5-Minute Braided Updo

By LeafTV Editor

This fuss-free hairstyle works for those times when you are in a rush but still want to look put together. It should only take you a few minutes and will work with any texture of hair. Plus, it easily takes you from your work day to a night on the town.

side view of the braided updo

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  • Bobby pins
  • Clear elastics
  • Hair spray

Step 1

Divide your hair into three sections. It's best to make sure the middle section takes up most of the back of your head so there aren't any weird parts in the final hairstyle.

long hair

Step 2

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long hair divided into 3 sections

Step 3

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Step 4

Braid each section in a classic three-strand braid and secure with a clear elastic.

hair divided and braided into 3 parts

Step 5

Savannah McNeill You could use any type of braid you want here, but the three-strand braid will be the fastest.

Step 6

Start with the middle braid and roll it into a bun. Make sure it is rolled right next to your head, and secure it with bobby pins. Once your braid is pinned, you can loosen the bun for a more relaxed look. Use as many bobby pins as you need to assure the bun won't move, and then repeat on the other two braids.

rolling the middle braid up into a bun

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middle braid rolled into a bun

Step 8

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Step 9

Pull out any short hairs around your face for a more delicate look. Pin down any stray hairs and spray the braided buns with hairspray. The shape of your buns will vary depending on your hair thickness and length.

back view of the three braided buns

Step 10

Savannah McNeill Whether you are going to a party or just cleaning the house all day, this hairstyle will make you look and feel great. It has a fun style and can be done almost anywhere at any time.

braided updo seen from the back

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