The braided bun is more traditionally Chinese, as braided hairstyles were prevalently worn by women in the Qing Dynasty (approximately 1644 to 1910). If today’s woman has Botticelli-like tresses, she can opt to wear the braided bun hairstyle — which requires only one chopstick. A metal chopstick works best, simply because it can better support the hair’s weight. The hair is braided into two separate braids, which are close together and stem from the crown of the head. Rubber bands can be used at the end of the braids to keep them from unraveling. A durable chopstick is inserted horizontally through the two braids, and the braids are then wound around the two ends of the chopstick in a criss-crossed fashion. The ends of the braid are tucked under the bun and secured with hairpins if necessary.
Picture of Chinese braided Bun Updo: