A girl’s hair is said to be her crowning glory. It adds personality and definition to who you really are. You can have all sorts of hairstyles for different occasions and seasons. The bun is one of the most classic hairstyles. It highlights the features and shape of your face and has a very versatile look. It can be elegant or casual, tight or loose. It can be styled in any way to match your day. It is also a great look for summer when it gets too hot to let down your hair.
You can be creative in fashioning your own bun. Some of the best bun hairstyle ideas have been compiled for your reference. Have a look at them and style away!
Side Bun Hairstyles
Side buns can be very dramatic yet simple. This style is complimented by flower accessories at the back creating a simple but elegant look. This can be suitable for short, medium or long hair. Barrettes and hairpins can easily hold the bun in place while maintaining the polished look because the flowers can cover up the presence of pins. The size of the bun will then be defined by the length of your hair.
This elegantly coifed loose side bun is accented with flowers. This look is great for outdoor weddings and formal events because it is both classy and casual enough at the same time. You hair is being teased into multiple little layers to create a more relaxed look. A touch of bangs complete this beautiful side bun.
An intentionally messy side bun gives a certain appeal. It doesn’t feel so teased and still look very powerful. The key is to keep the front clean and then you can go a little crazy at the back. This will make it look like you did the messy part with intention and could look very expensive.
For girls with wavy and curly hair, there are many ways that you can still show off those beautiful curls while sporting a bun. One way is to keep a loose side bun and keeping a portion of your hair in front free of the bun. This will highlight those beautiful waves and keep your hair neatly pinned away from your face.
You could also choose to have a very sleek look and pull your hair back severely off from your face. You can then let the curls escape from your side bun to soften this severe look. The result then is a mix of hard and soft which goes well for a lot of occasions and events.
You could also add a touch of whimsy to your overall look by adding a braid to your side bun. To add to this whimsical look, it is best to keep your bun loose and let tendrils of hair escape from it.
The side bun could also be a very ragged and casual look. When you make a sort of lopsided and messy bun and pair it off with a baseball cap, you achieve the look of a Rock and Roll chick.
Cute Bun Hairstyles
Buns make very cute hairstyles. They achieve very cute, adorable looks that will look great on anyone. You can easily achieve this look by adding a cutesy bow to complement your bun.
You can even style your bow from your own hair! You won’t need any other accessory to complete your whole look.
Another cute addition to the traditional bun hairstyle is an accent of flowers, preferably in pastel colors. They look fresh and young and could be worn by any age group.
Big, big buns also look very cute for the modern bride. This can be achieved when you have long hair to give volume to the bun. Oftentimes there are rolls hidden beneath these enormous buns to keep them puffed up.
Low Bun Hairstyles
Low buns are often very simplistic and easy to create. It could look like a short ponytail but instead of seeing the tip of your hair, it is tucked out of sight. Cinching your hair around the low bun to secure it also adds a nice touch to your hairstyle.
You could also mix two elements in your low bun to make it more unique. Here you have the rolled up bun complemented with the tucked in hair design on top.
Your creativity could also come into play in creating low buns. This braid style low bun looks very relaxed and creates volume without having to use rollers.
Simple low buns also look very chic especially when your hair is severely sleeked back into a tight little know at the base of your neck.
You could also create a mod look by puffing up your hair on top before ending it in a low little bun.
Braided Bun Hairstyles
Braided buns are some of the most fun hairstyles to work with. There are so many styles that you can create from using different braids. You can make several braids and pile them up into a bun. You could also let one of the braids fall loose.
This bun is braided from below and ends up at the top. The bun and braid is then held into place by a ribbon.
This messy braided bun is perfect for casual days when you don’t have to dress up.
You can incorporate the braid into your bun to create a weaving effect.
Tucking your braids under your bun also makes a graphical picture. It is very pretty and clean to look at.
Braids don’t have to be necessarily incorporated into the bun itself. It can be used as a crown to accent the top of your head where there isn’t much volume because you pulled back your hair to create your bun.
You could also create a row of braided buns. While it takes a little more time to prepare this, the result is very original and worth the effort.
Messy Bun Hairstyles
Messy buns may look like they have been haphazardly done but they actually look very cool and relax. It is a great summer look that screams casual and carefree. It can look like you just decided to have a bun to avoid the heat by tying it up with a simple ribbon.
Holding your hair in place by use of hairpins also help keep your messy bun from looking like a total disaster. Too much of the messy look could throw off the beauty of this hairstyle and may look like you didn’t have time to use a proper comb.
Messy buns don’t necessarily have to look like they are a beautiful mess. Allowing a few tendrils of hair to escape a loose bun already does the trick.
You can help tame your messy buns by using headbands. Not only do they keep your buns from going into disarray, they also help accessorize your whole look.
Complicated hairstyles could also be made into beautiful messy buns to hide any imperfections on the complex design.
High Bun Hairstyles
High bun hairstyles are very elegant and classic looking. The image above is a traditional high bun. This is perfect for clothes that leave your neck and shoulders bare because it emphasizes the length of your neck and the shape of your shoulders.
Traditional high buns could also work fully braided hair. This kind of bun could go well with any hair color and texture.
High buns do not have to be perfectly made to look beautiful. It can be a little loose and allow a few tendrils of hair to escape and tease your face.
High buns could even achieve the messy look by letting a few curls escape from the bun. This effect is countered with smooth bangs to still look very well made.
You can also choose to accent your high bun by braiding your hair.
Easy Bun Hairstyles
Making buns aren’t all that difficult. It can be as simple as pulling your hair back and then tucking it in. And there you go, you have your bun.
One of the easiest way to make a bun is by twisting your hair and then twisting it some more to create a bun.
You could also roll your hair into a bun. You can use rollers to create this effect and keep your bun evenly rolled.
When you don’t really have any hair accessory with you to create a bun, you could use your scarf to tie up your bun.
You can also use a big barrette to hold your bun in place.
If you only have a hairpin with you, you can keep the bun from fraying by twisting your hair tightly before securing it with the hairpin.
Loose Bun Hairstyles
Loose buns are very relaxed and allow your hair to breathe. They are also some of the easiest buns to make. You can finger comb your hair and then make a huge loose bun.
Loose buns aren’t necessarily simple though. They can be complicated and well thought out.
To help secure your loose bun in place, you can use headbands to keep it in place.
Accenting with flowers help make your loose bun look like it was done for a long time.
Bun Hairstyles for Short Hair
Short hair can be very versatile also. It doesn’t mean that you have to wear it down all the time because there is nothing you can do about it. This small tight woven side bun will look totally great with your bangs.
Pulling your hair back in the middle allows you to get as much hair as you can to make a bun. Secure your bun with hairpins to keep it in place.
You can also make a row of buns at the base of your neck.
You can have two separate buns on top of your head also. This is a very oriental look.
Bun Hairstyles for Long Hair
Long hair can make really big and elaborate buns. You can pull off a really sleek look without looking too severe because of the size of your bun.
Having long hair also is great when you don’t want your hair tightly pulled together. It can still be loose and yet have an enormously big bun to accent the whole look.
One great thing about long hair is that you can wind your hair round and round into a bun.
Simple Bun Hairstyles
Buns do not have to be elaborate to be beautiful. They can be as clean and simple as this side bun and look red carpet ready.
The ponytail bun is also one of the simplest and easiest to prepare. Although simple, it looks very elegant.