Buns have always been a classic hairstyle. But that doesn’t mean that they have to be boring! Rather than just toss your hair up into the traditional messy bun, what not try alternative styles?

Pony Bun- This is a great way to combine the sleek pony with a conservative bun. To start, pull your hair into a high, tight ponytail. Next, take the top of the ponytail and clip it against your head at the crown. Then, flip it down and clip it again at the base of your neck.

Show Some Pins- Who says you have to hide your bobby pins? A semi-messy bun can actually look chic when you toss in a bunch of bobby pins for a textured look. The trick is to use bobby pins that contrast with your hair color, making them more noticeable.

Coiled Bun- This type of bun looks great whether you place it high on your head, off to the side, or at the nape of your neck. There are a number of variations you can try. To start, make a loose bun in the desired location. Then, gently unwind sections of hair to coil around the bun. You can either twist or braid them. If you feel extra creative, you can start the coil by making a side French braid and working your way down to the bun.

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