7 Different Ways to Wear the Foolproof High Bun Right Now

Rachel Krause

Scroll To See More Images

Throwing your hair up in a high bun will always have a place in our easy-hairstyle-loving hearts. They take a minute—tops. And when well-executed, they’ll completely overhaul your look in the same time it takes to apply a swipe of lipstick.

High buns can run the risk of seeming one-note—just sweep your hair up and go—but, with a little bit of technique, you can master a wide variety of looks with next to no effort. Case in point: these seven very different, very versatile choices.

aymeline valade high bun

Photo: Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images

If a consummate high bun exists, this is it. Placed just at the top of the head toward the back, the position is universally flattering, and the slightly roughed-up texture gives it an insouciant vibe.

diletta bonaiuti high bun

Photo: Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images

A short center part makes a bun look a little more polished than the usual tossed-up take—even if you spent mere seconds on it.

kangana ranaut high bun

Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

If you have super curly hair, high buns can be a lifesaver—when your ringlets just won’t behave, a quick top knot is the easiest fix.

michelle verpuggi high bun

Photo: Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images

This teased version has very little in common with its messier, more nonchalant counterparts, but it’s perfect for when you have a little more time to do your hair and a lot of length to work with.

giovanna battaglia high bun

Photo: Sebastian Reuter/Getty Images

High, messy buns can be classy and understated, too, especially when you pair them with just the right accessories.

high bun

Photo: ImaxTree

When all else fails, a carefree bun will get you through the day. It’s an easy solution for long, thick hair when it just won’t cooperate.

high bun

Photo: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

A quick, tousled bun can take the stuffiness out of a dressier, more refined look.

MORE: The Messy Bun You’ll Want to Wear Everywhere