25 Beautiful Bun Hairstyles - The Step By Step Guide

Buns make really good hairstyles. This is a step by step guide to some of the most wonderful bun hairstyles for you, easy and simple.

By Tanaya Nath
25 Beautiful Bun Hairstyles - The Step By Step Guide

25 Beautiful Bun Hairstyles - The Step By Step Guide

Buns make a classic hairstyle for almost every occasion. Be it everyday office or a party, buns make you look elegant. I have collected 25 very beautiful bun styles that will be perfect for every occasion. And you can even wear a few of them while you are in a hurry.

Dutch Braid With A Low Messy Bun Hairstyle

Messy buns come in two styles- high, for a more formal look, and low, for a more casual look. This hairdo will take 6 minutes to attain. Follow the following steps for getting this style:

  •  Side part your hair on the right side.
  • Take section from the heavy side leaving a small section at the hairline.

  • Divide this section into three parts.

  • Cross under the back strand through the middle one.

  • Now, cross under the front through the middle.

  • Repeat the fourth step and incorporate a section of hair into the braid from the crown.

  • Repeat the fifth step and bring another section in. Keep leaving the sections at the front.

  • Repeat sixth and seventh steps again, twice.

  • Gradually bring in the front sections.

  • When braid reaches the ear, continue braiding like a regular braid till end and secure it.

  • Repeat this on the other as well.

  • Now bring all your hair up in a low ponytail.

  • Warp the elastic band once.

  • Now, pull the hair halfway through the band and wrap it up.

  • Secure with pins.

Step By Step Easy Messy Bun Hairstyle

Messy buns are easy to make and good to flaunt. This one takes just a few minutes.

  • Comb your hair though your fingers.

  • Pull it in a high and tight ponytail.

  • Apply hairspray on a fine tooth comb and tease the ponytail.

  • Warp the teased tail around the hair tie in coils.

  • Secure it with bobby pins.

  • Secure the flyaways with hairspray.


You are done.

Bouffant Bun Hairstyle

Bouffant actually refers to the extreme volume women like in their hair. Now, even if you have thin hair, you can get this bun done easily. You need slightly dry hair for grip and then,

  • Draw a straight vertical line from one ear to another.

  • Section off the front section and clip it for later.

  • Bring your hair up in a high ponytail and secure it.

  • Hold your ponytail in one hand and hair tie in the other.

  • Pull your hair almost (remember almost) all the way through the tie.

  • Leave a couple of inches in and then wrap the tie again over the bun you just created.

  • Pin down the sides.

  • Pull down the front of your hair and split it into halves.

  • Split these halves into further halves.

  • Comb the bottom quarter and wrap it up and over the bun. Secure it.

  • Do the same with the other bottom.

  • Tease the top quarters and smooth it over your head diagonally opposite your bun, up and around and pin them.

  • Tug a little on the front for a puff.


That’s it!

The Elegant Bun Hairstyle

This is a good formal updo. Follow the step by step guide for creating this simple bun.

  • Tease your hair at crown for volume.
  • Do a deep side part.

  • Section your crown and the side with more hair. Secure it separately.

  • Take the rest of your hair in a low ponytail.

  • Twist and scrunch your ponytail for volume before wrapping it up in a bun.

  • Make the bun and secure with pins.

  • Undo the crown, twist in the direction of your parting.

  • Repeat with the side section.

  • Tug the twists for volume.

Messy Top Knot Hairstyle

This is a simple and easy bun hairstyle. This is your step by step guide to making it.

  • ​​​​​​​Side part your hair.
  • Tease your hair a little for some volume.

  • Tease at the crown as well.

  • Gather your hair together like for a ponytail.

  • Bring it up to your crown and twist it.

  • Wrap it around and secure with pins.

  • Tug out some strands to finish the style.

Step by Step Guide To Rope Braid Bun Hairstyle

This simple bun hairstyle can also be done with a puff. 

  • ​​​​​​​Gather your hair on one side and split into two sections.
  • Twist both the sections in same direction.

