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25 Tips And Tricks To Get The Perfect Bun

Get the updo of your dreams.


1. Wrap hair around the base for a sturdier messy bun.

Get the full tutorial here.

2. It works on shorter shoulder-length cuts, too.

Click here for the full tutorial.

3. Or tie it in a knot and add a few bobby pins.

Get the full tutorial here.

4. Give your bun that effortlessly messy look by rolling it up.

The secret is to wrap it around your finger to get a tight roll. Get the tutorial here.

5. And here's a cool trick to get the low bun look, even if you don't have any bobby pins lying around.

Get the tutorial here.

Use can multiple elastic headbands to make a pretty halo bun, too.

Get the tutorial here.

6. You can put it in a ponytail first and then pull the tail end through and pin.

Get the tutorial here.

7. Or twist it into a top knot.

Get the tutorial here.

8. And here's how to make a simple bun, even if you lost your elastic.

Get the tutorial here.

9. Try this braid variation for an easy elegant look.

Get the tutorial here.

10. Prevent your low bun from loosening by tying your hair in two pigtails first.

Tie the pigtails close together in the center of the back of your head, and then wrap the ends around each other, creating the bun. Secure with bobby pins. Get the tutorial here.

11. If you're having a frizzy day, you're halfway to this cute style.

To trick to recreating this look without frizzy hair: Backcombing with hairspray. Get the tutorial here.

12. For the perfect ballerina bun, try a hair donut.

Get one here ($2). And click here to get the tutorial.

13. The donut works on short hair, too.

Get the tutorial here.

14. Or you can use a sock.

Learn how to do it here.

15. This 90-second ballerina bun is perfect for working out because SPIN PINS.

This is also a great hack for people with a lot of hair. Get the tutorial here.

16. If you have short hair, criss-cross hair for a messy bun effect.

Get the tutorial here. Get the tutorial here.

17. If your hair is thin, get a little help from eyeshadow.

Get more info here.

18. You can also change your part to get more volume.

If you normally part your hair on one side, you may find the other has more volume, or a better shape to work with. Go here for more tips.

19. Keep the back pieces of hair from falling out by double braiding it.

Then, pull hair into a bun as per usual. Go here for the tutorial.

20. And braid one section of hair at your crown into a bun to prevent flyaways.

Get the tutorial here.

21. If you have thick hair, there's a trick to keep it from getting weighed down.

Wrap it up! Click here for info.

22. You can also try this pretty braid variation.

23. If you have curly hair, twist and pin it into an S-bun.

Get more info here.

24. And finally, if you're looking to mix up your look, use a bun to make fake bangs.

Get the steps here.

25. Or just try hair chalk and look like a baller.

Try L'Oréal's liquid hair chalk , which is mess- and transfer-free. And get the tutorial here.

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