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Fashion Inspiration: Buns, Buns, Buns!

Hair, Bun, Topknot Little Ynna

The bun is in for spring 2012 and I could not be more delighted. It such an easy look with so many different styling options – wear it messy, wear it sleek and smooth, wear it low, wear it high – however your little heart desires. Not to mention its the perfect look for those bad or dirty hair days when you just don’t have the time or the energy to do anything else. But its always stylish and cute – even when its just a throw it up and go. The ideal hair style if you ask me…

The sleek, smooth and neat top knot is a great sophisticated option for a night out or a more dressed up look. A pair of bold earrings or a necklace can be a great compliment to this look as well!

Neat Sleek Smooth Bun Beauty Editor, Refinery 29, Pretty Obsessed, In Style  

For regular days, the messy bun is my personal favorite. A little sexy and a little bohemian, it gives off an air of confidence and attitude. To do it on yourself, select a part and gather your hair into a low, mid or high ponytail, then fasten it with an elastic. For some texture and the perfect messy look, spritz the length with a salt spray – it will also add some grip and make it easier to style. Coil it around the elastic, secure with bobby pins and you’re done.

My secret to creating a no fuss bun? The Spin Pin from Goody. Its only a couple of dollars at the drugstore and it makes creating a bun easy breezy. Wrap your hair into a bun and then simply twist the pins into the bun like a screw. No elastic or anything else needed – and it totally stays in place. Its my new favorite beauty accessory.

Messy Bun Pretty Stuff, Sidewalk Ready, Style   

Messy or clean and sleek, I also love the idea of adding accessories to your up-do. Pin a little flower or pom at the side, or stick hair pins with embellishments into the bun itself. For a fancier look or event, try a sparkly crystal brooch or clip, pinned to the side of the bun.

Hair Accessories for Buns Poms –, Spin Pins – Goody, Pearl Hair Pins – Tasha, Bows – L. Erickson, Brooch –, Crystal Hair Picks – Tasha

Last but not least, the braid-bun. Its the newest “It-Hairstyle”, if you will. Braids have been in for awhile now, and buns have been in, so it was only a matter of time before they joined forces. This look is a bit complicated for my own styling talents, but would be a fun look to try for a special event.

Braid Bun  

What kind of a bun do you prefer?


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5th March 2012 | ashley | Fashion Inspiration, Hair & Beauty, Now Trending

Interesting tour de force of buns, Ashley.  Love the retro black and white photos.   Just wanted to second the spin pins as an example of hair styling accessory genius.  They’ll hold your hair in place through a wind storm no matter what kind of bun or twist is worn.  Totally invisible too. I was skeptical but anyone who likes to wear their hair up and hasn’t tried these doesn’t know what they’re missing.  It’s surprising how well they work.  


Beauty Moves Me
Beauty Moves Me

I prefer the braided bun - it's my go-to no-fuss hair style! It's quick, easy and looks like perfection! Great post to show the various ways to wear a bun!

Miranda {onestylishdayatatime}
Miranda {onestylishdayatatime}

Have you tried doing a sock bun? I haven't but apparently if you cut the end off a sock so it forms a tub and fold it back on your ponytail it forms the perfect bun. Definitely going to try the braid bun soon! What a fun idea.

Mollie Ruiz-Hopper
Mollie Ruiz-Hopper

Thank you for sharing our L. Erickson hair accessories in this post! Love the bun and top knot, such a fun way to style your hair for spring time :)


thank you so much! i've been trying to perfect my sock bun ever since! ;O)


I have tried it! A friend makes the cutest sock buns, alas, mine were not meant to be. I don't think I have enough hair or something!


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