Pretty Low Side Bun Hair Tutorial

low side bun-holiday hair

This low side bun is one of the easiest and quickest hair styles to create and works perfectly for various occasions. It can go from a messy, bohemian look to a sleek and pretty updo simply depending on the way you secure it & style it. For this particular tutorial, the goal is a quick and easy holiday hair style that literally takes five minutes or less to do.

It’s a neat and pretty version of my messy low side bun hair tutorial from 2008. Also similar to the style I created at the end of my Hot Rollers hair tutorial last year. I guess it’s my go-to, lol. It’s just so easy!

What you’ll need:
* Large and small bobby pins
* Hair spray {I use Bed Head Hair Spray}
* A pretty barrette or hair pin for a final holiday touch {mine is courtesy of M&J Trim}

easy side bun - 5 minute holiday hair

* You may have already seen it over at Life Well Lived and if you have, apologies for the repeat. I’m on book deadlines this week 😉

Happy Holiday Hair!


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Justine

    December 13, 2011 |

    You know I’m a sucker Maegan hair tutorial!

    ~Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One

  • Shelby324539

    December 13, 2011 |

    Love the low side bun. I was wondering if you have ever tried these Goody Spin Pins? I have a lot of hair too and I have fallen in love with them. They are super easy and really secure your hair without needing a ton of pins.

    Happy Holidays!

  • CessOviedo

    December 13, 2011 |

    Pretty simple and chic! Love the sparkly accessory you wore! Let’s see if I can nail it just as easy as you did!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • drollgirl

    December 14, 2011 |

    ’tis lovely!!!!!! particularly on pretty girls with blonde hair. lol

  • seekingstyleblog

    December 14, 2011 |

    I love this look – been rocking it for about a week now; yours is much cleaner 😉

  • Melanie

    December 14, 2011 |

    This is so pretty! I love it. Going to try it out tonight… Thanks!! 🙂

  • Lauren

    December 24, 2011 |

    So very annoyed that this isn’t working for me right now. @Maegan, is there a trick I’m not getting? I have very thick hair, it looks a lot like yours…. should I have not washed it yesterday? It’s slipping right out of the bobby pins, and I’m using the very large ones, too. Grrr.

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