Braided, most natural classic chignon in messy style. This hair extension is way more than a clip-on hair bun, because you can use it for multiple, realistic stylings especially for fine, thin and regular hair growth.
The messy bun is simply pinned up from a messy style braid ponytail you can wear down as braided ponytail, too! You can even unbraid this hair piece to pin up the 3 strands of hair in a very natural layered bun, so you get 3 styling options in just 1 hair extension!
On top of that you can also vary the size of your bun by wrapping the braid more flatly (see pictures with dark-haired model) or more to a round bun (see pictures with blonde model).
And you can also vary the size of the bun by braiding the braid more compactly for a smaller topknot (see pictures with dark model) or more loosely for a fluffier chignon (see pictures with blonde model).
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The unpinned plait hair piece is about 45 cm/ 20 inches long and ca. 6 cm/ 2.4 inches wide, you can vary the width slightly by braiding it more tighly or losely. The topknot pinned up from a more losely braided braid will be a little larger and more fluffy as well. In the pictures with the blonde model we show you the more loosely braided style and in the pictures with the dark brown model you can see the more compactly braided styling.
This M size braid & bun hair piece looks most real with fine, thin and regular hair growth. If you have thick hair, you should get our larger messy bun & braid size L.
Combine our buns with other hair pieces!
You can indeed create awesome fantasy and Renaissance hair styles by combining these buns with clip in braids! Or add a matching messy braid headband for a fancy prom or classic wedding hairdo. Some examples are shown in the last 3 pictures, you find links to these hair pieces at the bottom of this page.
This messy braid & bun hair extension is available in 4 volume sizes: S, M, L and XL and in every hair color!
In this offer you can order volume size M, all other sizes are in buns, chignons and updos the shop.
Multi-Styling Hair Piece: 2 Chignon Styles & Ponytail Braid
Attach the braid and pin it up into a gorgeous messy bun! This is just like making a hair bun of your own, long hair!
Picture 3: This is how the braid looks unpinned and worn as ponytail braid.
Picture 9 and 10: You can even unbraid the braid and pin up the 3 strands of hair one after another for a very natural, messy and layered hair bun. This kind of unbraided bun is a very popular wedding hairstyle for the bride and even her bridesmaids - a larger hair piece for the bride and this more subtle bun for the bridesmaids.
Lightweight Hair Piece with Fancy Volume
The messy style looks very realistic and adds nice volume to the hairpiece, although the chignon is not heavy. It weighs about 100 grams/ 3.5 oz including the professional attachment.
Long-lasting Hair Extensions
Braided buns by Magic Tribal Hair are very long-lasting, because you can unbraid the braid they are pinned up from, comb the hair and braid the braid again. Which will make your braid and bun stylings look exactly the wanted messy style and not the worn out style we don't like.
Which Hair Does This Chignon & Braid Hair Piece Match
The bun and braid in volume size M are perfect for fine, thin and regular hair. If you want a natural chignon and braid for thick hair you should get our larger messy hair bun & braid size L.
This messy topknot & braid hair extension is a great match for all hair textures: straight, wavy and curly hair. The hair in the hairpiece is not straight, otherwise the braid and also the hair buns pinned up from it would be much thinner. Moreover messy stylings are not easy to make with straight hair. We simply work with a basic hairdresser's trick and add some texture to the hair - in this case it's curls. You cannot really see them in the braided styling, hence the chignon and the braid ponytail match all hair textures, even straight and wavy hair.
Only when making a layered bun the difference in texture becomes slightly more visible. But this is typical for this kind of hairstyle. If you have a hair stylist make a layered bun of your own long or wavy hair, he or she will first add curls with a curling iron to add more volume to your hair. So we use the same trick just with a ready to wear and practical hair piece!
Curls, Waves, Straight Hair - Let's Play With Texture!
Keep in mind that you pull your own hair back into a ponytail to attach the hair extension. this means one can hardly tell how thick or thin your own hair is, if you have lots of hair or few hair and even your hair texture is hard to recognize. This means you can indeed play with hair pieces and add curls to straight hair for a day - keep in mind you spare your hair the stressful perm!
