Bun hairstyles

Easy, simple and stylish! No wonder buns are favored by women who want to amp up their coif with minimal to zero effort. Stay classy with a pulled back sleek bun or go for a deconstructed bun for that laid-back finish. Itching for a cool throwback look with a sophisticated aura? The high top beehive bun is the perfect coif for you! Go and explore our list below for more!

Shay Mitchell’s Twisted Topknot Bun

Shay Mitchell's Long Brunette Hair in a Twisted Topknot Bun

Shay Mitchell embodies effortless glam with this twisted topknot bun. Her long a..

Shay Mitchell embodies effortless glam with this twisted topknot bun. Her long and healthy brunette locks truly shine! To get this look; gather all of your hair and secure in a ponytail, twist the pony and roll upwards and towards the top of your head. Pin it in the shape of a bun, mini twist or knot.

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Alessandra Ambrosio’s High Chignon Bun

Alessandra Ambrosio's Loose High Chignon Bun at Cannes Film Festival 2016

If looks could kill! Alessandra Ambrosio opted to wear her long brown hair as a p..

If looks could kill! Alessandra Ambrosio opted to wear her long brown hair as a perfectly imperfect loose high chignon bun at Cannes Film Festival 2016.

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Jennifer Lawrence’s Top Knot At Met Ball 2015

Jennifer Lawrence's Top Knot At Met Ball 2015

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Gwen Stefani’s Victory Roll Micro Top Knot

Gwen Stefani's Victory Roll Micro Top Knot

Gwen Stefani is doing her usual – putting us in trouble to define her hairstyle w..

Gwen Stefani is doing her usual – putting us in trouble to define her hairstyle with her brilliant sense for style fusion. She arrived at MTV Video Music Awards 2014 wearing her medium length, blond hair styled in this pretty much unorthodox victory roll. As you can see, ladies, victory roll can be twisted and coiled into micro bun, giving your retro style some fresh touch.

Sarah Hyland’s Topknot At Emmy Awards 2014

Sarah Hyland's Topknot At Emmy Awards 2014

What a lovely statement of elegance! Sarah Hyland looked stunning at Emmy Awar..

What a lovely statement of elegance! Sarah Hyland looked stunning at Emmy Awards 2014 wearing her hair in this adorable ‘do. Her topknot starts with slightly messy and coarse high pony tail, which is logical option, as her medium length, layered haircut can hardly support creating sleek and neat bun. Blond highlights add great deal of charm to the texture. Ladies, you do know that padding your topknot with a sponge ring can make your life so much easier when repeating this hairstyle?

Monica’s Classy Topknot Updo

Monica's Classy Topknot Updo

Topknot is evergreen among updos and it will never fail you down for all those sp..

Topknot is evergreen among updos and it will never fail you down for all those special occasions, starting from evening events and all the way up to wedding. Perhaps it is a little bit demanding for coarse or curly type of hair, but it is worth of effort. Monica was wearing this updo at BET awards in 2012.

Zoe Saldana’s Updo At Met Ball 2014

Zoe Saldana's Updo At Met Ball 2014

Zoe Saldana arrived at Met Ball 2014 wearing her long, brown hair styled in this..

Zoe Saldana arrived at Met Ball 2014 wearing her long, brown hair styled in this elegant updo. When it comes to updo, convenient trick for round and heart shaped face is amplifying volume on the crown by teasing hair at this section, which can visually elongate this face type. Bangs are middle parted and they are softly embracing sides of Zoe’s face.

Jessica Pare’s Top Knot Updo At Met Ball 2014

Jessica Pare's Top Knot Updo At Met Ball 2014

Talkin’ about elegance personified! Without mistake, when it comes to those very..

Talkin’ about elegance personified! Without mistake, when it comes to those very special events which require some extra effort for your hairstyle, top knot is your BFF. Jessica Pare’s jet black hair is tied in super sleek pony, weaved into braid which is then coiled into bun. In case your hair length can not meet the standards of this volume, you can always opt for faux bun and clip it on the crown.

Blake Lively’s Chignon At Cannes Film Festival 2014

Blake Lively's Chignon At Cannes Film Festival 2014

Blake Lively chooses her red carpet styles without ever making a mistake. Her ch..

