The Low Bun 3 Ways

On the weekends, we adopt a laissez-faire approach to our normally buttoned-up beauty routines: The less work we have to do the better. This includes our hair: we want to roll out of bed and get ready in as little time as possible. Our go to style? A low bun. It takes seconds to craft and hey – they look even better with unwashed hair. We call that a win. Read below for our favorite iterations of the low bun; you’ll find us sporting one all weekend long.

the-looped-bun

the-loop-low-bun

You’ve seen it on Ashley Olsen a million times and thought “I could never do that,” but a looped low bun is secretly the most wearable hairstyle of them all. Pull your hair back into a low ponytail, then on the second time looping through the hair tie, don’t pull it all the way through. Wrap a spare strand of hair around the elastic and pin to class it up a little for work or an event.

the-twisted-bun

the-twisted-low-bun

This look is eternally popular on the runways for a reason; it looks flawless, without being too complicated. Pull your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck and secure with a clear elastic. Divide the ponytail into two large sections. Take the section on the left and wrap clockwise; secure with a pin. Then take the section on the right on tuck under the loop you just made with the left section. Secure with pins and voila!

the-braided-bun

the-braided-low-bun

Looks super complicated, we know, but it can be done in minutes as long as you know how to French braid. We like to start with a center part, with one or two day old hair. French braid down both sides, then stop at the nape of the neck and secure with pins. Gather the loose hair together into a ponytail then pin under itself to make a bun.

For more hair inspiration, see these 15 reason to chop your hair, and also check out why we want to go blonde