Other hairstyles

Different Types of Bun Hairstyles

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. September 19, 2022
Different Types of Bun Hairstyles

Whether or not you have short or long hair, buns are always in fashion. They are both fashionable and practical hairstyles which can help you to match any look. This doesn't mean all buns are the same. Quite the contrary. As time passes, new techniques and styles have emerged which allow us to play with our updo looks and adapt them to our mood. Whether it is for something elegant or something low-key, you can have the look your want. Your bun hairstyle can be as sexy, simple or serious as you want it to be.

At oneHOWTO, we provide you our different types of bun hairstyles. This is to give ideas to make your own bun look and to see what type of bun will go with what look.

You may also be interested in: Updo Hairstyle Ideas for Short Hair


  1. Low-braided bun
  2. High bun with bow
  3. Double bun with ribbon
  4. Mini buns for short hair
  5. Ballerina bun
  6. Italian bun
  7. High-braided bun
  8. Chignon with casual bangs
  9. Dense bun with donut
  10. Semi-updo with bow
See more >>

Low-braided bun

If you are looking for a hairstyle that can be used for both casual and elegant looks, the low-braided bun can be the solution. This bun hairstyle consists of making a low bun and using the remaining hair to make a loose and messy braid. You then wrap the loose braid around the hair. In this way, the braid will be tangled in the updo and will give a fluffy touch to the hairstyle. This hairstyle is ideal for medium hair and casual events.

Find more ideas with our guide to updo hairstyles for short hair.

Different Types of Bun Hairstyles - Low-braided bun

High bun with bow

If you want a sweeter style which can also be better geared for more formal occasions, a high bun with a bow can be what you need. If you have long enough hair, this bun is done high on the crown and rolled up as smooth as possible for a neat and clean look. Once the bow is tied and secured, you decorate the lower part with a bow that falls through the nape of the neck. You can choose whatever bow best fits your style.

Different Types of Bun Hairstyles - High bun with bow

Double bun with ribbon

A more innocent and daring version of the previous hairstyle is the double bun. This type of hairstyle is thanks to the influence of Korean fashion and consists of two high buns on the sides of the crown which are rolled up neatly and decorated with ribbons that look like they are holding them up. This is a very original style, but it won't be for long thanks to its increasing popularity.

Different Types of Bun Hairstyles - Double bun with ribbon

Mini buns for short hair

If you have short hair, but have always wanted to wear buns, there is a version for you. The chignon is a type of bun which doesn't necessarily need to be wrapped around itself. They are ideal for separating portions of the hair into several little buns which can be placed in whatever order you like. They can be formal or casual, but they always look good. They can be a little finickity, so they are best done with the help of someone else.

Different Types of Bun Hairstyles - Mini buns for short hair

Ballerina bun

Perhaps the most classic updo hairstyle of them all, we have the ballerina bun. This is great for people with long hair, especially if they are doing something strenuous such as dancing. It consists of a medium-low updo in which all the hair must be combed tightly and smoothly towards the nape area and held in a ponytail. The remaining hair should be wrapped around it. Many artists like Rosalía have brought this hairstyle back into fashion.

Find out more with our related article on how to do a simple updo for long hair.

Different Types of Bun Hairstyles - Ballerina bun

Italian bun

Perhaps you recognize this next bun hairstyle from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. Audrey Hepburn sported this Italian-style chignon and it hasn't gone out of style since. It consists of a bun collected along the back of the head in which waves are used to give it volume. The hairline is placed on one side of the head. It is a very elegant hairstyle designed for special occasions.

Different Types of Bun Hairstyles - Italian bun

High-braided bun

Hair braiding is becoming more and more prevalent among people of all ages. These can include boxer braids, African braids or side braids. Of course, there is also a braided bun version. It consists of starting to make a root braid from the nape of the neck upwards, gathering all the hair and bringing it to the crown. Once achieved, the rest of the hair is rolled up in the shape of a bun, leaving a spectacular braided bun.

Find out another way to use braids with our guide to Bohemian braiding your hair.

Different Types of Bun Hairstyles - High-braided bun

Chignon with casual bangs

People who have bangs can sometimes have trouble finding flattering hairstyles. However, buns can be great allies. Everyone wants to get bangs at some time in their life to test how they look. With these strands in the front of the face, nothing looks better like a good updo that better defines our features, but preserves a casual style.

Different Types of Bun Hairstyles - Chignon with casual bangs

Dense bun with donut

Sometimes people with long hair don't have the thickness they would like. This is where buns can really come in handy. There is a type of bun that is supported by an accessory called a donut. It consists of a very light donut-shaped foam that can be used to place in the ponytail and be covered with your hair. It gives the feeling of being much more voluminous. It can be used for large low or high buns as well as its small version for side buns.

Different Types of Bun Hairstyles - Dense bun with donut

Semi-updo with bow

Originally, buns were used to collect all the hair when doing any task. However, today one of the hairstyles that can be seen the most on the street is the semi-updo bun. It is a hairstyle that conveys a casual and carefree air and combines the elegance of a high bun with the casualness of wearing loose hair. It consists of gathering the entire front part of the hair in a high bun and letting the rest fall down the back.

If you didn't find the look you were searching for, then you might find some more inspiration with our articles on hairstyles for thick coarse hair and cute ponytail hairstyles.

Different Types of Bun Hairstyles - Semi-updo with bow

If you want to read similar articles to Different Types of Bun Hairstyles, we recommend you visit our Beauty & Personal Care category.

Write a comment
What did you think of this article?
1 of 11
Different Types of Bun Hairstyles