Feeling too lazy to even brush your hair? Gather your mane into a bun. Want to look classy? Pull your hair back in a bun. Basically, a bun hairstyle spans the whole spectrum of a woman’s mood - you’d find something for every occasion. And that’s the beauty of a bun hairstyle, you can style it according to your mood, occasion and even hair length. So, keeping up with this love for buns, we have decided to make a detailed hair guide. Read on to find everything from easy and simple hair buns to elaborate hairdos that are perfect for all weddings and every occasion in between!

 

1. Easy Messy Bun With Headband

Easy Messy Bun With Headband

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This easy bun hairstyle is for all the lazy gals out there. For those times when you feel too sluggish but still want to look gorgeous, just gather your hair in a messy bun and accessorise it with a pretty headband and you’re good to go!

 

2. Relaxed High Bun with a Scarf

Relaxed High Bun with a Scarf

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This easy high bun hairstyle is perfect for girls on the go. All you gotta do is gather your hair at the top and tie it in a bun. Then take things up a notch by wrapping a cutesy hair scarf around the bun and you’re ready to roll!

 

3. Easy Half Up, Half Down Space Buns

Easy Half Up, Half Down Space Buns

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Simple, relaxed and chic - this half up, half down space buns hairstyle is everything you need to look effortlessly gorgeous. Make sure to style your hair in beach waves to add some texture to your space buns.

 

4. Quick Low Bun

Quick Low Bun

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For this bun, just pull back all your hair at the nape of your neck and fasten it as you would for a ponytail. Now, instead of pulling all your hair out of the hair tie, leave half of it in and wrap the rest over the hair tie and fix it with a U-pin under your bun and you’re done!

 

5. Easy and Effortless Top Knot

Easy and Effortless Top Knot

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Top knots are a girl’s best friend! It’s an easy updo that doesn’t require much effort. The best part about this? The messier your hair, the prettier it looks! And that’s why we don’t see this hairstyle losing its charm anytime soon!

 

6. Double Knots for Short Hair

Double Knots for Short Hair

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Looking for some hair inspo for short hair? Then, you have got to love this double knot hairstyle that looks pretty on short hair. It’s easy, stylish and absolutely gorgeous.

 

7. Low Bun for Short Hair

Low Bun for Short Hair

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Low buns are perfect for classy events, office meetings and basically any formal occasion. This one adds volume to your hair and makes it appear longer and more stunning!

 

8. Simple Nape Tuck Bun for Short Hair

Simple Nape Tuck Bun for Short Hair

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Date night with bae? Instead of leaving your hair open, go for this fabulous and simple nape-tuck bun. Make sure to pull a few hair strands loose in the front to frame your face and make it appear soft.

 

9. Messy Half Bun for Short Hair

Messy Half Bun for Short Hair

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Running late in the morning or just having one of those just-don’t-care kinda days? Well, then the messy half bun is just for you. Just take the front half of your hair and secure it in a messy bun and that’s it - quite simple, right?

 

10. Textured Bun for Short Hair

Textured Bun for Short Hair

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The main star of this bun hairstyle is the textured hair. So, for that, start off by curling your hair in pretty beach waves. Once done, then simply wrap your hair in a low, twisted bun and you’re good to go!

 

11. Boho Buns for Medium Hair

Boho Buns for Medium Hair

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A shout out for all the dreamy, boho souls, this twisted boho bun hairstyle is for y’all! This hairstyle adds a cute and fun twist to your hair, so make sure to bookmark this one.

 

12. Back Braided Bun for Medium Hair

Back Braided Bun for Medium Hair

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Oh, this one has gotta be one of our personal favourites! Right from the intricate braid detailing at the back to the neatly twisted bun at the top of the head, this bun hairstyle is simply enchanting!

 

13. Braided top knot for medium hair

Braided top knot for medium hair

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This bun hairstyle brings together two of our favourite things - top knots and braids! This tight bun adds a neat and feminine touch to your hair, so save it for the days you need some bewitching hair inspo!