Blake Lively chooses her red carpet styles without ever making a mistake. Her chignon at Cannes Film Festival 2014  is total glam overdose. You could apply less effort and hair products if your hair is day old when repeating this style. Part your hair on the side, tease it a little on the crown and tie it in a low pony tail. Next you should tease your pony tail into voluminous pouf and smooth the surface with paddle brush. Secure the sections of your pony tail two inches from the elastic to conceal it. Create the body of your bun by securing the tips of your hair at the nape and curling them towards elastic. Apply hairspray in generous amount when you finish.

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Nicole Richie’s Purple Hairdo At Met Ball 2014

Nicole Richie's Purple Hairdo At Met Ball 2014

Purple? Well, after all we are talking about Nicole Richie’s ability to impress w..

Purple? Well, after all we are talking about Nicole Richie’s ability to impress with edgy fashion statement. Careful with purple hue if you are not ready to draw all that attention as you walk. It may appear that Nicole is wearing disheveled updo, but this is everything but that. There are six wide, wavy sections starting at sides and front, which are carefully set in place and fixed with hairspray, before they were finally collected at the back and tied into this low bun. Tip – you can try temporary hair color to see how purple works for you. 

Faux Mohawk at the Dannijo Fall 2014 Show

Faux Mohawk at the Dannijo Fall 2014 Show

The faux Mohawk sported by Dannijo models for their Fall 2014 Runway show was..

The faux Mohawk sported by Dannijo models for their Fall 2014 Runway show was the complete antithesis of the highly elegant collection. The fauxhawks are actually disheveled buns that are pulled towards the center. The inspiration came from the designers’  – Danielle and Jodie Snyder – penchant for both boxing and ballet. Ferociously cool, huh?

Large Bun Hairstyle at the Carolina Herrera 2014 Fall Show

Large Bun Elegant Vintage Hairstyle at the Carolina Herrera 2014 Fall Show

First thought: How much does that weigh?! In all its massiveness, we have to ad..

First thought: How much does that weigh?! In all its massiveness, we have to admit that the elegant factor of the hairstyle is still very much evident just like the 2014 fall collection of Carolina Herrera. The hair is neatly slicked back into an intricate high bun, with a wide section (5”) wrapped around it. If you lack the length in order to achieve this hairstyle, use extensions or a faux bun. Fake it ’till you make it!

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Dianna Agron Formal Bun

Dianna Agron's Auburn Hair In Formal Bun Hairdo

Dianna Agron looks lovely with her straight, auburn hair styled into a pretty bun

Dianna Agron looks lovely with her straight, auburn hair styled into a pretty bun. Dianna’s hair is layered and her long bangs look very romantic framing her face. The bun is soft and loose instead of severe to create a sweet hairdo. This look is perfect for prom or for weddings.

Sophia Bush Top Knot

Sophia Bush's Long Straight Hair In Cute Top Knot Hairdo

Sophia Bush looks adorable with her long, straight, brown hair in a top knot hair..

Sophia Bush looks adorable with her long, straight, brown hair in a top knot hairdo. Her hair was straightened with a flat iron to get a sleek, smooth texture before styling hair into a bun on top of her head. Her long, blunt bangs frame her face giving her a girly look. This hairdo is perfect for prom or for weddings.

Rooney Mara Sleek Bun

Rooney Mara's Straight Brown Hair In Sleek Formal Bun

Rooney Mara looked as graceful as a ballerina in her sleek bun hairdo. Rooney’s l..

Rooney Mara looked as graceful as a ballerina in her sleek bun hairdo. Rooney’s long, straight, brown hair was styled in a bun high on the crown of her head for an evening out on the town. To achieve this elegant hairdo, be sure to use a generous amount of hair gel or pomade to keep the hairdo sleek and smooth. There’s not a single out-of-place, flyaway hair in this elegant updo!

Jessica Alba Braid Bun

Jessica Alba's Braid Bun Combination Formal Updo For Prom

Jessica Alba wore a very unique braid/bun combination hairdo to the Met Gala. He..

Jessica Alba wore a very unique braid/bun combination hairdo to the Met Gala. Her hair was styled in an inverted French braid that ended in a top knot bun. This whimsical hairdo was a perfect fit for the Met Gala where celebrities wear outlandish outfits and hairdos. Finish with hairspray to keep flyaways tamed.

Twisted Braided Updo For Prom

Long Blonde Hair In Twisted Braided Formal Updo For Prom

If you’re looking for a fancy, formal updo to wear to prom, but you don’t have the..

