How to Achieve a Sleek Low Bun

The sleek low bun not only looks super professional, but it is also super easy to do. Whether you’re looking for a prom hairstyle or a simple updo, we’ve got you covered on the best time-saving look. Here we break it down for you and show you exactly how to achieve a sleek low bun!

Sleek Low Bun Materials

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In order to create a sleek low bun, you’re going to need the right materials. Here is a list for you to gather and get started!

  • A regular hairbrush for tangles.
  • A comb with a tail.
  • A ceramic round brush and blow-dryer.
  • Anti-frizz serum and/or a heat protector.
  • Hairspray and hair gel.
  • Rubber-bands and a bungee tie.
  • Bungee tie.

Sleek Low Bun Prep

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Before you jump into it, you’re going to have to prep your hair. We recommend starting with damp hair, spraying in a heat protector and anti-frizz serum to protect the hair during future bun-prep steps. Especially if you have naturally curly hair, this step is crucial to tame the curls and make your hair easier to work with. Once your hair is clean and filled with products, start blow-drying your hair as straight as you can with a ceramic round brush.

Create A Sleek Part

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Once your hair is completely dry, create a clean part. This can be down the middle or on a specific side – whatever suits your style! Use the tail of a comb to make it more straight and even. Once you have a part that you’re satisfied with, dab on styling gel on both sides to make the part stay in place. This will also add to the ultra-sleek finish! We also recommend investing in a special, updo brush to assist with sleeking back your hair.

Pull into a Sleek Low Bun

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Once your part is in place, it’s time to create the sleek low bun. Pull all of your hair back tightly, letting it sit low on your neck. As soon as all of the hair is gathered, fasten it in a bungee tie. If the front isn’t as smooth as you would like, use a comb to brush through any spaces or bumps. When you’re happy with the front appearance, continue the hairstyle in the back. Twist the ponytail tightly, and wrap it into a sleek bun. Secure with another rubber band and bobby pins if needed.

Sleek Low Bun Final Touches

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You have you sleek low bun, but now it’s time to add some finishing touches. Spray on a dry oil to add the perfect amount of shine. Then, spray hairspray over the entire hairstyle to keep it in place all day. Use extra gel for any flyaways, and then you’re done! You’ll look just like Nicole Richie, Kim Kardashian, and any star on the red carpet. Make sure you try this easy updo for your next formal event!

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Gina Gargiulo

Marketing Assistant

Gina Gargiulo is an aspiring writer and alumni of the Fashion Institute of Technology. She enjoys that she can take her life-long passions of fashion and beauty and combine it with another love of hers, writing. She has many high dreams she's determined to achieve, while hoping to influence others along the way.

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