Beauty | 6 Simple Ways To Style A Bun

6 Ways To Wear A Bun

Whether you wear it high, fanned, on the side, sleek, plaited or messy, there’s bound to be a bun style out there for you! With the heat recently, I don’t know about you but I’ve been trying every which way possible, just to get my hair off my face!

So here are six of my favourtie ways to style a bun this summer.

1. Fan It

Fanned buns are really fun and so simple to achieve. This is a style I’ve adopted a lot lately for speed and ease. You can achieve this look by pulling your hair into a ponytail and not fully pulling through the ends. Then once the hair band is in place, fan out the hair on top and pin in place. Voila; a perfect fan bun, pretty much every time!

Bebxo on YouTube has some great hair tutorials and there is a great example of how quickly a fan bun can be achieved here, plus how you can incorporate a sock bun and fan bun together here, for those who are starting out with this style or have slightly finer hair. Give it a go!

2. On The Side Class

Wearing a bun on the side can look really classy and is often seen on celebrities on the red carpet. You can create a beautiful side bun pretty easily by using the sock, doughnut or fan method and just gathering the hair to the side instead of on top of the head.

I personally think that this look is best a little messy. Also, a messy side bun I find is actually a little easier to achieve than a neat one! I find the best way to achieve this look and the best way to get a natural messiness, is by curling or scrunching the hair slightly before pulling to the side.

3. Pile It High

High buns are great for adding height and a little glamour to you look. High buns can be created with long or short hair. If your hair is short, try using the sock bun technique or use a bun doughnut to add volume. Both are really easy to achieve with a bit of hidden help!

It’s also worth watching Wendy from Wendy’s Look Book’s easy sock bun tutorial. I love Wendy’s tutorials, they’re so easy to follow and she always makes them really fun too!

4. Slick & Sleek

I think this can be the hardest look to achieve, especially if your hair has a parting with a mind of it’s own sometimes, like mine! I find that the best way to achieve this look is by using a doughnut to create the volume and then you can control the hair far better, for a much sleeker finish.

Simply pull your hair into a ponytail, place the doughnut over the hair, spread hair evenly around the doughnut and roll down towards the head. You can also either leave a thick strand free of the doughnut to wrap around at the end or carefully remove a thick strand once rolled, to wrap around the bun, which helps to hide the gap slightly. It’s worth using a fine tooth comb and hairspray to brush back any wispy hairs towards the bun line, which creates that slick off the face style.

5. Plaited Bun

There are so many ways to plait a bun. You can plait the whole hair and then wrap it into a bun, or you can plait strands that lead into the bun. Lauren Conrad used plaits in her hair styles quite a lot and I like the way she sometimes incorporates them in her buns. You can check out my bun post, incorporating a plait here.

If you have a lot of hair, you can pull it into a ponytail, plait the entire length and wrap it around itself. This will create a large bun and you can maybe then create a few smaller plaits to wrap around the base. If you want to combine a side style with plaits, why not plait a few strands on each side and pull those into a side pony with the rest of your hair? So many options!

6. Mess It Up

Messiness, or organised mess, to some is the hardest style. This option is often the easiest for me, maybe to do with having very little time to actually do my hair in the mornings and luckily it seems to go according to plan most times!

A key for a messy style is backcombing, curling prior to creating the bun or scrunching. The more volume your hair has, the easier it is to make it look unplanned and ‘whoops, I just fell out of bed like this’!

Whichever bun style you choose, there has got to be one that’s your favourtie. Mine is the fan at the moment. How about you?

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  1. August 1, 2014 / 7:55 pm

    Such pretty ideas, it makes me wish my hair was longer xxx

  2. August 3, 2014 / 10:11 am

    How long is your hair? If you try using a doughnut on shorter hair, it’s amazing what looks you can create!x

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