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Best Bun Hairstyles That You'll Love

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Ever find yourself flipping through the pages of a fashion magazine to pause at an arresting hair updo and think “Man, if only I could replicate this one at home”? Well, let’s make that a reality for you already!

From busy weekdays to party weekends, from constant heat damage to overuse of styling products, our tresses are always badgered into looking fab 24*7. Now, on days when you can’t afford to spend time on styling or on a bad hair day (which we get it, is almost every second day) – bun styles are saviors.

A timelessly chic and super convenient hairstyle, the hair bun, doesn’t make you feel like you’re trying to be something you’re not. No more missing the first few minutes of the movie just because ‘getting ready took a while!’ We’ve rounded up a selection of different types of bun hairstyles that you will want to try at home yourself.


  • Short Hair Bun Hairstyles
  • Hair Bun

    1. High Sleek Bun

    Step 1: Gather your tresses to form a high ponytail. Secure it tight with a hair tie.
    Step 2: Grab the length of your ponytail and begin twisting it around the root. Continue doing it until you’ve wrapped the entire length.
    Steps 3: Tuck the end into the bun with the help of TS Hairpin Plain Bob Pins.
    Step 4: For a bun that won’t give away easily, a few disciplinary spritzes of Tresemme Compressed Micro Mist Invisible Hold Natural Finish Smooth Hold Level 2 Hair Spray are required.

    Ideal Occasion: Let this sleek bun be the one constant while you scuttle between family occasions.
    Classic Outfit: Traditional Indian Saree

    2. Low Sleek Bun

    Step 1: To create a voluminous look, backcomb the crown section using the Bronson Professional Termax Back Combing Teasing Brush.
    Step 2: Then at the nape of your neck, secure a low ponytail with a hair tie.
    Step 3: Grab the length of your ponytail and begin twisting it around the root. Continue doing it until you’ve wrapped the entire length.
    Step 4: Gently, tuck the end into the bun with bobby pins.
    Step 5: Trust us, pulling out a few wisps of hair from the sides adds a dreamy finish to the final look!

    Ideal Occasion: Let this sleek bun be the one constant while you scuttle between family occasions.
    Classic Outfit: Traditional Indian Saree

    Easy Bun Hairstyles- Low Bun
    Easy Bun Hairstyles- Side Bun

    3. Side Bun

    Step 1: Bring your hair together into a low ponytail letting it sit low on one side of your neck. Secure it firmly with a hair tie.
    Step 2: Add a smooth texture to your ponytail by using theMatrix Biolage Smoothproof 6-in-1 Deep Smoothing Serum.
    Step 3: Twist the length ponytail tightly and wrap it around the root, finally securing it with a hair tie to form a side bun.
    Step 4: Want a more relaxed vibe? Set a few strands of hair free from the front.

    Ideal Occasion: A side bun effortlessly fits into the ideal date night look.
    Classic Outfit: Your favorite LBD


  • Medium Hair Bun Hairstyles
  • 1. Twisted Low Bun

    Step 1: Part your hair in the middle to create two sections.
    Step 2: Holding a section of hair from either side in each hand, lightly knot the sections at the back like shoelaces to form a twist.
    Steps 3: Add the rest of your hair from either side and repeat this process to form another twist.
    Step 4: Tuck the loose ends under the knot and secure them with bobby pins.
    Step 5: Pull out a few fringes on the front to transform it into a more romantic updo. To hold this low bun hairstyle in place, set it with KC Hair Spray For Extreme Strong Hold & Styling.

    Ideal Occasion: Sport this bun hairstyle on your next brunch date to look effortlessly chic.
    Classic Outfit: Casual dress

    Low Bun Hairstyles
    Low Side Bun Hairstyle

    2. Side Braided Bun

    Step 1: Lift a two-inch section of hair above the left ear and create a French braid.
    Step 2: Secure the end of the braid with Divo Metal Free Hair Tie.
    Step 3: Using the rest of the hair, create a low braided side bun and secure it with Franck Provost Xpert Pro XL U Hair Bobby Pins.
    Step 4: Roll the French braid around the bun and pin the ends into it.
    Step 5: Tug at the sections of your braid for a fuller look.

    Ideal Occasion: Watch your dramatic bun be the talk of the evening at traditional ceremonies.
    Classic Outfit: Indian suits and sarees

    3. High Ballet Bun

    Step 1: Do a flip! Yep, flip your head down and gather your hair on the crown to tie your highest ponytail yet.
    Step 2: Starting from the end, twist the length of the ponytail.
    Step 3: Now, with one hand, pancake the root of the ponytail to keep it flat while you wrap your twisted ponytail around it with the other hand.
    Step 4: Secure the ends with pins and you’re all set with your high bun hairstyle!
    Step 5: SpritzGatsby Set & Keep Hair Spray for a killer sleek finish that even the wind can’t mess with.

    Ideal Occasion: Let this bun style give your expensive gown the subtle uplift it deserves on dressy evenings.
    Classic Outfit: Long gown

    High Bun Hairstyles

  • Long Hair Bun Hairstyles
  • How To Make French Roll/Bun Hairstyle

    1. French Twist

    Step 1: Swoop all your hair to one side. At the back of your head, slide pins heading upward to hold it in place.
    Step 2: Lightly grasp the hair and twist it in the opposite direction. If you swept from left to right, twist from right to left. Tuck the ends into the tunnel formed by the twist.
    Step 3: Place pins beneath the French roll to keep the hair in place. Remember to angle them into the twist in such a way that they’re concealed.
    Step 4: Smooth out the hair with a fine-toothed comb. Gently spray Schwarzkopf Taft Keratin Hair Spray to hold strays in place.
    Step 5: You can use an elegant metal hair clip to add a touch of glam to your bun.

    Ideal Occasion: Sport a French twist bun to sync elegance and comfort at extremely formal corporate events.
    Classic Outfit: Shirt and long skirt

    2. Messy Bun with Bangs

    Step 1: Begin by spraying FarmaVita Hd Life Style Volumizing Spray on the roots. Then backcomb the crown area for a fuller look.
    Step 2: Gather all your hair on the crown of your head and loosely swirl the length around the base.
    Steps 3: Once you reach the end, hold the entire bun with one hand and secure it with a hair tie using the other.
    Step 4: Unlike most other updos, this one is special because of its effortlessness. So, let the ends of your hair casually escape the hair tie. Don’t shy away from tugging at a few loose strands to make it even messier.

    Ideal Occasion: Dressing up for a house party doesn’t have to be a head-scratcher. Take the laidback approach with this I-woke-up-like-this messy bun style.
    Classic Outfit: Boyfriend shirt and denim shorts

    Easy Messy Bun Hairstyle
    Easy High Bun Hairstyles

    3. Braided Top Knot

    Step 1: Tie a high ponytail and secure it with a hair tie.
    Step 2: Braid your hair till the end in a classic three-strand style and tie the end of the braid with an elastic.
    Step 3: Now coil the braid around the base of the ponytail and secure it with hair pins.
    Step 4: Gently tug at the sections of the braid to make it appear voluminous, so it doesn’t appear too tight and gives a fuller appeal to the bun.
    Step 5: Set the style with a quick spritz of Berina Super Firm Hold Hair Spray.

    Ideal Occasion: Don a braided top knot and deck up enviably for that cocktail party without breaking the bank. Isn’t that the point?
    Classic Outfit: Long gown

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