How To Create The Ultimate Slick Back Bun Look

Slick back bun

Slick back bun

When Queensland’s summer heat cranks up the temp, we all know the struggle of finding a hairstyle that’s as cool as it is stylish. Well, that’s where the slick back bun steps in!

Embraced by celebs like Bella Hadid and Sophia Richie Grainge, it’s a style that’s not only the epitome of practicality but also the pinnacle of fashion.

In our blog, we’ll share with you how to create the ultimate slick back bun and why we love this style. Get ready to turn heads and stay comfortably chic all summer long!


What We Love About the Slick Back Bun


It’s Effortlessly Elegant

The slick back bun oozes elegance and sophistication. It’s a simple yet striking look that can be adapted for both casual and formal occasions, making it a versatile choice for trend-conscious individuals.

It’s Versatile

The slick back bun has been a staple on the fashion runways. It complements various clothing styles, from casual to high fashion, and adds a touch of sleekness that can elevate any ensemble.

It’s Low Maintenance Glam

In a fast-paced world, the slick back bun offers a high-impact look with minimal effort. Its minimalistic approach to hairstyling allows you to achieve a polished appearance without spending hours in front of the mirror. It’s the perfect style when you’d like to squeeze in a gym session before dinner, or need to go from desk to date night with zero time.


Creating The Slick Back Bun Look: The Tools


What you need:

  • –  Fine-toothed comb with teeth close together (if not parting hair, you can use a spoolie or a toothbrush)
  • –  Spray bottle
  • –  Styling pomade
  • –  Hair mask (optional)
  • –  Silk hair ties


Creating the Slick Back Bun: The Steps


Preparation: Wash hair the day before. In fact, a few days before is even better. Freshly washed hair tends to be too soft and too slippery to tame for this look. It’s even easier if it’s slightly wet, so if your hair tends to be a little frizzy or fly away in its natural state, feel free to give it a little spritz.

Part or no part?: Brush your hair to remove any tangles. This look can be done with a side part, middle part or sans part – you choose! If opting for a part, use a fine-toothed comb positioning it based on your preference.

Gather Your Hair: Using your comb, pull all your hair towards the nape of your neck or the top of your head (depending on whether you want a high bun or low bun) brushing it back so that it’s nice and neat. Use a hair tie to secure it in a low ponytail. Ensure it’s tight and sits exactly where you want your bun to be.

Smooth It Out: You can make this look work overtime by applying a mask at this point, followed by a pomade or styling cream (we love the Eleven Slick Hold Styling Pomade for its wet-shine finish and strong hold, while Disco Stick is another one we love for is ease of use). Apply a small amount of your styling cream to your head pulling it through the ponytail to create that sleek, polished look. This step is essential to achieve the “slick” part of the slick back bun.

Twist and Wrap: Take the ponytail and twist it around its base to create a bun. Keep twisting until your hair forms a neat coil. Secure the bun with bobby pins, ensuring it’s tight against your head.

Secure and Finish: You may need to use your comb or brush again to ensure all hairs are in place. To keep your bun in place throughout the day, use a few more bobby pins and a light-hold hairspray. This will keep any flyaways at bay and maintain that elegant appearance.


Tips for Perfecting the Slick Back Bun


  • Use a boar bristle brush or fine-toothed comb to achieve a smooth finish.
  • Don’t over-tighten the bun; it should be comfortable to wear.
  • Experiment with the bun’s placement, whether it’s lower or slightly higher on your head, to find the most flattering look for your face shape and to complement your outfit.
  • Wear with statement, oversized gold or silver studs or drop-style earrings, and a statement lip for an on-trend look.


Need More Help Creating the Slick Back Bun?


If you want to stay on-trend with a slick back bun, or desire a professional touch for your special day, we invite you to get in touch with us at Twidale Hair & Makeup Artists. Our experienced team can help you master this stylish trend and make it uniquely yours for any event, including formals, weddings and special events. We also offer expert hairdressing services including cut, colours and blowdries that will leave you feeling confident and beautiful for all types of special events and weddings. The slick back bun trend is here to stay, and we’re here to help you embrace it with flair.