Fab French Braid Bun Black Hair

Fab French Braid Bun Black Hair

If you know how to French braid and have mastered the simple, almost innate act of pulling your hair into a bun—ballerina or not—you have what it takes to craft one super pretty updo.

The Fab French Braid Bun Black Hair is what you get when you combine those two ‘dos together, and it’s a transitional style that fits just about any occasion.

There’s a ton of different variations too. Depending on your braiding experience level and the length of your hair, you can pair it with other techniques like a fishtail, Dutch, as well as a regular three-strand braid, to create a cool look with a ton of texture.

For a super low-maintenance look that still falls under the genre, you can create one French braid and twist the “ponytail” portion of it into a bun at the nape of your neck.

To give you an idea of how many different variations have been created, we rounded up three pretty takes on the Fab French Braid Bun Black Hair from YouTube for you to try at home. Check them out below.

The Upside Down French Braid Bun Black Hair

This look usually consists of a French braid created on the back of your head that leads up into a topknot or a neat ballerina bun.

The most difficult concept of this look is creating a French braid upside-down, as you’ll be braiding up towards the top of your head as opposed to down.

This tutorial from Luxy Hai makes it totally doable—and even utilizes a hair tool to keep the bun shapely and extra neat.

The Waterfall, Dutch, French Braid Bun Black Hair

So you’re going to need to know and excel at your braids to copy this exact look. Practice makes perfect and vlogger Missy Sue breaks down this complex hairstyle rather well.

Parting her hair to the side, she created a Waterfall braid and a Dutch braid on one side and a single French braid on the other.

She crafted these two into one bun on the back, wrapping the braids around each other and pinning them into place. Don’t let the picture intimidate you and give it a shot!

The Side French Braid Bun Black Hair

If you can French braid at least one pigtail, you’re set. This look consists of one French braid on the side of the head that’s been tied into a bun with the remaining half on the other side. 

The Small Things Blog gives a great explanation on how you can simplify or change the look to your liking, too.

How To Do A French Braid

Learning how to braid hair is a rite of passage for any young girl, but many of us only ever learned how to do a simple three-strand braid.

For some, the closest we’ve ever come to completing a French braid is trying it out on a friend, but learning how to French braid your own hair can open up a world of hairstyle possibilities.

That’s why we created this Back to Basics series, to help you master those simple enough braids that you may not have had a chance to over the years.

The French braid is classic and timeless, can be worn in a double variation, and is perfect for second or third day hair. While it may look complicated to achieve on yourself, the French braid is simple and easy to learn.

All it takes is a bit of practice.  We’ve put together a step by step tutorial so you can master a perfect French braid


Take some hair at the top and separate it into three equal sections left, middle and right.


Take the left section, cross it over the middle one and combine it with the right section.


Take right section, cross it over the middle and combine it with the left section.


And again, take the left section and cross it over the middle one, combining it with the right section…and you’ve mastered the technique!

Add more hair from the right, cross it over the middle. Add more hair from the left, cross it over the middle, and continue this pattern all the way down.


Once you reach the nape of your neck, bring your hair to one side and finish off with a three strand braid. Now that you are familiar with how to do a French braid, there are multiple hairstyles you can achieve with this braid.


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