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If you’ve looked around lately, you may have realized that messy buns are on their way out. So, what exactly, is replacing them as the hairstyle of the moment? It turns out that half-up buns are pretty much tops when it comes to trendy hairstyles. Yep, it’s true! Not only are half-buns super-simple to create, they’re incredibly chic, too. No matter your hair texture, type, or length, this is a hairstyle that we think you’ll most definitely want to incorporate into your hairstyle repertoire. Worried you won’t be able to rock a half-bun? You don’t have to be! We’ve got you covered with the steps to bring your half-bun to life—whether you have curly hair, straight hair, or anything in between. Follow along and find the half-bun hairstyle for your hair type below.
If you have thin or fine hair, you may be rolling your eyes at the idea of trying a half-bun, since you might believe that you don’t have enough hair to fill out this hairstyle. You can do it, though! Before nixing the half-bun, try creating the appearance of volume with a hair spray or hair mousse, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray or the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Ruffled Body Mousse. Before wrapping your hair into a half-bun, use a curling wand to add a few twists and turns that will further plump up your bun. See? You can rock this look!
Ah, you’re one of the lucky ones. With wavy hair, you’ll quickly find that your half-bun will be of enviable proportions. All you have to do is part your hair horizontally from ear to ear and twist your bun into place. Pop in a few bobby pins or tuck the ends of your hair under your hair tie for the finished look.
Much like your wavy-haired sisters, you’ve got the perfect hair type for this hairstyle—in other words, you’ll be able to create a super-perky half-bun sans any extra hairstyling products or combing. Just loop your hair and pin it in place for a loose, lavish half-bun perfect for any occasion. Spritz with a hair spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray, to help ensure your half-bun stays locked in place.
Having thick hair is very beneficial when it comes to styling a picture-perfect half-bun. Simply part your hair horizontally across your head and secure a tight ponytail before twisting your hair into a snake-like coil. For an extra slick, snake-like look, use a high-shine gel before creating the coil. The L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Extreme Style Gel is a perfect pick! Let your ends stray free for added texture or tuck them under your hair tie for a more classically refined half-bun hairstyle.
Pin straight hair can sometimes be a tad difficult to maneuver into a hairstyle that lasts all day long. Fear not, though. Use a texturizing hair spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Air-Blow Texture Mist, when your hair is wet, letting your hair air dry before you create your half-bun.
Want to keep your long mane out of your face? Try double half-buns! This look is super-simple. Lightly mist your strands with a shine spray, then divide your hair into a top and bottom section. Secure the bottom section with an elastic so it’s out of the way while you work on your half-buns. Next, divide the top section into two separate sections. Twist each section into its own half-bun, securing with an elastic (you can make the half-buns as loose or tight as you’d like—it’s up to you). Release the bottom section from its ponytail. Now, you’ve got spacey-looking half-buns that will grab everyone’s attention!
Think you can’t wear a half-bun if you don’t have length? Well, that’s actually not the case! Here’s how to create a half-bun on short hair: Part your hair horizontally and create a half-up ponytail. While long-haired ladies have the ability to coil magnificent half-buns, short-haired gals need to get creative. So, instead of twisting a teensy, tiny half-bun, just grab a few pieces of hair here and there and pin them in place for a voluminous baby half-bun that’s built upon itself. Since you won’t want your baby half-bun to fall flat, use the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Volume as a finishing touch. We told you this would look fab!
If you’re ready to rock more than just a half-bun next, check out 7 Buns to Rock This Fall.