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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: Sep 1, 2018
White Dress With Classic Hairstyle
Everybody admires celebrities. We want to dress and eat like them, have a house or a car like them. You see your favorite celeb walk down the red carpet and you just want to keep staring! As far as ladies are concerned, apart from make up and outfit, one thing striking about them is the perfect hairdo.
Beautiful 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 coolest 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
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, 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.

»   To create the perfect side bun, 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.
»   Do NOT let the bang fall directly on your forehead. Though it looks good on people with a larger forehead, it does not always look nice on everybody!

»   Comb through your hair straight and gather them at one side of the head.

»   Now, take the lower end of your hair (you can tie a pony) towards the side of your head where you want the bun.
»   Slowly roll the ponytail into a bun. Use bobby pins to hold the bun in place as and when needed. If you have a layer or step cut, this is important.

»   Ensure no strand comes out. But at times deliberately leaving out a few tresses looks nice. You may either curl or straighten them.

»   Use a hair spray or a a soft styling gel to hold the bun in place.
Wedding Side Bun Hairstyle
Redhead bride with romantic bun
Messy Side Bun
Messy Side Bun
»   It is quite similar to the bun described here. Begin by combing through your hair thoroughly and pulling them to one side, securing 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.
»   You can make patterns while pinning up sections of your ponytail. However, the messier it is, the more chic it looks.

»   If you plan to leave out a few strands, surely curl them.

»   Use a hair spray to keep the style throughout the function. A messy bun and straight tresses don't suit, though the opposite (plain bun and curly tresses) looks quite good.
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, two or three arranged in a triangular pattern will look charming.
Red Flower Accessory for a Side Bun
Red Flower Accessory for a Side Bun
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.
Side Bun - Flower Accessory
Flower Accessory for a Side Bun
Bride In Wedding Dress
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!
Take Inspiration
Make sure to surf the Internet and take a look at the different side bun hairstyles that celebs like Scarlett Johansson, Courteney Cox, Keri Russell are seen sporting these days. Taylor Swift sported a cute curly messy side bun at the CMT Music Awards a couple of years ago. Study their hairstyles before you choose the one that's perfect for you!
Two Beautiful Bride Posing Together
Messy or prim side buns are great for any occasion - be it prom, wedding, home coming or a get-together. These unique hairstyles have the potential to make you look simple yet stylish. So the next time you want to make it big for any occasion, try out a side bun and let the heads turn for you.