When it comes to sophisticated and chic bun hairstyles, the low bun is at the top of the list. For any hair texture and face shape, it’s easy to create so you can get on with your day in the morning. You can also put your own spin on the style by playing with colorful scrunchies, headbands, and hair clips.
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Cute Low Bun Hairstyle Ideas
Here are the 30 best ways to wear a low bun.
6. Small Bun for Short Hair
This small bun works best for thin or short hair. Whether you’re working out or just hanging out at the house, it’s a quick look pulled together in minutes.
7. Twisted Bun with Bangs
Try giving your bun a special design like a rose shape for an update on the classic do. Long straight bangs help to frame the hairstyle.
8. Low Ponytail Bun
9. Easy Low Bun
The quickest method of creating a low bun is by forming a low ponytail and wrapping the hair around it. Pull out a few tendrils around the face and wear a sparkly necklace.
10. Ballerina Bun
Instead of a high ballerina bun, go low and secure it right above the nape of the neck. Fancy it up by pulling out curly tendrils around the bun to maintain softness. Secure with a classy hairpin.
11. Low Messy Bun
For quick chic style, you can pull together in the morning before work, form a messy bun and decorate with your favorite jewelry.
12. Low Bun Updo
This low bun updo is very thick and rounded. Hair is twisted from temples and over the ears with loose pieces of hair all around the head.
13. Sleek Low Bun
A low bun smoothed down and free of bumps is a popular look on runways and the red carpet. Secure this one centered between the ears, pairing with a sparkly dangly earring.
14. Braided Low Bun
15. Low Wedding Bun
16. Side Bun
Before making this low bun, comb your hair so it’s free of knots and tangles. Grab all of your hair and twist it before securing it in a bun. Worn alone or with a cute hat, the style is timeless.
17. Low Space Buns
Two high space buns are adorable in themselves, but wearing them low is even cuter. Thick them up with curls first and pull out a section of hair to cover the temples for softness.
You’ll get this low bun style when you have thin or short hair. Its smallness is super cute, especially when you wear a fun hair clip above it.
19. Loose Bun
Make a low loose bun by avoiding making it too tight at the neckline. The looser it is, the more hair will fall away freely for flirty, casual vibes.
20. Low Curly Bun
If your hair texture is curly, you’re in luck! It easily thickens up a low bun hairstyle to look full and healthy. The loose hair around the ears makes them look even more pretty.
21. Low Middle Parted Bun
For sleek style, form a center part and brush away bumps before making a low braid and winding it up in a bun. This is a more formal style that looks great with a pretty dress.
22. Low Bun for Prom
Another beautiful formal hairstyle is this low bun with a smooth side bang. To get sleekness, straighten the hair first to banish frizz. Slide in a pretty hair clip near the ear or leave as is.
23. Bun with Side Part
A deep side part will give a low bun even more dimension. Twist it loosely at the nape of the neck to show off your face’s angles.
24. Low Bun for Black Hair
Black hair that is thick is the perfect texture for a large low bun. A center part is all you need to worry about to get an effortless, quick style that will last all day.
25. Chignon Bun
The chignon means ‘nape of the neck,’ which is exactly where this low bun is secured. To dress it up, make a French braid first, then loosen up hair around the face.
26. Low Cornrow Bun
Have your hairstylist form about eight thin or thick (depending on your hair texture) cornrows around the head. You can wear them loose or wind them up in a low bun.
27. Low Bun with Bangs
28. Low Dreadlock Bun
If your style has morphed into dreadlocks, a jumbo low bun is very boho when the top half of the hair is covered in a colorful headband. Wrap the dreadlocks in a beaded hair tie for flower-child vibes.
29. Low Bun for Thin Hair
While wearing your thin hair loose or decorated with waves is pretty on its own, a low bun gives a classic style you can take anywhere. Keep the front half loose to avoid harsh vibes.
30. Multiple Buns
Why only try one low bun when you can have four? Section off four areas of the hair first, then secure in four twisty buns.
Here are some frequently asked questions about low bun hairstyles.
What is the difference between a low bun and a chignon?
A low bun and a chignon are similar. The main difference lies in how you maneuver the hair. Low buns wrap around a base, like a ponytail or a bun tool. Chignons are tucked and styled with and without the help of hair tools and accessories.
Another important note is that all chignons are buns, but not all buns are chignons. A bun is placed in many places on the head. They can be on top, in the middle, or at the base of the neck. A chignon is exclusively styled at the base of the head.
Are low buns bad for your hair?
Low buns are not inherently bad for your hair. The issue comes from wearing it in the same slicked-back style every day.
Wearing your hair in a tight low bun or any other snug hairstyle can be damaging over time. These tightly-pulled styles mainly affect the hairline. They can also cause breakage if you use harsh hair ties to hold them back.
Low bun vs high bun: which one should you choose?
Over time, the high bun has been more effective at showing youthfulness and fun. The low bun is considered more modest, less showy, and more matronly. However, times are changing!
The slicked-back low bun with a middle part has become a fashion staple symbolizing sophistication in the fashion world and everyday life. Another pro to the low bun is that it doesn’t damage your roots as much if you loosely style it versus the high bun.
The low bun and the high bun are perfect for many hair textures, colors, and lengths. What you decide to wear is up to you!
No matter which low bun hairstyle you end up with, all of them are classy and respectable. Be prepared to be giving hair advice to all your friends!