  • Now rope braid your hair in the opposite direction of the twist. If you twisted the sections in right direction, wrap them in left.

  • Secure the end with a band.

  • Now, twist this rope braid around to make the bun.

  • Secure it with pins.

  • For texture, gently tug the ropes before making the bun.

Bun For Short Hair

This is a simple hairstyle that can be done with puff as well. Follow this step by step guide for this bun hairstyle. 


  • Leave one inch section on both the sides.
  • Brush your hair and gather it in a neat ponytail.

  • Secure it with the band.

  • Wrap the ponytail around the hair tie for making a bun.

  • Secure the bun with pins.

  • Braid the sections you left aside.

  • Tug the braid a little for adding the volume.

  • Pull it back and secure it over and across the bun with pins.

  • Repeat on the other side.

  • Spritz some hairspray.

Low Braided Bun Hairstyle

This is a simple and formal updo. It can be achieved quickly with the following step by step guide. 


  • ​​​​​​​Untangle and brush your hair.
  • Gather it in a low pony and secure with the band.

  • Divide your hair into two sections from the middle above the band.

  • Pull your pony through this division.

  • Now, braid the pony.

  • When done, secure the end with a band.

  • Roll it up and secure with pins.

Bow Bun Hairstyle

Follow this step by step guide for this fun and amazing updo.


  • Gather all your hair on the top of your head.
  • Make a ponytail and secure it with a band.

  • Loop your hair through the band but don’t pull through.

  • Leave the end pointing towards your forehead.

  • Now, divide the loop into half.

  • Take the loose end of your hair.

  • Fold it back between the space created by dividing the bun in halves.

  • This is the knot. Secure the end in the elastic band or by pins.

  • Spread the loop to give it a fluffy look.

Double Braid Low Bun Hairstyle

This is your step by step guide for an amazing looking formal updo. 

  • Separate two 1-inch sections at the front along your hairline.

  • Side part your hair.

  • On the side with lesser hair, make a regular braid.

  • Wrap this braid at the base of your ponytail.

  • At the side with more hair, make the same braid starting at the lowest side.

  • Pin it back to the ponytail.

  • Take the remaining section and braid it back to the ponytail.

  • Take the remaining section, tease a little, twist back and pin like a puff.

  • Now, use a donut bun maker to make the bun.

  • Backcomb the ponytail for volume and make the bun.

  • Secure it in place.

Fishtail Braided Bun Hairstyle

This is the easiest step by step guide so far and the quickest.

  • Make a ponytail

  • Fish braid it.

  • Gently tug on the braid for added volume.

  • Wrap it around the base for making the bun.

  • Secure the bun with bobby pins.

Faux Updo For Short Hair

If you have short hair, don’t worry. You can make a bun too.

  • Apply some dry shampoo for texture.

  • Separate a section of your hair towards the side.

  • Gently tease the hair at crown.

  • Smooth the top.

  • Secure the section at the back using bobby pins.

  • Pin the sides at the back, blending with the top section.

  • Bring the separated section across your forehead to the back and pin.

  • Section by section, secure all your hair with the bobby pins.

Three Buns Updo Hairstyle

This is a wonderful hairstyle for kids. Follow this step by step to get the look. 

  • You can backcomb your hair at the crown for adding a little height.

  • Brush back all your hair.

  • Separate the hair in three sections.

  • Divide the section on one side into two.

  • Twist them in the same direction.

  • Now twist them around each other for making the bun.

  • Secure the bun.

  • Repeat with other two sections.

  • Decorate the buns with flowers.

The Chignon Bun Hairstyle

Make Chignons easily with this step by step instructions. 

  • Do this style in the hair that isn't freshly washed.

  • Use dry shampoo for taking out excess oil.

  • Curl it a little for added texture.

  • Mid-part your hair and gather it at the nape of your neck.

  • Gently twist your hair until you end at the nape.

  • Coil the twisted section counterclockwise in a circle.

  • Use your index finger to shape it in the bun and hold it in its place.

