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19 New Ways to Breathe Life Into a Basic Bun

We get it, buns can be basic. Though they may conjure less than pleasant memories of your hair being yanked back or can seem like a whatever option, there’s no argument—buns are always classic and yes, they can even be edgy. Buns aren’t given the versatility cred they deserve, which is why we set out to find some of the most glam, cool, and unique versions of the staple style out there. This inspo is all that’s needed to erase any ballet class trauma so you can revisit your new fave, always timeless, style. Check out some of our favorite bun hairstyles below!

The Classic Bun Hairstyle

Stylist Christian Wood gets Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ready for Oscar night with a classic inner twisted bun using products by Wella.

 

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Circular Spin

Another powerful collab between Christian and Rosie, this hypnotic, circular bun hairstyle was worn at the Met Gala.

 

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Face-Framing Tendrils

The best way to modernize a timeless bun is by letting your hair down. Stylist Christian Wood updates Dove Cameron’s Emmy look with carefully selected face-framing pieces.

 

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The Crown Bun Hairstyle

A bun is all the more regal when framed by a crown, created by one of our fave stylists, Britt Sully.

 

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The Wave

A high bun sits pretty on its own, but this wavy side bang will take your look to celeb levels of gorgeous. Britt Sully is the brains behind this stunning style.

 

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Cuffing Season

Wrap you bun in a babydoll cuff to ground a strategically undone up-do style, like this one by Britt Sully.

 

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Volumize It

Jen Atkin slayed Emily Ratajkowski’s hair for the Vanity Fair Oscars Party by lifting and pulling her tresses back instead of locking hair down to subtly build volume.

All Rise

Stylist Ruslan Nureev has our (and this bun’s) attention. By securing it straight up and wrapping the strands to create texture, the high bun top knot has never been more geometric.

 

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C’est Chic Bun Hairstyle

Stylist Ruslan Nureev creates a low bun with a bonus wet look on Olivia Culpo during NYFW. A bun done right really is the most fashionable option ever.

 

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The Film Star

Make a diagonal part and a ton of gel your best friends in order to stun in a no-flyaways, timeless, and sleek bun like this one by stylist Kathleen Riley.

 

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Grown Top Knot

The top knot has graduated from dorm room fave to a wear-it-anywhere style. Stylist Kathleen Riley places her bun in a not-so-perfect circle to emphasize texture.

 

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Bodega Crystals

Bling your bun, like this look created by stylist Jawaraw for Area at NYFW. Jewels are best when worn everywhere.

 

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Supersonic Ballerina Bun Hairstyle

To get this blooming bun backstage at Brandon Maxwell, legendary stylist Bob Recine twisted quarter-inch sections, pinning down each coil to create a unique shape.

 

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Spherical Edges

Laying your edges takes on a whole new meaning backstage at Burberry by stylist Guido Palau, who molds hair into sculptural spheres.

 

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Cobra Braid Hairstyle

Stylist Naeemah LaFond creates a multi-layered cobra braid bun hairstyle with so many moving parts, it slithers.

Curls Run the World

Don’t hide your curls behind your bun. Let your ringlets create the shape of your style in a true celebration of texture, like this look courtesy of stylist Naeemah LaFond.

Triple Thick Bun Hairstyle

There is over three feet of hair hidden inside this trisected bun by stylist Irinel de León, because if you don’t got it, head to the local beauty supply store.

Fringe Theory

Treat your bun as an extension of your fringe, overlapping layers for a piecey feel everywhere, like stylist Irinel de León does here.

Thread the Needle Bun Hairstyle

The devil is in the details, especially with this intricate bun created by stylist Irinel de León for Camila Coelho. To create this unique look, pull strands of hair through the base of your bun to add depth at different levels.

Like your bun hairstyles messy? HERE is some messy bun hair inspiration for every day of the week!



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