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The Best French Bun Hairstyles for Women

The French bun is loved by the women like forever since the legendary Audrey Hepburn has worn it in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Women all over the world see it as a synonym for elegance and good taste. Yet, it is simple enough to make.


French Bun Hairstyles

Below we have prepared you our 8 picks for French bun hairstyles for women.

1. Layered French Braided Bun

Layered French braided Bun Hairstyle

If you have some extra time, have some extra fun with this French bun.

Ideal for: Round and square-shaped faces.

How to style: Making this hairstyle requires a little bit of time and patience, but once you have these buns straight and styled, it looks great. Use a little bit of wax to calm down the pieces of hair that managed to escape you.


2. Elegant Horizontal French Bun

horizontal french bun for women

A romantic French style bun for a special evening out.

Ideal for: Oval and heart-shaped faces.

How to style: To make this one elegant enough for a special occasion, make it sleek and neat enough. If you’re not wearing a lot of jewelry, you can put an accessory of your choice above the bun.


3. Simple Chignon Bun

french twist bun hairstyle

This is a pretty simple and classical French bun that every woman loves.

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to style: The shape of this bun itself is pretty classical. Follow the instructions for a French bun hairstyle and you will master it in no time. But we suggest leaving a few pieces of hair here and there just to avoid that strict look that can make you look older.


4. French Bun with Dutch Braid

 French Bun with a Braid

A braid is a great option to enhance any hairstyle.

Ideal for: Round and square-shaped faces.

How to style: Start braiding a thick braid on the top of the head. Make sure it isn’t too tight so that it doesn’t change the shape of the whole updo. Then make a French bun that can be a bit diagonal just so that the braid is visible enough.


5. Low and Teased French

women with messy french bun

A low messy bun that is teased on top looks simple and elegant for formal occasions.

Ideal for: Round and heart-shaped faces.

How to style: Tease the top part of your hair for volume and create a classical vertical French updo with bangs placing it just a bit lower than usual. Leave the bangs to fall by the face freely and curl them gently for a romantic touch.


6. Retro Swirl French Bun

french bun with retro swirl

This retro swirl French bun is the extra elegant sister of your simple everyday French style bun.

Ideal for: Square and Oval-shaped faces.

How to style: This retro swirl is so elegant and decorative on its own. But the beauty of it lies in its precision. Make sure all of the hair is in the bun and the bun is neatly shaped. You can also decorate it with a subtle accessory.


7. French Messy Bun

messy french bun hairstyle

For a relaxed version of the bun, just let a few strands stick out.

Ideal for: Oval and round-shaped faces.

How to style: The upper part of this French bun should be extra messed out.


8. Round Low French Bun

low french bun for women

A rounder version of the vertical French bun.

Ideal for: Square and oval-shaped faces.

How to style: This round bun is very decorative as it is. Make it neat or a bit messier depending on the occasion.


Hopefully, these hairstyles have inspired you to start wearing the beautiful French bun – a hairstyle worthy of your elegance and sensuality.