Short Hair Buns You Must Try

Are you sad because you don’t have the same styling freedom as people with long hair have?

Well, don’t be sad.

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Keeping in mind short haired girls and their struggle to deck up their tresses with versatile hairstyles, I have come up with some easy yet stylish hair bun ideas.

So that, from now on, short-haired girls can also enjoy a wide range of hairdos on an everyday basis.

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1. The Simple, Classis Top Bun

Top Knot Bun

The classic top knot bun become insanely popular.

Not because of its simplicity but because it is an easy, and comfortable hairstyle to sport if you don’t want any hairs on the nape of your neck.

There might be a wrong assumption that this hairdo is compatible just with medium to long tresses.

But with just a few steps, you can also have it in your short manes perfectly.

Start off by applying a handful of volumizing dry shampoo.

The dry shampoo not only helps to remove dirt and debris from the scalp but also adds texture and provides an excellent base for the styling.

I prefer the Bumble and Bumble Pret A Powder Shampoo for its volumizing factors.

Then, comb through your manes upside down to add extra volume before tying them into a ponytail just below the crown.

After that, divide the pony into two equal parts and wrap one part around the pony.

Secure the wrap with hairpins.

Repeat the wrapping procedure with the other section and secure the ends well with pins for the perfect top knot bun.

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2. Low Rolled Bun

Low Bun

The dilemma every girl with short hair faces when preparing for an event or black-tie event is how to transform their fun short manes into a classic, elegant hairdo.

This low bun is the perfect style for you as it is a very event-ready hairdo as well as super easy to create.

Spritz on some anti-frizz [1] spray on your hair.

(such as this Living Proof No Frizz Instant De-frizzer)

So that your tresses look sleek and polished.

Now comb thoroughly to get rid of any kinks.

Then section off your tresses into two parts, twist the sections, and construct a low pony at the nape of your neck.

Start rolling the pony and wrap the roll around the end to create a bun.

Put on lots of bobby pins so that the bun doesn’t move from its place.

For an even better hold, apply a medium hold hair spray, like this TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Smooth #2 Hold.

3. Boho Double Knot

Boho Double Knot Bun

Give your short manes a comfortable yet very stylish outlook this summer with this Boho double knot.

First, apply quite a bit of texturizing spray (We prefer the Moroccan Oil Dry Texture Spray) to your tresses to add a bit of dimension and character in them.

Then part your hair [2] into 4 equal sections; two on either side of the front and two at the back of your head.

Take a part from the back and twist it to create a bun. Put on bobby pins to secure it.

Repeat it with the other section at the back so that you have two buns.

Now, take a section from the front and it back in a way that it drapes over the ear.

Twist the end and secure it with clips at the back.

Repeat the process for the other part also and voila!

You have the most comfortable bun hairstyle for the summer.

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4. Sexy Messy Half Knot

Messy Half Knot

The half up – half down bun is the ultimate hairstyle for short-haired girls.

This is an extremely effortless yet super stylish do to rock anywhere and everywhere you want.

Begin your styling by horizontally parting your hairs just below the crown so that you have a front section as well as a back section of tresses.

Then, take the front part and backcomb it for some extra volume before tying it up into a ponytail.

Now, wrap the pony and construct a bun.

The bun doesn’t have to be perfect.

Secure it with lots of hairpins so that it stays in place throughout the day.

Now with a small hair straightener (1-inch or less), you can create this hairstyle in the back part of your short hairs for an even messier yet very playful look.

5. Modern Milkmaid Bun

Modern Milkmaid Bun

Have to attend a day wedding event?

Well, for such happening events we would definitely say that the modern and classy milkmaid knot is the best allay for your short tresses.

This modern-day fairytale hairdo not only keeps the manes out of your face but at the same time looks chick and feminine.

First, part your tresses vertically from the middle so that you have two sections on both sides of the head.

Now take one part, backcomb a little and create a French braid finishing it just below the ear so that you have a braided pigtail.

Secure it with an elastic band.

Repeat it on the other side.

Now that you have two braided pigtails, pull them at the back of your head and create a bun.

Secure it with bobby pins for all day long hold.

6. The Wispy Low Bun

Wispy Low Bun

Add a touch of elegant romance to your short manes with a wispy low bun which, we think, is the perfect hairdo for a posh date night.

This hairstyle provides subtle drama as well as the required sexy feel to enhance your aura for the evening.

Brush all your tresses so that there is no knots and kinks in them.

Then construct a side ponytail just on the nape of your neck.

After that, divide the hairs above the pony and pull out the pony through the topsy (the space formed for the division).

Keep doing it until all your tresses create a bun.

