The side bun is one of those hairstyles that flatter almost all women. It’s a fun, flirty and versatile look allowing you to feel pulled together without looking fussy. There are so many ways to rock the side hairstyle, and whatever you choose depends on your personal style, preference and occasion. This particular tutorial will show you how to master the perfect sleek side bun in just a few simple steps. This one is best for those with super long locks, but medium length hair will yield a similar version by following the same steps. Although it looks complicated, you have nothing to worry about! The steps are really simple and straightforward, even the beginners will find them easy to follow! Now, let’s get to it!
Step 1: Begin with your hair down and dry. Then, divide your hair in three equal sections – one at the crown (your bangs), a second one at the back on the left and the third one on the right. Sectioning clips on each side will ensure the front of your hair remains smooth. Now, make a ponytail from the back section on the right side.
Step 2: To create a bit of height, back-comb the hair around your face. This step is optional, especially if your hair is thick or frizzy. Brush the lengths, working a shine cream to add this extra sleekness.
Step 3: To add extra volume, use a beauty product such as donut and pin it at the base of the ponytail. If any loose strands begin to poke out, pin them into the bun.
Step 4: Now, release the left section from the back and carefully wrap it around the beauty product. Make sure this hair section is sleek.
Step 5: Hide your ends underneath the knot, and then pin them and any remaining flyaways into place. Finally, release the bangs. Gently pull back the face-framing section of hair so that it reaches the chignon.
How easy was this sleek side bun tutorial! Ideal for everyday casual occasions or more formal outings, side buns are here to stay.