 

14. Sleek and twisted bun for medium hair

Sleek and twisted bun for medium hair

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Greasy hair and still want to rule the world? Well, this sleek and twisted hairstyle is just what you need. For all the boss babes out there, this hairstyle is perfect for all your office meetings and presentations.

 

15. Messy voluminous bun for medium hair

Messy voluminous bun for medium hair

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You don’t need a reason to look pretty, do you? So, all the lovelies with medium length hair, try out this messy, voluminous low bun to add that fun touch to your mane. Make sure to keep it loose and untidy to add some character to it!

 

16. Fun space buns for long hair

Fun space buns for long hair

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Space buns have all our hearts and we’re digging this double retention of a simple hair bun for long hair. This adds a fun and cute touch to your usual hairstyle and looks all things amazing.

 

17. Sleek low bun for long hair

Sleek low bun for long hair

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Late morning and no time to wash your hair? No worries. Just twist and tie your mane in this uber cool and sleek low bun that makes your hair look classy and elegant.

 

18. Twisted double bun for long hair

Twisted double bun for long hair

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From the loose French braid detailing in the front, to the cutesy twisted double buns at the back, this pretty bun hairstyle is simply stunning. The style is intricate and will add a delicate touch to your whole look.

 

19. Braided bun for long hair

Braided bun for long hair

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This braided bun takes the word intricate to a whole new level! The bewitching braid detailing in this updo works perfectly with long hair and adds layers to your hairstyle too.

 

20. Relaxed, messy bun for long hair

Relaxed, messy bun for long hair

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For those lazy, laid back days, when your hair feels messy and you don’t feel like trying too hard, this bun hairstyle is all you need! It’s relaxed and easy and looks amazing on long hair.

 

21. Intricate fishtail bun for pre-wedding festivities

Intricate fishtail bun for pre-wedding festivities

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The big fat Indian wedding comes with hundreds of pre-wedding festivities and as the bride-to-be, you gotta look fab in them all. The intricate fishtail detailing in this bun will surely make you look like a million bucks during your mehndi ceremony.

 

22. Accessorised messy, low bun for pre-wedding festivities

Accessorised messy, low bun for pre-wedding festivities

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Adding accessories to your hair is the easiest way to elevate even the simplest twisted bun. So, for your pre-wedding functions, get your hands on some bejewelled and embellished hair pins and accessories to make even the simplest buns pretty.

 

23. Side braid bun for brides-to-be

Side braid bun for brides-to-be

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For your big day, under all the chunnis and veils, make sure your hair looks gorgeous with a braided bun with a side French braid detailing. This will help hold any accessory you might want to add, or it looks beautiful as it is.

 

24. Twisted bun with gajra for brides-to-be

Twisted bun with gajra for brides-to-be

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Now, no Indian bride can ever go wrong with a gorgeous gajra in her hair. So, even if you wish to go for a simple, twisted bun on your wedding, add a fresh flower gajra - you can choose roses, jasmine or even orchids - on top of it and you’re good to go!

 

25. Bejewelled updos for brides-to-be

Bejewelled updos for brides-to-be

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This bejewelled updo is simply awe-inspiring and perfect for your big day. The high textured bun with the jewelled pin on the side adds a simple yet classy touch to your hairstyle and makes it a must-try hairstyle for all the brides-to-be!

 

FAQs

FAQs

1) Why is the hairstyle called a bun?

The hairstyle got its name from the small, round, sweet bread called bun. Due to the hairstyle’s shape, which is usually also small and round, the hairdo also came to be known by the same name.

2) Is the bun hairstyle good for your hair?

Bun hairstyles in general are hair protecting, however, wearing them too tight can cause harm to your tresses. Tying your bun too tight can damage your hairline and can also cause breakage. 


3) Is it bad to wear a bun everyday?

Wrapping your hair in a bun everyday can cause tension that can weaken your roots and cause breakage. So, while putting your hair up is a good practice, wrapping it up in a bun everyday is not advisable.


4) Does sleeping in a bun curl your hair?

Putting up your hair in a sock bun at night can help create pretty waves in your hair, but it’s not strong enough to create curls. Pull back your damp hair in a sock bun overnight and it will help create natural-looking waves in your hair, easy peasy!

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