  • Secure with bobby pins.

  • Gently tug for desired shape.

Two Braids Bun Hairstyle

Give your bun a different touch.

  • Tease your crown and smooth the top.

  • Slide a section of your hair over the forehead.

  • Sweep up the rest of your hair in a ponytail.

  • Divide your ponytail into two sections.

  • Braid each section into a ponytail.   

  • Tug on the braids to create volume.

  • Wrap one braid at the base.

  • Wrap the other over the first braid.

  • Secure the bun.

  • Tug a little for the desired shape.

Relaxed Two Braids Bun Hairstyle

This is for the time when you want a casual but stylish bun.

  • Mid-part your hair.

  • Make two ponytails at the crown on each side.

  • Divide each ponytail into two sections and rope braid them.

  • Now, bring them across each other and secure them.

Messy Fishtail Bun Hairstyle

Fishtails are beautiful and fishtail buns are just as amazing.

  • Slight side part your hair.

  • Fishtail braid each side until the end and secure the end.

  • Wrap one fishtail braid in a bun.

  • Use index finger for shaping and keeping the bun in place.

  • Secure it.

  • Wrap the other braid over the first one to complete the look.

  • Secure with bobby pins.

Boho Braided Side Bun Hairstyle

Rock the look with this step by step guide. 

  • Slightly asymmetrically part your hair.

  • French braid at the side with less hair.

  • Start from the temple and braid until under the ear at opposite end.

  • Braid normally for an inch or two.

  • Secure the end with a hair band.

  • On the other side, curl your hair a little and away from your face.

  • Grab the ends of the braid and curled sections and tie a knot loosely.

  • Secure the ends and the bun with bobby pins.

Back Braid Bun Hairstyle

A twist to both the braid and the bun.

  • Flip your hair upside down.

  • Braid a regular braid until you reach the crown.

  • Gather all your hair in a high ponytail.

  • Use a donut maker for making the bun.

  • Make the bun and secure it.

  • Let a few strands frame your face.

Rainy Day Bun Hairstyle

Do this when you are in a hurry, or want to look so.

  • Divide your hair into five to six sections.

  • Twist each of them away from the center until the crown.

  • Secure with pins.

  • Hold the hair in the ponytail.

  • Twist it into a bun.

  • Secure the bun.

  • Run your fingers through the front to loosen the hair a little.

Criss-cross Bun Hairstyle

Elegance in the bun is in this style. 

  • Divide your hair into two horizontal sections.

  • Make a donut bun from the top half.

  • Divide the lower half into two vertical sections.

  • Take the right section, brush smoothly and pin it over the bun from the left.

  • Pin the left section over the bun on the right.

Braided Bun Bang Hairstyle

Something different, something easy. The bun with the braid wrapped around it.

  • Gather you hair in a high ponytail.

  • Secure it with the band.

  • Separate a section from the ponytail.

  • Roll the rest in a donut bun.

  • Braid the separated section.

  • Wrap it at the base of the bun.

  • Secure with bobby pins.

Tucked In Bun Hairstyle

Love scarfs? You will love this one.

  • Brush your hair smooth.

  • Wrap a headband over your head.

  • Gather all your hair at the back.

  • Keep tucking it section by section in the shape of a bun.

  • Secure with bobby pins.

Braided Bun Hairstyle

Easy, simple and yet beautiful

  • Separate 1-inch sections on both side.

  • Make a ponytail a little to one side.

  • Secure with a band.

  • Braid the ponytail and tug it a little.

  • Make it into a bun.

  • Take the separated section on the right.

  • Bring it to the bun and wrap it around.

  • Secure with bobby pins.

  • Repeat with the other section.

Knotted Bun Hairstyle

Knots don’t just tangle your hair, they also make buns.

  • Part your hair at the back in two sections.

  • Knot them together.

  • Make another knot.

  • Secure with the band.

  • Tuck one section over the knot and another under the knot.

These are some wonderful and easy bun hairstyles for you. Hope you enjoyed them and will try some .



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