Whether you’ve got short, medium or long hair, a chic and cute bun will ensure you always look incredible. With a variety of styles available to suit any occasion, this easy-to-achieve hairdo can be worn with confidence from day to night. To help you choose the best style for you, we’ve compiled this selection of the most stylish bun hairstyles that you will want to copy.
- 1 Bun Hairstyles
- 1.1 Half Up Half Down
- 1.2 High Bun
- 1.3 Top Knot Bun
- 1.4 Low Bun
- 1.5 Knot Bun
- 1.6 Pigtail Buns
- 1.7 Space Buns
- 1.8 Two Buns Hairstyle
- 1.9 Cornrows Braided into a Bun
- 1.10 Messy Bun for Medium Hair
- 1.11 Messy Bun for Long Hair
- 1.12 Messy Bun with Braid
- 1.13 Curly Messy Bun
- 1.14 Braided Bun
- 1.15 French Braid Bun
- 1.16 Bun with Bangs
- 1.17 Buns for Short Hair
- 1.18 Cute Bun
- 1.19 Side Bun
- 1.20 Black Girl Bun
- 2 How to Make a Bun
- 3 How to Make a Messy Bun
- 4 How to Make a Bun With Short Hair
- 5 How to Use a Bun Donut
Half Up Half Down
Easy to style and oh so trendy, the half up half down bun is a very flattering hairstyle on almost everyone. By putting your hair up and away from the face, you bring attention to your beautiful features. This hairstyle accentuates the cheekbones and eyes, and the hair left down gives a beautiful frame to your face. Most of us are no strangers to the messy “hipster” version of the half bun, but the look is surprisingly versatile. Depending on how you style the remainder of your hair, you can alter the half bun to take it from daily errands to a formal occasion. The best part is no matter what, a half bun hairstyle takes less than ten minutes to execute.
The high bun is an eternal hair classic. Not just beloved by ballerinas, high buns are a chic, sleek way to get your hair out of your face—and look elegant doing it. For added grip and extra hold, first, work some dry shampoo into your hairline. Then, comb the hair over your head, brush it into a ponytail and secure it with a hair tie. Next, twirl the ponytail until it nestles around the hair band. Grab another hair tie or bobby pins and fasten it around the knot. Then secure the high bun with hairspray and you are done!
Top Knot Bun
For a slick look, opt for a classic top knot. This hairstyle is a particularly great choice for second-day hair that you just haven’t had the chance to wash. It’s an easy way to keep your hair off your face—and it doesn’t hurt that it looks fabulous on just about everyone. All you need to create this stunning style is a texturising spray, hair elastic, bobby pins and hairspray.
Low buns are the ultimate hairstyle compromise. They’re not as formal as intricate updos, but they take more effort than your everyday ponytail. A low bun hairstyle can take you from the gym to a cocktail party in style. They’re simple enough to do yourself, which means no money wasted on a hair appointment, but they are just as great as a straight-from-the-salon look. Try a braided low bun or stick with the classic option.
To create this look, comb the hair back into a low ponytail and add extensions if needed. Divide the hair in half and tightly twist each section. Bring the left section up and over and switch it to your right hand. Then bring the original section from your right hand under and switch it to the left hand. Repeat until you can’t make another full rotation. Secure with bobby pins.
Pigtails aren’t just for young school girls. Give them a modern and stylish twist with pigtail buns. This style is playful and pretty, you could wear it for a casual day out with friends or something more active. Whether you’ve got wavy, curly, or straight hair, you can definitely pull off this ‘do.
With ’90s trends still in full effect, it’s easy to understand why we’re stumbling upon the space buns hairstyle. The iconic hairdo – worn on the big screen by Carrie Fisher – is seriously out of this world. So if you’re looking for an effortless, easy and crazy cute style, the double bun trend is the way to go. All you need to recreate this style is a hairbrush, comb, hairbands, bobby pins and hairspray.
Two Buns Hairstyle
You can wear your hair in the same style for so long before you start feeling like you’re in a rut. Even if you were once obsessed over your braids, you may find yourself looking for fresher styles. What’s a girl to do then? You don’t need to abandon the braided hairstyle completely. You could split your hair in two and try a trendy double braided bun look instead.
Cornrows Braided into a Bun
Now here’s a style fit for athletes, ballerinas and just about anybody. The cornrows start from the hairline and are braided towards the crown. During the summer months, sporting a heat-protective style, like a braided bun, will save you a lot of time getting ready. For starters, you won’t have to stress about the humidity ruining your ‘do. Also, since this is such a long-lasting style, you won’t have to worry about touching up your hair!
