There are so many hairstyles that give you the creativity to play with texture and patterns, but perhaps the most underrated hairstyle of all is the humble hair bun. This simple style is usually reserved for those ‘down days’ where a messy bun is the only thing you can think to do with your hair, as it gives you the ability to ride out the between-washes days while still looking relatively put together, but bun hairstyles also have a whole host of different variations to offer. At Additional Lengths we’re loving the current hair trend of buns right now and we want to share our top 5 bun hairstyle ideas to give you inspiration when it comes to styling your own locks.
Whether you’re looking for bun hairstyles for long hair or buns for short hair, there’s bound to be a look in this list to suit you!
Classic Messy Bun
It may be hard to believe, but that quick, messy bun that you do for the gym or while you’re doing your makeup in the morning can be a turned into a gorgeous hairstyle that looks like you’ve put more effort into it than you actually have! If you want to hide day two or three hair, spritz a generous amount of dry shampoo into brushed hair and collect at the top of the head before gathering the hair into a loose bun. The key here is to allow the hair to escape the bun and look ‘undone’ rather than slicked back with product into a rigid, round bun. To add more volume, go for the Remi Cachet Wavy Wrap which can create a voluminous bun and is great for those messy updo hairstyles.
Get the perfect messy bun like model Hailey Baldwin by pulling out a few strands of hair to frame your face and use hair grips instead of a hair bobble to secure the bun for a more casual finish.
Half Up, Half Down
A great hairstyle for long, thick hair is the half up, half down hairstyle with a bun in the top section and the bottom section left loose. This will take some weight out of the length of the hair. The bottom section can be straightened or styled into luxurious waves with a curling wand from Cloud Nine for extra texture and volume in the lengths.
If you have short to mid-length hair and would like a complete hair transformation, then half up hairstyles with a top knot can look fabulous with clip in hair extensions. The clip in human hair extensions from Remi Cachet offer a luxurious way to lengthen your hair and can look amazing teamed with the top knot bun, providing a great contrast in the two sections of hair.
The hairstyle of the 2018 festival season has definitely been the incredibly popular space bun trend. The cute hairstyle with Spice Girls nostalgia is an Instagram favourite that can be styled up with glitter for special occasions, or worn as an alternative to the half up, half down bun hairstyle.
Shake things up a bit with your space buns by braiding the hair from the nape of the neck upwards towards a bun on the top of the head. This may require a helping hand but the results are worth it!
Buns are the perfect way to keep hair up and off your neck and face during the summer, and if you’ve got a late summer holiday booked you may want to consider this pretty bun hairstyle for the beach. A braided bun can be done as two separate buns or just one bun, the simple difference being the hair should be in a plait or a fishtail braid before being wrapped around itself to become a bun.
Gorgeous supermodel Jourdan Dunn does braided buns in supreme style with a centre parting and her hair slicked into two mid positioned plaited buns for a quirky hairstyle that’s ideal for festivals or casual days.
The ultimate sophisticated hairstyle that can work on long and short hair is the classic low bun. To create a beautiful low bun, brush the hair into a ponytail at the nape of the neck then twist and wrap the hair around the ponytail itself to form a bun before securing with another hair bobble or with hair grips. Smooth down the hair from the front to the back with a little hair serum, such as a hair oil from Moroccan Oil, and keep the bun in place with lashings of firm hold hairspray to keep it in place. The low bun hairstyle is a stylish hair look that’s perfectly suitable for work and can even be turned into a messy low bun hairstyle by teasing out sections of hair for a more mussed up finish.
Add texture to your low bun hairstyle like Selena Gomez by curling your hair and adding texturising spray to the lengths before gathering it into a bun. The texturising spray will also add lots more hold!
We love the wide range of looks that you can achieve with different variations on the classic bun hairstyle. From statement space buns to lazy messy buns and top knots, no matter your preferred style, there will be a bun for you! Create the best look for every occasion with Additional Lengths and our ranges of professional heated hair stylers, brushes and combs and hair styling products.