Having short hair comes with perks and limitations. Do not get me wrong. They are quite easy to maintain and look good on anybody. However, we all love to play with our hair in different ways, and with short hair, it looks impractical to rock a perfect bun. Doing a bun is easily every girl’s favorite but can be limited with hair length… or not. In this post, I will teach you how to make a bun with your short hair.
There are different options available on how to make a bun with long hair but the options are not outright effortless for short hair. Regardless, you can work your short hair into a couple of bun styles with this guide. Keep on reading to find out how:
Ballerina Bun With Short Hair:
Step 1. Dry Shampoo The Hair: It starts with using a dry shampoo. Working a messy bun begins with dirty hair. Of course, not gross but instead of washing your hair, use dry shampoo. It gives the hair a better grip.
Step 2. Gather The Hair: After getting dry shampoo worked into your hair, gather the hair into a high ponytail and keep it secured with an elastic. To ensure you get to every strand, you can try flipping your head over and taking the hair in your hands in one sweep.
Step 3. Twist It: When you have secured your hair in a ponytail, braid the hair, all the way to the end.
Step 4. Braid Into A Bun: After braiding, twist the hair down and around itself. The immediate result is not always as neat as desired but things are starting to look good. You can use bobby pins around your hair, or tie a hair tie around the bun. Then, twist the loose strands that are large into your ponytail. Try not to shove loose hair into the bun as it makes the appearance less attractive.
Step 5. Address The Loose Hair Situation: As previously mentioned, a few strands of hair may fall out from the back during this exercise. Not to worry, there is a super adorable way to deal with that. Instead of simply throwing the stands up and bobby pinning them into your properly gathered hair you will either twist or braid those loose strands to create a bit of a surprise to whoever is behind you.
Additionally, try to place the bobby into your hair, so only the tips are seen. Try as much as possible to find pins that match your hair color, so people may not see it at all and everyone can think that your hair just looks like that on its own.
Finally, Admire Your Cinderella Bun: There, you have got yourself a beautiful ballerina ball. Time to steal the spotlight; you are the short-haired belle of the ball!
How To Create A Messy Bun With Short Hair:
Step 1. Tie A Ponytail Into A Noodle Bun: Do a thin ponytail and pull your hair through it, once. Do it in a way that you do not pull it all the way through. This creates a space in the middle of your bun. It is sometimes referred to as “noodle”
Step 2. Gather All Hair Into A Bun: It is much easier to manage this step with your short hair, than with long hair. After creating space in the middle of your bun, gather all the hair in your hands and twist the loose strands around the bun. Use a hair tie to keep it in place.
Step 3. Fix Loose Ends With Bobby Pins: Gathering the hair is does not make a perfect bun yet. You may find some large lose strands poking out of the space between the hair tie and your actual hair. You can twist and tuck the hair into your hair tie but it may not still work out fine. Use bobby pins to keep the hair in place. They make the loose hair stay firm and keep your style tight.
Step 4. Create A Loose Texture: Let us get it straight, the perfect bun does not exist. If it does, there is a kind of visual appeal that comes from having a bun that looks like you just got out of bed. Run your fingertips to create loose texture.
Admire Your New Look
Congratulations, you have made a tricky, messy bun, as effortless as possible.
There are a good number of other pleasant ways to successfully spot the bun on short hair look
Steps To Topknot Bun:
Step 1. Evenly apply a dry texture spray, throughout hair to make for a firmer grip.
Step 2. Gather your hair into a high ponytail, and secure it with an elastic.
Step 3. Braid the ponytail down, and tie with elastic.
Step 4. Starting from the base, twist the braid around itself, stopping at regular intervals to secure with bobby pins.
Step 5. Once you have twisted your hair into a bun, secure it with more bobby pins.
Step 6. Pull out a couple of loose strands to give it a more relaxed feel.
Here is your final look with Topknot Bun.
Steps To Sporty Space Buns:
Step 1. This style of the bun is the rave of the moment; you cannot go wrong with it. Part your hair down the middle and spray all over for a better grip.
Step 2. Gather the hair from each side into a super-high, tight ponytail.
Step 3. Twist each ponytail around itself and secure with bobby pins.
Step 4. The messier the better! Pull each bun outward for volume, and pull out a few loose strands to frame your face.
