This is how you create Bella Hadid’s iconic bun

Introducing our new go-to updo

Bella Hadid attends the "Tre Piani (Three Floors)" screening during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 11, 2021 in Cannes, France.
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TikTok is a real treasure trove of the best hacks and trends. You can find game-changing eyeshadow hacks, eyeliner hacks and every hair tutorial you could ever dream of. Including how to give yourself Bella Hadid’s slicked-back bun—we’re completely obsessed! 

Name a more iconic duo than Bella Hadid and a bun? We’ll save you the time and tell you there isn't one. 

Thanks to the supermodel, it’s a hair trend all in itself and you may have spotted it all over Instagram and TikTok. So if you’ve already tried this viral bun hack, and are looking for something a little edgier—and runway-ready—look no further than Bella’s go-to hairstyle.

What makes this bun so special is that it can make greasy hair look effortlessly chic. So if you find yourself on hair-wash day—but you don’t want to—the Bella bun is your savior. And it’s super simple to achieve, thanks to TikTok.

Just searching ‘Bella Hadid bun’ will give you an endless stream of how-tos but we’ve done the hard work for you and found the easiest ones to follow…

Bella Hadid wears a tropical top when departing her apartment on September 04, 2020 in New York City.

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TikTok user @corrine_reed shows us all we need is gel, a comb/brush, and a few hair ties. So first of all you want to part your hair down the middle. Then section out two front pieces and tie the rest of your hair into a ponytail. Then brush through some gel with a comb to get rid of any bumps or flyaways.


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Wrap the pony into a bun, secure with another tie, and lastly, take the front pieces that you sectioned out earlier and pull them back, and wrap them around the bun. 

You should be creating almost a ‘V’ shape at the front of your hairline. Comb through again with gel to make sure it’s all secure and you’re done!


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User @lauren.luckie shows us a similar process but instead shows how the bun looks with spikes around it instead of completely slicked back. Both Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid have been known to sport the spiky look.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.