If you’re looking for a fancy, formal updo to wear to prom, but you don’t have the time or money to go to the beauty salon, then look no farther! This is the hairdo for you. Braided buns are very easy to create and look very elegant. The updo may appear complicated, but anyone can do this! Begin by dividing your hair into 4 sections vertically. Braid each section and twist each section into a bun. Secure with pins. Allow curly tendrils to hang loose around the face.

Braided Bun at Bibhu Mohapatra Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Show

Braided Bun at Bibhu Mohapatra Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Show

Bibhu Mohapatra’s homage to Tibet run the gamut – from geographic printed ensem..

Bibhu Mohapatra’s homage to Tibet run the gamut – from geographic printed ensembles to tribal plaits. Hairstyle-wise, a modernized and funky version of a Tibetan braid reigned supreme at the 2014 F/W Mohapatra runway, and we love it!

How-to:

  1. Prep hair with a smoothening cream for easier styling and to kill the frizz…
  2. Divide blow-dried hair into three sections – left, right, and middle (widest). Secure each section with elastic…
  3. French braid the left and right section until the end. The middle section should be weaved until about 2” before you hit the end. Secure all with clear elastic…
  4. Create a large bun by intertwining the three sections. Make sure that the tail of the middle section is pinned under the bun and the edges untucked.

Kate Bosworth’s Loose Bun Hairstyle

Kate Bosworth’s Casual Loose Bun Hairstyle

Notice anything different about Kate Bosworth lately? She’s gotten prettier is one..

Notice anything different about Kate Bosworth lately? She’s gotten prettier is one, and the other is her newly tinted locks! She has ditched her blond tresses for a fiery mane. The switch is for her role as Anne in the upcoming film ‘Still Alice’. The actress bunched up her hair in a loose bun with thin strands flowing freely at the sides. The front and crown are slightly elevated for a relaxed look.  

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Lena Headey’s Braided High Bun Updo

Lena Headey’s Posh Braided High Bun Updo

Looking for a quick fix for an event or even just to cloak a day-old hair? Try Len..

Looking for a quick fix for an event or even just to cloak a day-old hair? Try Lena Headey’s simple high bun hairstyle! Copy her coif in three easy steps:

  1. Brush hair up (crown) into a high ponytail then secure with a clear elastic
  2. French braid the ‘tail and wrap the end with another clear elastic
  3. Coil the braided portion tightly around the base of the ponytail and pin

 

 

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Georgia May Jagger’s Messy High Bun Hairstyle

Georgia May Jagger’s Hip Messy High Bun Hairstyle

If Georgia May Jagger was going for a very modish disheveled hairstyle, we say s..

If Georgia May Jagger was going for a very modish disheveled hairstyle, we say she nailed it! She’s got a little bit of the Bardot vibe going on but with an identifiable modernity to the style. Feel like re-doing this?

  1. Dirty hair (day-old) is easier to work with when doing updos. It will give the style the ‘grip’ needed to make it last.
  2. Mist hair with a volumizing spray then rough-dry using your fingers.
  3. Curl 2” sections using a clampless iron wand for 5 seconds then release.
  4. Once hair is cool to the touch, pick out thin sections of hair in front and at the sides before gathering the rest into a high ponytail.
  5. Jooge the ends of the ‘tail before coiling it loosely around the base (where the elastic is) of the ponytail, and pin.
  6. Twirl the tendrils a bit around your fingers and you’re done!

 

 

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Blonde Sophisticated Braided Updo

Long Blonde Hair In Sophisticated Braided Updo For Prom

If you’re looking for an unforgettable prom hairdo, this one’s for you! This haird..

If you’re looking for an unforgettable prom hairdo, this one’s for you! This hairdo is worthy of a princess or a fair maiden from the olden days. To style your hair in this sophisticated, elegant hairdo, just follow these easy steps. Divide your hair into many different strands and braid each strand individually. Then, swirl the braids into a concentric shape and and secure with bobby pins. Finish with hairspray.

Katherine Heigl Formal Side Chignon

Katherine Heigl's Blonde Hair In Formal Side Chignon Hairdo

Katherine Heigl looks beautiful and glamorous in this elegant side chignon formal..

Katherine Heigl looks beautiful and glamorous in this elegant side chignon formal hairdo. A glitzy rhinestone barrette makes this hairdo even more special. This hairdo accentuates a swan-like neck and is very graceful. The hairdo reminds me of a Hollywood starlet of the past.

Nichole Scherzinger Top Knot

Nicole Scherzinger's Long Black Hair In Top Knot Hairdo

Nicole Scherzinger’s long, silky, black hair is styled in an elegant top knot haird..

