41 Different Variations of Bun Hairstyles for Women

Buns are one of the most overlooked hairstyles for women. People see them as easy, or plain and boring when that’s not the case at all! There are so many different incredibly elegant ways you can style this lovely look to emphasize your beauty.

There are also an array of casual, yet fashionable, configurations to try out! The messy bun is classic, but you also can’t go wrong with a chic chignon. Playing with this timeless and forever-fashionable style will introduce you to so many new looks you’ll be desperate to try out this year.

 

Cute & Effortless Bun Hairstyles

Come and see all the mesmerizing ways you can make this hairstyle your own! 

Tiered Boho Bun

Do you want to add layers to your hair as you might see on a wedding cake? Then check this out!

This boho chic bun hairstyle is a great way for women to create a voluminous look. Adding a lot of flowers to the look adds to the boho vibe.

boho bun hairstyle

 

Wedding Side Updo

Some looks are simply perfect for weddings, and you’re looking at one of them right now. The sleek hair is pulled down to the back of the neck and is drawn slightly to the side.

The side parting is very subtle and the hair is loose as it tucks nicely into the bun. One strand is left loose and there’s a decoration added for elegance.

side bun hairstyle

 

High Bun with Messy Bangs

Want to make your hairstyle appear lively and organic? Utilize your thick locks to create a messy style for your bangs. The rest of the hair is drawn back pretty loosely and a little messy.

bun hairstyle with bangs

 

Lilac Locks with Twists

Lilac hair demands a style that’s as sweet and elegant as the color. That’s why wearing your hair in the shape of a flower is a great idea!

The sides are drawn back in twists with a few loose strands hanging by the face to add depth. The bun section takes the shape of a rose.

bun hairstyle with lilac hair

 

Vivid Red High Bun

Redheads can make incredibly simple styles look like the height of elegance.

Simply drawing all your hair back into a knot right on the crown of your head will make you look chic. It’s the perfect combination of carefully styled but effortless.

high bun hairstyle for red hair

 

Wedding Bun with Flowers 

Wedding bun hairstyles always have a little extra elegance for women who to look their best on their special day. Here there’s a bump just behind the bangs. A nice flower sits just above the low bun.

wedding bun for brunette hair

 

Tall Space Buns

Do you want to make your look really fun? Try space buns!

They make everyone look quirky and youthful. However, these are taller than average so they stand out a little more. 

space buns hairstyle

 

Loose  Bun for Short Hair

It can be harder to form this look with shorter tresses as the hair on the sides isn’t always long enough to reach the back. Here the sides are pinned in place.

This creates a really loose everyday look that’s simple but nice. The hair is secured low on the head and some curly strands frame the face to add shaping.

bun hairstyle for short hair

 

Easy and Messy Topknot

Topknot buns are really simple to create and when they’re messy they look so effortless. Your hair is pretty and chic but it’s a style you can wear every day even if you don’t have lots of time to get ready.

casual messy bun hairstyle

 

Long Chic Chignon

Chignons are actually quite simple but they still manage to look like one of the most elegant hairstyles in existence. This one is extremely large as the hair forming it is very long.

sleek chignon bun for long hair

 

Doughnut Bun

This is an elegant, trending, and really graceful hairstyle. It is a popular variety of chignon bun. The best part is that this hairstyle looks amazing with any outfit you choose. The first step to this hairstyle is pulling all the hair together into a ponytail.

Then, slip the hair doughnut into the ponytail. Cover up the bun using the doughnut and use another hair elastic to secure it in place. Make a braid with the hair outside the bun and wrap it around the bun. You can keep it messy or neat.

Doughnut Bun

 

Faux Hawk Buns

Do you think that the typical Mohawk would be too daring to handle for you? Don’t want to go for a simple bun? This is the perfect hairstyle for you if the answer to both of these questions is a big yes.

Bring your hair together into several vertical ponytails. Twist each ponytail like a messy bun and keep it in place using hair pins. Make sure that all the buns are aligned in one line to bring in the appearance of a faux hawk. Puff up the hair from the top.

Faux Hawk Buns

 

Reverse Braided Bun

It is the ideal hairstyle for ladies who are looking to change their daily look from a simple top knot to something more elaborate. Start by flipping the hair upside-down and brush thoroughly.

Begin making the French braid from the nape of the neck until the crown of the head. Get the remaining hair into a ponytail and make a messy bun at the crown using the ponytail. Loosen out each strand of the braid by pulling it outward. Now, spritz some good hairspray all over generously.

