Bun cuffs: the new accessory guaranteed to up your hair game!

Arianna | 18 August 2016

Meet the hair accessory every bun-lover should invest in. 

It’s no secret that hair accessories have become a staple in the beauty bags of celebrities, social media stars and bloggers alike (check out Kate Middleton’s unusual hair accessory for proof). Lately, our Insta-feeds have been swamped with super stylish pictures of trendsetters rocking the latest hair accessory: bun hair cuffs (think of them as bracelets for your tresses)!

Yes, bun cuffs are a thing and they’re about to take your go-to updos to the next level. Read on and learn all about your new bun hair BFF!

Bun hair cuffs and how to pull them off


Bun cuffs come in all different shapes and sizes: some have glitzy detailing, while others are embellished with pearls. But our favourites by far are the sleek metallic versions (they come in bronze, rose gold and silver!). Refined, stylish and oh-so-chic – these high-shine cuffs are the perfect hair accessory for just about any occasion.

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Bun hair: The bun cuff. Credit: Instagram.com/thehautestylist

Whether you’ve got a full-on bun, or a half-up, half-down one, you can still totally pull off a bun cuff. We love how this Instagrammer’s hair has been styled into a unicorn braid bun, but if you ask us, it’s the accessory that’s really stealing the show. Credit: @thehautestylist

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Bun hair: The bun cuff. Credit: Instagram.com/chloe_by_natasha

Sporting a messy bun this weekend? While this updo may be the ultimate lazy girl’s hairstyle, it doesn’t mean you can’t jazz it up with a shiny hair accessory, right? Simply refine this undone bun style with a classy cuff. It’ll take your look from sofa-slob to party-princess in seconds! Credit: @chloe_by_natasha

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Bun hair: The bun cuff. Credit: Instagram.com/lauraskysparkle

Prefer to have your hair styled neatly for work? There’s a cuff for that. This quirky – and versatile – hair accessory also works a charm for sleek, low buns. After creating your office-appropriate updo, simply clip the cuff over the base of your bun and get ready to take on the day. Credit: @lauraskysparkle

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Bun hair: The bun cuff. Credit: Instagram.com/candibymandi

If you have blonde hair, why not opt for a rose gold bun cuff? Not only will it look great against your hair’s natural golden tones, but it’s also the perfect colour for summer – a win-win situation all-round! Credit: @candibymandi

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Hair bun: The bun cuff. Credit: Instagram.com/sarabolton1982

A hair cuff can be used to accessorise pastel-coloured hair, too, don’t you know? Just be sure to opt for a metallic shade that will really complement your bold hair hue and it’ll be sure to elevate your cool girl status in an instant. Is there anything a bun hair cuff can’t do? Credit: @sarabolton1982

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Bun hair: The bun cuff. Credit: Instagram.com/anniekimwong

Even if you’re sporting a braided updo, like this French braid tuck, you can still add a hair cuff to your look for an added element of glam. Just look at the above hairstyle for proof! Credit: @anniekimwong

Learn how other hair accessories, like the humble bobby pin, can take your look from zero-to-hero here.

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