15 Simple Easy But Stylish Top Knots for Summer

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Never before has such a simple hairdo been so in style. Whether you’re rocking up on the red carpet or just chilling out in your room, a top bun can be the ideal look for you. What’s not to love about this style? Not only are top buns extremely convenient – especially during the hot summer months when we all want to wear our hair up and away from our face, they are also completely beautiful on every type of face. The magic of this look is that the hair is piled high on top of the head, showing off your facial features to their absolute best and creating the shape and drama of an elaborate up-do with none of the hassle. The basic bun has been long overdue for an update and so this effortlessly chic twist on the classic style is a welcome addition to the 2016 summer style stakes. We love that no matter how quick and easy it is to tie a top knot, something about this style never looks scruffy or like you’ve just rolled out of bed. Here are 14 of the most fun, carefree and stunning top buns for you to try out this summer.

The Classic

When we mentioned top buns, this is probably the hairstyle that first appeared in your mind. This light brown look has no intricate details or striking colors to make it stand out; instead, its beauty is all in its simplicity. Try out this hassle free hair do on those casual, lazy days when you want to look laid back but still gorgeous.

Keep it Sleek

This super smooth high bun is formal enough for the office, a wedding, or just about any lavish event you have planned this season. The bun itself is looped around in a pretty and tangled style, but the most eye catching part of this look is that perfectly polished crown.

Braided Bun

One of our favorite things about top knotted buns is just how versatile they are. You can make your style as unique and as intricate as you like by incorporating a number of different elements, just like the three fancy French braids in this blonde ombre bun.

Fairytale Bun

So far we’ve noted just how simple and stress free top buns can be. Don’t forget, however, that there are also some stunningly detailed and intricate options out there too. This layered bun looks like something fit for a fairytale princess, and is sure to add volume and thickness to any hair texture.

Tucked Bun

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Big and Beautiful Top Knot Bun for Summer

When it comes to top buns, we always say ‘the bigger the better’. So, if you’re lucky enough to have long, thick and luscious locks like this girl, tie your bun high and keep the volume big and bouncy.

Braided Bun – Chic Top Knot Bun Updo for Summer

We’ve already seen how beautiful a braided crown can look with a high bun. This look, however, turns the look on its head. This shows that braiding the bun itself can add texture, depth and drama to your stylish top knot.

Swirly Bun – Easy Top Knot Bun for girls

There’s something very swinging sixties about this sweet, big bun. Heavily tease the whole of the crown, from top to bottom and add a simple, swirly bun at the back in the centre. Those wispy strands of hair at the front will frame your face perfectly.

Rainbow Back Braid

There is so much excitement and drama going on in this beautiful bun that it’s hard to know where to start. Those pastel rainbow shades of baby blue, muted green and baby pink complement each other perfectly and the French braid in the back of the bun adds a truly unique twist.

Vivid Red with Shaved Undercut

Be warned that this edgy look is only fit for confident girls who don’t mind turning plenty of heads and being at the centre of attention. The color is a striking shade of crimson red and the top knot style is perfect for flaunting that patterned undercut at the nape of the neck.

Mermaid Bun

Ever wondered what a mermaid would look like with a top knot? Well, here is your answer! Those long, luscious locks with bold hues of blue and green are reminiscent of a peacock’s fantail and look stunning when worn up in a swirly, subtly braided bun.

Chain Linked Bun – Beautiful Top Knot Bun for wedding

This chocolate brown bun is all about the texture. Several small sections of hair have been interlocked around one another to create a gorgeous chain link effect. This is not an easily achieved style, and it may take a bit of effort and time to complete, but we’re sure you’ll agree that the final product is well worth it. Those wispy waves at the front finish this bun off in the best possible way.

Swirly Bangs

Looking for a way to make your hairstyle stand out but still want to keep it classic and super feminine? If so, you can rest assured that you will love this fancy top knot. We love the diagonal parting in that extremely sleek, slicked down crown and the swirly bangs which remind us of vintage movie stars like Veronica Lake.

Messy Brown Bun – Top Knot Bun for brunette hair

The loose, slightly scruffy style of this rich chocolate brown bun will show off your hippy chic style while keeping it mature and stunning. You’ll need to spend a fair bit of time teasing and back coming the crown, but the bun itself is carefree and messy. It has been loosely pinned in place to create a romantic silhouette.

Blonde Balayage Bun Updo for Women

This beautiful bun is the perfect combination of smooth and messy. We love the way the raised roots and loosely layered bun show off that multi-tonal blonde balayage. The side bangs at the front go with the style perfectly and will leave you looking like a completely casual beauty.

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