If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to cut down on your morning prep time without sacrificing style. Beyond makeup, my hair is usually what takes me the longest to do. It’s for this reason that I like to keep a large rotation of easy-to-copy hairstyles in my repertoire (think ponytail hairstyles and bun hairstyles like these messy bun ideas). One of my main go-tos in particular is the ever chic bun.
Not only does the updo hairstyle look and feel effortless, but it is also suitable for any occasion. I wear a slicked back low bun to work out, to lunch with friends, to school, and for pick up, and I was even about to wear one to my wedding. Basically, when it comes to fuss-free hair, my motto is that a chic bun can’t hurt.
I know I’m not alone in this, as evidenced by the runways, red carpets, and my Instagram feed. Keep scrolling to see 20 easy bun hairstyles from the most stylish celebrities and influencers (even a princess!), but first, I detail the real difference between a bun and a chignon.