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15 Easy Bun Hairstyles That Scream “Fun and Chic”

Bun hairstyles can run the gamut from a sleek top knot, to a messy bun or to a chic wedding undo, with several cute styles in between. Whether you are looking for an easy style to do in the morning before work or a dressed up version for a night out, I’m sure you’ll find the perfect bun style here!

Loose Braided Side Bun

This lovely look is perfect for a casual weekend running errands.

Loose Braided Side Bun Bun Hairstyles

How To Style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, create a deep side part.
  2. Section off the band area and create a loose, three-strand braid.
  3. Pull hair into a high side ponytail.
  4. Braid ends of ponytail into a fishtail braid.
  5. Gently pull on sides of fishtail braid to loosen.
  6. Wrap braid around ponytail to create bun. Secure with bobby pins.
  7. Grab the three=strand braid and wrap around bun. Secure with bobby pins.
  8. Finish style with a medium hold hairspray.

Product Recommendations:

For a medium, flexible hold hairspray, try Aveda’s Air Control.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes.

Top Knot + Side Swept Bangs

This is a truly simple style that exudes casual elegance.

Top Knot Bun with Side Swept Bangs Top Knot Bun with Side Swept Bangs Side View

How to style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, apply a small amount of shine enhancing oil to the ends.
  2. Pull hair into a natural high ponytail.
  3. Wrap ends of ponytail around elastic and bobby pin.
  4. Gently pull on sides of bun to loosen it.
  5. Style bangs as desired.
  6. Set style with a soft hold hairspray.

Product Recommendations:

For a soft hold with a natural satin finish, try Aveda’s Witch Hazel Hairspray.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes.

The Messy Ballerina Bun

Polished enough for the office and stylish enough for the after work party, this bun hairstyle is truly versatile.

Messy Ballerina Bun

How To Style:

  1. Starting with air dried hair, apply a texturizing spray to the ends.
  2. Gently scrunch hair to emphasize natural waves.
  3. Pull hair into a ponytail.
  4. Gently backcomb the ponytail to desired fullness.
  5. Wrap ends of ponytail around elastic and bobby pin as you wrap.
  6. Gently pull on sides of bun to achieve desired fullness.
  7. Gently pull out two tendrils on either sides of your face.
  8. Using a curling wand or a 1-inch curling iron, curl the face framing pieces.
  9. Finish style with a medium hold hairspray.

Product Recommendations:

Try Moroccan Oil’s Luminous Hairspray for a medium hold with tons of shine.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes.

The Perfect Sock Bun

A sleek sock bun is perfect for all occasions and is shockingly simple to do!

Sock Bun Side View Sock Bun Front View

How to style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, slick hair into a high side ponytail.
  2. Using a hair donut, wrap ends of ponytail around donut.
  3. Roll donut down the ends until you reach the elastic.
  4. Secure donut to elastic with bobby pins.
  5. Smooth hair into place.
  6. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

Product Recommendations:

For super strong hold with shine, try Aveda’s Force control.

Face shape:

This style will work for all face shapes.

Naturally Curly

Try a big and fluffy bun to show off your curls.

Big and Fluffy Curly Bun Big and Fluffy Curly Bun Back View

How to style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a strong hold gel.
  2. Create four sections across the front. Twist and secure them with a bobby pin.
  3. Pull the rest of your hair into a high and tight ponytail.
  4. Gently tuck ends under and fluff as desired.
  5. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendations:

Try Moroccan Oil’s Luminous Hairspray in ‘strong’.

Face shape:

This style will work for all face shapes and for those with curly hair.

Twists and Braids, Oh My!

For a cute and quirky bun style, try mixing twists and braids together!

Bun with Twists and Braids Bun with Twists and Braids Back View

How to style:

  1. Apply a texturizing crème to ends.
  2. Create a side part.
  3. Twist a small section of bangs back towards crown and secure with a bobby pin.
  4. Pull rest of hair into a ponytail just under the round of your head.
  5. Take various pieces of ponytail and create simple, three-strand braids.
  6. Secure braids with a clear elastic.
  7. Grab all ends of the ponytail (braids included) and wrap around ponytail elastic to create a bun.
  8. Secure bun with bobby pins.
  9. Pull sides of bun to loosen as desired.
  10. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendations:

Try Bumble and Bumble’s Texture for a little extra grit and tousle.

Face shape:

This style will work for all face shapes.

Classic Bun

This sleek bun is perfect for ballet class or for an evening out.

Classic Sleek Bun Classic Sleek Bun Back View

How to style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a medium hold gel.
  2. Create a deep side part.
  3. Using a boar bristle brush, slick hair back into a ponytail.
  4. Secure ponytail with a clear elastic.
  5. Braid ends of ponytail and secure with clear elastic.
  6. Wrap braid around ponytail and secure with bobby pins.
  7. Set style with a strong hold hairspray.

Product Recommendations:

Try the Bumble and Bumble BB Gel for the perfect wet look.

Face shape:

This style will work for all face shapes.

