The Editors
Updated on October 16, 2021

This is a lovely, elegant bun that you can make pretty quickly. You do not need many tools for this, and perhaps, you have them all at home. As a result, you will have a high rainbow-shaped bun. You can easily adjust the size of your bun, making it exactly how you need it.

This hairstyle is suitable for different occasions, such as work, party, going out with friends, etc. However, you should avoid dancing, exercising, and doing other active moves because this may affect this hairstyle.

It is not suitable for short hair but can be created with medium-length to long hair. In fact, it may be difficult to create with too-long hair since a too-large bun won’t keep its shape. Also, you will need to use the free ends for wrapping them around an elastic, securing the hair, and while you need enough of them, too much hair will not look good. When you do this hairstyle the first time, you will know if your hair length is suited to this elegant bun style. Hair thickness is also important since your bun needs to have both density and volume.

However, if the length and thickness of the hair are not sufficient, you can always use some fake hair. It is possible to add hair strands of different colors, which will make your hairstyle unique.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Before you start making this hairstyle, prepare everything that you will need, including the following:

  • hairbrush;
  • elastic;
  • several bobby pins;
  • hairspray;
  • additional mirror to see how your hairstyle looks from the back.

All you need to do is just follow the step-by-step instructions provided below. There is also a video (at the end of this guide) available which clearly shows how to make this hairstyle.

Step 1. Your hair should be clean, so wash it, if needed, before making this hairstyle. If already clean, then brush your hair. You do not need to apply any hair products to your hair, yet. If you wish to use faux hair to add more colors, length or density to your hair, you need to attach them at this point.

Rainbow Shaped Bun: Step 1

Step 2. Start by putting your hair up into a high ponytail, and use a hair elastic for affixing it. The pony should be high enough. You do not need to finish it; just use the elastic to secure your hair and make sure that no hair sticks out.

Rainbow Shaped Bun: Step 2

Step 3. When making the final loop, don’t pull all the hair out. This is when you need to form the bun. Make sure that it is not too big; otherwise, it will not be able to properly keep its shape. Avoid making a too-small bun, as well. Leave enough ends out so that their length would be sufficient to hide the elastic. The ends should be left in the back of your head.

Rainbow Shaped Bun: Step 3

Step 4. You need to form a rainbow shape by carefully spreading the hair from its top-center part down your head.

Rainbow Shaped Bun: Step 4

Step 5. Now, you need to hide the ends. Grab them with your hand and carefully wrap them around your ponytail, covering the elastic. Leave the remaining ends in the back of your head so they’re not visible.

Rainbow Shaped Bun: Step 5

Step 6. Secure the ends with a bobby pin.

Rainbow Shaped Bun: Step 6

Step 7. Use several more bobby pins to secure the bun on all the sides to make sure it is properly affixed.

Rainbow Shaped Bun: Step 7

Step 8. Pull out a few hair strands in the front area to add a little texture and volume. Do this carefully because it is easy to damage the hairstyle if you pull out the wrong strands. However, you can try and use your brush to fix the problem.

Rainbow Shaped Bun: Step 8

Step 9. Use a mirror to check how your hairstyle looks from different sides, particularly from the back. If everything is fine, you can affix the result with hairspray. Immediately after you apply it to your hair, use your hand to spread it over your head. Remember to apply it to the bun from all the sides as well as to the area secured by the elastic and bobby pins.

Rainbow Shaped Bun: Step 9

Step 10.You can now shake your head a bit to make sure that everything is secured perfectly. Also, you can check with your hand that all the hair is evenly sprayed with hairspray. If needed, you can add more spray, but avoid making your hairstyle look too “heavy” due to excessive use of this hair product.

Rainbow Shaped Bun: Step 10

Step 11. Now, you can do the final check of your hairstyle. The bun should be properly affixed, and the hairstyle should look neat.

Rainbow Shaped Bun: Step 11

You can also watch the video below to get a better idea of how everything should be done.

We hope that you have found our steps clear and easy so you can make this nice hairstyle yourself. Remember to follow this tutorial step by step, look at all the pictures, and watch the helpful video to see the entire process of quickly making this elegant bun. You just need to style it once, and then you should know how to do this quickly and accurately. Remember to affix the result properly, and it will remain perfect during the whole day.

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