High or low, smooth or sloppy, with or without accessories - choose your option, and we will tell you how to make a bun on your head yourself and who exactly this hairstyle will suit

Which bun to choose?

Among all the variety of styling, it is important to find options that will be good in your particular case.

What to look for when choosing a hairstyle like a bun?

  • First of all, it is important to consider the shape of the face.For chubby young ladies, the most advantageous option would be a careless bun with strands released on the sides. The features of a square face will visually soften the high beams, and the low ones will suit girls with an oval face shape. The latter, however, can try on any option they like.
  • Height also matters. For those who want to appear a little taller, a high bun will help.
  • To make a feminine accent on the neck allows a high "muzzle" . But a low beam, on the contrary, will divert attention from this part of the body, if necessary.
  • The choice of the beam is also affected by the condition of the skin. A smooth bun combed back will visually make redness and other imperfections, if any, more noticeable. If at the time of choosing a hairstyle the skin does not look perfect, then we recommend giving preference to a more relaxed styling, for example, a stylish casual or air bun.

As you can see, any girl can try on such a hairstyle, regardless of the type of appearance.

Beautiful bun options

There are many variations of this hairstyle, but which ones will be trending in 2023? Attention to our selection!


A voluminous bun is shown to girls with thick hair - just twist your hair into a bundle and secure with an elastic band or invisible ones. But for thin hair, such a bun can be a good choice. If nature has not rewarded you with thick hair, then a voluminous bun is easy to create with the help of special hairpins or an elastic donut.


The simplest version of the beam is kitchka. By tying your hair in this way, you will get a neat everyday hairstyle. By the way, this is the kind of bun that ballerinas prefer to make.


If you are looking for a simple but beautiful evening hairstyle, then we advise you to consider a textured bun as an option. It is collected from curls or slightly curled curls, so that the result looks quite voluminous.

To the celebration

This hairstyle is often chosen for an important event - indeed, the bun looks harmoniously in combination with beautiful holiday accessories (headbands, combs and ribbons).


Styling without styling - this is the impression that a gentle air bundle makes. However, achieving such an effect is actually not so easy. It is necessary to provide additional volume to the hair in advance, and the easiest way to achieve this is by styling in the brushing technique.


You can also put your hair in a bun in a casual manner. This is a practical way to quickly make a beautiful everyday hairstyle. Stylishly careless bun can be both low and high.


If your goal is an elegant look, then we recommend you a smooth bun as an optimal hairstyle. You can try a side or straight parting or do without it.

With loose strands

A light romantic bun with loose strands near the face looks very feminine. Do not forget to slightly curl the released strands - for greater relevance of the hairstyle.

How to make a beautiful bun?

What ways of creating a beam do you know? We are sure that you are ready to immediately name two or three methods. But that's not all!

Describe in more detail how to make a bun based on long and medium hair in different ways.

With roller

Some time ago bun rollers were very popular! Perhaps you have such a bagel lying around at home? Believe me, a bun with a roller is still in trend - you just need to add relevance to it. How to do it? Work on the texture of the hair before putting it in a bun.

How to make a high bun with an elastic band?

  1. Comb your hair thoroughly and tie it into a ponytail.

  2. Put the bagel on the ponytail and spread the hair over it.

  3. Tuck the ends of your hair under a bagel and secure with hairpins.

Don't forget to use a fixative styling like L'Oréal Professionnel's Anti-Frizz Pure spray.


How to make an unusual bun? Try to assemble it from several knots and secure with hairpins. This method is good for dense and thick hair, as the knots simply will not hold on thin hair.

From a braid

A bunch of braids - why not? This is a simple hairstyle and can be done pretty quickly. In this case, the hair will definitely not stand out from the bun, so this option is perfect for sports.

For a neat and smooth braid, pre-apply L'Oréal Professionnel's Liss Control Smoothing Cream. It disciplines naughty strands, smoothes them and gives them shine.

From curls

The curls will make an excellent voluminous bun. To prepare the curls, you will need a curling iron or flat iron.

We invite you to read the step-by-step instructions.

  1. Dry your hair after washing and apply heat protection to slightly damp strands, then dry your hair to the end.

  2. Separate small strands one by one and curl them away from the face.

  3. After finishing the iron, let your hair cool and carefully disassemble each curl into several strands. Fix with varnish. Try Style Fixer by Matrix.

  4. Make a loose ponytail on top of your head so that you get a loop of hair.

  5. Fix the curls around the loop with hairpins and spray on the bun for a final fix.

From bundles

An interesting bundle will come from two or more bundles. For a wet styling effect, we recommend fixing the braids with Fix Max styling gel from L’Oréal Professionnel.

From the tail

For those who do not want to create complex hair designs, we can recommend a ponytail.

Easy to make with a high, medium or low ponytail.

With stilettos

To fix the beam, you can use hairpins - they are completely invisible in the hair.

Spray Beach Waves into hair before styling. This will add texture to your hair and you can achieve a stylish casual look in the final result.

Drag&drop method

How to put long hair in an elegant bun? Try the drag method.

  1. Make a low ponytail and loosen it up a bit.

  2. Then, divide the hair above the elastic into two parts and pull the ponytail through this hole.

  3. The tip of the tail can be stretched again and secured with invisible or hairpins.

Bunch to the side

Asymmetric hairstyles girls choose not so often, but in vain! A side bun will be appropriate not only for a party, but also for more solemn occasions.

A smooth side bun will successfully complement a classic formal outfit. And with a daring look, a bouffant side bun will make a spectacular pair.

Bunch of several braids

Not enough volume for a beautiful bun? There is a way out: make a hairstyle from several braids at once.

  1. Divide the tail into several strands and braid each of them into a pigtail.

  2. Then wrap them alternately around the base of the tail.

  3. Fix the bun with invisible hair and fix the resulting hairstyle with varnish.

How to make a bun: recommendations and life hacks of stylists

How often can a bun be done?

Stylists do not recommend doing a tight bun too often. It is allowed to collect hair in such a bun a couple of times a month as an evening hairstyle for going out. More relaxed and lighter versions of the bun can be done every day (for several hours).

How to make a bun without using hairpins and ste alth?

If you plan to do a wedding or festive hairstyle, you can't do without additional hair fixation with invisible hairpins and hairpins.

It is enough to fix a casual bun with a regular elastic band or a hairpin.

How do I know which bun is right for me?

At the beginning of the article, we listed the basic rules for choosing a beam, taking into account different appearance parameters. We advise you to rely on them.

However, the most effective way to find out exactly which beam will suit you is to experiment. Do different styling, and the correct answer will not keep you waiting.

What length of hair allows you to make a bun on your head?

Medium length hair can already be gathered in a bun. Even the length of the caret allows you to make such a hairstyle, if you additionally fix the hair on the sides with invisibility.

I have curly hair - which bun would look best on it?

Volume and airy buns are the options that we can definitely advise curly girls. Making such a bundle is not difficult. This is a great choice for wavy and curly hair as an everyday hairstyle.

What to do if you want to make a perfectly smooth bun? In this case, you will have to straighten your hair and use a large amount of styling. This styling is best done in the salon by an experienced master.