7 braided high buns that will keep your hair out of your face and looking gorgeous

I'm a sucker for a bun that doesn't look like I spent five minutes doing my hair. Granted, most of these actually do take more than five minutes. If you want to keep your hair out of your face and still look like a million bucks, you'll love these high-bun ideas. The braid adds a little extra detail, while the bun keeps the style functional.
Keep reading to see a few super charming bun braids you'll want take for a test ride:
1. Fishtail French braid high bun (h/t Missy Sue)
This gorgeous braid combines a French braid and Fishtail braid for a soft, full look. Pro tip: Pull the rest of your hair up into a ponytail (pre bun) and then pull the braid up, this will ensure your braid is extra visible.
2. Double Dutch braid buns (h/t Life on Waller)
These buns are super casual but chic. Creating a braid into the bun keeps the look more put together. This is a fun school-day or beach day look. If you don't feel like buns, leave the braided ponytails, they're cute too!
3. Space Buns (h/t Nina Starck)
I love this style because the braids look so structured compared to the "messy' bun up top. It's a bit like an updated Princess Leia look, and who doesn't love a good Star Wars hairstyle?
4. Lace braided bun (Cute Girls Hairstyles)
If you want a look that's ultra-functional and extra pretty, try creating a bun at the tip-top of your crown with a lace braid around the edges. If you need a look that isn't going to budge: this one should be at the top of your list.
5. Crown braid messy bun (h/t Sweethearts Hair)
This braided look might seem a bit trickier, but the style is perfect for any formal occasion. Pro tip: Get the perfect circle for your braid by using a hair comb to create circular part around the back of your head.
6. Upside down Dutch braid into bun (h/t Annie's Forget me Knots)
This style is similar to the one above, with less volume. It's also a bit easier as the braided area is smaller than the above example. The look is clean and polished, with just a little edginess.
7. Classic braided bun (h/t Luxy Hair)
When all else fails, go back to the classics. This braided bun is textured and adds depth and volume. Even better, it's the easiest option on this list. All you need to know is a simple three-strand braid. Five minutes: max.

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