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So … on with the hairstyle for today!  After Goose got her hair cut, I was anxious to see what we could “still” do with it since it was a foot shorter.  This was one of those first styles we did and it’s also the style I decided I was still bugged by the “knobby bun” thing and so the next time I did her hair, that’s when we came up with our Double Braided Bun for Shorter Hair.

But – despite the issue I have with her bun (because I know it’s probably just me that that bugs!), the style was cute, easy & quick and so we’re still sharing it with you!  Besides, there are so many different ways you can change up this style it hopefully will get your creative juices flowing!  I probably don’t need to give you step-by-step, but since that’s what I do … let’s get started! :)

Step 1 – Part out a long rectangular section of hair

I first made a side part on the left of her head.  Then made another part right down the middle and along the back of the crown, forming the rectangular section. Triple Twists & a Bun Hairstyle from

Step 2 – Make a side ponytail

With the rest of the hair, excluding the rectangle section on top, secure a low side ponytail on the right side of the head.

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Step 3 – Part rectangular section into 3 smaller sections Triple Twists & a Bun Hairstyle from

Step 4 – Make rope braids with each small section

I secured each rope braid with an elastic at the end, but you can do whatever works best with the length of hair you’re working with. If you need help making a rope braid, you can watch our rope braid video here.  You, of course, could do regular braids, or whatever your preference for this step.

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Angle the 3 rope braids back toward the ponytail when you are done twisting them. Triple Twists & a Bun Hairstyle from

Step 5 – Secure twists to ponytail

This obviously could be done all in one step by not making a ponytail beforehand.  But I’m all for having extra things that help secure a hairstyle, and so I usually do things like this! Triple Twists & a Bun Hairstyle from

Step 6 – Braid the ponytail

I left the twists and elastics in and just incorporated them into my braid.  If you’re working with longer hair, they’ll probably peek through the bun a bit which is cool.  Secure the braid with an elastic.

Triple Twists & a Bun Hairstyle from Step 7 – Make a bun

Wrap the braid around to form a bun & secure as needed with bobby pins.  And from this angle, the bun didn’t look too bad, but other angles … knobby! :)   Triple Twists & a Bun Hairstyle from


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That’s it!  Super easy & great for school.  Let us know what you think! Triple Twists & a Bun Hairstyle from

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13 Responses

  1. Seonaid says:

    This is beautiful, I love it!
    Rope braids are my favourite, but my hair is too thick with too many layers to do full head ones. It’s such a good idea to use little ones as accents!
    I just tried it and it add such a nice texture to the smooth hair :)
    Thanks! x

    • The Mom says:

      Awesome that you already tried this & that you like how it turned out! Always love hearing successes! Thanks for letting us know! :)

  2. Kristin says:

    I like this. I think I might have to try it on my daughter.

  3. Angenette says:

    Cute. I think we’ll do this for first day of school next week.

    Also, super bummed I didn’t win the giveaway.
    oh, well… Still my favorite hair blog. :)

  4. amanda says:

    why can i not do a rope braid!!! ive tried and i just cant get it what am i doing wrong!! lol

  5. JOYCE LIA B says:


    I am a new follower of your blog. i have spread this blog site to my friends. I have been looking for this kind of blog for years. I learned braiding my hair just 4yrs ago by looking on youtube videos. Then i came across your video a month ago on how to use the goody spiral pin. I just loved how detailed you explained it.

    Anyway, i know i am looking through your old posts but I have been scanning them from the first you have posted. And i know i just need to share how happy I am regarding your site.

    Thank you so much for this. You have been the best by far that I have subscribed in to youtube.

    I have been doing different hairstyles on my hair for the past 2 weeks. And when someone asks me to do their hair, I ask for payments. lol. .anyways, you dont need to know that.

    Also, you have really really beautiful and charming girls. They are very generous too. You are raising them well.

    I believe that we are perfect according to how God designed each of our beauties.

    Keep posting new hairstyles.

    • Becky says:

      Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a comment. They are few and far in between these days lol! I’m so glad you found us and have enjoyed going through a bunch of our styles. We have hundreds, so hopefully you’ll continue to like what you find! 😉 Thanks again for saying hi and for your kind words regarding my daughters. We post new styles every Tuesday night so we hope you’ll keep checking back! :)

  6. Joyce Lia says:

    Yes, i do check your site every Wednesday (Philippine Time). It is my weekly habit to check it and practice on it when I get home. :) Also when someone asks for hair styling, I let them look at your page for reference.. 😀 I love wearing your boho hairstyles on my own. Hope to see more of it and more buns and more hair styling..

    • Becky says:

      Aww, thank you so much for watching for our tutorials each week! That means a lot. And it’s even funner to know you are clear across the world from us! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  7. Joyce Lia says:

    Hi Becky, it is me again.

    Have you tried doing the Big Loop Braids ?i was trying to do it but i was not successful. And also, i loved it when you take a picture of every step..thanks for sharing your God given talent.

    this is the link of the big loop

    • Becky says:

      I’ve only tried the big loop braid one time and it turned out ok – but not nice enough (in my opinion) to post any pix or anything! Sorry I do more videos these days, with my new camera it’s easier to shoot video more than step-by-step pix because it’s a lot bigger and heavier camera.

  8. Joyce Lia says:

    i gotcha.. thank you so much for responding to me Becky..have a wonderful week.

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