A Romantic Bun

Craving a romantic bun? Try this gorgeously loose style!

Loose Romantic Bun Loose Romantic Bun Back View

How to style:

  1. Prep hair with a thermal protectant.
  2. Starting in the nape of the neck, curl hair vertically with a 1¼-inch curling iron.
  3. Continue working until all hair is curled.
  4. Gently backcomb the top and crown area.
  5. Pull the top backwards, twist and secure at crown.
  6. Pull the sides up and secure at crown.
  7. Pull all hair up towards crown and wrap into a bun.
  8. Secure bun with bobby pins.
  9. Gently pull out ends as desired.
  10. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendatios:

Try Bumble and Bumble’s Dry Spun Finish for a light and airy finish with texture.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes.

Pretty as a Princess

Channel your inner Disney princess with this gorgeous bun hairstyle.

Disney Princess Bun Disney Princess Bun Side View

How To Style:

  1. Prep hair with a shine enhancing crème.
  2. Gently backcomb the crown area.
  3. Pull hair into a high ponytail.
  4. Pull hair halfway through the ponytail until the lower part of the ponytail is looped under.
  5. Pull the loose ends forward and tuck them under the ponytail.
  6. Gently pull sides of bun together until it forms a continuous bun.
  7. Finish style with a firm hold hairspray.

Product Recommendations:

Try Bumble and Bumble’s Holding Spray for a firm hold.

Face shape:

This style will work on all face shapes.

Relaxed and Casual

This laid back bun is the perfect ‘go anywhere’ style!

Casual Laid Back Bun Casual Laid Back Bun Back View

How to style:

  1. Prep air-dried hair with a texturizing spray.
  2. Create a side sweeping braid.
  3. Pull hair into a side bun and secure with bobby pins.
  4. Wrap braid around bun and secure with a bobby pin.
  5. Finish with a hairspray.

Product Recommendations:

Try Bamboo’s Ocean Waves lightweight texturizer.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes.

Double Bun

What’s better than one bun? Two buns, of course!

Double Bun

How To Style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, prep hair with a texturizing spray.
  2. Create a deep side part and style bangs as desired.
  3. Pull top section into a bun at crown.
  4. Pull side upward and then take a small section from the top of the side and the lower side.
  5. Create a loose side bun with the lower section.
  6. Secure with a bobby pins.
  7. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

Product Recommendations:

Try Bumble and Bumble’s Classic Hairspray for a clean finish with a strong hold.

Face shape:

This style will work on all face shapes.

A Textured Bun

How can you not love this textured side bun with a vintage flare?

Textured Side Bun

How To Style:

  1. Prep hair with shine enhancing texture crème
  2. Pull hair into a severe side ponytail.
  3. Create either a simple three-strand braid or a fishtail braid.
  4. Secure the braid with clear elastic.
  5. Pull on sides of braid to loosen it.
  6. Wrap braid around the ponytail elastic and secure bobby pins.
  7. Style bangs as desired.
  8. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Bumble and Bumble’s BB Texture cream for the perfect amount of hold with a natural finish.

Face shape:

This style will work for all face shapes.

Indie Side Bun

Try this quirky side bun for a cute and slightly unusual side bun.

Indie Side Bun Indie Side Bun Back View

How To Style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, brush hair to the side.
  2. At ear level, create a sideways French braid.
  3. Braid hair to the opposite ear.
  4. Gather hair into a high ponytail.
  5. Wrap hair around to form a bun.
  6. Secure bun with bobby pins.
  7. Finish style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Product Recommendations:

For extra shine with a flexible hold, try Aveda’s Brilliant Hairspray.

Face Shape:

This style will work for all face shapes.

Perfectly Pulled Together

This polished high bun combines braids and curls in a ultra chic way.

Polished High Bun with Braids and Curls Polished High Bun with Braids and Curls Back View

How to style:

  1. Prep hair with a heat protectant.
  2. Pull hair into a high ponytail.
  3. Using a 1-inch curling iron, curl ends of ponytail.
  4. Taking small sections of the ponytail, create a few three-strand braids.
  5. Wrap curls and braids around two fingers and secure with bobby pins.
  6. Continue until all hair is secure.
  7. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

Product Recommendations:

Try Blow’s The Heat Is On for a weightless thermal protectant.

Face shape:

This style will work with all face shapes.

The Extra Messy Bun

Perfect for lazy mornings (or afternoons) or for those days on the go, this messy bun is fast and fabulous.

Extra Messy Bun Extra Messy Bun Back View

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a texturizing spray and a lightweight gel.
  2. Allow hair to air dry.
  3. Gently backcomb the crown area.
  4. Pull hair into a high ponytail.
  5. Take ends of ponytail and wrap around ponytail loosely.
  6. Secure ends as desired.
  7. Gently pull face-framing tendrils down and arrange as desired.
  8. Finish style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Product Recommendations:

For defined waves try Onesta’s Volumizing Foam.

Face shape:

This style will work for all face shapes.

With so many bun hairstyles to try, you’re sure to find one for every occasion!