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Our Favorite Bun Hairstyles


Bun hairstyles are always an elegant choice. Plus, they’re a perfect option for those days when you don’t feel like washing your hair. Best of all? They’re totally easy to style. Keep reading for our favorite bun hairstyles, complete with simple directions for recreating them at home using Toppik Hair Building Fibers!

4 Easy Hair Bun Hairstyles

Messy Hair Bun

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The messy bun is the quintessential “I woke up like this” hairstyle. It looks effortless because it is! Here’s how to style a messy hair bun (without actually sleeping in it).

First, flip your head upside down and pull into a ponytail. This will help to create flattering volume at the crown. Next, twist your ponytail around its base and secure with bobby pins or another hair tie. Then, pull out some face-framing pieces in front of your ears.

Finally, spray Toppik Hair Building Fibers onto your hairline to create the appearance of thicker hair. Just line up the Toppik Hairline Optimizer with your hairline, and use the Spray Applicator attachment to spray Toppik Fibers into place. Then, finish the look with Toppik Fiberhold Spray for extra hold and shine.

Half-Up Bun

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We’ve been seeing the half-up bun a lot lately, and for good reason. This easy hair bun is the perfect way to pull your hair off your face while still showing off your lengths.

Starting at your ears, part your hair at a diagonal towards your crown. Pull the top section into a messy ponytail and secure with a hair tie. For extra volume, pull two small pieces of hair from the front of the ponytail and gently tug. Then, twist the ponytail into a bun and secure with bobby pins.

If desired, spritz Toppik Hair Fibers into your part on each side to help conceal scalp show-through and make your hair look thicker.

Low & Messy

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We love the low and messy bun style because it looks both polished and romantic. No wonder it’s a favorite of royals!

Start by parting your hair in the middle (or on the side, if you prefer). Tease hair at the crown for extra volume. Pull hair into a low, messy ponytail, leaving out the section of hair in front of the ears. Twist the ponytail into a bun and secure with bobby pins. Next, use a 1 ½” curling iron to curl the front sections. Then, pin these sections into the bun, leaving them slightly draped. Pull a few face-framing pieces from the bun. Then, finish the look by applying hairspray.

Sleek Top Knot

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The sleek top knot is a classic bun hairstyle that works great for special occasions. Why? Because this sleek style emphasizes your features and your outfit, rather than drawing attention to your hair. If you’re looking for the perfect bun style to complement some gorgeous chandelier earrings, this is it!

Start by brushing through your hair, then using a spray bottle to dampen hair. Next, apply a gel or pomade and brush through hair to eliminate any flyaways. Like the messy hair bun, you’ll want to style this look by turning your head upside down. Brush hair into a ponytail, then secure with a hair tie at the top of your head. Use the end of a teasing comb to smooth any bumps. Twist your ponytail into a bun, then secure with a few bobby pins.

If desired, spray Toppik Fibers along your hairline or onto any areas of scalp show-through to make your hair look thicker instantly. This will create a more polished, flawless look. Finally, finish with Toppik FiberHold Spray for frizz-free shine and hold.

What’s your favorite bun hairstyle? Let us know in the comments!

Colleen Welsch is a freelance beauty writer and blogger specializing in hair care, hair growth education and beauty.

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