Perfectly polished on top, undone underneath. Prepare to fall in love with the effortlessly chic half bun hairstyle!
If, like us, you spend the majority of your free time trawling through Instagram to find the latest hair and beauty trends, you’ll no doubt already know that the half-up, half-down bun trend has taken over in a BIG way.
Famed for it’s foolproof appeal yet stylish enough for A-listers (we’re looking at you Hilary Duff and Ariana Grande), it’s undoubtedly one of the most successful breakout styles we’ve seen over the last couple of years.
Whether you’re already a converted hun (AKA half bun hairstyle) fan looking to expand your styling repertoire or you’re yet to give it a try, discover our favourite half-up bun styles from Instagram now. Talk about #gridgoals!
7 of the most Instagrammable half bun hairstyles trending right now
1. Messy hun
Every girl loves an easy, breezy messy bun, but if you’re looking for a way to take your Sunday style up a notch, this perfectly-undone half bun hairstyle is it.
Just as casual and low-maintenance as ever, but with a fab #bblogger approved twist, this is the ideal go-to for lazy girls everywhere. Credit: @tanimotoshouta
2. Braided hun
Why just go for a single style this season when you can rock the hottest 2-in-1 look around?! This Instagrammer’s funky braided style combines a magical unicorn braid with a voluminous half-up half-down bun, making for the most covetable ‘do ever.
Editor’s tip: If your hair is freshly washed you may find that it’s too soft and slippery for you to braid it properly. To tackle this, simply spritz a texturising sea salt spray, like the TRESemmé perfectly (un)Done Sea Salt Spray, onto the crown of your hair before braiding.
This will help to add grit to your strands, making it easier to braid and ensuring your look lasts all day.
3. Ombre hun
The ombre hair colour trend is still going strong, so if you’re already rocking the two-toned look you’re in luck. As you can see from this stunning snap, styling your locks into a half-up bun is the perfect way to accentuate your multi-tonal look and really make your bun POP! Credit: @dilenaa_
4. Double hun
We urge you to take a leaf out of Miley’s book and give space buns a try this summer. If you’re not quite ready to go full-on alien with your look though, this girly half-up, half-down bun variation is a sugary-sweet alternative. Oh and it’s pink – say no more! Credit: @nealmhair
5. Hun with bangs
6. Hun with cuff detail
7. Knotted hun
Fashionistas can give their look more of a high-fashion edge by trading a standard hun for a catwalk-inspired knot style, like this Instagram beauty.
To create this style, simply weave a half-up braid using the traditional 3-strand method, securing at the bottom with a clear elastic. Then wrap the braid around on itself and pin to create a braided bun. Pull apart slightly to give a full, voluminous look and bam, instant off-duty model chic! Credit: @_hairbybrandy_
Will you be trying any of these #instafamous hairstyles this summer? Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @allthingshairofficial for all the best hair inspiration, straight to your feed! You’ll definitely #beathairboredom this season.