22 Big Bun Hairstyles for Every Hair Length

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22 Big Bun Hairstyles for Every Hair Length | The messy bun definitely had a moment and while it's still a go-to style for second and third day hair, big buns offer a more polished and put together look. Perfect for straight, wavy, or curly hair that's short, medium length, or long, bun hairstyles are so versatile. If you've ever wondered how to get that 'big bun' look, this post is for you. We're sharing tips, hacks, and step-by-step tutorials to teach you how to recreate this look in minutes!

Big bun hairstyles can be dressed down for casual days or dressed up for special events. While big messy buns are perfect to wear with sweatsuits, leggings and baggy sweaters, or jeans and a tee, more polished buns can be worn with everything from a blazer to a formal wedding guest dress. No matter the occasion, there’s a bun for you. Whether you have short, medium, or long hair, here are 22 big bun hairstyles to try!

7 Hair Essentials You’ll Need

  1. Scrunchies
  2. Bobby Pins
  3. Hair Elastics
  4. Nylon Hair Ties
  5. Not Your Mother’s She’s a Tease Hairspray
  6. R+Co Dry Shampoo Powder
  7. Hot Tools Curling Iron

4 Big Bun Hairstyles for Short Hair

1. The Perfect Messy Bun – Easy Messy Bun Tutorial for Short Thin Hair | DIY Hairschool 

You don’t need a ton of hair to create the perfect messy bun. This big, fluffy, soft messy bun is ideal for short hair. Watch her technique (which uses a scrunchie) and see how she manipulates her bun to make it nice and big. With her tips, you can make your bun look nice and voluminous even if you have fine hair.

2. How to Huge Messy Bun with Super Short Thin Fine Hair | Kate Franchuk 

We love this big messy bun because it also features a French braid. She emphasizes the importance of using dry shampoo to amp up the texture of your hair (especially if it’s thin and fine), and she also uses a tangle teezer and hairspray. She gives you her best tips for creating volume and texture without ruining your hair and you’ll be left with a big bun perfect for on-the-go!

3. How to: Perfect Messy Bun – Two Easy Ways! | Brianna Fox 

Here are two different ways to achieve a big, messy bun on short hair. The first way is a little bit more complex and unpredictable, while the second one is easier and she shares her tips for how to plan the end result. She shows you how to do both styles step-by-step as well as how to make your hair look as full as possible. You’ll only need hair elastics and bobby pins for these hairstyles, and if you’re worried about them falling out, you can also spritz with hairspray at the end.

3 Big Bun Hairstyles for Medium Hair

1. Quick Messy Bun Tutorial | Medium Length Hair | Elise Luise 

If you have medium length hair, follow this tutorial on how to create a big messy bun. It’s quick and easy and only requires a couple of bobby pins and two hair elastics. She also recommends using a dry shampoo to start to give your hair a little bit of texture and hold. You can also finish it off with some hairspray to really make sure it stays. Although if your hair holds well, you don’t need to worry!

2. This Messy Bun Tutorial Will Change Your Life | Make Up&Hair School 

This messy bun is super chic and elegant. She starts off with beautifully curled hair, so run a curling iron through it before starting the bun technique. You’ll also need a paddle brush and a nylon hair tie. With the pieces she leaves out at the front and the pretty bun technique, you could wear this hairstyle to a wedding or other fancy event!

3. How to: Simple Low Bun Tutorial – Medium & Long Hairstyles | Laineymariebeauty 

Take a look at this tutorial to learn how to create a beautiful low bun or chignon bun for medium or long hair. It can be dressed up with curls and accessories or dressed down for an everyday look. Her step-by-step tutorial teaches you exactly how to get the look and you’ll need products like bobby pins, a nylon hair elastic, and a hair barrette of your choice!

15 Big Bun Hairstyles for Long Hair

1. 3 Fall High Buns | Easy Hairstyles | Missy Sue 

These high bun hairstyles are absolutely gorgeous. They’re all big and voluminous, plus they’re super simple to do. The first is a rope braid bun, the second is a looped braid bun, and the third is a pull-through bun. She uses products like a detangler brush and clear elastics and she shows you how to shape your hair to make the buns nice and puffy!

2. Two Quick and Easy Ways To Do a Big Messy Bun | Eva Pautov 

If you have long hair, creating a messy bun can seem overwhelming at times, but in this tutorial she shows you two easy ways to get a nice, big messy bun. All you need is a hair elastic, bobby pins, and dry shampoo and then simply watch her two techniques to get the look.

3. 10 Low Messy Bun Hairstyles You Need to Know | Medium & Long Hairstyles | Awesome Hairstyles 

In this tutorial, you get not one, not two, but 10 gorgeous low bun hairstyles. They’re all super easy to create and take less than two minutes to do. They include a knotted bun, quick wrap around bun, scrunchie round bun, and voluminous scrunchie bun, to name a few. They’re perfect for those with medium to long hair. All you need is hair ties and scrunchies, and if you want to start with your hair curled like hers, you’ll need a curling iron.

If you love these big bun hairstyles as much as we do, try them out the next time you want a casual or fancy bun!

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22 Big Bun Hairstyles for Every Hair Length | The messy bun definitely had a moment and while it's still a go-to style for second and third day hair, big buns offer a more polished and put together look. Perfect for straight, wavy, or curly hair that's short, medium length, or long, bun hairstyles are so versatile. If you've ever wondered how to get that 'big bun' look, this post is for you. We're sharing tips, hacks, and step-by-step tutorials to teach you how to recreate this look in minutes!

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