Nicole Scherzinger’s long, silky, black hair is styled in an elegant top knot hairdo. A section of her hair was left out to create a braid that wraps around the bun. This is a modern twist for a classic hairdo. Girls going to prom might want to try out this look. It reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Meryl Streep’s Updo at the 2014 Oscars

Meryl Streep’s Classy Updo at the 2014 Oscars

Oh, Meryl! How we adore thee! The updo is age-appropriate, simple yet striking…

Oh, Meryl! How we adore thee! The updo is age-appropriate, simple yet striking. It was clearly the best hairstyle for her elegant Lanvin ensemble. Her blond hair is pulled back neatly, keeping the top slightly lifted. Notice the small patch of greys on one side? It’s saying: “Look, I’m aging but I’m fab so deal with it.”

Olivia Wilde’s Unkempt Updo at the 2014 Oscars

Olivia Wilde’s Unkempt Updo at the 2014 Oscars

Unkempt done right is what this is! Olivia Wilde’s hair is loosely gathered at the..

Unkempt done right is what this is! Olivia Wilde’s hair is loosely gathered at the back while her bangs are slightly curled as well as some pulled-out tendrils at the sides. Minimal texture is given, keeping her messy style elegant. A pouf is created at the crown to slenderize her strong jaw line.

Jenna Dewan’s Disheveled Updo at the 2014 Oscars

Jenna Dewan’s Sexy Disheveled Updo at the 2014 Oscars

Highly stiff and insanely neat hairstyles for formal events are great; but if you w..

Highly stiff and insanely neat hairstyles for formal events are great; but if you want to soften your look and appear elegantly slackened, try Jenna Dewan’s disheveled updo!

DIY:

  1. Douse a small amount of texturizing powder on dry hair (roots only)
  2. Lightly shake your hair before gathering it into a chignon
  3. Pull out face-framing sections in front and the sides using the end of a rat tail comb

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Olga Kurylenko’s Wavy High Updo at the 2014 Oscars

Olga Kurylenko’s Beautiful Wavy High Updo at the 2014 Oscars

A high texturized updo juxtaposed with an elegant gown is a look that is contrasti..

A high texturized updo juxtaposed with an elegant gown is a look that is contrastingly good! Gorgeous French model Olga Kurylenko’s coffee-colored mane is tightly curled before being pulled into a high bun. Use a texturizing mousse before curling your hair to keep the style intact.

Julia Robert’s Loose Updo at the 2014 Oscars

Julia Robert’s Loose Updo at the 2014 Oscars

The Pretty Woman kept her coif relaxed and loose at the 2014 Oscars. Her ombre..

The Pretty Woman kept her coif relaxed and loose at the 2014 Oscars. Her ombre hair is styled in a soft, low chignon. The bangs are swooped to one side and ever so lightly given texture. To give your hairstyle the I-didn’t-even-try-to-look-this-beautiful effect, scrunch your mane a little before you create a chignon.

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Heart-Shaped Bun

Long Brown Wavy Hair With Heart-Shaped Bun Hairdo

This heart-shaped bun hairdo is so sweet and pretty and would look great for a sp..

This heart-shaped bun hairdo is so sweet and pretty and would look great for a special prom hairdo. Just follow these simple steps: Many stores sell bun-shaping accessories. Purchase one and use hair elastics to shape it into a heart. (Just pinch the bottom of it together to form a point. Do the same on the top half to make a “m” shape.) Style your hair into a ponytail at the back of your head and secure with an elastic band. (You can use all of your hair or just the top half like in this photo.) Slide your ponytail inside the heart-shaped bun-shaping accessory and wrap hair around it. Twist hair around it and tuck ends inside. Secure with pins.

Ballerina Bun With Large Hairbow

Blonde Hair In Ballerina Bun With Large Hair Bow Accent

This model’s long, blonde hair is styled in a high ballerina bun. A sock or foam..

This model’s long, blonde hair is styled in a high ballerina bun. A sock or foam doughnut was added to make the bun more voluminous. A large pink and gold hairbow was attached to hair just below the bun to add a whimsical, girly touch. This look reminds me of Cindy Lauper or Madonna in the 80’s. This hairdo is perfect for teens who want to get noticed at prom.

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Kate Middleton Half-Up Bun

Kate Middleton's Long Brown Hair With Half-Up Bun Hairdo

Kate Middleton usually wears her long, thick, brown hair down and loose, but for..