Reverse Braided Bun

 

Braid with High Bun

The bun makes you look as pretty as a princess and it is the right one to go during the wedding season. The good news is that the hairstyle only looks elaborate and difficult but it is really easy actually.

You either need to have long hair or hair extensions to try out this one. This is one of the many variations of the doughnut bun. Thick three-strand braid with pulled-out strands adorns this bun. It is a messy version of the classic bun as the hair is messed up completely.

Braid with High Bun

 

Low Bun

The bun, in this case, adorns the nape of the neck. It is the hairstyle that you can try out on a regular basis in the office or for formal parties. It looks great with dresses and it is the quickest hairdo that you can go for when you are in a hurry to leave.

Make a very low ponytail with your hair. Twist up the ponytail to resemble a bun and use the ends of the hair to wrap the bun like a rope. Leave a few strands loose in the front.

low hair bun

 

Twisted Low Bun

This is the bun to go for when you are in the mood for some fun and flirty hairstyles. You can wear it to college daily to keep the hair out of your face in a stylish way.

It can also be worn during the prom and homecoming occasions when you would love to have all the eyes on you. Make a ponytail by leaving thick strands of hair on either side of the ponytail. Use a spring to twist all of the hair around the spring.

Twisted Low Bun

 

Classic Bun

Pick out this hairstyle if you are not in the mood to go for too many experiments with a bun. It suits all shapes of faces and is a great way to keep the hair completely away from the face.

The ponytail for this one needs to be as high as possible on the crown. Make the simplest bun you know with the ponytail. Put in the bobby pins to keep the hair neatly in place. Give hairspray adequately to the hair to tame any flyways there might be.

Classic Bun

 

Updo with High Bun

Not everyone likes to play safe with the hair all the time, be it a bun or a haircut. This hairstyle is anything but boring and it is one of the best representations of old-world glam.

Create a thick braid in your hair starting from the crown of the head. You will need hair extensions to make the hair look as thick as possible. Twist the braid into a high bun. Pull out the strands of the braid to make the hair look thick and voluminous. A single strand of hair wrapped around the bun.

Updo with High Bun

 

Twisted Bun

This is one of the cutest hairstyles on the list. Though girls of every age love it, this hairstyle is more suited to the younger girls who are college or school-goers. Twist the hair along the length just as you do in the case of a rope braid.

Now, as you go on twisting, you will find a pattern in the way the hair will pull itself naturally. Make a twisted bun and hide the hair elastic but put one strand of hair across the base of the twisted bun.

Twisted Bun

 

Slick Back Hair with Bun

The neat look that comes with a sleek bun is the main draw for it. Here also, the hair is pulled high on top of the crown. Comb the hair well to bring in a sleek look.

When you have a hairstyle that is so fashionable, it is hard to resist the temptation of accentuating it further using a bling hair accessory. The base of the bun in this case has been secured by a golden hair accessory that looks out and out cool.

Slick Back Hair with Bun

 

Messy High Bun

Gone are the days when neat hairstyles were the order of the day. The current trend is to look all messy and classy. Besides, the hair looks really thick this way so that is one of the biggest plus points of trying out this hairstyle.

Pull in all of the hair to make a beautiful high bun at the top. After this, use the ends of a brush or any similar-looking object to pull out the strands from both the bun and the hair in front. Put in bobby pins in the bun and also in the hair that has been puffed in front.

Messy High Bun

 

Bun Hairstyle for Round Face

One of the key factors of trying out a hairstyle for a round face is that you need to shift the focus from the areas of the face to the top of the hair.

That principle has been exactly followed by this hairstyle making it the ideal one to be selected for anyone with a round face. Make a middle parting and create a messy bun at the crown. Bring out the strands from both sides of the face to soften out the look in this case.

Bun Hairstyle for Round Face

 

Sleek Bun

If you are interested in styling your hair neatly then you can try the sleek bun hairstyle. In this style, you need to gather all the hair together at the back of your scalp and then create a top knot. Then create the bun.

This style is perfect for summer days. In this style, you may look smart and sober at the same time. This style is perfect when you are wearing an ethnic or western dress.

Sleek Bun

 

Braid Wrapped Bun

When you are going to attend a party, you need to get a gorgeous look. In this case, you can go for the braid-wrapped bun which can give you a neat yet stylish look.

