Hairstyle tutorial for curly hair – the double bun

Hair Romance - curly double bun tutorial

Looking for an easy style to pin up your messy curls?

This double bun hairstyle is super easy and keeps volume in your curls. It’s twice as fun as a regular bun and I like to keep it a little loose and messy, just like my curls.

Hair Romance - the curly double bun tutorial

I’m always looking for ways to keep my curls looking presentable, especially when it gives me an extra day without washing my hair. I mean, who has time to wash their hair every second day?

I let my curls dry naturally and used a mousse to in wet hair to help shape my curls. Then on the second (or maybe third?) day I pin them up in this style.

Hairstyle tutorial for curly hair – the double bun

Hair Romance - curly double bun hairstyle tutorial

For this style you’ll just need a few bobby pins. You can also use some hair elastics to separate your hair before the buns if your hair is long but I didn’t need them in my hair.

My hair still had enough volume but sprinkle a little styling powder (like Schwarzkopf Volume Powder) at the roots to add some texture and height at the front.


  1. Split your hair into two sections at the back.
  2. Take the left section and twist it around into a low bun at the side. Position the bun just under your left ear.
  3. Then take the right section and twist this around to form a bun adjacent to the first bun.
  4. Pun the buns together with a couple of bobby pins.
  5. Style your fringe/bangs. You can pin them back into the finished style or leave them loose. If they’re a little messy, use a small curling iron to reshape them.

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This is a super quick and easy style for work and is great for medium length to long hair. I’d say it only takes me two minutes at most to do, maybe even less if my fringe doesn’t need any styling.

Curly girls, give this a try in your second (or third) days curls and let me know how you go!

If you have straight hair, this will also work in your hair. You can use a curling wand to add texture before you start, or make the style more smooth and sleek.

If you try this style, tag me in your photo #hairromance so I can see your pics.

What’s your favourite hairstyle for messy curls?

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    • Hair Romance says

      Hi Chantelle, I definitely think it could work in your hair. I would separate your hair into two ponytails to help hold the buns in place better. You could even try 3 buns. Let me know how you go x

  1. stephanie e says

    I am so jealous of your curly roots! The top of your hair always looks so great and voluminous. My curls are a little tighter and seem like they need more hold or control to be so fluffy.

    • Hair Romance says

      Thanks Stephanie! You should try my trick of moving your part while your hair is drying. After washing your hair, part it to the opposite side that you normally wear it. When it’s almost dry, flip it back to the normal side and you’ll have heaps more volume at the roots x

  2. Danna says

    my hair is a short bob about to my chin . very curly… i haven’t tried the style yet but love it !!!!

  3. Claire says

    I have long, blonde curly hair and I’m so glad I found your site! The styles are quick, easy, and manageable- perfect for me! I especially liked this one because it really shows off my volume

  4. Renae says

    Your hair color is amazing and love this look. My hair is not yet long enough to do this…but will definitely keep it in mind. :) Thanks it gorgeous!!!

    • Hair Romance says

      Thanks Silvana! It’s really important to cut a fringe in curly hair when it’s dry. If you cut your hair when it’s wet it will definitely end up too short as curls shrink up when they dry. That’s the secret for getting the right length 😉

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