The Hun

The Hun

c/o Vineyard Vines tunic, white jeans, monogrammed necklace, ., c/o Heidi Wynne clutch, c/o Brandy Pham bracelet

I’ve been seeing and reading about “the hun” (short for half-bun) for a few months now and finally decided to try it out for myself. It’s basically an updated version of the slicked-back half pony tail that I used to rock circa ’97. Everyone from J.Lo to the Olsen twins have been seen wearing this trend because of it’s message: I’m trying… but not that hard.

I went for loose waves and a hun that wasn’t piled directly on top of my head for a more casual look for a dinner at Terrain (again!) last week. I think it looked pretty cute paired with pops of pink in this Vineyard Vines tunic (size down, mine is an XS) and pink pumps.

In general, I think this look is made for women to be enjoyed by women. Both my husband and male coworker thought it looked ridiculous (Anel couldn’t stop laughing at me during dinner). What are your thoughts on the hun?

How to create the hun:

1. Pull the top 25% of your hair into your hands and twist into a bun.

2. Secure with a hair tie, then take 2 bobby pins and pin down the sides so it looks more natural

3. Take a thick curling iron and curl the hair that’s still down, creating loose waves.

4. Tousle the waves with your fingers

5. I have super thin hair, so I finish it with a volumizing spray (I LOVE this one)

Summer Date Night

Monogram Necklace

Vineyard Vines Tunic

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  1. Red Reticule said:

    Love your playful style! that top is so fun.

    Red Reticule

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  2. Mandie said:

    I am always rocking the “Hun” and my boyfriend loves it! He thinks it’s playful and fun! I have never tried putting the half bun up like this, will have to do so! It did take me a couple times to get used to it earlier this year, but now I rock it confidently!

    Love the outfit as well. So stylish as always!


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  3. Jess Zimlich said:

    I’ve never heard it called “the hun” haha, love it. You wear it well!

    26 and Not Counting

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  4. Paola Blanc said:

    Beautiful hairs, nice tunic and pretty shoes!

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  5. Alyssa Thomas said:

    You are absolutely rocking the “hun”! I don’t think I could do it as well!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

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  6. Shannon McCarthy said:

    I LOVE it! I have been wanting to try the half up bun (didn’t know it was called the “hun”) & you have motivated me to try!

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  7. Kristina Anderson said:

    Ooo tassel love! I may be the only one on the guy’s side for this, the hun is not quite my cup of tea. Of course I also wasn’t into topknots when they showed up, so you never know 😉

    Kristina does the Internets

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  8. Melissa Tierney said:

    so pretty <3


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  9. Ellen said:

    That is the PERFECT hun. And I love that tunic! 🙂

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  10. Dana Mannarino said:

    You ROCK the hun 😉

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  11. Kiki said:

    You look amazing in the hun. I however, no no no. I tried it out yesterday at work, because why not, and the comments I got her harsh but true. I’m assuming it’s because my hair is too curly to pull this off. (; You look stunning! Oh well. haha

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  12. Heidi D. said:

    I never realized how long your hair was until seeing this post! Love this style on you!

    Wishes & Reality

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  13. Kelly Daily said:

    I want to try this!

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