20 Ways to Style Your Hair in a Low Bun on Your Wedding Day
Looking for a classic big-day hairstyle subtle enough to keep all the attention on your wedding dress? Pull your hair back into a low bun. The style may be simple, but there are dozens of ways you can make it your own without distracting from the rest of your look. From traditional, understated interpretations like ballerina buns to relaxed braided styles that result in textured, bohemian looks, your options really are endless.
When choosing your low bun hairstyle, think of ways your 'do can enhance your big-day ensemble and accessories. Take this bride, for example: She opted for an intentionally loose bun that complemented her casual BHLDN dress. ONLO stylists accomplished this look by keeping the bun soft and unstructured, pulling out a few strands to frame her face, and subtly teasing her crown. Adding blooms that match your bouquet to your hairdo is another great way to both elevate your clutch and create a cohesive beauty look. On the other end of the spectrum, know that a swept-back low bun that covers your ears can provide an elegant, minimal base for a statement veil.
If you're worried that a low bun is too simple for an event as special as your wedding, don't be. In fact, there are so many ways you can transform the style into a refreshed, contemporary look. Modernize your hair with headpieces, accessories, or veils or add a pop of color with fresh greenery for an eye-catching finishing touch.
Ready to discover which low bun wedding hairstyle is right for you? If you're liking the inspiration so far, click through to see even more wedding-worthy ideas. Each one offers a fresh take on this easy-to-accomplish look that will make you feel like your most beautiful self on your big day.
A metallic accessory, like this gold prong, can modernize a classic low bun. We love how Simply Mindy K. used it to add a pop of color to this look.
Relaxed Bridal Party
If all of your bridesmaids are wearing their hair down, contrast their styles with a low bun so you stand out. Elwynn and Cass pulled out strands from the front of this bride's updo to create a relaxed look that differed from her attendants' cascading curls.
A ballerina bun is a sleek and understated choice for any bride who'd rather keep all of the attention on her intricate dress or sparkling accessories.
Make like Katie Nash and create an elongated low bun that stems from a wavy, layered base for a fresh take on the style.
Swept Back Casual
Wearing a statement veil on your wedding day? A slicked-back bun that rests at the nape of your neck will ensure your hair doesn't get in the way of your accessory as it trails behind you.
Add texture to your low bun by curling the front section of your hair and loosely pinning it back so the spiral shape adds volume to the side. We love how Julia Hernandez of Leidan Mitchell Salon's creation gave this bride a romantic faux side bang, too.
Copy this bride's look by wrapping your locks around a sock bun and securing it at the bottom of your neck with pins. This handy hair tool creates a perfectly circular 'do that'll hold your hair in place throughout your event.
Seamless and Contemporary
A modern wedding dress deserves an equally contemporary hairstyle— so try out Ava Belle's take on a tight, knotted bun. The look involved pulling the bride's hair over her ears for a seamlessly sleek updo.
A low bun with a center part as clean and simple as this one by The Side Door Salon is timeless. Even better, it'll keep all your hair out of your face.
Allude to your ballet-inspired celebration by doing your hair like a professional dancer would. Start by creating a ponytail at the nape of your neck, twisting it from the bottom, and then wrapping the twist around itself to form a low bun.