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.
11. Braided Bun with Stylish Loose Braids
Next, we have this stunning braided bun. The braids on the head have a stylish combo of thin and thick braids, then the hair is styled into a high bun. There are two loose braids at the front and the updo has been finished off with gold hair cuffs. The hair cuffs look stunning and really jazz up the braids. This is a trendy style that will give you an edgy but glam look.
12. Glam Braided Bun for Black Hair
Our next idea is another stunning bun. This one has intricate braids on the head and then the braids are styled into a beautiful, high bun. We love this one because the thinner part of the braid has been turned into a gorgeous feature. It looks so stylish and wow. A bun like this would look amazing in a color like red or blonde too.
13. Gorgeous Twist Updo
Instead of having one bun for your updo, why not try two?! This super cute hairstyle has two buns, one on the back of the head and the other is on the top of the head. There are also gorgeous, accessorized side braids too. A hairstyle like this is the perfect way to show your unique sense of style. Recreate this look or move the buns to different places, maybe to the other side or lower. It is a fun updo that you can experiment with.
14. High Braided Bun with Jumbo Braids
Next, we have this super stylish high braided bun. As the bun sits very high on the head, you have quite a lot of hair to work with underneath the bun and on top of your head. You can use this to create some very trendy braid patterns. Here is a great example. For this look there is a combination of thin and thick braids that have been styled into a slightly waved pattern. Recreate this look or try your own funky designs.
15. Elegant Braided Bun with Weave
For the next look, we have a braided bun with weave. We love this hairstyle because the hair is very sleek and the bun sits high on the head. The braid is loose which creates an elegant and statement making style. Braided updos like this would be amazing for a special occasion.
16. Natural Braided Updo with Side Braids
When creating an updo, you can use different braid thickness and styles. By using a variety of braids, the hairstyle will wow and can be unique. Here is a great example. This updo features chunky braids at the front and back but has gorgeous thin braids at the side. As you can see, the different braids have really made an impact. You can try this look or create your own stunning updo!
17. Cornrows in a Bun
It’s not just different thicknesses that you can experiment with, but different patterns too. Here we have a braided updo where the cornrows have a little wave to them. It is a subtle design but the braids look amazing. Braided updos like this are for the ladies who are trendy and like standing out from the crowd.
18. Thin and Thick Braids into a Bun
Our next idea is another example of how stylish thick and thin braids look together. For this updo, a pattern of a thick braid then two thin braids has been created. As you can see, this results in a very trendy look. The hairstyle has been finished off with a high braided bun and some gold braid cuffs.
19. Loose Box Braids Bun
Next, we have a bun that is stunning and it will allow you steal the spotlight everyday! This updo features goddess box braids that have been put into a large, high bun. There are also loose curls at the front. This is an elegant, chic and romantic hairstyle that would be perfect for a wedding or special date night.
20. Upside Down Braids into a Bun
Upside down braids are trendy and edgy. This style involves braids that would usually go on the top of the head but they are instead at the back of the head. These braids then end in a beautiful wrapped high bun. This is a gorgeous look that would be great for the women who want to mix up their look and try something new.
21. Braided Space Buns
If you want to try a new look that is fun and cute, then this updo could be for you. This look features two braided space buns. The double bun updo is stylish and will jazz up your look for any occasion. Try two high buns like these or try two lower buns. Either way, it will look gorgeous!
22. Goddess Braids Updo
Our next idea is a pretty goddess braids updo. The hair has been braided into three large goddess braids and they have all been wrapped together to create a low bun. Braided updos like this would be great for the summer and vacations, when you need your hair to be neat, stylish and keeping you cool.
23. Glam Natural Hair Updo
The last braided updo we have to show you is this glam look. For this style the hair has been braided into two braided buns. There is a stylish braided look at the front and a different one at the back. This updo is perfect for the times when you want to look elegant, trendy and when you want to show off your unique sense of style too. You can try to recreate this updo at home by following this easy step-by-step YouTube tutorial by Brittany Kyss.
We hope you have been inspired by our braided updos for black hair! We know we did. Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below.