You need to comb the hair well by parting it on a side. Then tie a ponytail on the lower back side of your scalp. You need to create a thick and a thin braid. Then create the bun and wrap it with the braid. This style looks great on ladies who have a fair complexion.

Braid Wrapped Bun

 

Half Up Bun

Half up bun can give a messy and bold look. You need to take the hair of the middle portion and leave the hair on both the sides and backside.

Then create a bun on the middle top of your scalp and comb the rest of the hair well. This style looks best when your hair is cut in layers and has a middle length. The highlighted strands of your hair look great in this style.

Half Up Bun

 

Two Low Buns

Two low buns can give you a young and smart appearance at the same time. In this style, you need to part the hair from the middle and then create two messy low buns to get the style.

You can leave the hair strands of the front side free to get a messy appearance. This style suits you best when your hair strands are ashy blonde in color and straight in texture.

Two Low Buns

 

Double Fishtail Braid Bun

This is another hairstyle that can be arranged in an easy manner and helps you to get a classy look at the same time. It can make your hair volume thick in this style as well.

You need to gather the hair volume at the back of your scalp and create a fishtail. Then create a low bun with the fish tail to get a messy and smart look.

Double Fishtail Braid Bun

 

Rolled Bun Updo

Rolled bun updo is one of the most interesting and stylish hairstyles that can enhance your beauty and make your look gorgeous.

In this style, you need to take the hair on the back of your scalp and create a bun with the rolled hair strands. This style looks great on the shaded hair strands. It can make your look more attractive by thickening the hair volume.

Rolled Bun Updo

 

Meghan Markle Bun Updo

Meghan Markle bun updo can give you a smart and retro look effortlessly. In this style, you need to side part your hair and create a low bun on the side behind your neck.

This style looks great on black color hair. It can make you look neat and perfect. This style looks great on the oval shape face and fair complexion.

Meghan Markle Bun Updo

 

Ballerina Bun

A ballerina bun can be a perfect choice for ladies who have straight and smooth hair texture. You need to comb the hair backward and create a loose bun on the top of your scalp.

In this style, you can get a better facial shape and prominent appearance. This style is for ladies who have fair complexion and brown shaded hair strands.

Ballerina Bun

 

High Messy Bun

Ladies with a round face and fair complexion can try the high messy bun to enhance their beauty.

In this style, you need to comb the hair well and then pull the hair on the top of your scalp. In this style, you need to leave some short strands on the bun and the scalp to get a messy look. This style suits best when the hair color is blonde.

High Messy Bun

 

Cornrows Bun

There are some ladies who like African hair style and for them, the cornrows bun hairstyle can be an ideal choice. In this style, you need to part your hair strands and create the braids on the scalp.

Then create a large size bun on the top of your scalp with the braids to get a perfect look. It can make your facial features more prominent and remarkable at the same time. This style is ideal for straight-back hair with long lengths.

Cornrows Bun

 

Glossy Low Bun

The glossy low bun is for ladies who have straight and thin hair. You need to part the hair from the middle and then comb it very well. Gather the hair on the lower back side of your head and create a neat and clean bun to get this style.

You can use some good-quality hair gel to make the style perfect. The shiny hair on the scalp can enhance your beauty and make your look more attractive.

Glossy Low Bun

 

Voluminous Bun

The voluminous bun is a modern and bold style that can change your appearance completely. In this style, you need to take the whole volume of the hair and create a bun on top of your hair. But the last part of the bun should be left on the scalp in a side-frontward manner.

This style looks best on the straight and silky hair texture. The left part of the hair can give you a slightly messy yet smart and gorgeous look at the same time. You can try this style of brown and blonde shaded hair strands.

Voluminous Bun

 

Bun Hairstyle for Prom

The perfect bun hairstyle for prom can be arranged in an easy manner by creating a sideward braid on the middle scalp and a messy bun on the back of your scalp.

The messy bun with the combination of braid can give a smart and gorgeous appearance. The brown and black hair strand combination can give you this classy look.

Bun Hairstyle for Prom

 

Chignon Bun

Chignon bun is for the ladies who have long and wavy hair with good hair volume. In this style, you need to gather the hair volume on the top of your scalp and create a messy bun.

You need to loosen the hair strands and leave some of these to get the style. You can create some waves on the left strands. This style can make your facial shape perfect.

Chignon Bun

 

Bun with Twists and Braids

The twists and the braids of the hair can make your bun more interesting and thick at the same time. So, if you want to hide your hair volume and show it thicker then you need to go for the twisted and braided buns.

