Buns are an easy, quick way to pull your hair back on-the-go and keep all your strands out of your face. But just because they’re functional for your day-to-day life doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish, too! There are so many fresh takes on your average bun that fit all types of style — they can be romantic, edgy, quirky, or anything you want them to be. Here are 11 fabulous new bun styles that you have to try before the year is over.
1. Crisscross Bun
2. Updated Messy Bun
3. Half-Up Bun
Also known as the “hun” (half-bun), this look is perfect for anyone who loves to rock the latest trend. This tutorial from Luxy Hair is great to follow if you want a flowy, bohemian look. Make sure you spray your bottom layer with sea salt spray or texturizing spray to get those effortless waves.
4. Braided Bun
5. Pencil Bun
6. Faux Hawk Buns
If the edge is where you live, then you’re going to be obsessed with this trend: the faux hawk bun. The style uses buns to replicate the funky look of a real mohawk…without the commitment to the hairstyle. This tutorial from Jane Nashe is especially awesome because she shows how short-haired girls can pull it off, but there are also great tutorials for ladies with longer locks, too.
7. The One Minute Bun
We love it on the side, where you can dress it up for an event or wear it out to run a few errands.
8. Space Buns
Dig all things retro? In that case, you’ve probably already mastered the “space buns,” the popular look from the ’90s that’s made a huge comeback in the last year. As a fan of this look for myself, I can attest that it’s a great way to style your locks on bad hair days!
Here’s an adorable tutorial for girls who are rocking natural curls, too.
9. Fake Bangs Bun
The idea of bangs is such a tantalizing idea for any of us who are looking to shake things up, but actually going to the salon to have them done is a HUGE commitment. Instead of blindly taking the leap, try this clever hair hack: the faux bang bun.
Not only does this bun get your hair out of your face is a stylish way, but it helps you see what you would look like with fringe! You can try this out as a bang test run or just incorporate it into your day-to-day looks for something different.
10. Sporty Bun
Check out the tutorial from Fancy Hair here, the tutorial for this bun starts at 30 seconds.