Master the braided low bun with these stunning 7 hairstyles

Sometimes there are days where you just need all of your hair pulled back and out of the way. It could be on a busy day where you want your hair to be neatly kept in place, a hot summer day, or a day where you really just don't have time to wash, blow-dry, and style your hair.
Instead of opting for a typical boring ponytail, try a low braided bun. The best part about these styles is that they are easy to achieve and can work for both casual settings (think: running errands) or formal settings (think: outdoor wedding). Want to try for yourself? Check out these 7 low braided bun tutorials below.
1. Double twist low buns (h/t Missy Sue)
This braided bun hairstyle is very easy and breezy, perfect for the warm weather. The best part about this style is the simplicity of it. The braids are only 2-strand braids (as opposed to your typical 3-strand braid) and therefore take minimal effort to do. The wispy pieces of hair framing the face adds to the effortlessness of the look.
2. Messy braided bun (h/t HELEN TORSGÅRDEN)
Any hairstyle with the word messy in it means a hairstyle that is simple and quick to do, with this look being no exception. For this style, creating the braided bun begins with tying your hair into a ponytail, then beginning the braid. Since your braid is locked into place with a hair elastic, this style is perfect for days where you need extra hold.
3. Braided bun party updo (h/t MakeupWearables Hairstyles)
This style shows you that braided buns can be formal too. This hairstyle is perfect for prom, homecoming, or other formal events, and is simple to do. Want to add something to this look? Consider adding a large hairpin, as shown in the video, or small decorative bobby pins.
4. Braided bun updo (h/t Wella Professionals)
This pretty braided bun looks soft and effortless thanks to the side bangs and off center position of the bun. Want to see a neat way to give this style extra hold, without seeing all the bobby pins? Check out the video below.
5. Quick low braided bun (h/t Niamh Martin)
This braided bun definitely lives up to its name! This style is just one braid, twisted into a bun at the nape of your neck. It's perfect for days when you wake up late or just have no extra time to spend on doing your hair.
6. 3-braid low bun (h/t Paper & Stitch)
This romantic hairstyle is perfect for a date night. This style works really well for wavy hair, but no worries if your hair is naturally straight. Just add some waves to your hair to give it some added texture before beginning the braids. Make sure to leave a few loose pieces at the front to frame your face and soften the look.
7. 2 minute braided low bun (h/t Abby Smith)
This hairstyle is so simple and quick to do, it will be your new go-to for running errands, days you're running late, or for any last minute plans that come up. This cool, knotted look comes from wrapping the braid over itself and securing everything in place. Definitely check out the video to see exactly how easy this hairstyle is.