When you have long hair and you want to get it out of the way, a hair bun is one of the updos you think of. And for good reason. When your hair is up in a bun, you keep it off your face and neck. It makes you feel presko on a hot day without compromising your style. A hair bun also works as a formal hairstyle to go with your floor-length gown and heels. Needless to say, like a ponytail, a hair bun is also a versatile hairstyle that can suit any occasion and activity.
There are many ways on how you can make a bun hairstyle, and today, we’re going to show them to you. Feel free to explore these ideas and hair tricks and find the technique that works best for you.
How to Make a Hair Bun
1. Hair Donut
If you’re after the perfect hair bun shape, use a hair donut. This tool makes your bun perfectly round while giving it volume. It also holds your bun tightly and keeps it in place.
Editor’s tip: Finish your bun by spritzing TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray to give it a strong, weather-resistant hold make it last long.
2. Sock Bun
Don’t have a hair donut? Use an old, clean sock as a tool. Just cut the toe part of your sock and roll the rest to make your improvised hair donut. It works just as well as a hair donut in giving your bun shape and volume.
3. Ballerina Bun
You can also create a bun with just a hair tie and bobby pins. The ballerina bun is the perfect ‘do to create if you only have these tools, and the result is just as stylish. You can wear a ballerina bun for a variety of activities like doing yoga or working out.
Editor’s tip: Polished buns tend to be tight, so make sure your hair is strong enough to withstand all the pulling by using Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo regularly.
4. Messy Bun
Messy hairstyles are all the rage because they look relaxed yet stylish at the same time. Put your hair in a messy bun when you’re having a bad hair day and look effortlessly chic!
5. Big Top Knot
Look like a model-off-duty with a big top knot. Wear it on weekends when you just want to chill or when you’re planning a leisurely stroll around the mall.
6. Top Bun for Curly Hair
Curly hair can be a challenge to style, and when your strands are misbehaving, better put them up! A top bun is perfect for that, and you can create it by putting your hair in a high ponytail, braiding your hair, and putting the braid around the ponytail base. So easy!
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7. Baby Bun
Got medium-length or shoulder-length hair? A baby bun is perfect for you. When you’re done creating your bun, pull out some strands near your face for that messy-chic look.
8. Top Bun with Braid
Jazz up your regular hair bun by putting two braids around its base. This hairstyle is perfect for parties, whether you’re attending a quaint garden wedding, a holiday dinner, or a formal evening party.
9. Half-up Top Knot
10. Space Buns
Twice the bun, twice the fun! Put your hair in space buns when you want to add personality to your look and unleash your inner galaxy heroine. You can also create space buns even if you have short hair.
11. Banana Clip Bun
Fond of banana clips? You can also use one to create a hair bun. After clipping your hair, just twist it, put it around the base of your banana clip hairstyle, and secure with bobby pins. You can wear a banana clip bun on both casual and dressy occasions. What’s not to love about it?
12. Double Low Space Buns
Buns are usually worn high or at the top of your crown, but you can most certainly wear it low, too! Try this low twin space bun hairstyle and look stylish at every angle. It’s good on both straight and curly hair. And with a few strands left to frame your face, you’ll look more relaxed and gentle.
13. Double Space Buns with Full Bangs
Bring out a quirky Asian vibe as you channel a cute Japanese girl in this hairstyle. The two space buns and the bangs complement each other and together make a great look. You can also opt to leave long strands at the sides near your ears for more style. This looks really perfect with thick full bangs.
Editor’s tip: Make sure your hair bun lasts all day by spraying it with some VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray. It protects your hair from frizz and dries up really fast so you won’t have to worry about smudges and stray strands.
14. Elegant Low Bun
Whether you’re at work or heading out to a formal evening affair, you’ll definitely love this elegant low hair bun. At work, it exudes power and independence but at an evening affair, it exudes confidence and classic elegance. Just pair it with the right earrings and you’ll definitely leave everyone in awe.
15. Messy Rope Braided Bun
Certainly, there are days when you feel like your hair has a mind of its own and that styling is just out of the question. Don’t let bad hair days let you down and just do the messy rope braided bun. Put it low and don’t even perfect the braids for the “perfectly messy” look.
16. Side Bun with Hair Pins
To do this hairstyle, just gather your hair in a low ponytail and position it on one side for a classic look. Secure with hairpins and make sure everything is tucked neatly. If you don’t like to accentuate with earrings, put a flower or a pearly accessory on your hair instead. Easy, right?
Now, you’re equipped with all the clever ways on how to create a hair bun. Which one is your favorite? Whatever you pick, just make sure you have strong and healthy hair to begin with so you can nail any hairstyle. And don’t forget to undo your bun at the end of the day so your strands can relax and not get damaged.