So, you’ve got short hair, and you’re craving that cute, low bun look that seems reserved for longer locks? Well, fret not! Short hair can totally rock the low bun game, and we’re here to spill all the tea on how to achieve this adorable style without breaking a sweat.
Whether you’re gearing up for a casual day out or a special event, the cute low bun is your go-to ‘do. Let’s dive right into the world of hair magic!
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What You’ll Need
Before we get into the step-by-step guide, let’s make sure you have everything you need:
- Bobby Pins: These little wonders will be your best friends in securing your bun in place.
- Hair Tie: Opt for a hair tie that’s gentle on your hair to avoid unnecessary breakage.
- Texturizing Spray or Dry Shampoo: Short hair can sometimes lack the grip required for styling. A texturizing spray or dry shampoo adds that extra oomph.
- Hairspray: This will help your masterpiece hold its shape throughout the day.
- Comb or Brush: A tool to detangle your hair and make it easier to manage.
1. Start with Prepped Hair
Begin with clean, dry hair. If your hair tends to get oily, a quick spritz of dry shampoo will add texture and volume. Don’t overdo it though – a little goes a long way.
2. Gentle Teasing
To give your hair more body, gently tease the crown area using a comb. This technique adds height and volume, which is particularly helpful for short hair that can sometimes lack the necessary volume for a fuller bun.
3. Gather Your Hair
Gently sweep all your hair to the nape of your neck as if you’re creating a low ponytail. Use your fingers to ensure a loose and relaxed hold. Remember, the charm of this style lies in its effortless appearance.
4. Twist and Loop
Here’s where the magic starts. Twist your hair all the way down to the tips. As you twist, begin to loop the twisted hair around its base at the nape of your neck. This creates the bun shape.
5. Pin It Up
Using your bobby pins, secure the bun in place. If some shorter strands escape, that’s absolutely fine – it adds to the relaxed vibe. Cross the bobby pins in an ‘X’ shape to ensure the bun stays put.
6. Frame Your Face
Got a few face-framing strands? Let them hang loose! The contrast between the sleek bun and the soft tendrils elevates the overall look.
7. The Loose Ends
If you’ve got bangs or shorter layers in the front, let them fall naturally. These shorter strands will soften the overall appearance of the bun and lend a romantic touch.
8. Texture and Hold
Give your bun some personality with a light mist of texturizing spray. This adds definition and prevents the bun from looking too tight or polished. A flexible hold hairspray will lock everything in place without making it look like you’ve shellacked your hair.
9. Final Touches
Take a moment to check your bun from all angles. If you notice any areas that need a little extra securing or adjustments, use your bobby pins to finesse the look.
Variations to Explore
Feeling a bit adventurous? Try these variations on the classic cute low bun:
- Messy Low Bun: Embrace the messy chic look by intentionally pulling out a few extra strands from the bun to create an effortlessly messy appearance.
- Twisted Side Bun: Instead of centering the bun, create it off to the side for an asymmetrical and unique vibe.
- Braided Accent: Before forming the bun, braid a small section of hair and wrap it around the base of the bun. This adds a touch of texture and elegance.
- Accessories: Use cute hairpins, mini claw clips, or even a delicate headband to elevate your low bun to the next level.
There you have it, folks – the ultimate guide to nailing a cute low bun with short hair. Remember, the key is to keep it relaxed, embrace imperfections, and have fun with the process. This versatile style works wonders for various occasions, from casual outings to fancy dinner dates. So, gather those bobby pins, give your hair some love, and rock that bun like the fabulous individual you are!
Samantha is a hairstylist with over 12 years of color and stylist experience. She enjoys using her knowledge to create what her clients really want when they sit down in her chair. Her passion is creating unique looks that her clients feel great in.