Sun Buns: Your Foolproof Festival Hair

Type #festivalhair into Instagram and the chances are you’ll come across a Sun Bun. Otherwise known as ‘a fusion of braids plus a classic topknot’ – only catchier – Sun Buns are sweeping across a hairline near you, and just in time for festival season.

Consider them both a) chic and b) very clever (frankly nothing will mask three-day old festival hair faster) AND they’re perfect for workouts too. Hurrah!

Wear yours on weekends, beach days, to Glasto, and everything in-between – the messier your Sun Bun gets the better it looks, so go fourth and camp in it!

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We’ll also let you in on a top hair secret; an un-done Sun Bun looks an awful lot like mermaid waves, so it really is a win-win.

Loving it already? Here’s how to whip up your own in four simple steps – you don’t need to be a hair wizard for this crafty look!

4-Steps To Master Summer’s Brainiest Bun

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Super speedy and oh-so cool, the new festival style couldn’t be easier to DIY. Third day hair never looked so good…

Step 1: Prep your hair with Aussie’s Festival Fresh Dry Shampoo, £4.49. Depending on where you want your braid to sit, part your hair down the centre or across your head, leaving out room for your bun. Plait your braid (or braids) and secure them with small elastic bands.

Step 2: Twist the remaining lengths of your hair and wrap them around to create a high bun. Get creative, you can make one bun or two, carry on braiding down the lengths before you make your bun or keep it plait free.

Step 3: Pin it in place with grips, and add some texture by roughing up the braids and buns with your fingertips. The Sun Bun looks best when it’s a little messy!

Step 4: Finish off with a spritz of TRESemmè Ultimate Hold Hairspray, £5.50, to set your style and keep frizzes and flyawayes at bay.

Feeling wild? Go festival cray with hair chalks and glitter galore…

> Image: Instagram/Alice Reynolds