9 New Bun Hairstyles You Haven’t Tried Yet

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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 nine 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. 

Get the products: Kitsch clear no-snag elastics ($3); Oribe dry texturizing spray ($46)


The Rope Twist Bun

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

Get the products: Kitsch clear no-snag elastics ($3); Kitsch bobby pins ($4)

The Doughnut Bun

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

Get the products: Scunci hair elastics ($3); Kitsch bobby pins ($4); Kitsch bun form ($5); Drybar teasing brush ($18)

Fluffy Topknot

Proven to outlast spin class.

Get the products: Kitsch bobby pins ($4); Chi edge gel ($13); Jessicurl Too Shea hair moisturizer ($15); Slip silk hair ties ($39)

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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.

Watch the tutorial 

Get the products: Kitsch bobby pins ($4); Living Proof dry volume spray ($29)

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Banana Bun

Easy, messy, delightful. 

Get the products: Scunci hair elastics ($3); Kitsch bobby pins ($4); Drybar flexible hold hairspray ($26)

Reverse Braided Bun

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

Get the products: Scunci hair elastics ($3); Fromm flipside comb ($3); Moroccanoil medium hold hairspray ($24)

Two-step Bun

Takes less than a minute. (Really.)

Get the products: Kitsch clear no-snag elastics ($3); Kitsch bobby pins ($4)

Double Buns

Because two is always better than one.

Get the products: Scunci hair elastics ($3); Kitsch bobby pins ($4)

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