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Get Your Buns Out With Our Top 5 Hair Bun Styles That Make Life Easier

Buns Are The Lazy Girls’ Best Friend

Hair buns are girls favorite easy to do hairstyles to achieve.

Whether you’re working with freshly washed hair or hair you haven’t cleaned in a while, you can make a cute bun. I’ve compiled a varied list of styles that has everything for sleek buns, to fun buns.

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1. Classic Top Knot Hair Bun

Whether you a creating this look on freshly washed hair or not so fresh hair, it always works.

The top not can be classy and sleek or messy and fun which makes it a simple, diverse style. It is quick and easy for the days you must run out of the door. So, if you are not sure how to accomplish this style here is some easy to follow steps for you.

What you need:

karreuche top knot bun bangs

How To:

Step 1:

Though this style is straightforward you want to make sure you thoroughly detangle. Knots equal lumps, and we want to avoid those for this look. Take your time on this step, because rushing can cause breakage.

Step 2:

After detangling thoroughly, you want to brush your hair up into a cute high pony. You can make your pony in the middle of your hair, or you can put as high up as you can get it. It is entirely up to you and how you like your ponytails.

Step 3:

Take your pony and split it into two different sections. Wrap each section in opposite directions.

It will create a messy bun look depending on how to lose you wrap the hair around the base. If you want a sleeker bun, try not splitting the pony and covering the whole section around the bottom of your ponytail.

Step 4:

Secure your bun with either another elastic or bobby pins around the base. I find that using elastics give a messier look while bobby pins help creates a sleek bun.

Step 5:

This step is optional. If you want to give your bun a little more volume, you can gently pull the top of your hair. Doing this can also provide a messier look as well.

Step 6:

Secure those edges girl! Depending on your preference you can use hairspray to lock those flyaways in place. If you like to have laid baby hairs, you can get a good edge control like the PLE edge control.

justine skye top knot bun

2. Cute Space Hair Buns

This two hair bun trend is out of this world, and I get Princess Leia vibes every time I see it.

If you are looking for a quirky style that is festival ready this style is for you. This look is also great if you’re trying to channel your inner 90’s babe. The hairstyle is always recreated by celebrities like Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, and even Kim Kardashian all the time.

Here is a quick tutorial you’ll need for this look.

What you need:

  • Bobby pins
  • 2 Hair Elastics
  • Hairspray
  • Edge control
  • Brush

How to:

Step 1:

Though this style is elementary you do want to make sure you detangle your hair. Knots equal lumps, and we want to avoid those for this look. Take your time on this step, because rushing can cause breakage.

Step 2:

Now that you’ve detangled it is time to part your hair. Remember, this style is fun to be creative. You can stick with a straight line, and the look will be cute, but you can spice it up by doing a snake or zig-zag pattern.

Step 3:

This step is natural, just make sure your hair stays in its sections and create your pigtails. If you want your buns to be the main attraction, make sure you put them up towards the top of your head. To get a Princess Leia look put the pigtails closer to your ears.

Step 4:

This step is optional, but If you want some volume added to your buns you can tease your hair. Repeat step on other section.

Step 5:

Roll your hair into, the buns and tie another elastic into it. Remember the messier, the messier the look. The neater, the more elegant the look. Do this step in each section.

Step 6:

Once you’ve got your buns how you like them, make sure they are secure with an elastic.

space buns

3. Sock Hair Bun

This look brings back so many memories for me from when I was younger.

If you took ballet classes, it probably does for you too. I didn’t attend any ballet classes, but my mom did, and this was her go-to style for me as a kid. Now, with this hair bun there is no such thing as a “messy look,” it is a very sleek and classy look.

What you need:

  • One sock or foam bun doughnut
  • Hairspray (optional)
  • 1 or 2 Hair Elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray
  • Two ponytail holders
sock bun tutorial

How to:

Step 1: (Optional)

This step is for anyone who wants to save a little cash and create the sock hair bun themselves. When I was younger me, and my mom always made them ourselves. Making one is very easy and great if you don’t have time to search for a foam doughnut at the store.

All you do is take a sock and cut the toe off. Now roll the sock from the toe to the ankle, creating your doughnut. I would suggest trying to get a sock that is like your hair color to make sure it is not visible.

Step 2:

Detangle, detangle, detangle! To achieve the slick look of the sock bun, you must make sure your hair is tangle free.

Step 3:

Get that pony going. With this style, you can put your ponytail pretty much anywhere you desire. You can do a cute side, high, or a low ponytail make sure you secure it with an elastic.