Messy Bun for Medium Hair
Sure, a smooth and sleek updo is beautiful, but when it comes to flawless hair, we prefer something that is messy and carefree. And we’re clearly not alone. Messy buns are one of the most popular hairstyles out there. The key to making this ‘do work is to keep it simple. Tease a ponytail, wrap it into a big bun, then use bobby pins on stray hairs. Once you nail a messy bun routine that works for you, it will become super easy, fast, and it will be your go-to look for most days.
Messy Bun for Long Hair
A messy bun works well with longer strands, it’s sophisticated yet casual and easy to make. The look is so adaptable that you can change it up for various occasions. Why not make it a little more romantic and elegant by curling the loose hair by the sides of your face? There are many ways to mix things up, with a side, low or high bun!
Messy Bun with Braid
Are you a fan of buns, braids and messy hair? Then we’ve got the style for you! The messy bun has been popular for a while now, and it’s about time that it got an upgrade. You cannot beat an ethereal messy bun with a braid during the summer months. Beautiful and stylish, this look oozes elegance.
Curly Messy Bun
If your curls are being unruly and you don’t have time to style them, a quick, easy and cute way to tame them is with a messy bun. The simple hairstyle can even be a suitable option for semi-formal engagements, particularly when enhanced with the addition of hair clips or a flattering headband. To create this striking style, start by flipping all of your hair forward. Next, put your hair up into a ponytail. Wrap your hair around the base of the ponytail and secure it with a hair tie or bobby pins.
Buns and braids are two hairstyles that, on their own, will probably never go out of style. Both are classic, easy to create and are perfect for the days your hair is messy or dirty, but you still need to look put together. So really, combining the two is a no-brainer. Some braided bun styles can look intimidating and complicated, but they’re not as bad as you think. Two braids tied together can create a really pretty low bun style that looks great for classy occasions.
French Braid Bun
For a cute weekend hairstyle, why not try a French braid bun. If you can create a basic French braid, you can achieve this stunning style simply by curling your braid into a chignon on one side of your head and pinning it in place. The key to nailing this look is with sleek and shiny hair. Use a serum on the mids to ends of your locks for a gorgeous hairstyle.
Bun with Bangs
If you’ve opted for a chic set of bangs as your hairstyle of choice, complement your look with a bun. By pulling your hair up off the shoulders, it will allow those gorgeous bangs to frame your face. Not only is this look easy to accomplish, but the playfulness and glamour of it make it a winner for any occasion. You can dress it down for a more casual daytime look, or dress it up for an evening event.
Buns for Short Hair
Styling options for people with short hair can be tricky. But fret not, as long as you have elastics, dry shampoo and bobby pins (short hair’s best friend), your options for buns are wide open. On the days when you don’t want to bring out your curling iron or straightener, this style is a great option.
Don’t have a lot of time to get ready but still want to look cute and effortless? If you’re looking for ways to spice up your daily hairdo, we’ve got you covered. When it comes to making your bun look cute, we recommend leaving a few strands of hair hanging loose.
The side bun is a great style for the unwashed second or third-day hair. Start by spraying the dry shampoo, next tie the hair to the side loosely. Then, split your ponytail into two sections and twist them together until you reach the bottom. Take the twisted ponytail and wrap it into a bun. Fasten the bun with bobby pins, pull a few hairs out to create a messy bun, and secure with hairspray.
Black Girl Bun
Styling your hair can be difficult since it’s quite thick and frizzy. Luckily we have just the style for you! A bun is a cute way to tame your mane. Start with freshly washed hair. The key to making this ‘do work is to hydrate your hair with coconut oil or other products. Next, using a wide tooth comb, remove any knots and tangles. Then, gather all your hair into a ponytail and tie it up into a bun.
How to Make a Bun
Learn how to create the perfect simple bun with this quick and easy tutorial that’ll work on all hair types.
How to Make a Messy Bun
Want to rock a cute messy bun but not sure where to start? This step by step guide will help you find your way, and teach you how to create six different messy buns.
How to Make a Bun With Short Hair
Just because you have short hair, doesn’t mean you can’t rock a bun too! Here are ten easy bun hairstyles for short hair.
How to Use a Bun Donut
This hairstyle is easy and fun. Learn how to create a stylish doughnut bun with this how-to video.
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