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Cool ways to put your hair up in a bun

Updated April 17, 2017

Leaving your hair down or just throwing it up in a ponytail can become dull. When the night rolls around, putting your hair into a different twist adds an extra touch to a plain outfit. Whether you are going to family party, nightclub or dinner, putting your hair in a bun is an appropriate choice for any of these occasions. A bun is not just a stylish way to get your hair off your face and out of your eyes; there are several ways you can arrange a bun to look completely different.

French Braid Bun

The French braid bun is intricate and can be difficult to do. If you don’t know how to French braid your own hair, you will need someone to help. Part your hair on whichever side is more natural. Start the French braid on the side of your head with more hair. The French braid should begin at the scalp and swoop down to where your bun will be placed. This hairstyle is elegant and appropriate for evening events.

Messy Bun

The messy bun can either be for just hanging out or something casual. Keep the top part of your hair very neat with only the bun having the dishevelled look. The bun can be either low or high, whichever you prefer. Adding a headband of any colour or design can dress up this bun.

Curled Bun

The curled bun is made for fancy events. Part your hair wherever you are comfortable, putting the bun low or high. Brush the front section so it is very flat; leave two small strands of hair by each ear. Put your hair in a ponytail where you want your bun. Curl small strands of hair in the bun and hair clip each separate curl to your head. Once the bun is done being curled, curl the two strands by each ear.

Side Bun

The side bun can be used for casual or extravagant events. Depending on what you are wearing, the bun can be dressed up or dressed down. Side part your hair and create a messy bun in the low corner of either side of your hair. Treat it like the regular messy bun, just lower and on the side. This side bun is not only cute, but if you add a simple flower right above the bun in your hair, its draws attention to the hairstyle and makes it more elegant.

High Bun

The high bun is a very elegant look. This bun tends to make people appear taller than they are, adding an illusion of two or three more inches to their height. High buns normally don’t have a part and are very smooth in the front. Start off making a very neat high ponytail. Wrap the hair from the ponytail in a repeating circle around the base of the ponytail to create to bun. Secure the bun with a hair tie and hair clips. This style is often used for very classy or graceful active events, like dance recitals. A high bun is very useful for keeping your hair out of your face and off your neck.

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Lisa Parker has been writing and editing local newspaper articles since 1976. Parker has used her talents to enrich the knowledge of children through her creativity and skills with numerous writing workshops. She graduated with a major in English and a minor in psychology from Bay Path College.