Braided, lush but still natural and realistic chignon in messy style. This fancy hair extension is way more than a clip-on hair bun, because you can use it for multiple realistic stylings especially for regular hair growth. Regular means not super fine or thin hair and neither very thick hair.
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 braiding the braid more compactly for a smaller chignon hairstyle or more loosely for a fluffier chignon.
Click here to read more about our long-lasting bun-solutions!
The unpinned plait hair piece is about 45 cm/ 20 inches long and ca. 7-8 cm/ 2.8-3.2 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 L size braid & bun hair piece looks most realistic with regular hair growth. If you have fine hair, you might prefer our smaller braided messy chignon in M size.
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 pictures show sets with other hair pieces, 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 L, all other sizes are in buns, chignons and updos the shop.
Multi-Styling Hair Piece: 2 Chignon Styles, Ponytail Braid & Hair Falls Natural Curls
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: This is the unbraided braid worn as curly hair fall. Just store your hair piece unbraided to preserve the curly texture best in case you want to wear lush, natural curls as open mane now and then!
Picture 10 with blonde model: 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 160 grams/ 5.6 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 L are perfect for regular hair. Regular means not thin or fine and neither the opposite thich or rich hair growth- If you want a natural chignon and braid for fine or thin hair you might prefer our smaller messy hair bun & braid size M. And if you do have thick hair, you might even like our larger braided messy bun in XL size!
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.
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.
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 professional fishtail attachment is never too much, you can add it for any hair length! The hair fall is pulled over 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 braid). You can also braid your hair before wrapping it around (see second row with open hair falls). This makes an even nicer finish and it is easier to secure and less stressful for your own hair.
One's own hair usually consists of 2-3 colors, but for technical reasons with this extra long hair, we can only offer a mix of maximum 2 colors. So we include up 1-2 colors in the price. Colors can only be roughly blended, which results in a highlight mix when you choose two colors. If you don't want that, choose 1 color only.
This means we might not be able to match your hair color for this extra long hair piece 100 %, but we can get very close. Feel free to check before your order how close we can get with our match. If you are not happy with that, you can still choose a shorter fall - we can always offer a 100 % match for 55 cm/ 22 inches hair falls!
How to give us perfect color instruction in 2 steps only, with the help of the menus above
The price includes a custom mix of up to 2 basic colors.
1st menu HAIR COLOR, choose your colors or enter "advice needed".
Press Ctrl and click 1 or two colors you wish to choose for your hair piece. You cannot choose more than 2 colors for this hair piece length.
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 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.