How to achieve the perfect bun

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Sometimes seemingly simple things require a little finesse, like the good old bun. Wait a minute, “old”? With bun trends taking over the internet, the style has long left its old fashioned nani rep behind, with the classic hair bun occupying a space somewhere in-between mega trendy and timeless. Indeed, an easy hair bun offers a simply unbeatable mix of practical and chic. But how to do a hair bun?

With our simple bun hairstyle instructions for four most common looks, you can achieve a perfect hair bun in minutes. Let’s get started!

Something to note: At least shoulder-length hair is ideal for most bun styles. Otherwise things might get difficult when you’re trying to pull up or twist your hair into a bun.

How to do a hair bun: the chignon

classic chignon can be done easily and is suitable for any occasion, whether it’s a business meeting, going out with friends or a big celebration. To achieve the elegant French flair associated with this bun hairstyle, the first step is to straighten your hair. If you use Philips Kerashine vivid ends hair straightener, your hair will not only be protected from excessive heat exposure but will also be silky smooth thanks to the special SilkPro Care technology. Your chignon will simply shine!

1.Wash and straighten your hair. The plates of Philips Kerashine vivid ends hair straightener are enriched with keratin, a magical ingredient that makes hair strong, smooth and beautiful. Once your hair is all prepped, brush it carefully towards the back of your head.

2.Make a side parting to the left and separate out a small section of hair at the at the front left.

3.Put the remaining hair in a low ponytail and secure with an elastic. Wrap your ponytail around the elastic to create a giant coil that hides the band. Secure with pins.

4.Now pull the small front section of your hair over the bun, making sure it’s nice and smooth. Wrap it around your bun and secure with pins. Finish it all with a little hair spray and you’re good to go!

Banana bun hair style

The classic banana bun AKA a French twist, also has French origins. It makes your neck look long and elegant and is suitable for any occasion. This easy hair bun has been particularly popular with bloggers in the last year and we can see why!

For thick or frizzy curls: The look is particularly glamorous if you spend a few minutes preparing your hair with Kerashine vivid ends hair straightener; it’s heated up in just 30 seconds so there’s no waiting around involved!

For fine hair: You can take your banana bun hair style to another level if you use Philips Essential Care hair dryer with a diffuser attachment to add some volume. You can choose between 3 flexible speed settings for gentle drying, making sure you’re preserving the natural beauty of your locks.

Once your hair is prepped according to your hair type, tie it together – parted, or straight back if you prefer – in a low ponytail.


Twist your ponytail in upward motion to create a banana shape. Secure it in place with hairpins.

At the end, you can either hide the ends of your hair underneath the ‘banana’ or wrap in around themselves to create a snail shape. Use plenty of hairspray to keep your perfect hair bun in place.

Simple bun hair style – a low bun

A low bun is the most versatile of all bun hairstyles: easy, quick, and hassle-free. The best thing about the style is that it works best with slightly dirty hair (ideal for when you’re too busy for hair washing!), and with any hair type, whether thick, thin, curly or straight.

For a really quick version, just create a low ponytail and secure your hair with a hair tie. Wrap your hair around the elastic to cover it completely and secure with pins.

For a classic take on a low bun, wrap your hair into a coil at the nape of your neck and secure it with pins. The more pins the better – you don’t want your bun to fall apart

If you have longer hair, you can hide the ends underneath the bun and secure with pins (again!) for a neat and polished effect.

The perfect hair bun – aim high!

Of all the bun styles out there, a high bun is the most convenient, especially in the summer or while working out when you definitely want to get your hair out of your face. The influencer community has no shortage of ideas for a high bun. But there is no need to over complicate things if you’re short on time or motivation – you can create a high bun hairstyle easily like this:

Pull your hair up in a very high ponytail, smoothing it with a comb as you go along. Wrap your hair around the base of the ponytail until it turns into a giant snail shape.

Wrap a hair tie around your bun so it’s secure and use a few pins to hide the ends of your hair.


If you find it difficult to keep your hair in place, use a special hair doughnut to give your bun more volume and a more defined shape.

The perfect hair bun requires a few tricks, but now you know them you can take these four basic bun styles and play around with them to achieve your own unique looks. Have fun!

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