9 Braided Bun Hairstyles We Found While Stalking Instagram

I don't know what it is about updos that gives the style a bad rap—perhaps the overdone prom buns of years past or the sideswept bridesmaid looks we wish we could forget. The thing is, updos can be entirely cool, fresh, and modern. Such is the case with braided bun hairstyles, whether you already have braids in your hair or you're hoping to do it for just one night. To prove that very point, I did some Instagram stalking on the pages of my favorite celebrity hairstyles. Turns out, updos are making a serious comeback (not that, you know, they ever really went anywhere), gracing the heads of our favorite current beauty icons.

Below, find a roundup of the coolest ones we've seen as of late and get inspired for your next 'do. Many, even, you can try yourself at home, or at least bring a photo to your next salon appointment as inspiration. Either way, break out of your no-updo box and opt for something oh so cool. Keep scrolling for some gorgeous braided bun options.