Please understand that this personalized item is made to order especially for you and cannot be returned! Read all details in our general terms and conditions.
Some product pictures show how to combine this hair piece with other hair jewelry, clip-in hair pieces etc.. These items must be purchased extra.
We only use Kanekalon hair - best quality in synthetic hair!
Kanekalon hair has a real touch feeling, a natural shine and is very carefree.
All hair pieces are delivered with detailed instructions for attachment, use and care.
Choose between two attachment options in the menu above: Professional or basic attachment.
We recommend the professional attachment with our messy braid hair extensions in case you want to wear this braid as ponytail hair piece, too and not pinned up into a bun only, see explanation "You shouldn't use this messy braid for" further above. The braid shown without model has the professional attachment.
Professional Fishtail Attachment = strong hair tie and two additional strands of hair which complement your own hair so you have more to wrap around the attachment.
This means it's much easier to
1st secure the hair extension and
2nd to cover the junction of your own hair and the synthetic hair!
The direct fusion of your own hair and the additional hair of the fishtail attachment offers maximum hold and is the most natural looking way to attach a hair piece!
This fishtail attachment upgrade provides extra strong hold (i.e. needed for acting and dancing) and most customers find it more comfortable to wear and easier to handle than the basic attachment. I named it fishtail attachment, because the two extra strands reminded me of the shape of a fishtail when I created this attachment method.
The fishtail attachment is highly recommended when you have thin/ fine hair or hair shorter than shoulder long. As it is never too much, you can even add it, if your hair is shoulder long or longer, of course. It is also nice to have, if you like the small buns which occur when the fishtail attachment is used.
Click here if you wish to see some more styling variants with professional attachment!
Basic Attachment = strong hair tie
You can choose the basic attachment, if your hair is longer than shoulder long and if you don't have fine/ thin hair. Still the fishtail attachment is most practical for braids and never too much, you can add it for any hair length!
There are several ways to use the basic hair tie attachment:
1. The braid is opened, attached to your own ponytail and braided together with your own hair, see pictures with blonde haired doll below. As you have to braid the braid tightly to prevent your own hair from slipping out, the Fantasy Braid will loose its great volume and will look different. That is why we do not recommend this attachment method for this kind of braid.
2. Attach the braid braided to your own ponytail. Your own hair is used to counter-secure the hair fall by being wrapped around the attachment and being secured with hair pins (see first row with black braid). You can also braid your hair before wrapping it around (see second row with blonde lady). This makes an even nicer finish and it is easier to secure and less stressful for your own hair.
Your hair color can be matched perfectly including highlights, lowlights and all shades, because all braided headbands are made to order exclusively! One's own hair usually contains 2-3 colors (only dark hair often consists of 1 color only), hence we include up to 3 colors in the price.
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How to give us perfect color instruction in 3 steps only, with the help of the menus above
The price includes a custom mix of up to 3 basic colors, a fourth or fifth color can be added at extra costs. Some special colors also cost extra, you will see this in the menu.
1st menu HAIR COLOR, choose your colors or enter "advice needed".
Press Ctrl and click all the colors you wish to choose for your hair piece. If you need more than 3 colors, choose the upgrades 4th or 4th and 5th color from the drop down menu, so the extra fees are added. If you forget this, we will send you a manual invoice for the extra fees and delivery will be delayed, because we can only start making your hair piece after this second invoice has been paid.
Option: If you want to make your purchase, but still need our support in choosing the best color match, choose "Advice needed!" instead. In this case delivery time cannot be met, because we can only start making your order when all information is complete. If extra costs because of a 4th or 5th color or special colors occur, we will send you a manual invoice and delivery time will only start after payment for this second invoice has been effected.
2nd box for optional color proportions "Insert proportions for colors if desired here"
If you wish more of one color and less of another use the little message box to insert desired proportions (e.g. 2/3 of color 8 and 1/3 of color 30). When you leave this box free, we will use equal proportions of all colors.
3rd menu "details for color mix"
Tick one of the checkboxes. If you wish several colors in a fine blend and one to be added as highlights, use the message box for proportions to tell us which one the hightlight color is.
Put the hair piece in your cart to save your choice!