Stylish Korean Summer Hair Buns

Sleek yet summer-ready, a bun is the perfect choice when the heat is on. Check out these elegant, feminine Korean bun hairstyles that are perfect for work or play.


Spring is here and with the temperatures rising, many ladies are looking for a way to keep their hair up and out of the way while still looking feminine and stylish. A bun is a great option for summer, as it is a neat and elegant style that is suitable for many occasions, whether it’s school, work, or a day out with friends. Here are some stylish Korean bun hairstyles that will keep you looking your best all summer long.

1 Basic Korean Bun

For a basic Korean bun with a touch of sophistication, try parting your hair down the middle and twisting your ponytail around your index finger before wrapping it up into a bun.

Another way to elevate your bun is to start with a low ponytail, then flip your hair over, divide the remaining hair in two, and wrap it around the bun before securing it with an elastic.

Basic Korean Bun

2 Elegant Low Bun

The messy low bun is a carefree variation of the basic bun. It’s easy to achieve:

First, put your hair in a low bun, leaving some length at the end. Divide the remaining hair into two equal sections and tie them together with another elastic. Twist it once and pull the previously folded bun through it. Finally, tease the hair on top to add volume.

This style is effortlessly chic and slightly messy, perfect for any casual occasion.

Elegant Low Bun

3 Energetic High Bun

For a quick and easy high bun, follow these simple steps:

Start by brushing your hair to remove any tangles. Use your hands to gather all of your hair up towards the crown of your head and form it into a loose bun.

Hold the bun with one hand and the ends of your hair with the other. Start twisting your hair tightly clockwise (or counterclockwise) from the ends up towards the base.

Let go of the hair. Wrap the twisted hair around itself into a bun shape.

Secure the bun with a hair tie. Use your fingers to gently loosen the bun to create a natural volume.

Leave a few strands of hair loose around your temples for an elegant and effortless look. Spritz with hairspray to keep your bun in place and prevent flyaways.

Energetic High Bun

4 Claw Clip Bun

Claw clips are not only a familiar hair accessory but also a “must-have item” for every girl due to their convenience and versatility. Whether your style is edgy, elegant, or girly, a claw clip can help you complete your look perfectly.

Apart from their primary function of holding hair up, claw clips can also be used to create a variety of beautiful and trendy hairstyles. Instead of plain buns, try the soft and natural folded bun that is taking Korea by storm.

First, tie your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck, neatly fold up the remaining hair, and use a large claw clip to secure the bun.

Claw Clip Bun

5 Bobby Pin Bun

A high bun is a classic hairstyle that exudes a youthful and energetic vibe. However, if you find this style too plain, try spicing it up with colorful bobby pins to add a touch of flair to your hair this summer.

Start by putting your hair up in a high bun of your choice. Then, let your creativity shine with bobby pins of various shapes and colors. You can pin them near the nape of your neck to create a focal point, or pin them along the length of your bun for a unique effect.

With silver or gold bobby pins, you’ll shine and attract everyone’s attention. Experiment with different combinations of bobby pins to create your own signature style.

Bobby Pin Bun

Here are some ideas for feminine and elegant Korean buns that you can try this summer. A simple bun can instantly elevate your summer style. Try them out with us today!

Frequently asked questions

Hair accessories can elevate your bun and complete your look. Here’s how:

  1. Claw Clip Bun: Claw clips are versatile and convenient. Create a soft, natural folded bun, a current Korean trend, by securing a low ponytail with a large claw clip.
  2. Bobby Pin Bun: Spice up a classic high bun with colorful or metallic bobby pins. Pin them strategically to create a focal point or a unique, decorative effect.