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Top 10 Japanese Hair Bun Styles [2024 Trend]

It’s 2021 and you are still wondering why we are making our top 10 list about Japanese hair bun? Well, during the past few years the K-pop and J-pop cultures have made a huge breakthrough all over the planet. The eccentric and chic fashion has managed to get under our skin so quickly.

This article is a homage to Japanese fashion. We think these buns are totally irresistible, and after having seen what we’ve picked for you, you will too.


Cutest Japanese Bun Hairstyles

Japanese hair bun – you can’t help loving our lists. Check them to get your bun hairstyle exclusive.

1. Half-Bun with Braids

Half Japanese Bun with Braids

Let’s start off with something more approachable, yet very fun and simple to make.

Ideal for: Round and square-shaped faces.

How to style: Make a braid on each side of your head, leaving out the bangs. Include the ends of the braids into the half-bun in Japanese style on the back of your head. For some extra texture, you can curl the bangs gently.


2. Small Space Bun and Waves

Small Double Bun for Japanese Girl

This Japanese bun hairstyle is a great example of how to enhance any outfit and make the whole look modern, urban and chic.

Ideal for: Round-shaped faces.

How to style: Curl your hair into gentle waves. Make two simple and relaxed high buns. If you have bangs, you can rock a hair accessory such as a headband.


3. Teased Bun

Korean bun hairstyles for women

The Lob is a great hairstyle for anyone. Yet, it is quite plain. Try giving it a twist with these teased hair buns!

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to style: Style this similarly to the previous one. Korean women with shorter hair (also some Japanese women) leave it straight. You can spend the extra time teasing the strands of hair that you would then twist into buns so that they look a little bit extra voluminous.


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4. Teased, High Bun

Japanese High Bun for Women

Say goodbye to boring, tight, perfect buns that made you look older anyway. This teased high bun is here to take 2021 over.

Ideal for: Heart and square-shaped faces.

How to style: Tie your hair into a sleek, high ponytail. Then tease the whole ponytail and make a big Japanese bun. It works best if you have bangs and some good accessories to spice it up.


5. Layered Bun

layered Japanese bun hairstyles

Looking for an updo for a special occasion that is different than what you’re used to? Japanese girls surely have some great solutions!

Ideal for: Oval and square-shaped faces.

How to style: To be fair, if you’re not skilled enough, a layered Japanese bun like this would by no means be easy to make. But showing this picture to your hairstylist would surely mean putting theirs to the test.


6. Braided Space Bun

A perfect Japanese braided bun hairstyle for bold and daring girls that are ready to embrace the culture full on!

Ideal for: Oval and square-shaped faces.

How to style: Tie your hair into medium-high ponytails on each side. Divide a ponytail into three parts. Make a bun out of one part, and braid the other two parts. Then wrap one braid around the bun and use a bobby pin to hold it in place. Repeat on the other side.


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7. Modern Japanese Bun

Modern Japanese Bun 

How to make a top 10 Japanese hair buns list and leave out the traditional hair accessories that everyone was waiting to see?

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to style: Classical medium haired updos with straight hair are still a thing. Use hair sticks to hold your messy bun in place, and don’t forget to tease the hair on the top of your head to add volume.


8. Bun with Colorful Highlights

This hair bun is loud and electric, and we love it!

Ideal for: Heart and oval-shaped faces.

How to style: This requires really long hair that will twist in an asymmetrical way once you try to tie it into a bun. If you don’t want to go as far as to having colorful highlights, enhance these high buns with colorful hairbands.


9. Korean Bangs

korean bun for curly hair

This bun hairstyle is generally worn by Korean girls and you can try this too to try something new. This hairstyle is for romantic and cute girls who like curls.

Ideal for: Oval and round-shaped faces.

How to style: Curl your hair and tie it into a high, messy bun. To make it extra cute, attach a bow accessory.


10. Low Bun

double bun for Japanese girl

Cuteness overload! You must try this Japanese bun out and free the little girl in you!

Ideal for: Round and square-shaped faces.

How to style: Make two low messy buns on each side. Leave the bangs loose and decorate your short hair with a cute bandana.


Don’t be afraid to bring some liveliness and color into your life by trying out these bold and super cute hairstyles that we have shown you in this pick of the above amazing Japanese hair buns. Make it one of yous 2021 resolutions!