When it comes to the buns, the side bun is the upgraded and more stylish version of the regular top bun. It brings a dose of femininity, softness, coolness and retro beauty.
The side bun hairstyle is a nice and beautiful style that can be done with all types of hairs and colors. The only requirement for this hairstyle is the length of the hair.
Beautiful Side Bun Hairstyle Ideas
The beauty of the side bun is undeniable. It is attractive and noticeable from afar which speaks for the effect it has on your look. Those who are still thinking about trying some of the looks with a bun on the side should start with some basic versions of it.
Stand in front of the mirror and try different options of the bun so that you can see which one suits your best and what is doable with your hair type.
The practice will end with perfection. Below we have handpicked 25 alluring bun hairstyles that you must try out.
1. Twisted Side Bun
This twisted side bun is done with long blonde hair. Pull the hair to the side and wrap a pony. Then, with separate the pony in several pieces, twist each of them and wrap it around the band. Loosen them as you are finished for a fuller look.
2. Sleek Side Bun
Sleek roll up buns have many different looks and this one is very rare but effective. The hair is pulled and combed back very sleek, and the bun is made horizontally, like rolling a wrap from outside to the inside. The ends are fastened with pins.
3. Side French Braid Bun
Another sleek and official look is the side bun hairstyle with a side French braid. The braid is big and voluminous, starting from the top and transforms in a bun.
4. Side Fishtail Braids
Fishtail is the upgraded version of the regular French braid. It is positioned at the side, starting from the top and ends in a pretty side braid bun, nicely defined.
If you want to achieve a look where your bun will look very curly and interesting, the first thing you need to do is to curl your hair. when that is done, pull it to the side, tie a low pony and create an unordinary bun.
The middle part of this hairstyle defines the look. It is not deep, just enough to make a difference. All the rest of the hairs is pulled low back and styled in a side ballerina bun.
7. Side Messy Bun
The messy bun with bangs is always trendy and very stylish. This version of the messy side bun is very chic and cool. The hairs are pulled to the side and the bun is tied however you like it.
8. Chic Low Bun
The low side bun is very chic when it is done perfectly. It is elegant and smart, suitable for occasions that request stricter style. The hair is pulled back twisted to the side. The twist is wrapped in a nice bun on the side.
9. Bun with A Braid
This look involves a braid that is discreet and only a part of the bun. The hair is tied in a low side pony. The tiny braid is braided from the pony and then wrapped in a side braid bun, leaving the braid on the top.
10. Loose Bun
This version of the loose bun is very elegant, is perfected to the point it does not leave any hair out. It is done like a wrapped bun, intersecting the hair parts from outside inwards. The side parts of the hair are loose.
11. Side Swept Curly Updo
Having naturally curly hair is flattering to this hairstyle. It makes the side bun look even bigger, fuller and voluminous. The hair is swept to the side, and the curls are fastened with pins – messy and without direction.
12. Curly and Messy Low Bun
This hairstyle is very appropriate for official occasions. The hair is parted on the side.
The side crown braid goes from one side to the other and finishes in a curly side bun hairdo. Some of the curls are falling down from the bun for better visual effect.
13. Low Side Chignon
The chignon is considered to be an elegant version of the bun. In this hairstyle, the bun itself is tidy and elegant while the front is loose and put to the side.
14. Bun with Double French Braids
If you have patience and time, you can try this look which involves two French braids, parallel positioned to the side, coming together in a messy bun on side.
15. Bun with Jumbo Fishtail Braid
The fishtail to the side is a very unique and exclusive look. Create a messy updo, and end the side fishtail with a side bun hairstyle. Add an accessory if you want to add to the look.
This braided side bun, start with a braid somewhere behind the ear and goes all the way down to the other side. It ends in a mini twisted bun.
17. Wavy Updo
The wavy hair bun is the lighter version of the curly bun. Here, the hair is wavy, with a subtle texture that creates a natural updo. The side swept bun is rolled in a circle and fastened.
18. Chunky Braided Bun
This look needs more than one pair of hands – if you do it home. The beauty of it lies in the undefined directions of various parts of the hair that give a final look that is fabulous.
19. Sleek Rolled Bun
The sleek looks are most usually associated with formal events, so the side tuck bun is very appropriate for those types of occasions.
The hair is parted to the middle, the sides are super sleek, and the bun is rolled and tucked in.
20. Two Bun
The double-side bun is much more noticeable when it is done on longer hair. The same goes for the one positioned low, to the sides.
Twist the hair, tie it as some version of a knot and fix it with pins so that it does not move.
21. Twist and Wrapped
This neat and tidy hairstyle presents a formal look. The hair is parted to the side, where the back is a bit like an updo, finishing in a precisely wrapped side wedding bun.
22. Short Copper Brown Hair
The faux-fringe comes to the side of the face, from a loose part of front hair. The rest of the hair is swept to the side in a bun that is very on the side, almost reaching your cheek.
23. Bow Bun
Another hairstyle that is approved for formal events is the polished low side bun. All the hair is nice, sleek and firmly tightened into the side. The bun comes as a mixture between a knot and a twist.
24. Low Bun with A Bump
The looks with side bun and braids are quite numerous. In this one, there is only one braid, on the side, which goes all the way to the ends.
The hair is swept to the side, and together with the braid, made in a bun. The braid comes over the bun and finishes hidden inside.
25. Large French Bun
This version of the side chignon bun is larger and messier than the regular ones. It is rolled in an upward position, messy and fastened with pins so that it can stand strong.
How to Do A Side Bun
Doing a side bun is very easy and quick. It can be done with straight and curly hair and the looks will be beautiful. If you are doing your bun at home, then you only need a brush, a hair band, and a few bobby pins. Pull the hair back, to the side and tie a low ponytail. You can do that with a middle, side or no part.
When the pony is wrapped, take the rest of the hair and wrap it in a bun. This can be done in different ways. You can twist the hair, braid it, or just roll it – it will only affect the final look of the bun.
As soon as you do that, fasten the bun with another hair band and pins. Depending on the look you want to achieve, you can fix the front hair with hairspray or pull out some hair to the side for a messy look.
Watch The Following Tutorial to Learn How to Do Side Bun within A Couple of Minutes
How to Style A Side Bun On Short Hair
Women with short hair cannot do a side bun style without weave because it requires the hair to be at least shoulder length. This means you need to have hair material to do a nice bun on the side, otherwise, you will not get the desired look and effect.
As mentioned before, doing a bun on a short hair is a bit difficult but not impossible. What you should know is that the side hair bun on the short hair will have a different look than the one done a long hair. But, if you still want to this-this type of the weave bun, the process is pretty much the same.
First of all, decide where do you want to position your bun. Then decide how you will wear it, in terms of having or not having a part. When that is decided, pull the hair to the side.
Depending on the length of your short hair, you might not need the hairband to tie a pony, just pins. If that is the case, create a bun that will be fixated with pins. It will look cute and interesting.
Watch The Following Video to Learn How to Do and Style Soft Side Bun for Short Hair
FAQs on Side Bun Hairstyles
Both the buns are different and beautiful in their looks. Like always, it all comes down to when and where you want to wear each style. The side loose bun is the more messy, informal, casual and relaxed hairstyle.
The low side bun, if precisely done, can look very smooth and elegant. The low bun is a safer choice for those who do not want to experiment.
Buns can be done with every hair type. Some will require more setting spray and bobby pins than others, but they are all manageable.
As you master the art of the side swept bun, proceed with adding some accessories and finally, leave the home with your best look ever – the professional side bun hairstyles done by yourself. There is no greater satisfaction than the looks you will catch walking down the street.