There are some updos that are just better than others because, like a winning Top Trumps card, they can do it all. The bun and its many variations are one such hairstyle.
If you've never stopped to appreciate the wonder that is the bun / knot / chignon, it's about time you did. There are countless pros for this style and, as far as we can see, not many cons. If your hair is shoulder-length or longer, it's easy to achieve and can be tailored to look good on just about everyone.
The bun also has a Swiss army knife-like ability to do many useful things all at once. We've picked out three of our favorites below but feel free to add your own in the comments below!
Whether sleek, tousled or downright messy, buns are pretty. They look good with any and every hair texture and require little more than a few bobby pins and a can of hairspray to create.
If you're heading to the gym, doing a little DIY, taking care of kids (or animals) or doing anything that requires your mane be kept out of your way, a bun is the perfect style. Unlike a ponytail, all of your hair is wound into a tight knot with no chance of escaping. This means your locks won't get caught in anything, sweat on or pulled, leaving you to get on with whatever you're doing without worrying about the state of your hair. It's also a great style for in-between washes and bad hair days.
It'll do the styling for you
It seems like everybody's favorite hairstyle is loose, tousled waves right now and, with a bun in your arsenal, it's a surprisingly easy style to recreate. All you have to do is spray the lengths with L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and pin your hair up into a bun. Leave it up for a while or, if time and circumstance permit, sleep on it. Let your hair down and finish with a veil of hairspray. It really is that simple!
What do you love about the bun?