No matter what you’re doing or where you’re going, an updo hairstyle is always a good choice. Whether it’s a fancy soiree, a weekend wedding, or even a regular day in the office, updos will have you tressed to impress – but which to choose? For a fail-safe option, our new go-to look is a mini bouffant hairstyle.
But what is it, you ask? It’s basically a toned down version of a ‘60s-inspired beehive and is a fuss-free way to give your mane a sexy boost (without looking OTT and outdated). Yep, everyone from Audrey Hepburn to superstar songstress Adele has rocked the look – and now it’s your turn to take the spotlight!
7 mini bouffant hairstyle ideas that are easy to DIY
1. Casual mini bouffant hairstyle
As this model demonstrates, this romantic and casual style pairs perfectly with a power suit and will easily convince those around you that you’ve spent ages on your mane. Ooh la la!
Editor’s tip: Want to create the perfect mini bouffant hairstyle? You’ll need the TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo, which’ll help give you the texture and grip needed to get the bouffant shape.
For more pointers, just watch our mini bouffant hair tutorial, here.
2. Sleek mini bouffant bun
Need a style that screams high-fashion vibes? Then it’s time for you to get acquainted with the style that’ll help you slay your day: the sleek mini bouffant bun.
This chic and sophisticated hairstyle is fitting for any formal occasion, and is certain to take your mane game to a whole other level.
Psst! For extra style points, pair the look with some dramatic drop or tassel earrings and you’ll look like you’ve stepped right off the runway.
3. Messy mini bouffant bun
Whether you’re blessed with natural volume (or achieve it with the help of a texturising spray), you’ll be looking for any excuse to rock this romantically modern mini bouffant hairstyle.
This pumped up look is perfect for ladies who are looking to discreetly evoke retro vibes on their next daytime adventure and will seamlessly take you through to the evening in style, too.
4. Mini bouffant + ponytail hairstyle
Despite looking professionally put together, this sexed-up ponytail hairstyle is a quick and easy style to achieve (with our helpful tutorial, here). So the only thing left to decide is, what outfit you should rock with it?
5. Mini bouffant + blogger bun
Now, we’ve already given you 4 amazing reasons why you should try out a bouffant hairstyle this season, but we’re not done yet! The best thing about these styles, is that you can easily switch it up and turn your pumped up pony into a low, on-trend blogger bun.
Yep it’s the gift that keeps on giving; so when in doubt, just fashion your mane into this Instagram-worthy ‘do and call it a day — a good hair day! Credit: @brittsully
Editor’s tip: Finish up with a quick all-over spritz of the VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray, to ensure your mini bouffant hairstyle lasts all day.
6. Wavy mini bouffant updo
If it’s simple sophistication you’re seeking to convey for your walk down the aisle, a wavy bouffant updo certainly won’t disappoint.
7. Half-up mini bouffant hairstyle
While this isn’t technically an updo, it’s hard not to mention it! Half-up hairstyles have been ruling the roost as of late, with their universal appeal and ability to shake up your style in jiffy – whether you have long or short tresses!
Opting for this retro style will allow you show off your mane, all while ensuring your strands are kept off your face. But the best thing about it? You can easily tress up this half updo by wrapping it with a velvet ribbon (AKA the accessory of the season).
Can’t get enough of these retro mini bouffant hairstyle ideas? Then be sure to check out our Vintage Hairstyles page to find the era that’s right for you and your hair!