Buns are at the cornerstone of updos because they offer protection and versatility that other styles cannot! Whether you’re relaxed, natural, or transitioning, a fierce updo would be a stylish and elegant way to bring in any special occasion. Check out these 5 gorgeous styles below.
Braided Rope Topknot
A slicked high-bun with beautifully laid edges? Count me in! This super trendy “Braided-rope” topknot is a step up for the otherwise simple style, and is the perfect go-to for a sweet brunch or cozy mid-day outing with bae.
Flat Twist Bang w/ Twist Bun
We don’t always need any heavy creams or gels to style an elegant bun, sometimes all we need is a healthy head of stretched hair and a few bobby pins, and this elegant flat twist bang and bun is the proof! A face-framing, side twist and twisted low bun coupled with a dazzling pair of earrings is a classy look for a night out on the town.
Curly Bun w/ Sleek Side Braids
Braid hair and extensions can be your very best friends when you need to achieve a gloriously full bun. In fact, it’s the best option for when you’re short on time and trying to keep it cute quick. This stylish look highlights sleek and slim side braids and a bun that can easily be done by wrapping some extensions around your own hair. It’s great for a special occasion, but casual and youthful enough to wear as an everyday look, too.
Jumbo Cornrows w/ Knot Buns
Cornrows are the braids you wear under your wig to keep it flat, they’re one of our favorite easy-to-do protective styles, and now they make for a very sultry updo for any special occasion! All you have to do is braid your hair into two soft and silky, jumbo cornrows, tuck the ends into small buns, style your edges, and you’ve got yourself a sophisticated look.
The Sleek and Chic Low Bun
This sleek and chic low bun is what you call a triple threat. It contributes to the overall health of your hair by keeping your ends hidden and protected, it’s a great low manipulation style that makes an easy day-to-night transition, and it’s absolutely stunning. While it works on all textures and types, you should try it on trimmed and lightly blown out hair.