A classic high bun upstyle, in my opinion, is certainly a classic. You can pretty much match it up to any occasion and outfit. Many seem to find difficulty in figuring out how exactly such a classic upstyle can be down without having to visit a salon. It is actually quite simple, even for someone with very long and wavy hair. I think it is underestimated if you were to take into consideration the amount of effort that goes into creating a classical high bun and the impact it adds to your overall look. In this article, I will share with you the step-by-step routine of how I create a classical high bun upstyle.
Classic high bun
- Tresemme Freeze Hold 5 hairspray
- * Large hair doughnut ring
- Approximately 60 U-Shaped hairpins
- 15 Hair grips
- 2 Normal hair bands
- Double Row Detangler hair comb
* Doughnut rings usually come in 3 sizes and 3 colours.
The sizes are:
- Small (6cm in diameter)
- Medium (8cm in diameter)
- Large (10cm in diameter)
For the purpose of this article, I decided to show how I do the high bun on my hair when it’s straight. When my hair is wavy, it is hard to see what is happening.
The base of the Bun
I begin with the base of the bun, basically the high ponytail. This is actually the most important part, as it sets the positioning of the bun, you need to watch out how the area all around the bun looks because it is now the time to make it look as perfect as possible and most importantly for me, to make sure the ponytail isn’t pulling the hair. This is important for me because unless I position it just right, I will end up with a headache for the rest of the day.
I do usually handle my hair in a twirl motion, as I have quite a lot of hair, twirling it helps it stay in space. If I just tie it up normally, the ponytail usually slides off quite quickly.
Using the Doughnut Ring
Once the ponytail is set, you simply put on the doughnut ring on top of the hairband holding the ponytail.
Then I gently distribute the hair and around the doughnut ring, making sure the entire ring is equally covered with the hair.
Once all the hair is equally distributed, I simply slip on the second hair band from the top part of the doughnut ring up until the bottom end.
Securing the loose hair
As for all that hair flapping around, I take a small section, twirl them and pass the twirled hair all around the bottom of the bun and secure it with a U-shaped hairpin.
Giving the Classic Bun a clean look
Once I’m done with all the strands of hair, I use my Tresemme hairspray all around the hair that is pulled in and is under the bun. This hairspray, from my experience, is the only one that holds my hair in space and does not make it look sticky or plastic. It is also light and when I take the hair down, and either brush through my hair (when it’s straight) or simply pass my fingers throughout, the hairspray gets loose pretty quickly.
Once the hairspray is done, and before it sets, I brush from the outer side of the head, towards the inner side, where the bun is located with my comb. This way I push any small or loose hairs towards the direction of the bun and secure them with hair grips.
Styling long wavy hair can be tough, however, a classic high bun is one of my favourite hairstyles; mainly because it is one of the easiest upstyle which makes the biggest statement, literally. Another reason is that when I have a high bun, I get to keep my hair away from my face and it doesn’t feel heavy on my neck. Finally, it can be done with straight and wavy hair and it doesn’t take longer than 20 minutes.