If ever there was a single hairstyle a female should be most adept at, it’s the bun. Buns can be so much more than the traditional hair-sphere that may initially come to mind; they can be made in all shapes, sizes, and strengths. Buns are the ultimate style for hair versatility, since they can be combined with other hairstyles, such as pony-tails and braids, to create a virtually unlimited number of combinations and looks.
Specific bun styles can express our sense of personal style as easily as words express our emotions. The most difficult aspect of finding a bun to fit your taste is simply learning about what different styles are out there! As a starting point, here are three top bun styles:
- The Braided Bun: At first glance, the braided bun looks like a loose group of curls that may have escaped from a more rigid, traditional bun. It’s exactly this reaction that gives the loose braided bun its distinct mix of relaxation and chic style. It’s the kind of style worn by someone who cares about their looks and understands personal style without appearing to have worked on it vainly for three hours. The braided bun is great for everything from the “going out with friends” look to the high-style nightclub scene.
- The Knot Up-Do: This bun is a mess to impress. This classic bun style gets its name from how it is formed – actually tying a knot in your hair. While the braided bun sits loosely on the neck, this bun is held in place slightly higher on the scalp. This look is somewhat more professional, but not office-style. It works for single women out on a first date or someone at a dance or reception. At first glance, the knot up-do looks crazy and chaotic, but a second look reveals that it is masked in purpose and sophistication. This bun is great for women who know how to have fun and be friendly, but can also get serious and formal when the time comes.
- The French Twist: The braided bun is meant to elicit a sense of fun and vitality; the knot up-do creates a feeling of multiple layers of enjoyment and sophistication; but for those moments where formality calls, nothing can beat the classic French twist. This particular style has been used to many years and has acquired a reputation as the bun of choice for professional and formal occasions. This style conveys a sense of authority and proficiency from the scalp down.
Buns can be used to convey any sort of style from relaxing around the house to acting on the Board of Directors for a Fortune 500 company. No other hair style comes close to this versatility and range, but the key to achieving that perfect look every time is knowing what options to choose from and then putting in your own personal twist.