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Achieving a Professional Look with the Perfect Bun

Curls are fun. Curls are playful. Curls are cute.

Do you want a more polished look for your career?

Save your gorgeous, flowing hair for after hours and follow these steps for a smooth and professional style.

Sport a Bun

You don’t need to achieve a perfect librarian-style bun to have a refined hairstyle. Buns come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. Depending on how thick and long your hair is, there are several bun options for you.

Placing your hair in a bun is a great way to display your big hoop earrings, as your ears will be on display. If you are prone to headaches after a full day of bun-wearing, remove your bun in the shower. This will allow you to immediately get your hair wet, which will lessen that heavy, pulling feeling.

For all buns, it’s easiest to start with a wet head of hair. After showering, apply your favorite leave-in conditioner and comb through. Our Curl Rescue is my favorite!

Check out the styles below!

Top Knot Bun

This type of bun is perfect for a more playful look. With wet, combed, and conditioned hair, turn your head upside down. Comb all of your hair into a ponytail. Use a cloth scrunchie or your favorite soft, elastic band. Next, twist the hair and wrap it around the base. Fasten with another elastic or scrunchie. Use bobby pins to secure fly-away hair. Smooth the hair around your crown with Curl Cream Gel (add Royalhairlocks link). Or allow your wispy curls to fall around your face.

Nape Bun

This bun has a more professional look to it. Take wet hair and place in a low ponytail. Either wrap the hair around the band or twist and wrap, depending on your desired look. Use a thin headband to keep curls from springing out around your face. You can also add fun clips to the sides. If hair is long, allow a few strands to emerge around the ears and show your curls in small doses.

Double Buns

We call this the Princess Leia style. For very thick curly hair, one bun may be too painful. Not to mention how your head feels after the bun comes out! Make an even or purposeful uneven part in the back of your hair. Place one section of hair in a ponytail, to keep it out of the way. Take the next section and twist into a bun behind your ear. If you prefer to start with a ponytail (like above) secure with an elastic before wrapping hair around. Use bobby pins or another elastic to keep buns tight.