Different variations of the bun have become a style staple on the runways and red carpet. From a high top knot, low chignon, or oversized sock bun (hair donut), there is no shortage on the ways famous hair stylists keep the classic ballerina bun fresh. As inspiration for your next summer do, here’s some bunspiration from models on the runway, celebrities, and Pinterest. Enjoy!



At Fashion Week for Spring 2012, many designers sent their models down the runway in undone/messy bun styles, as well as accessorized or embellished looks.

Vivienne Tam- The Messy Bun

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LAMB- The Top Knot

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Yves Saint Laurent- Teased Chignons with Cage Barrettes

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Chanel- Mermaid Pearl Hairpins

Harpersbazaar Image; Credit Chanel


Philip Lim- Undone Bun

harpersbazaar Image; Credit Imaxtree


Bottega Veneta- All Tangled up

harpersbazaar Image; Credit Redken


Fashion Week for Fall 2012 showed no stopping of the popular bun trend.

Kaelen- Neat, Traditional Low Bun

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Tadashi- Low Chignon

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Doo.ri- Center Bun with Thick Leather Head Wraps

Harpersbazaar Image; Credit Imaxtree




Hollywood’s A-Listers are the first to wear the looks off the runway.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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Shantel VanSanten

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Eva Longoria

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Emma Stone

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Olivia Wilde

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Jessica Biel

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Olivia Palermo

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Kristen Stewart

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Jennifer Lawrence

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Freida Pinto

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Kate Hudson

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Heidi Klum- French Twist Buns

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British Actress Jenna Louise Coleman

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Scarlett Johansson

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Victoria Beckham

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Nicole Richie

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Stacy Keibler

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Kim Kardashian

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Jennifer Lopez

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Mila Kunis

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Sarah Jessica Parker

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Katherine Heigl

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Audrina Patridge

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Selena Gomez

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Michelle Williams

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Iconic Audrey Hepburn

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Given the bun trend, I found many creative takes on the traditional style on Pinterest.

The Braided Bun

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The Accessorized Bun

thebeautydepartment Image via Pinterest


That’s the cray… The Double Bun

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The Swirl or Shell Bun


Loose High Bun

scotchandscones Image via Pinterest


Vintage Look

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From the runways, to the red carpet, to our own inner hairstylist, the bun trend is going strong. Try one of these different variations of the classic style. Which is your favorite?

Visit the Pinterest Bun Board for more bunspiration.


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