Step 4:

Now, hold your pony straight up in the air and slip your doughnut over it. This part may take some practice.

Hold the sock doughnut just at the tip of your ponytail. Spread the ends of your ponytail attempting to cover the sock. Now, start to roll the doughnut down your ponytail, while continuing to spread your hair over it.

Once you get closer to the base of the ponytail, it will be easier to control.

Step 5:

Depending on how big your bun is, you can secure it with another elastic or just bobby pin it into place. Add a little hairspray to keep your hair in place, and you are good to go.

4. Elegant Low Hair Bun

This hairstyle screams classy businesswoman heading to her afternoon meeting.

Don’t get me wrong, this style is casual, but I find that is perfect for professional or classy events. It is probably the most straightforward style to achieve on this list, and it is very versatile. If you want it to be a messier look you can curl your hair before putting it into a ponytail.

For a neat look, you can straighten your hair beforehand.

What you need:

  • Bobby pins
  • 1-2 Hair Elastics
  • Hairspray
  • Edge control
  • Brush

How to:

Step 1:

You want to start this look with dry and detangled hair. Depending on the look you are going for you want to have already your hair straightened or loosely curled.

Step 2:

Now you want to put your hair into a ponytail close to the nape of your neck. Depending on the look you want you can place the ponytail on the side close your hair or directly in the middle.

Step 3:

After you secure your ponytail, twist your hair around the base of the ponytail. Secure with another ponytail holder. If your hair is long, to make this step a little more relaxed, separate the ponytail into two sections. Then twist each section around the base of the ponytail.

Step 4:

Use bobby pins to secure any loose ends and to shape your bun.

heatless twisted low bun

5. Fun Bow Hair Bun

This bow bun is the cutest, fun buns to try.

There is nothing wrong the classic hair buns, but if you want to spice it up this bun is for you. It’s like having an accessory for your hair, but your hair is the accessory. This style may look complicated, but it is simple to achieve if you follow the steps below.

What you need:

  • Bobby pins
  • 2 Hair Elastics
  • Hairspray
  • Edge control
  • Brush
fun bow hair bun

How to:

Step 1:

I’m sure you guessed what this step is already…yep, detangle! I know it’s probably getting repetitive now, but it is an essential step to getting the best results.

Step 2:

You want to start this bun off as a high ponytail. Once you have looped your hair through the ponytail about once or twice on the last pull through, don’t pull your hair all the way through. You want to create a loop with about 2-3 inches of the ends of your hair out directed towards your forehead.

Step 3:

Divide your loop into two sections. Take the tail end of your hair and fold it back in-between the circles you created. It creates the knot in-between your bow. Secure your “knot” with bobby pins or another elastic.

Step 4:

Fluff your bow! To fluff out the bow a little just spread out the loops and gently tug on them to give a fan effect. Wallah! You now have your bow bun!

Suns out! Buns Out!

Hope that you enjoy these bun hairstyles! Whether you are looking for a classy hair bun or a fun bun style this list covers it. If you found your favorite hair bun hairstyle make sure you comment down below.

About Chloe Giles

Hi, my name is Chloe’ Giles! I am a marketing major at Georgia State University. I am a beauty hair, travel, and lifestyle blogger. I love all things natural, like hair and beauty products. I am always trying new things so my goal is share my knowledge and experiences with you guys so you can live your best life and look good while doing it. ;)

4 thoughts on “Get Your Buns Out With Our Top 5 Hair Bun Styles That Make Life Easier

  1. EuNisha says:

    I often wear my natural hair in a low bun. It literally takes about 10 minutes and I’m out the door. I usually use edge control for my edges, conditioner for detailing, and a scarf to keep my edges laid down, since I like the sleek look. Sometimes my natural curls just won’t let me be great!

  2. Kiwana Gatlin says:

    Yasss for the buns! I love this hairstyle because you can dress them up or down. It’s also easy when I’m a little pressed for time in the mornings. I can leave work and go straight to happy hour. A good ole “all purpose” look. #Winning

  3. Chaka Holloway says:

    I love me a high big sloppy bun. That’s my usual go to. A lil edge control on the edges and nape of my neck, a scrub his, and a bobby pin. I like for it to look messy not like I’m going to the prom.

  4. Danielle Pierson says:

    I like wearing a bun when wearing extensions for some reason. Wearing long curly body wave or loose curly hair cascading down your back with a cute little bun on top. That is one my favorite go-to styles. It’s easy to do, very manageable, and takes little to no time at all to achieve the look. Love a good hair bun!!

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