Hairstyles, Hair Care & Fashion

How to Make a Bun

Q: How do I make a 'bun'? My daughter's hair is to the middle of her back, thin, fine and straight. It must be in a 'bun' for dance class and I have no idea how to do that. Help!
A: A bun is actually really simple to create. The easiest method is to pull the hair back into a ponytail at the crown area and secure it there with an elastic holder. You can then simply twist the ponytail gently and wrap it around the base of the ponytail, using bob pins to secure it in place as you go. When you reach the end of the tail, tuck the ends under the bun carefully and secure them as well with more pins.
girl with her hair styled into a bun

If you want a more intricate look, you can braid the ponytail before wrapping it at the base. Furthermore, you can look online and at your local department store's hair notions section for hair accessories that are designed to make creating a bun easier. These are generally a foam-wrapped wire core that is covered with a gripping cover fabric. They can be used to create French twists, or buns and can make the hair look thicker in the bun style.
I do recommend that you speak to your child's dance teacher to make certain that she doesn't want a specific bun style to be worn. She may prefer a specific position of the bun on the head.
Related posts:
How to make a bun with a hair donut
How to create a braided bun
How do you put your hair up in a messy bun?
Is it bad to wear a headband, or wear your hair in a bun?