Kate Middleton usually wears her long, thick, brown hair down and loose, but for a special event with Prince William, she opted for a half-up hairdo. The top half of her hair was twisted into a classic ballerina bun and secured at the back of her head. The bottom half was curled to create a sweet, romantic look. This style works best on ladies with thick hair.

Victoria Beckham Stylish Chignon

Victoria Beckham's Short Fine Hair In Chic Chignon Hairdo

Victoria Beckham is the epitome of the style no matter where she goes. Her fine,..

Victoria Beckham is the epitome of the style no matter where she goes. Her fine, brown, straight hair is teased at the crown and styled in an elegant chignon hairdo at the nape of her neck. A few short, loose strands frame her lovely face. This formal hairdo can be worn by women of all ages whether it’s to a romantic evening out on the town or for prom.

Kaya Scodelario Top Knot

Kaya Scodelario's Long Straight Brunette Hair In Simple Top Knot

Kaya Scodelario looked adorable in her Asian-inspired dress and her top knot haird..

Kaya Scodelario looked adorable in her Asian-inspired dress and her top knot hairdo. Kaya wore this simple, creative look to the “David Bowie Is” exhibit in London in 2013. To style your hair in a neat top knot, blow dry hair straight and apply a smoothing serum to keep hair sleek. Style hair in a high ponytail, and twist into a tight top knot and secure with an elastic band. Tuck ends under with bobby pins.

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Nicole Kidman Elegant Chignon

Nicole Kidman's Straight Hair In Elegant Loose Chignon For Prom

Nicole Kidman looked elegant at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards with her p..

Nicole Kidman looked elegant at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards with her perfect makeup and this gorgeous hairdo. I’m sure her husband Keith Urban and all of the other men in the room couldn’t take their eyes off her! Her long, straight, red hair is styled in a loose chignon, which complimented her long, swan-like neck and strapless gown. This hairdo is perfect for prom or any other formal occasion and looks good on both mature women and teens.

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Kate Middleton Braided Chignon

Kate Middleton's Lond Brown Hair In Braided Chignon Updo

Kate Middleton always wears very refined, ladylike hairdos. This elegant, braided..

Kate Middleton always wears very refined, ladylike hairdos. This elegant, braided chignon is perfect for a dinner with the Queen or a special night out. This formal hairdo will even look great on commoners whether it’s attending a wedding or a romantic candlelit dinner. This hairdo works well with any type of neckline.

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Kate Upton Ballerina Bun

Kate Upton's Long Blonde Hair In Ballerina Bun Prom Hairdo

Kate Upton’s long, blonde hair is styled in a sexy, loose ballerina bun. This updo..

Kate Upton’s long, blonde hair is styled in a sexy, loose ballerina bun. This updo is perfect for prom. To add volume to the bun, add a sock before styling hair into a bun. To soften the look, allow some loose strands of hair to hand around the neck and face. This hairdo looks fabulous with a strapless gown or a sweetheart neckline.

 

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Sarah Hyland’s Tousled Updo at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Sarah Hyland’s Chic Tousled Updo at the 2014 Grammy Awards

A messy bouffant updo works great on round-shaped faces such as Sarah Hyland’s

A messy bouffant updo works great on round-shaped faces such as Sarah Hyland’s. Rough dry hair or use a diffuser – focusing on the roots – for good volume. Slightly tease the front and crown before doing a tight chignon. The lifted top and flat sides will make your face look longer and more angular. Pull out a few strands using the end of a rat tail comb. Spritz a hairspray with strong hold as a final touch.

Liberty Ross’ Curly Faux Bob Hairstyle

Liberty Ross’ Cool Curly Faux Bob Hairstyle

We’re living for Liberty Ross’ side parted faux bob coif with curls! One side is..

We’re living for Liberty Ross’ side parted faux bob coif with curls! One side is lifted and pinned higher than the other, making it appear like an asymmetrical wedge chop! If you’re planning on using mousse for this hairstyle, pick one with light hold to ensure subtle movement.

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Giuliana Rancic’s Sleek Updo at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Giuliana Rancic’s Simple Sleek Updo at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Giuliana Rancic opted for a sleek chic updo at the 2014 Grammys. The hairstyle d..

Giuliana Rancic opted for a sleek chic updo at the 2014 Grammys. The hairstyle definitely created a big impact despite its simplicity. This is a great style to try for weddings and proms. Keep the front flat but create a little bump at the crown for a bit of drama.  

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