Need a glam hairstyle for a special event or maybe you would like to try a new, stylish updo? If so, this is the place to be. We have found 23 of the most beautiful braided updos for black hair. There is a hair idea for any occasion and there is something for everyone no matter what your style is. You will find glam buns, fancy braided updos, cute double buns and more!
1. Burgundy Braided Updo for Black Hair
The first hairstyle we have to show you is this beautiful braided updo. For this look the hair is a gorgeous dark red shade and has been wrapped into a high bun. This is a stunning hairstyle and would look amazing for a special occasion. You can recreate this look or try the updo in any color.
2. Cornrows into a Braided Updo
Next, we have a blonde braided bun. The hair is not completely blonde, it is more ombre. It is only blonde about midway down the hair. We love the ombre look as it makes the bun look super stylish. The bun sits high on the head and looks relaxed but chic. You can recreate this hairstyle for any occasion and with any hair color.
3. Braided Updo with Center Braid
A great thing about braided buns is that they are versatile. There are so many different braids you can use, ways to style the bun and more. This is a gorgeous example. Here we have a braided bun where the rest of the hair is smooth and sleek. There is also a cool center braid. This is a stunning hairstyle, you can try this bun with or without the center braid.
4. Braided Updo on Natural Hair
If you want to wow with an updo, then choose something like this. Here we have natural hair that has been styled into a stunning, braided updo. There is a braid at the front that frames the face beautifully and there is a gorgeous braided bun at the back. Braided updos like this are amazing for a formal event or for the holiday season. You could even jazz it up with some hair accessories.
5. Low Bun with Accessorized Side Braid
Speaking of accessories, here is a great example of how to accessorize your hair! This updo features a side braid with a low bun. The look has been finished off with a trendy gold hair cord. You can use any color cord for your hair. Try gold to look glam, silver to look stylish or a vibrant color to show off your unique style.
6. High Braided Bun
Stand out from the crowd with this next hairstyle. For this look the hair has been beautifully braided and then styled into a high bun. There are also two loose braids at the front and one has been accessorized. Glam braided updos like this will steal the limelight at any event. Recreate this look or try your own braided pattern with a bun.
7. Cornrows into a Puff
When choosing an updo you don’t have to have your hair all braided. You can choose a natural looking curly style like this one. The hair on the head has been braided into trendy pattern and the hair on the top is beautifully curly. This is perfect for the ladies who want an updo that is chic, easy to wear, relaxed and one that can be dressed up or down.
8. Trendy Thin Braid Bun
Our next idea is another braided bun. This one features lots of thin braids that have been styled into a low bun. The braids are stunning and sleek, and we especially like the two center braids. A lower bun is subtler than the high ones and gives an elegant and more relaxed look. A hairstyle like this is perfect for any occasion, from the office to the dance floor.
9. Jumbo Braids into a Braided Bun
If you have a special event coming up and you want a hairstyle that will wow, then this next idea could be just what you have been looking for. Here we have a sky high bun. This bun has been styled right on top of the head and the rest of the hair has a super cool braided pattern. It is a hairstyle that gets you noticed and demands attention. This bun would look amazing on anyone and you can even try a a similar style with a beautiful and bold hair color like red.
10. Box Braids into a Braided Updo
Want a glam, new look for your box braids? Then this updo might be perfect for you. This look features beautiful box braids which have been styled on top of the head to create a stunning updo. We love this look because it is creative, chic and unique. Braided updos like this are a great choice for the ladies who want a hairstyle that makes them stand out from the crowd in style! For more ideas on how to style your box braids, click here.