The bun is a go-to hairstyle. From the classic ballerina to the messy topknot, there is a bun for every occasion. The bun is constantly evolving and transforming itself and you might want the bun on top of your head to be on top of its game. By adding a braid, an off-kilter placement or seeking vintage inspiration, your bun can take you from day to night without having to change a thing. Here are 5 fantastic ways to update your bun:
1. Add A Crown Braid to Your Bun
The ballerina bun is timeless but it’s not exactly playful. Update this traditional look by adding a boho-inspired crown braid. Take a two-inch section from ear-to-ear, pin it to the side. Then pull the rest of your hair together and create a ballerina (or low) bun. Once the bun is secure, create a three-strand braid across the front of your hairline and meet it with the bun. Secure with a pin.
2. Create A True Top Knot
This bun is super-simple and has an edgy, model-off-duty appeal. Start by pulling hair into a sleek, tight pony, securing with an elastic. Split the pony into two sections, and knot them together. Depending on the length of your hair, you can knot it more than once. Pin the sides down to secure and cover elastic.
3. The Infinity Bun
Spruce up your sleek elegant bun by adding an infinity twist. Pull your hair into a ponytail and secure with an elastic. You can wear the infinity symbol vertically or horizontally. Wrap and twist the hair into an ‘S’ shape, pin as you wrap, and tuck the final strands under the infinity symbol.
4. Beehive Bun
The 1960’s were a groovy decade. From the American muscle cars to the boho style and the beehive hairstyle, you can’t help to want to recreate the fashion of the far-out era. The beehive bun can be both sleek and elegant or messy and boho. The most important part is the volume on the top of the crown. Add a boho headband for extra style.
5. Leather Bun Holder
A bun holder is a little leather patch, often designed with a chic print or shape, that wraps around the bun and is secured with a stick that looks like a pencil. This can work with a high topknot, low bun, half-up bun and a classic ballerina bun. Spice up any bun any day with a leather bun holder.
Bonus: The Winding Bun
Check out this hair tutorial for a great bun hairstyle for your events that call for a more formal but still playful hairstyle.