10 Cute Bun Hairstyles You Can Do Yourself

10 Cute Bun Hairstyles You Can Do Yourself


We’ve covered ponytails, braids, and mermaid waves. What’s next? The answer’s simple: cute bun hairstyles.

There used to be only two categories for buns: the messy bun and the ballerina bun. Now, thanks to hair product innovations, tools, and accessories, there are many ways to wear a bun.

As a hairstyle that takes all your hair off your face and neck, it’s the perfect go-to when it’s the day before “wash day” or if the weather isn’t cooperating with your locks (hello, frizz). 

So, if you’re in need of a bun hairstyle that’ll make you put-together in a snap, keep scrolling. 

Don’t want your bun to look teeny tiny? Add our Halo Hair Extensions to your hair routine for a bun that looks fuller and dare we say, rounder.

Prepping Your Hair For Creating A Bun

Depending on the type of bun you’re going to do, you may need products as simple as a comb and a clip, or a full blown haircare routine. 

No matter what cute bun you have in mind, make sure to properly protect and prep your hair before applying any volume spray, texture spray, and heat. 

  • Shampoo and Conditioner: While buns work well with dirty hair, we still recommend you regularly wash and condition your mane before styling it. Hairstyles often look better when you start with a clean canvas! 
  • Dry Shampoo: That being said, if you don’t have time for a full wash routine, dry shampoo will be your best friend by absorbing all the oil and sweat from your scalp.
  • Heat Protectant: The one product that will prevent damage in the long run. Liberally apply a heat protectant—it can be a spray or oil—on your hair before blowdrying your strands, straightening it, waving it, or curling it.
  • Wide Tooth Comb or Detangling Brush: For a smooth bun, a comb or brush will get rid of any lumpy knots. If you do run into some tangled hair, don’t force your hair tool on it. Instead, gently run your comb through the knot to get rid of it.
  • Texture Spray: If you have fine, thin hair, you know the struggle of keeping your hair in place. A texture spray will add grip to your locks, making sure they stay put.  
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1. Cute Bun for Brides

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The perfect fluffy bun if you’re a bride, a bridesmaid, or someone who’s going to a black tie event!

Here, you can easily spot how The Halo can turn a regular bun into something worth saying “I do” to.

Aside from hairspray, you’ll need a lot of pins in your natural hair colour to keep this bun in place. If you’re getting married soon, it might be best to invest in those.

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2. Cute Bun with a Ribbon

Looking for a cute bun to wear on a night out with your girlfriends or your significant other? Look no further than this hairstyle.

You can wear your bun anyway you like, as long as you wrap a pretty ribbon around it in the end! 

With one small accessory, your bun becomes instantly eye-catching and picture-worthy.

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3. Cute Bun with a Scrunchie

The ultimate lazy girl ‘do that looks good with any outfit. For the ultimate smooth look, spritz some hairspray on the top of your hair and loosely brush your hair back into a low bun.

Using a hair scrunchie in your favourite colour or pattern, simply tie it and you’re done!

If you’re wondering why we don’t recommend you slick your hair back it’s because we want this bun to look effortless and laidback—the complete opposite of the “clean girl bun.”

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4. Cute Bun with a Fringe

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Whether you have full bangs, curtain bangs, or micro bangs, one thing’s for sure: you’ll look so good with a bun.

This look frames your face beautifully while still keeping your hair neatly high up. 

What we love about this hairstyle is that instead of taking out some pieces of hair to make it look more lowkey, since you have bangs, there’s no need to!

For the perfect undone look, spritz some texture spray all over your hair.

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5. Double Buns

A bun that you can wear to work, on a night out, at a date, and even to a festival? Yes, please.

Since this hairstyle calls for two buns, you’ll need a lot of hair. Got short hair? No worries! By adding our halo hair extensions you can instantly add length (and volume, of course). 

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6. Half Up Bun

You may think it’s pretty basic at first, but when you add loose waves to this half up bun hairstyle, it makes a world of a difference.

The best part is you can even wear this hairstyle with hair extensions in. With a Halo, you won’t have to worry about clips and glued hair showing up since it sits on your hair with an invisible string.

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7. Modern French Twist

She’s elegant, she’s chic, she’s THAT bun.

This versatile messy bun may look complicated from the back, but in reality, you’ll master it after little practice.

Unlike the classic French Twist where you’ll need medium to long hair to fully get “the look,” this modern version lets you be a little messy.

That’s what’s so great about this messy bun for medium length hair; it’s loose and imperfect in all the right places. For the best look, make sure you use clips or pins in the same colour as your hair!

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8. Lacy Bun

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If you’ve ever tried braiding a scarf into your hair, this lace bun is kind of like that. Except instead of being finished after braiding it in (like a ponytail), you’ll wrap the braid around itself to create a bun!

You can use any shade or lace design you desire. Like a ribbon, it’s the perfect hair accessory to decorate your bun with.

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9. Clean Top Knot 

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Also know as a mini facelift, this top knot combines the neatness from the brushed-back hair with the messiness of the actual bun.

A favourite of many who are going on Day 3 or 4 hair (meaning, no washing), this differs from the classic slick bun in that you can get messy with the actual bun—just not the brushed hair.

If your hair is freshly washed and you want to rock this style, take some texture spray to add grip to your hair, and a little bit of gel for that wet look. This will prevent your baby strands from coming out or anything from looking frizzy.

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10. Messy Braided Bun

A classic style if you love the boho look or just want something that looks like you quickly put it together before heading out the door.

With this one, you won’t have to worry about keeping stray hairs in place because the more they fall down, the better.

Unlike standard messy buns, the braiding here will not only help your highlights pop but can make your hair look thicker than it actually is—even with the help of hair extensions.

To maintain this “messy” look all day and night, make sure to go over it with hairspray so nothing comes undone.

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