How to make a boho bun?

April 21, 2021 4 min read

boho bun tutorials

Among the easy-to-make boho hairstyles, the bun is a true favorite.

Making a boho bun may not be that easy when you're not used to doing hairstyles that are out of the ordinary. However, once you get the gesture and carefully follow the instructions, the boho bun becomes almost child's play 😊 And since you're a bohemian: nothing stops you from adding that little personal touch.

Braided buns, low buns, short / long hair, or for those who are in a rush ... check out our boho bun tutos. Get your hairbrush ready and continue reading!

How to do a boho braided bun?

As its name suggests, the braided bun requires making one or several braids that are then incorporated into the bun. Variations are endless; let your imagination and creativity run wild 💁‍♀️.

boho braided bun

Low braided bun tutorial

This elegant hairstyle is perfect for a bohemian wedding or a boho-chic event.

  1. After detangling your hair, make two French braids on top of your head and a low ponytail. For this type of braid, simply add a small strand of hair each time you place one strand of your braid over the others.
  2. Wrap both braids around your hair elastic.
  3. Loosely braid your spiral ponytail and secure with an elastic.
  4. Wrap your spiral ponytail into a low bun and then tuck the tip of the braid inside the bun by pulling it out in the middle. Secure your bun all around with hairpins*.
  5. Pull back a few strands for a voluminous effect and add some more hairpins to secure your hairstyle.
  6. Tie a small ribbon around your bun and make a pretty bow.

* Struggling to keep your bun together without adding too many bobby pins? Discover this video to hold your bun in place!

High braided bun tutorial

Beautiful and natural, this bun will perfectly accompany you in your everyday life.

  1. For this hairstyle, start by making two ponytails. The first one is a ponytail at the top of the head with ¾ of the hair in it and the second one is a low, thin ponytail at the side.
  2. Split your ponytail in half and cross the two strands as if making a two-piece rope braid. Then braid the second, thinner ponytail into a classic braid.
  3. Wrap your ponytail around itself to make a bun and hold it in place with bobby pins.
  4. Pull on the strands of the braid to add a bit of volume.
  5. Bring your braid up around your bun and secure it once again with bobby pins.
  6. Pull out a few strands for a messy bun.

How to do a boho low bun?

From a simple ponytail or braid, a low bun can easily be achieved. For a more casual look, consider a slightly messy hairstyle.

low boho bun

Wrapped low bun tutorial 

We love the low wrap bun, trendy and easy to do and ideal for a boho chic night out.

  1. Tie your hair on the bottom of your head while releasing two strands on each side.
  2. Pull the tip of your ponytail inwards two times to achieve a rolled-up effect. 
  3. Bring the two remaining strands together by making a loose ponytail and then tuck it in as well.
  4. Secure the ends of your hair with a hair elastic.
  5. Re-wrap the remaining hair and repeat this process until you obtain a low bun.
  6. Secure with hairpins.
  7. Gently tug on a few strands to create some volume.

Low folded bun tutorial

Let's vary styles of buns with this original folded hairstyle.

  1. Comb your hair to detangle it properly.
  2. Separate it into 3 strands of equal thickness using large flat hair clips.
  3. With these 3 strands, braid your hair and then fold the tip of the braid over itself with an elastic band.
  4. Pull on the strands of your braid to add some volume.
  5. Fold your braid back on itself to form a ball.
  6. Hold your bun in place with bobby pins and rework the style with your fingers.

How to do a bun with short hair?

No need to have long hair to make a boho bun, because this hairstyle adapts to mid-length haircuts and even to short ones if you opt for the donut version 🍩

boho bun on short hair

Two French braid bun hair tutorial

French braids sublimate your hairstyle while providing a sophisticated look.

  1. After combing your hair, divide it into two equal parts and, starting from the top, create a French braid all the way down to the bottom of your head. Tie with an elastic band.
  2. Pull on the strands of your braids for volume.
  3. Repeat on the other side to obtain two French braids.
  4. Twist your pigtails and place them on your head using pins or small clips.
  5. Pull out a few strands for a messy look.

Wrapped bun with a half-tail tutorial

This hairstyle offers a natural yet elaborate effect, ideal for a hippie chic style.

  1. Put your hair in a half-tail, tied relatively low.
  2. Wrap the remaining hair in sections, one by one, twisting them and then tucking the tips inside as if you were making a wrapped bun.
  3. This will create a ponytail with strands nicely rolled to the side.
  4. With your remaining hair, pull the tip inside the ponytail a few times until it forms a bun.
  5. Hold it in place with bobby pins and then rework it with your fingers by pulling out some of the strands.

The easy boho bun when you're in a rush

For women who don't have time to spend 5 minutes in front of the mirror and for those who like to keep it simple, here's a bun that's particularly quick to do.

quick and easy boho bun

1 minute bun tutorial

  1. First, grab your hair on the top of your head and then turn them around so that they twist on themselves.
  2. Take the bottom of your ponytail and turn your hair loosely in a spiral.
  3. Secure the hairstyle as you go by placing bobby pins around the edge and then work a few strands out of the bun.

Buns come in an infinite number of styles. In addition, you can embellish them with bohemian hair accessories such as flowers, scarves or headbands. Once you get the hang of it, making a bohemian bun will be a piece of cake.

To vary your hairstyles on a daily basis and affirm your boho side a bit more, discover our 5 ideas for boho hairstyles with a scarf!

Image credit: Pinterest.


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