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We're all about a great updo, but a ballerina bun or low ponytail sometimes feels like we sorta gave up on the day (or at the very least, gave up on trying to wield a blow-dryer and straightener at 6 a.m.). Not anymore, thanks to these ten bun hairstyles that will totally up your hair game. (And for more of the best hair ideas, head to our hairstyle inspiration board on Pinterest.)

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Faux-Hawk Buns

Short, edgy, elegant, totally doable. 

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The Rope Twist Bun

A fancy-looking side bun that takes 30 seconds? We're all in.

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The Doughnut Bun

It’s basically a ballerina bun, but with two twisted braids wrapped around the base.

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Fluffy TopKnot

Proven to outlast spin class.

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The Half-Up Knot

You've been trying to nail this medium-length look for a while now. Here's how.

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Banana Bun

Easy, messy, delightful. 

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Reverse Braided Bun

If you know how to French braid, this one’s a breeze.

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Twist-and-Tuck Bun

Bookmark for third-day-post-blowout locks. 

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Two-Step Bun

Takes less than a minute. (Really.)

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Double Buns

Because two is always better than one.

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