Girl is smiling while holding a section of loose curl

Easy Steps to Make a Bun With Loose Curls

In the mood to glam up? Put your hair in a bun with loose curls. Check out this tutorial to learn how to create this updo.

Loose curls spell glam without looking uptight or too formal. Curling your hair is one of the popular ways to style it for special occasions. But did you know you can combine these gorgeous ringlets with an updo? Here’s an easy hairstyle you can try: bun with loose curls.

This updo consists of two buns at the back of your head and curly sections of hair framing your face. You can try this updo on long or shoulder-length hair. Ready? Just follow these easy steps.

How to Create a Bun with Loose Curls


Prep your hair.

The best hairstyles begin with a good wash. Choose a shampoo that can help nourish and strengthen your hair to protect it from breakage. Don’t forget to condition your hair afterward. 

Asian woman touching her long hair

Don’t know which shampoo to use? Try Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo. It is formulated with the new Activ-Infusion, a combination of oils, vitamins, and proteins that help make hair smooth, strong, and protected from damaging factors. This shampoo has biotin which is known to treat hair loss. It also has castor oil, which is known to strengthen hair and promote hair growth, and aloe vera for nourishment.

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Complement your shampoo with Cream Silk Hair Fall Defense Tri-Oleo Conditioner. It has Tri-Oleo Complex, a blend of lightweight and nourishing oils that smoothen, strengthen, and make hair full of life. This conditioner helps make your hair stronger from the inside out to protect it against hair fall and breakage.

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Split and secure.

Divide your hair into two horizontal sections and clip the top section.

girl is showing how to clip her top section of hair

Create a bun.

Tie the bottom section of your hair into a low ponytail using a clear elastic. Leave some strands loose. Twist the ponytail and wrap it around its base to form a bun. Secure it with bobby pins.

buns and loose curls: girl is making a bun with her ponytail

Move up.

Remove the clip on the upper section of your hair. Tie this section with a clear elastic, leaving some strands loose. Twist your hair and wrap it around the clear elastic to form a bun, just like what do you did in the previous step.

buns and loose curls: girl's hands are seen tying the top section into a ponytail

Pin it.

Put your upper bun in place using bobby pins. You can use as many as you need. Just make sure they’re hidden so your buns look neat.

Girl is holding her top bun and is about to place a bobby pin in it

Make loose curls.

Get a curling iron and wrap one loose section of hair at a time around the barrel. Curl it away from your face. Continue until you finish curling all loose sections of your hair.

buns and loose curls: girl is curling the loose strands of her hair

The Final Look

Asian woman with bun with loose curls hairstyle wearing a red dress
Turn heads at parties with this hairstyle. Credit: Dennie Ramon

How do you like your hairstyle? It didn’t even take more than 15 minutes! Why don’t you wear a bun with loose curls when you’re having a romantic date at home? You’ll definitely look stunning.

Other Bun Hairstyles You Can Try

Buns are very versatile, and there are several ways to style them. Check out these bun hairstyles that you can also experiment with.

1. Side Messy Bun for Medium Hair

bun and loose curls: Model is facing at an angle to see her side bun
Let some loose strands frame your face. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Just like the bun with loose curls, this messy side bun also has loose strands that frame your face. And if you have layered hair, you can pull off this look effortlessly.

2. Bridal Banana Bun

bun and loose curls: Girl is looking out the window and slightly touching her hair
Jazz up this ‘do with an elegant hairpiece. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Add stylish hair accessories to your bun hairstyle to keep it from looking plain. This is great for medium-length hair and is simple yet super elegant.

3. Double Braids and Low Bun

back view of model is seen to reveal the braids and buns on her hair
Look fun and quirky with this bun hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This pigtail-inspired hairstyle has two buns and two braids. What a playful ‘do! Style your hair this way to add a fun twist to your everyday look.

4. Side Bun

bun and loose curls: girl is facing sideways to give us a good look of her hair
Get the vintage look with just a simple low bun. Credit: Natasha Estelle

With just a few twists and several bobby pins, you can create this side bun hairstyle. The rolled hair even gives you a classic look!

5. Sleek Low Bun with Middle Part

bun and loose curls: beautiful Asian girl looks at the camera at an angle
You can part your hair in the middle or on the side for this hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Look smart and professional with a classic low bun hairstyle. This can help make you look sharp when you have a conference call with your client or boss.

Now, what are you waiting for? Get those styling tools now and practice making these hairstyles at home!