An Essential Guide to the (Modern) Librarian Bun

It’s part of the stereotype right? A little old lady, hair twisted tightly into a bun, shushing patrons and sorting books. While many professional librarians strive to shed this archaic conceptualization of the profession, we have to admit that there’s something chic and professional about this classic hairstyle. Hair buns are generally quick, easy to manage, and add a touch of class to any look. Here are some of my favourite modern twists on this classic hairstyle, enjoy!

The Headband Bun


This bun is by far the easiest to execute on the list. It’s a great go-to style on those mornings when you are rushing to get out the door. It also allows you to add a little bit of personality to your outfit with a fun headband.

Check out the tutorial here:

The Braid Into Bun 

Braid Into Bun

This bun is a bit harder to master but the result is totally worth it. It’s no secret that braids have been super trendy for a while now so this style is a great way to show off your fashion prowess. The braid into bun also keeps all of your hair tucked away neatly which is ideal for days when you’re doing a lot of running around (and what days are you not).

Check out the tutorial here:

The Bow Bun

Bow Bun

The bow bun is the cutest hairstyle I have seen in awhile. This hairstyle is perfect if you want to add a bit of quirkiness to your style. It’s also really easy to do!

Check out the tutorial here:

The Fancy Bun

The Fancy Bun

There’s something very retro about this style. It takes more time than the others (especially if your hair is not naturally curly) but it is a great look for days when you are leading a presentation or attending a meeting with some higher-ups. This style will definitely pump up the class.

Check out the tutorial here:

Do you have any go-to bun styles? Comment and share!


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