How to Style a Low Bun

Fancy bun 2Fancy bun 1It’s the perfect season for easy and elegant up-dos. Maybe you are getting your outfit together for a friends wedding or for your senior prom. Here’s a simple style for a cute low bun, you could dress this up with little flower blooms or ribbon!

Fancy bun steps1. Separate a few thick strands from the top of your head (where your part naturally ends) and tease them by brushing the hair up toward your head.

2. Pull your hair down, styling it into a low ponytail.

3. Fluff up the teased part of your hair. 4. Now that you have a voluminous low ponytail use a hair tie to keep it in place.

5. Separate the hair of your ponytail in half, tease the upper half.

6. Use the lower half (the unteased hair) and flip over the top of your teased bun.

7. Wrap hair around the base of your bun and pin it in place. 8. Style any loose strands.

Fancy bun 3Have fun styling your own low bun! xo. emma and elsie

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  • LOVE this! I have such a hard time styling my multi-racial hair, but this is so easy. Thanks so much!

  • i have such frizzy hair but i only wear it up because i cant control it any ideas of what new hairstyles i can try out?

  • Thanks for sharing this nice stuff. Its really awesome. Encinitas Hair Stylist

  • Hi to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting more from this web page.

  • I am going to try this! I love having my hair pulled back and this looks so easy.

  • Can’t wait til my hair is long enough to try all your adorable styles!
    xo Emilie @

  • Definitely going to try this soon. I’m so boring when it comes to my hair.

  • Emma!! Your hair is so shiny!! What shampoo/products do you use?

  • Too cute. Especially for those with fine hair. You can get a lot of volume using that method.

  • Ugh my hair is too heavy and long right now for this but as soon as I get it cut I’m going to style it like this everyday instead of the severe-looking top knot I currently sport.

  • As the weather turns warmer and i continually sprint to work because i refuse to waste even a second indoors, i will definitely be thinking of this style. very cute.


  • How cute! Love it 🙂 I’ve been wearing my hair similar to this all week so far!
    xo Heather

  • Very pretty! I am awful when it comes to hair so tutorials like these really help :]

  • AHHH, loooove this!!! I wonder if my hair is too thick for this. I hope not.

  • I love her long ombre hair!

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  • I’ll definetly be rocking this come warmer weather!! 🙂 Love it!

  • Perfect Elsie…So romantic

    XOXO from MUNICH

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  • I’m inspired to try this way of styling a low bun!


  • oh, sweet! i am kind of bun dumb sometimes but this makes total sense to me. xo!

  • Super pretty, thanks for the tutorial! Helped.(:

  • this is so beautiful
    I have to say that I have not seen a bun tutorial styled this way, anywhere!

  • I love buns but unfortunately I have a short A-line cut right now. :/ I love your blog it’s beautiful! 🙂 I hope to one day run a blog like yours. I just started mine and would love advise or tips that anyone has for me! Or just to follow along with my blog!

  • Unlike the stylish braids, the messy bun I can definitely can a handle on. It’s basically a cleanup version of my ‘do’ when I’m washing dishes. 😉


  • Yes! Please do more posts like this. I’m so clueless when it comes to anything beyond a ponytail. : )

  • it looks so good on her! I’m inspired 🙂
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  • This is how I always always always do my buns! Easy easy and it looks great!

    Talia Christine

  • I always rock a low bun, but this version looks so much better than mine–I have fine hair like emma & have a hard time trying to make it look full without looking like a helmet! thanks ladies!

  • Interesting take on it. Although pretty sure it wouldnt work in my hair as it is waist length and I could never back comb one bit of it small enough for the rest to cover like that.
    But I like the rest will just have to try it wit a standard bun wrap instead 😀

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