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5 Bun Trends To Try This Fall

Buns are fun!

Business in the front, party in the back. #Bunning

Business in the front, party in the back. #Bunning

*Although this post is sponsored, all embarrassing opinions are my own.*

If you’re a true fashion lover, you know that one of the best ways to draw personal style inspiration is to follow fashion houses as they rock the runways during fashion months, February and September. And now that September has ended (you can wake up now, Green Day), it’s time to find some of the best beauty looks for fall.

Ever since I chopped all my hair off in March and opted for a long bob (aka the “lob”), I’ve regained my appreciation for hairstyling. When my locks were long, they were damaged and I never had the time or motivation to try styling them. Blonde hair is generally known for its fine strands, but hairdressers are always rightfully surprised when they realize just how much hair I have… No thinning issues here. And thus, with a lot of heavy, long hair in the Miami humidity, I was fighting a losing battle. Needless to say, the lob has been my hair’s hero.

So this month, while scoping runway photos and bookmarking my favorite fashion and beauty trends to try, I noticed a recurring theme: Buns. Buns everywhere. And I am not ashamed to say… I am in love with the bun. Sure, these styles are meant for spring, but I’m not one to wait when I see something I like.

With that being said, I’ve rounded up my favorite bun looks from the runways. But don’t be fooled; what was once the lazy girl’s hairstyle has now evolved into a couture coif. Check out why I’m in love with the bun…

1. Not Tink’s Topknot

Marc Jacobs / Getty

Effortlessly chic has a whole new meaning. Marc Jacobs / IMAXTREE

OK, so this one is pretty easy. The topknot trend has been making greasy hair acceptable for cool-girls for quite a few seasons now, so we all knew there would be an update to come. And here it is: the I-don’t-even-care-what’s-going-on-with-this-mop, quasi-unicorn topknot. I’ve definitely pulled off this look before, coming home from the bar and carelessly twisting my hair to get it out of the way so that I could eat my Taco Bell in peace. This, I can do.

2. The Half-Bun

Looks like I am Mara Hoffman's style muse. I accept. / Getty

Looks like I am Mara Hoffman’s style muse. I could do worse. / Getty

Or as some people are grossly calling it, the ‘hun.’ *Shudder.* Some have also described the half-bun akin to the man bun — which we all know is a hairstyle perfect for tricking us into thinking any man sporting it is really, really, ridiculously good looking. Moving on from the name, though, the half-bun is actually the hottest hair trend right now, yet it didn’t make it to the runways. Instead, street style photos and front rows were saturated with the effortlessly edgy look. The half-bun is ideal for one-to-three-day-old hair, making it my favorite fall trend.

As an aside, I would also like to note that I started this trend last September before it was cool, so I am the real MVP here. You’re welcome, fellow lazies.

3. The Braided Bun

Now accepting boyfriend applications. Tom Ford / Getty

Now accepting husband applications. Tom Ford / Getty

This modern, bohemian masterpiece has me wishing I had a boyfriend so I could get married and wear my hair like this on my wedding day. An asymmetrical and tousled twist on the traditionally classy chiffon bun, the hairstyle at Tom Ford’s show incorporated a breezy braid into an impossibly intricate ‘do. I don’t care who you are; you can’t mimic this look unless you’ve been professionally trained to twist tresses. If you want to create cool styles like the braided bun, it’s a great idea to enroll in an awesome cosmetology school. And hopefully by the time you finish your program, I might have some leads on a potential husband and  I can hire you to do my hair for my wedding.

4. Bun: Undone

I would just like to admire this from afar. Vera Wang / Getty

What a beautiful mess. Vera Wang / Getty

Here’s another look I am obsessed with but will never be able to recreate. The messy, undone bun is a true art form that can usually only be executed by the hands of a trained professional. You might be thinking, How hard can it be to make something look like you didn’t even try? Well, you definitely have to try. Messy buns are so coveted in the beauty world because they are near impossible to create. Ever heard of the term organized mess? Undone buns are beautifully intricate messes, and they work with every single fall outfit you have planned this season.

5. Knot Laying Low

Zac Posen / Getty

Simplicity is key. Zac Posen / Getty

I love the sleek simplicity of this low-key, refined style. A deep side part and smoothed tresses are reminiscent of classic sophistication, but the bun itself is a modernly crafted creation. I’m big on balancing classy and edgy details, and this look nails it for me. It will probably require a hundred bobby pins that I will likely lose right after I take them out, but that’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make. All in the name of beauty, of course.

So it’s quite evident that I’m in love with the bun… But I want to know: Which hairstyles are on your list for fall?

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Alyssa is The Lysst's creator and ultimate ruler. She's a freelance journalist, copywriter, and editor passionate about living her best life and helping others do the same. She's kind of an ass, but sometimes she can be hurt-your-teeth sweet. Depends on the day and whether or not you came bearing gifts (queso blanco or wine will do). Find her professional portfolio at alyssaruane.com.

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