Side Bun Hairstyles That Will Give a Magical Look to Your Tresses

Side Bun Hairstyles
Side bun hairstyles are perfect for those special occasions when you want to look your best. These promise to give you that chic retro look.
HairGlamourista Staff
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2018
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Everybody admires celebrities. We want to dress like them, eat like them, have a house like them, a car like them. You see your favorite celeb walk down the red carpet, and you just want to keep staring! As far as the ladies are concerned, apart from the make up and the gown, the one thing which is striking about them is the perfect hairstyle. A new fashion trend that the women on the red carpet are sporting these days is the side bun hairstyle. However, they have been in vogue since a long time. It is one of those old fashion trends that is being revived these days.

The time and effort put in making the perfect side bun hairstyle is indeed rewarding towards the end. They are not only fashionable, but look exceptionally classy and have that killing retro look. It is one of the cool hairstyles for girls. It looks marvelous on long, sleek, straight hair, as well as bouncy curly hair.
Classic Side Bun Hairstyle
Classic Side Bun Hairstyle
How to Do a Neat Side Bun Hairstyle
Side buns are easy to do and require no expertise. The procedure is simple and hardly takes a few minutes. Shoulder length hair work nice for buns, as do long hair.

To begin with the basics, the hair should be neat and clean, as it will add to the overall look. It must be detangled and smooth, so that it appears free-flowing and polished.
What you are essentially trying to do to create the perfect side bun is to have a long bang which will go from one side to another and which will end in a bun at the back of your head, a little off the center.
It is advisable to NOT let the bang fall directly onto your forehead. Though it looks good on some people, especially those with a larger forehead, it does not always look nice of everyone!
Comb through your hair to make sure that it is straight and continuous, and gather it at one side of the head.
Now, take the lower end of your hair (you can make a pony of it if you wish) towards the side of your head where you want your bun to be.
Slowly begin to roll the ponytail to make a bun. Use bobby pins to hold the bun in place as and when you need them. If you have a layer cut, or a step cut, this is going to be an essential tip.
While it is important to ensure that no strand of hair comes out, sometimes it looks nice to deliberately leave out a few tresses. You may curl these tresses, or you may completely straighten them out. Wavy tresses look beautiful too.

You may consider using a hair spray to hold your hair in place and not have it coming out of the bun. Another idea can be to use a soft styling gel.
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Redhead bride with romantic bun
How to Do a Messy Side Bun
It is quite similar to the bun described above. Begin by combing through your hair thoroughly and pulling them to one side. If you must, secure them in a pony. Now take a few strand of the pony tail, roll them up, and pin them near the base of the pony tail. Continue to do this till you have secured the entire ponytail, albeit in the form of smaller strands. If you want, you can make patterns while you pin up the sections of your ponytail. However, the messier it is, the more chic it looks.

If you plan to deliberately leave out a few strands, make sure you curl them. Use a hair spray to keep them curled through the duration of the function. a messy bun and straight tresses look quite mismatch, though the opposite (plain bun and curly tresses) looks quite alright.
Messy Side Bun
Messy Side Bun
Accessorize the Bun
The best thing to go with a side bun hairstyle is a flattering flower. Lilies and orchids look exceptionally beautiful. If you are using a lily, use a single flower, since lilies are quite big. If you plant to go with orchids, a couple of orchids, or three arranged in a triangular pattern will look charming. If you want to use smaller flowers, you can tuck them in the bun randomly. You may also tuck flowers around the bun, so as to outline the bun. However, don't outline the entire bun.

Finally, a feather hair fascinator will also look gorgeous. Feather hair accessories work to add that extra glamor to a plain hairstyle. What's more, they come in a wide variety of patterns and colors! Think about it!
Flower Accessory for a Side Bun
Flower Accessory for a Side Bun
Red Flower Accessory for a Side Bun
Red Flower Accessory for a Side Bun
Take Inspiration
Make sure to surf the Internet and take a look at the different side bun hairstyles that celebs can be seen sporting these days. Taylor Swift sported a cute curly messy side bun at the CMT Music Awards a couple of years ago. Other women you can check out include - Scarlett Johansson, Courteney Cox, Keri Russell, etc. Go check them out and study their hairstyles before you choose the one that's perfect for you!

Whether messy or prim side buns are great for any occasion - be it prom, wedding, home coming, or just a get-together. It is few of those unique hairstyles, that has the potential to make you look simple yet notoriously stylish. So the next time you want to make it big for an occasion, try out the side bun and let the heads turn for you. Cheers!