that day.  This hairstyle requires a dutch braid on a diagonal so it’s a bit difficult to do it on yourself.  If you have a friend or daughter that loves to do hair, I’d get their help with this one!  Here’s how to do a Staircase bun/braid.

staircase bun braid

How to Make a Staircase Bun/Braid

staircase bun braid

Step 1: First, part your hair diagonally. Use a rattail comb to make the part a clean line. Put the top section of the part in a pony tail.

Step 2: Next, flip your head over and start the dutch braid. Only add hair from the side of your hair farthest away from your part. Don’t add any hair from the side next to your part. This will keep the braid close to the part, which is what you want. Once you run out of hair, just braid the rest regularly and tie off with an elastic.

Step 3: Tease the hair coming out of the pony tail to give it volume. Twist the hair into a bun and secure with bobby pins.

Step 4: Last, wrap the braid around the bun and secure into place with a bobby pin or two. If there are any fly aways, spray some hairspray on them.

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  1. So cute! Now to get my daughter to sit still for a braid. 🙂