Banana Clip Bun: Easy Steps in Creating This Updo

It's time to learn another updo! Take out your trusty banana clip and check out how to create a beautiful banana clip updo.

Asian woman wearing a red dress with hair in a banana clip bun standing outdoors

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A bun is one of the most common updos, especially for long-haired women. For every occasion, there’s a bun hairstyle that’s suitable. You can even use simple tools like a hair donut or even an unused sock to create the perfect bun. Now, let us add to that list of tools by showing you how to create a banana clip bun in this hair bun tutorial. Ready? Here you go.

How to Create a Banana Clip Bun


Prep hair

Before you create a banana clip bun, make sure your hair is free from damage by using TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Shampoo and TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Conditioner. They not only help repair damaged strands but also protect your hair from future styling damage. 


Asian woman with long dark hair holding bottles of shampoo and conditioner

Spray hair wax

Spritz TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax on your hair to make it easier to shape and style. It also adds a bit of shine to your strands for a neat finish. 

Asian woman spraying hair wax on her long dark hair

Comb your hair

Gather your hair on your nape using a fine-tooth comb. Make sure your hair is already free from tangles so you won’t pull and tug your strands and cause breakage.

Asian woman combing her long dark hair

Clip your hair

After gathering your hair on your nape, put it into a ponytail using a banana clip. Wear your banana clip vertically with its lock on top. 

Back shot of an Asian woman putting her long hair in a ponytail using a banana clip

Create a bun

Twist your hair and wrap it around the base of your ponytail, just between the banana clip and your nape. Continue wrapping until all your hair has been put up and you’ve created an oval-shaped bun. 

Back shot of an Asian woman creating a banana clip bun

Pin it

Secure your banana clip bun with a big bobby pin. You can also use several small ones to keep your banana clip bun in place. 

Back shot of an Asian woman wearing a red top pinning her banana clip bun

Done with your bun!

Easy, right? You can quickly put your hair up in a banana clip bun when you need to style your hair in a jiffy. It’s also a versatile ‘do! This hairstyle can complement your corporate-chic suit and pants and help you spell that “I mean business look” in meetings and presentations. The banana clip bun can also let you show off your decolletage when wearing tube or one-shoulder dresses. 

Asian woman wearing a red dress with long hair in a banana clip bun standing outdoors

More Bun Hairstyles to Try

Having fun with your bun? Here are more ideas and pegs to cop.

1. Hair donut bun

Weekend hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian girl with long black hair in a high bun wearing a white shirt against a graffiti wall
Create a perfect bun hairstyle with the help of a hair donut. Credit: Hariono Halim

With a hair donut, your bun will certainly stay in place all day long. Plus, its perfect round shape makes for a truly on point hairstyle.

2. Ballerina bun

Easy commuter-friendly hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long black hair in a ballerina bun wearing a blue shirt
This pretty and commuter-friendly hairstyle can literally take you places. Credit: Hariono Halim

The ballerina bun is not just for dancing. You can also wear it when commuting because it keeps you presko and doesn’t unravel easily. Finish it with a few spritzes of hairspray for that all-day hold.

Editor’s tip: Let your bun hairstyle stay up all day with the help of TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray. It has strong, humidity-resistant hold that’s perfect for updos and intricate hairstyles. 

3. Baby bun

Closeup shot of an Asian woman with black hair in a low bun wearing a striped shirt
Put your short hair in a low bun to look chic on a casual day. Credit: Hariono Halim

Got medium bob or shoulder-length hair? Go for a baby bun when you want to put it up on a busy day.

4. Half updo with bun

Flores De Mayo Hairstyles: Back shot of Asian woman with long dark hair in half updo with bun
Look young and elegant elegant in this half updo. Credit: Natasha Estelle; Design: Bianca Dodds

You can also wear your bun as a half updo. It’s an elegant hairstyle you can wear to parties, weddings, and even romantic dinner dates.

5. Big top knot

Asian woman with a big top knot
Get your big hair game on with a big top knot. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Got thick hair? Or want to make your hair look thicker? Put your hair in a big top knot. You just need to tease your hair before creating your bun, then let your voluminous hairstyle elevate your whole look.

With all these bun hairstyle ideas, you won’t run out of options when you need to put your hair up. And now that you have these hairstyles in mind, it’s time for you to stock up the tools and hair products you need and get the bun fun started!

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