Knotted Bun & Micro Braids | Back-to-School Hair


Knotted Bun & Micro Braids from It’s been so hot this summer and Bee has wanted her hair up a lot.  This is another great way to make a bun that holds your hair quite well, but isn’t just a normal braided bun.  You could make this “messy” if you want by pulling pieces out and doing it with totally dry hair.  And if you’ve got really long hair, this is another great way to secure your hair up in a bun without braiding it.  This is also perfect for back-to-school because it will hold up during all the hard play at recess!

It’s nothing overly hard, and you could do twists or any other mini-braid on the sides to add to the prettiness of this hairstyle.  Here’s our quick video showing how we did it:

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And here’s just the quick written instructions if, for some reason, you are unable to watch the video.

Step 1 – Part out 2 small sections of hair by the temples

Step 2 – Make a micro braid on each side with those sections

Step 3 – Secure micro braids temporarily

Step 4 – Make a ponytail

Step 5 – Add braids into pony

Step 6- Tie knots in ponytail & secure at the end

Step 7 – Form bun and anchor with bobby pins


Knotted Bun & Micro Braids from

Knotted Bun & Micro Braids from

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9 Responses

  1. Hollie says:

    Once again, you’ve shared a wonderful unique hair design for a little girl. Your step-by-step directions are a huge help to moms who are hairstyle challenged (ahem, like me). You’re a true hair artist! Thanks!

    • The Mom says:

      Thanks Hollie! I have a feeling you don’t give yourself enough credit! 😉 Glad you like this one too!

  2. Patricia says:

    Did this one and loved it. I was wondering if you could do a tutorial on placing bobby pins properly? I never know how many to use and they either slip out or pop out so my daughter’s hair doesn’t last long.

    • The Mom says:

      I think a big part of it has to do with the bobby pin. All bobby pins aren’t made equal! I use ones I buy from Sally Beauty Supply (you can see a pic on my Instagram here: ) … they are seriously supreme (or superior) as the box says! You don’t have to buy them by the box like I do, but there are over 700 in a box so they last forever and they hold fabulously. Just make sure you’re not trying to fit too much hair in when you slide the bobby pin in & that also helps. If I grab too much hair mine tend to slip out as well. hth

  3. elizabeth says:

    i love how big it is and the chains but my girl has just a bit over shoulder length hair and its not long enough to wrap around and do all the chains. like i said i love how it is so big and has that loopy wrap look. do you know what i mean? its one of my favorites but it wont work on her hair, so could you please come up with something like it for shorter hair? it would be great! i love your site and also i am new to your site. i love it!

    • The Mom says:

      Sorry for not replying immediately. I’ve hardly been home the last several days as I’m frantically trying to finish Halloween costumes for a party on Saturday and I’ve got the Pinners Conference & Expo I’m teaching at this Friday and so I’ve been busy. As far as a way to make this hairstyle with shorter hair — try dividing the ponytail into 2 sections & knotting those. Then wind them around to make it a bit bigger. If you’ve seen in the past w/my oldest, her hair isn’t extremely long anymore since we cut & donated it and so I can’t get buns to look like I want on her. That’s my way around it is making 2 of the braids or knots in her pony instead of just one. Wrap one to the right, and the other to the left & arrange and secure once you like the look. Hope that helps. Glad you found our site & hope you’ll visit often! 🙂

  4. elizabeth says:

    its actually about 4 inches below her shoulder ( my daughters hair). 😉

  5. elizabeth says:

    thanks so much. its fine that it did not get answered right away, i totally understand. 😉

  6. elizabeth says:

    did you just recently cut her hair?

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