Beauty Tips: Various Bun Hairstyles For Long Hair

Instructions for making several different bun hair styles for long hair, including suggestions for casual do's and elegant arrangements.

Long hair is so hot in the summer time that it's a must to know a few bun hairstyles to stay cool. One style is to gather the hair up at the very top of the head and wrap it around to form a bun. Really long hair is easiest to get up by bending at the waist and hanging the head downwards, then gathering the hair first in a ponytail. Stand upright, brush the hair out and wrap it into a bun shape, securing with bobby pins. Wrap a pretty scarf around it for a very casual look, or leave wisps of hair hanging down in front of the ears and a few at the neckline for a dressier appearance. It's not absolutely necessary to put the hair into a ponytail before making the bun, but for many women, it's a little easier to keep it together while forming the bun if it's pulled into a ponytail first.

A double bun is a little harder, but very pretty and unique. Separate the hair for two buns by using a comb to gather the hair from above and in front of each ear, upwards to the top of the head. Put this hair in a clip then gather the rest of the hair into a separate clip. Bend over at the waist and hang head downward to gather the top hair group into a pony tail. Stand upright, comb the hair and twist it into a bun, high up on the back of the head. Pin into place. Now take the second group of hair and gather it into a ponytail, twisting it into a bun just below the first one. Wrap a scarf in a "figure eight" style to make it look even classier. This style can be done in 1, 2, or even 3 bun styles. Just separate the hair into groups and begin with the first bun, working your way down to the last one. Or gather the first group of hair into a bun, then leave the remaining hair hanging down.

For a formal evening, gather the hair into a ponytail at the nape of the neck. Wrap into a bun, then pin into place. Wrap beaded pearl strands around the bun for elegance. Or insert decorative hair sticks into the bun, leaving them sticking out a little.

Rather than placing the bun all the way at the nape of the neck, gather the hair in a ponytail in the middle of the back of the head. Wrap it into a bun and pin. You can use a giant barrette to clip across the center of the bun for a different and unique look to the bun. Or, wrap a scarf around the bun, place hair jewels in the bun or put it in a sparkle hair net.

Any of these hairstyles can be done by first placing the hair in a ponytail, then braiding, and finally, wrapping into a bun. Unique hair ornaments, sticks, wraps and scarves add to the buns by giving them glitz, glamour and sparkle.

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