Her Campus Logo Her Campus Logo
Amelia Kramer-Jean Jacket Bricks Sock Bun Mural Angle
Amelia Kramer-Jean Jacket Bricks Sock Bun Mural Angle
Amelia Kramer / Her Campus

5 Ways to Turn Your Bun From Messy to Too Cute

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Pepperdine chapter.

If you’re anything like me, my hair is the make or break of my day; if it looks good I’m happy if it doesn’t the day is over before it began. Like many college women, buns are my go-to, and I can usually convince myself that I’m pulling off a cute messy bun so I’m not worried about it all day, but thanks to the internet I’ve found there are more options for a cute and quick bun. 

Twist in a Scarf

Instead of using a hair tie, use a scarf to tie your hair into a ponytail, then separate into two parts and twist the scarf’s ends into the two parts before twisting the two together into a bun and tie of the two ends.

Ponytail Scarf

High buns sometimes just don’t work, but low buns either look cute, or make you look like a Founding Father. If you tend to lean a bit more towards the George Washington chic look, tie a scarf around the base of your low bun and abra-ca-da-bra Founding Father no more. 

Go Vintage 

You don’t have to be rocking the victory curls and red lips to wear a vintage style hair scarf. Throw your hair up into a bun, then grab your scarf, wrap it around your hair and tie it in the front. I tend to use larger scarves for a bit more body, so I have to tie it three times (front, back, front), before tucking in the ends and shifting the wrap to wear. I like it either in the very front of my hair or just behind where bangs would be.

Wrapping the Bun

This is probably the easiest of these ideas; put your hair in a bun, then tie a scarf around it. Boom, done! Tie a bow, or knot it so the scarf hangs. Easy as pie, and cute as hell.

Bandana Time! 

This one needs a bigger scarf, or a small bandana. Once your low bun is in place, fold your scarf into a triangle or take your bandana. Place the scarf a little behind your hairline and tie underneath your hair. More people will see your cute scarf instead of your “i’ll-wash-it-later-hair”.

And there you go; five quick and easy ways to transform your quick bun into a cute scarf hair style.  

Melissa Locke

Pepperdine '21

This is my senior year of college and I'm a Public Relations major with a Creative Writing outside concentration. I was born and raised in So-Cal and love it so much I couldn't go too far. As much as South California is my home, I adore traveling and learning about other cultures. A Disney fan to the core you can find me watching any of their movies, or breaking my bank account at Disneyland, and if not I'll probably be reading, writing, or enjoying the Malibu climate.