15 Trending Curly bun hairstyles

written by Christina

Published on Aug 28, 2023

curly bun hairstyles for women

Curly hair is a blessing that offers endless styling possibilities, and one of the most elegant and versatile options is the curly hair bun. Whether you’re getting ready for a special occasion or simply want a chic everyday look, curly buns are a fantastic choice and quick-fix hairstyle. In this blog, we’ll explore ways to style stunning Curly bun hairstyles that will inspire you to embrace your natural curls and elevate your style game.

Here are 15 curly bun hairstyles to try this year

Afro High Bun


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Wearing this hairstyle is hitting two birds in one stone. Get a stylish hairstyle while protecting your hair. Afro high bun is a protective hairstyle that keeps your curly hair from breakage. Tie your curly hair on a high bun on top of your head and voila! You get your stylish bun. But be sure not to tie too tight to avoid thugging your hair causing your edges to thin out.

Low Curly Bun

Low curly bun

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If you want a simple yet elegant hairstyle, then a low bun is the perfect hairstyle for you. Tie your hair into a loose ponytail at the base of your neck. Then wrap your hair into a bun and pin the strands to secure them. You can do a messy curly bun for a casual hairstyle. Or you can also do a well-kempt bun for a more elegant hairstyle.

Braided Bun Hairstyle

Braided bun

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Braided Bun

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The braided bun is a common hairstyle for bridesmaids. But this is a versatile hairstyle that can be worn on any occasion. Take a section of your hair in the front on two sides of your head. Gather the remaining strands at the back of your head and tie them in a bun at the bottom of the neck. Do a braid on the two sides of your head. Wrap the bun with the braided curly hair and secure it with a pin.

Pineapple Bun

Pineapple curl

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Secure and protect your hair the stylish way! Pineapple bun is originally a protective hairstyle to reduce hair breakage while sleeping. Needless to say, because it looks stylish and chic, it became not just a sleeping time hairstyle. It also became a daytime hairstyle, especially for women with coily and kinky hair.

Bantu Knots

Bantu Knots

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If you have time and you want a cute curly bun, try Bantu knots. Divide your hair into many different sections. Tie each section into a twist. This will create small spiralled knots. Secure each section with a pin or a rubber band. Be sure not to twist your hair too tight to avoid hair breakage.

Space Buns

Space buns

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Wanna channel the princess-of-the-space vibe? Try this fun and uber-cool curly bun hairstyle. Part your hair in the middle to create 2 equal sessions. Tie both sides into a pigtail. Twist your pigtail into a bun. Wrap the twisted hair to the base of the pigtail to create your space buns. Secure your hair with a pin or a rubber.

Messy Bun for Curly Hair

Messy bun

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The messy bun is the easiest and one of the most popular curly bun hairstyles. You can wear this to a casual event. And you can also wear this to a formal occasion paired with a formal dress. Make a ponytail – either high or low, it will still look chic so don’t worry. Wrap your hair at the base of your ponytail to create a bun. Lossen up a few pieces to make it look more effortless. Secure with a pin of rubber.

Textured Low Bun

Textured low bun

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Effortlessly embody a chic vibe with a textured low bun tailored for your curly hair. Gather your curls loosely at the nape, allowing strands to frame your face delicately. This laid-back yet stylish look is perfect for any occasion, embracing the beauty of your natural curls with a touch of elegance.

half Up Bun

Half up bun

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If you want to make your hair look thicker, try a half-up bun. Tie the upper section of your hair at the back of your head. Twist your hair at the bottom of the ponytail to create a bun. Let the remainder of your curly hair loose and flow naturally. The bun on top of your head will give the appearance of volume to your hair.

Fishtail Bun

Fishtail bun

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We all know that a fishtail braid is one elegant and stylish hairstyle. Level up your bun by combining the elegant fishtail braid with your bun. Create a fishtail braid from the front of your head. Tie the remaining hair into a low bun at the bottom of the name. Wrap the bun with the fishtail and secure it with a pin. This can be a messy bun wedding hairstyle or a casual evening date hairstyle.

Half Up Top Knot High Bun

Half up bun

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Unveil the playful elegance of your curly hair with a half-up top knot high bun hairstyle. This captivating look seamlessly marries the charm of cascading curls with the practicality of an updo. Gather the upper half of your curls into a chic bun atop your head while allowing the remaining curls to flow freely. This style strikes the perfect balance between sophistication and carefree spirit, making it ideal for both casual outings and special occasions. Embrace the beauty of your natural texture and enjoy a versatile hairstyle that embodies both grace and fun.

French Twist Bun

French twist

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French twist bun is a simple but elegant curly bun hairstyle. This hairstyle is a bun at the bottom of the nape. Sweep all your hair into one side and secure it with a bobby pin. Brush the hair to the opposite side and then twist the hair up. Make sure to tuck the ends inside the “tunnel” created by your hair. Secure it with a pin.

Date Night Bun

Curly Bun 1

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Get ready to turn heads on your date night with a captivating curly bun. This hairstyle seamlessly blends the charm of your natural curls with a touch of glamour. Whether you opt for a chic low bun or a playful high bun, the result is an effortlessly elegant look that’s sure to impress. Consider adorning your bun with a decorative hairpin or letting a few tendrils frame your face for a romantic vibe. Embrace your curls and set the perfect tone for a memorable evening out.

Occassion Bun

Wedding bun

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Elevate your wedding look with a stunning curly bun. This style harmonizes the classic updo with your natural curls, creating a sophisticated yet unique appearance. Whether you prefer a sleek bun or a more relaxed version, it’s a perfect match for your bridal attire. Enhance it with jeweled pins or a delicate veil for added elegance. Embrace your curls and exude confidence on your special day.

Curly Bun With Hair Accessories

Bun with hair accessories

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Elevate your curly bun to a new level of charm by adorning it with exquisite hair accessories. Whether it’s a dainty floral pin, a sparkling jeweled comb, or a bohemian-inspired headband, these adornments add a touch of personality and flair to your hairstyle. They beautifully intertwine with your natural curls, enhancing the overall elegance of the look. These accessories offer a creative way to express your style while showcasing the enchanting versatility of your curly hair.


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