In this style, you need to take the hair volume on the top of your scalp and part the hair strands, and then twist them. Besides the hair twists, you need to create a braid with the hair strands of the gathered volume.

Then create a bun and wrap it with the braid to get the ultimate style. This style looks perfect on the shaded hair strands.

Bun with Twists and Braids

 

Voluminous Twisted Bun

If you want to show your hair voluminous then you can create a twisted bun. To get the style, you need to comb the hair backward very well and then make a ponytail on the back of your scalp.

Then create braids and twist them to create a voluminous bun. This style is easy to manage when your hair is straight and smooth. You can use some good-quality hair gel to get this style perfectly. It can make your appearance prominent and smart.

Voluminous Twisted Bun

 

Wedding Bun Hairstyle

Wavy hair is the best to create the wedding bun hairstyle. You can make your look perfect on a special day by creating an easy and messy bun on the back of your scalp.

In this style, you need to gather the hair on the top back of your scalp and then arrange the hair strands in a bun style. In this style, you can show your hair voluminous as well. The hair strands of the scalp should be loosened to get this style.

Wedding Bun Hairstyle

 

Messy Bridal Bun

A thick and loose braid on your scalp can create a messy bridal bun. You need to leave some of the hair strands in the front, sides and back of your hair to get the messy look.

The thick and voluminous bun can help you to make your facial shape perfectly round. You can create this style on the dark shade of the hair and make the features of the face more prominent as well.

Messy Bridal Bun

 

High Ballerina Bun

This one is ideal for long evening parties. All your hair is neatly tucked into a bun on your crown. You will look like a complete diva in this one. Pro Tip: For added volume to your bun put a sock or a hair doughnut in the bun.

High Ballerina Bun

 

Fringy Low Bun

This elegantly undone fringe with a low bun is a perfect feminine look. The whole look looks effortless and gives not-trying-too-hard vibes which is incredible. Pair it with minimal makeup for a laid-back look.

Fringy Low Bun

 

Sleek Braided Bun

Shout out to all braid lovers. This bun is the best of both worlds braids and bun. Simple tie a tight braid and clip it into a bun. Easy but sassy, this should definitely be on your list on one of your bad hair days.

Sleek Braided Bun

 

Braided Headband Around Curly Bun

If you are a bridesmaid or hitting a prom night, you have found your perfect hair do. Braided hair surrounding a curly high is surely going to make you look gorgeous in those photographs.

Braided Headband Around Curly Bun

 

Sleek Top Bun

A sleek and chic way to do the hair is by tying a top bun. Each strand of hair almost looks magically woven into a bun. Hold it up all night with hair spray or gel.

Sleek Top Bun

 

Blonde High Bun

Tie your tresses into a high bun. The dual blonde and brunette shade of the bun will give the bun will one-up your style quotient. Let the bun be frizzy and messy for a natural look.

Blonde High Bun

 

J Los Signature Bun

Do you think it’s impossible to imitate celebrity hairstyles? Think again! J Los top buns are low maintenance at the same time sassy and cool. It’s great to balance out a rather embellished outfit as if you look overdone for a relatively formal occasion.

J Los Signature Bun

 

Semi Messy Bun

Tease your crown a little. Tie it into not so tight medium-high bun. Voila! A voluminous bun for a not-so-casual occasion is ready! Give your bun a gradient effect with balayage hair for innate-looking hair.

Semi Messy Bun

 

High Bun

The classy lady bun is for who is unfussy and like looking modest. Gather all the hair at the crown and form a light bouffant bun. Tame all the flyaways with gel or hair spray. Balance out with long earrings so as to get the focus on your face instead of hair when those greasy hair gives you nightmares.

High Bun

 

Braid Fenced Bun

You like braids, you like buns. This one’s for you. Give your bun a sassy upgrade with a simple three-strand braid. It not only gives hold of your bun for those long dancing nights. Put on your dancing shoes and sway all night without worrying about hair.

Braid Fenced Bun

 

Updo for Long Blonde Hair

Want to have long tresses? Why stop at one bun. Make multiple mini buns into a rosette and fix them with U – Pins. Not the easiest of the buns but definitely worth the outcome. Try this one for a formal party or as a bridesmaid. You are sure to turn a lot of heads.

Updo for Long Blonde Hair

 

These Bun Hairstyles are suggested by professionals who understand what modern and trendy are. You can take any of these to make your appearance remarkably stunning and perfect at the gathering. You should choose any of these according to your choice and hair texture.