Even short hair can be secured into a low bun, but stray pieces should be secured with bobby pins and strong-hold hairspray. Pull your short hair back into a small twist with a demonstration from a professional hair stylist in this free video on beauty tips.
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Hi, I'm Nikki and I'm a Hairstylist. Today, I'm going to be showing you how to get short hair into a low bun. Sometimes, if you want to do something that's a little bit different from a ponytail, but, still get your hair back, doing a low bun is a quick and easy way to get more of a classic clean up style. Let's get started. So, the first tool that you're going to need is a comb. It's got a fine tooth and a wide tooth on it and we're going to use this to smooth the hair back a little bit and start our bun style. Then, our second tool is going to be bobby pins. You're only going to need a few of these; but, we're just going to use it secure the bun into place. And then, our last tool is going to be our hairspray. We're going to use this to light misting of this all over to hold the style and set everything into place. So first we're going to start by taking our comb and I'm just going to comb my hair on the sides gently, just a little bit, just smooth out some. I'm going to sweep it back a bit. And then, I like a little volume on the top, so I'm not going comb it completely flat; on my layers they are really short anyways, so they won't go into the bun itself. And then, we're going to start twisting the hair into the bun. So, I'm just going to use my fingers to kind of push this all back again and then, I'm going to grab this at the, right around the nape of the neck; comb smooth at the top into place a little bit. If your hair is slightly longer than mine, you'll be able to get all of it into the bun. But since mine is quite short, I'm mostly working with these short layers at the bottom. You just want to start twisting it; you grab it almost like a ponytail and then, you give it a good twist. Here we go. So now for the next step, we're going to get some of your bobby pins and we're going to start pinning the bun into place. So, you want to kind of slide this in against the scalp and underneath the bun. It shouldn't take too many pins to do this; maybe three or four max within the actual bun itself. Here we go. Another one underneath and we're kind of criss crossing them on top of each other so the bun will stay in place. Here we go. Now, I still got some whiz pieces on the sides; so, I might add a couple of bobby pins to secure this into place. Again, if your layers aren't quite as short as mine is, you won't have to necessarily do this step. I'm just going to add a couple more here just to keep it extra smooth. Here we go. So now that we have our bun in place, so, we're going to use a little hairspray top secure it all, give us some hold. Grab a hairspray and I'm going to start on the sides first and spray a little bit in and a little on the top. Oops, and then, I'll come around on the other side. And I might spray down on little random pieces that have kicked out on me. Here we go. Super easy. So now I have my hair back in a little bun. Total time to complete this look should take maybe about five to ten minutes; it's pretty easy. So, it's not a look that really requires a lot fuzzing, should be pretty simple. Sometimes when you have short hair, you don't necessarily always want to do a ponytail, but you want maybe more of a sleek, classic style. So, this is an easy way to accomplish that. And your essential item for this look is going to be your bobby pins because they're what secures the bun in place. Total cost for this look, maybe about five to ten dollars max; bobby pins are really inexpensive and all of the items that I've used are pretty easy to find at a little convenient store or beauty supply. And thank you so much for watching.