Steps To Boho Double Knot Bun:
Step 1. Just as with others, the key to rocking this look is using dry shampoo. Apply spray from the midshaft to the ends.
Step 2. Divide your hair into four equal parts, two on both sides of the front and two on both sides of the back.
Step 3. Take a portion from the back and twist it around the base to create a bun. Secure with bobby pins.
Step 4. Repeat with the other back section. You should be left with two untouched sections upfront.
Step 5. Pull one front section toward the back bun so it falls over your ear. Twist the tail of that front section over the back bun, and pin in place.
Step 6. Repeat on the other side.
Step 7. Pull out a few pieces to frame your face.
Steps To Messy Half Knot Bun:
Step 1. This is the ultimate bun for short-haired girls. Start with unwashed strands. It does not matter how dirty.
Step 2. Part your hair in two places, on either side of the crown. Try to keep the parts straight, since they will be visible in the final look.
Step 3. Pull the hair between the two parts into a high ponytail right on top of your head. Don’t pull the ponytail through the elastic on the final loop. Doing so will leave you with a loose bun.
Step 4. Tug the bun to make it fuller and messier. If you don’t like the ends poking out of the bottom of the bun, simply twist them around the base, and pin for a great finish.
Steps To Modern Milkmaid Bun:
Step 1. This looks less of the traditional bun you are used to and more of an updo. It, however, serves its purpose as it keeps the hair off your face and upon your head. Start this style by parting your hair in the middle and splitting into two halves.
Step 2. Comb the hair backward, from the crown to add volume
Step 3. On one side of your head, create a simple French braid. Start close to your face and finish off with a braided pigtail. Secure the hair with bobby pins or elastic.
Step 4. Repeat the third step on the other side of your head.
Step 5. Pull the end of the first French braid behind your head, and secure with a bobby pin.
Step 6. Do the same with the end of the second braid so it overlaps with the former, and secure with a final bobby pin.
Step 7. Mist the braid with a medium-hold hair spray
Classic Ballet Bun:
Step 1. This is a twist to the original ballerina bun. It, however, looks pleasantly different and suits all face frames. Time to get creative with this. Gather your hair into a high ponytail and pin loose strands with a bobby pin.
Step 2. To make the topknot appear fuller, loosen the elastic and pull the hair up halfway through to create a loop.
Step 3. Take the excess length leftover from the loop and twist it around the base to hide the elastic.
Step 4. Secure with pins, and finish off with a generous amount of hair spray.
Sleek Low Bun With Short Hair:
Step 1. First, use a boar bristle brush to smooth your hair back into a bun.
Step 2. Let a few of your loose strands and sideburns hang freely. Don’t worry about everything being in its perfect place. Using the brush, smooth down your baby hairs.
Step 3. Using an elastic band, pull your hair back into a ponytail.
Step 4. Take the ends of your ponytail and wrap them around in a twisted direction. Take a second elastic band to secure your topknot.
For an extra-slicked finish, tie your hair down and tight with a silk scarf for about 10 minutes, and then remove it.
Embellished Braided Bun With Short Hair:
Step 1. Hair accessories will never get old. Plus, they will instantly elevate the look of any bun from basic to badass. Start by using a rattail to part your hair in three, from the center of your head.
Step 2. Next, braid three tiny cornrows, stopping at the crown of your head or wherever you want your bun to form.
Step 3. Using an elastic band, pull your hair and the ends of your three braids back into a ponytail.
Step 4. Take your ponytail and braid it neatly.
Step 5. Next, wrap your braid around in circular motions to create a braided topknot. Use a second elastic band to secure your braid in place.
Step 6. Use a bobby pin to pin right at the front of your bun.
Step 7. Place gold cuffs throughout your braid for added styling.
Backward Braided Bun WITH SHORT HAIR:
Step 1. If you have your bangs paired with a lob or bob, this one is for you. Let your bangs hang loose and frame your face in the front. Begin by parting your hair in the back into three medium-size sections.
Step 2. Braid three medium-size cornrows in the back, stopping at the crown of your head, in the direction of your ponytail.
Step 3. Next, create a ponytail. Once you’re finished braiding, use an elastic or a hair tie to pull your braids into a ponytail.
Step 4. Using the ends of your braids and loose strands at the front, wrap your ponytail into a tight topknot. Don’t worry about extra loose strands. A messy bun is a goal here.
Finish off your look with some hair spray for a subtle sheen.