Now secure the bun with bobby pins.

If you want, you can also adorn this hairdo with decorative clips and pins for a more feminine result.

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7. Sporty Space Buns

Space Buns Hairstyle

If you are bored with the same old top bun hairstyle, then the perfect way to spice things up is by sporting a sporty space bun in your short manes.

Even though it gives a very “Star Wars” vibe, this bun is very comfortable in the summer and also gives you a stylish outlook.

Start the bun creating session by spraying some texturizing spray to add texture to your short manes and parting them off from the middle.

Then comb each side well and tie them into top ponytails.

Now, take one ponytail and coil it around itself to form a bun.

Secure with a few bobby pins.

Repeat the process for the other pony also to reveal the stylish, sci-fi looking space buns.

After you are done, spritz on a light mist of holding spray to keep the buns intact in place.

8. Classic Ballet Bun

Space Buns Hairstyle

One of the most popular hair buns that you can try on your short tresses is the classic ballet bun.

This amazing bun is just the right blend of sophistication with comfort and style.

Even if you are not a ballerina, this classic top knot will elevate your look by several notches.

To create this bun, first, comb all your hair and tie them up into a high ponytail on the crown of your head.

Now take the pony and twist it into a tight rope.

Then, coil the rope around the end of the ponytail to form a bun.

Once you are done creating the bun.

Secure it with lots of pins so that it remains in place and doesn’t move a bit throughout the day.

9. Low Voluminous Bun

Low Voluminous Bun

Short hair buns don’t always mean high, messy buns.

You can also adorn your short manes with clean, sophisticated buns to get ready for any black-tie events.

The low voluminous bun is such a bun that is just perfect for any party or red carpet events and would surely elevate your look instantly.

Start your hair styling process by adding an adequate amount of volumizing spray or mousse all over your short hair to add that oomph factor.

Then, comb all your manes roughly and tie them up into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck.

After that, divide your pony into three sections and tease each section to add volume to them.

Once you are done teasing them perfectly, start wrapping these sections around the base of the pony one by one and secure it with hairpins.

Now that your low bun is formed, spray on a strong-hold hairspray on a hairbrush and brush over your tresses to avoid any wayward strands.



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  1. Thank you very much for coming up with such an excellent article dedicated only for short-haired girls. It’s full of amazing yet easy hair buns for short manes that I loved. I never thought that I can actually create a Modern Milkmaid Bun in my tiny manes before I read this piece of article.

    After reading it, I was super skeptical about whether I can create this amazing, sophisticated bun or not. But I was surprised when they do come out as perfect as I wanted it to be. I followed all the steps to a T and got the result.

    Girls, my suggestion would be to follow the described steps perfectly. I can guarantee that you too will get the desirable bun in your shorter manes effortlessly.

    • Dear Diane,

      Thank you very much for your kind words. We appreciate our readers’ feedback.

      And, we are also glad that you shared your experience with us. We are sure that this will help our readers in some way or the other.

      Please keep coming back for more articles in the future.

  2. Hello there,

    I must admit that before reading this piece of article, I never knew that there are so many different buns you can try in your short tresses. This writing, as well as your other articles, are so informative and eye-opening for people like me that I sometimes wonder if I ever knew anything about hair or hairstyles. Thank you for coming up with such versatile ideas. Keep up the good work.

    In one part of the article, you have mentioned rolling the ponytail to create a low roll bun. I want to ask that if I use a cloth roll to roll up the pony, will my bun come out perfect. I face a bit difficulty to roll the pony alone.

    I would love to know your opinion.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Dear Carmen,

      First of all, thank you very much for your kind, inspiring words. We are overwhelmed by your feedback.

      Secondly, yes, you can use a cloth roller or even a foam roller to roll the bun if needed. But make sure to take to out carefully before securing the do with clips and pins.

      We hope this would help you with your hairstyle.

  3. I wonder, have you guys ever tried the hairstyles you have mentioned in your article. I don’t think so. You guys either searched them form the net or heard it from others. If you tried these on yourself, you would know that the steps or process you have mentioned doesn’t work, at least, it didn’t work on my short tresses. I tried to adorn my manes with the Wispy Low Bun, but every time I divide the hair above the pony, the ponytail got loose and I couldn’t create this bun. This was a waste of time.

    Please be very sure before putting up anything into words.

    • Dear Melinda,

      Thank you very much for taking the time and writing to use. We appreciate our readers’ feedback.

      The reason your ponytail got loose every time you wanted to part the hair because the tie wasn’t tight enough. Try it with a tighter tie and we are sure that your bun will come out as perfect as ours.

      We hope that this would help.


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