There’s no other hairstyle that’s as versatile and gorgeous as a bun. Think about it. Want to keep your hair away from face during a workout? Wrap it in a bun. Want a stunning wedding hairstyle? Rock a braided bun. Looking for a chic hairstyle for a job interview? Low bun to your rescue! Phew! It fits into every situation perfectly.
That’s one of the many reasons why we love our good old bun and why it is our go-to hairstyle for almost every occasion. Although it is nifty and an all-rounder, it can be a bit tricky to work too. If you feel the same way while wrapping your hair in a bun, these tricks are going to make your life easier. Take a look at five tricks to work a bun hairstyle perfectly each time.
- Start with a ponytail
- Try tie-and-wrap for a knotted bun
- Fake a bun on short hair
- Turn your braid in a bun
- The sock bun hack
Start with a ponytail
Twisting and rolling your hair in a bun may sound easy but it isn’t. Your bun loosens if you don’t secure it well enough and comes undone before lunch. For a steady bun, make a ponytail and wrap your hair around its base. Also, stick bobby pins to your hair tie to keep your bun secured and stay put all day.
Try tie-and-wrap for a knotted bun
Making a knotted bun is no rocket science, not with the help of this genius trick at least. You know how to tie a knot, right? That’s all you need to get it right in your first try. Divide your hair into sections and keep tying them in a knot till only a small section from the end is left. Hold the knotted section of hair against your head, wrap the ends around and pin it nicely to secure. There it is; an effortless knotted bun.
Fake a bun on short hair
Got short hair but lusting after a bun? We have all been there. You can fake a chic chignon bun even with your 10-inch mane, simply by rolling your ponytail. Make a ponytail and create a gap above the hair tie with your fingers. Flip your ponytail through it and repeat this until you reach the end. Tuck the ends behind the bun and pin it with bobby pins.
Turn your braid in a bun
Just like you flip a ponytail to get a chignon, you can flip your braid the same way to get a low textured bun. This is the easiest and quickest way to achieve an elegant festive-ready bun. Braid your flip ponytail and keep flipping it from the gap to get a dreamy bun hairstyle. Bonus? The braided hair will keep the bun stay put and steady.
The sock bun hack
To get a sock bun or ballerina bun, you don’t need to stick to the traditional way which actually requires a sock. Instead, get a hair doughnut, place it on your ponytail, cover it with your hair, add a hair tie and wrap the rest of hair around it. Stick in some U-pins and bobby pins and you’re ready.
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