A bun a day: 7 badass bun styles to take you through the week

Every girl should have a go-to list of bun hairstyles in her repertoire – especially for those can't-be-bothered days!  

Have you heard? A bun a day keeps the bad hair days away! As you know, bun updos are a fun way to take your mane from basic to beautiful, and can be easily jazzed up to be both stylish and practical.

So, whether you need to look put together when you’re rushing out to work or an event (or just want to get out of a beauty rut!), here are 7 gorgeous bun styles that are ready to save your day.

7 bun looks for everyday of the week that’ll ensure you slay


shot of model in the studio with sleek low side bun, wearing blue dress and holding makeup
There’s nothing wrong with looking like a silver screen star on a Monday! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

1. Sleek chignon bun

When you need a look that means business, start the week off right with this sleek and sultry chignon bun hairstyle. Ooh la la!

If you love all things Hollywood and want make your hair look screen-worthy, you can get this beautiful bun with our easy-as-pie chignon hair tutorial, here! Don’t say we don’t spoil you.

Editor’s tip: Need help creating your sleek look? Try using the VO5 Frizz Free Cream before straightening your hair, to help keep frizz at bay.

close up shot of woman with double bun hairstyle, holding camera and winking
Double up the fun on Tuesday with these space buns! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

2. Sweet double buns

Want to brighten up your dull Tuesday? Then you’ve got to try this adorable double bun hairstyle, that’ll make your morning routine breeze.

Double buns add instant cuteness to any style, especially when paired with some ribbons and a colourful top, too. But the best thing about them? They’re long-lasting, which means you can look super sweet 24/7!

close up shot of model in the studio with topknot hairstyle, wearing gym clothing and holding weights
Working out on Wednesday? Get your head in the game with this top notch topknot! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

3. HIIT-proof high bun

Heading to the gym? Then you’ll probably want a pretty and practical bun hairstyle that can effortlessly transition from your Wednesday workout to your morning meeting. Our fave? The high bun, of course!

Whether it’s styled messy or sleek, this cult classic will withstand intense workouts and allow you to beat your PB, in style. #werkthosebunshun!

close up shot of model with a side bun, wearing casual clothing, smiling
Throw it back on Thursday with this cool side bun. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

4. Side bun

Tired of the plain-Jane bun? Well, if you’re eager to stylishly switch up this hairstyle staple, the next logical step to take is, of course, the side bun.

Not only does this easy-peasy style emit tonnes off-duty vibes, but it also looks unreal with a quirky outfit. Now, you can’t argue with that, can you?

shot of model in a studio with braided bun hairstyle, wearing blue dress, with party poppers everywhere
In the mood for dancing? You’ll need this long-lasting style in your life! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

5. Braided bun

Impress your friends (while killing it on the dance floor!) with this super-stylish, badass braided bun.

This fail-safe hairstyle works amazingly well for all sorts of occasions and can be easily achieved in just 6 simple steps. Come on, let’s get weaving!

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Editor’s tip: Want to make your bun a full-time masterpiece? Then make sure to set it with a long-lasting hairspray, like the TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray!

close up shot of model with red striped shirt and braided bun hairstyle
Movie night? Forget hair drama and rock this braided beauty, instead! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

6. Braided cornrow bun

Can’t shake off your love for buns + braids? Well, if you fancy rocking another one to your next event, this runway-approved braided cornrow bun has totally got your back.

To recreate this look, simply divide your hair into small manageable sections, before weaving a French braid on each individual section. And once you’ve braided your entire head, create your bun and get ready to #slay, honey!

close up shot of woman with braided bun, wearing formal dress
Who’s ready for brunch? You are! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

7. Ballerina bun + hidden braid

Woohoo, it’s time for Sunday brunch! You’ve washed your hair and now need a smart hairstyle that’ll work for Monday, too (don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone you’re a hairstyle repeater).

We suggest you try this elegant ballerina bun + hidden braid hairstyle, which will definitely make your Sunday that extra bit special and have Monday off to the best possible start!


Loved all these buns and now lusting after even more updo hairstyles? Well, you’ll be in bun paradise if you head on over to our Updos page, where you can follow all of our step-by-step tutorials to your heart’s content.

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