By the time fall and winter rolls around, we’re in full-on “hair-up” mode from the seasons before — toss up that high pony or topknot and boom, you’re ready to take on the day. But as soon as winter hats come into play, they turn that whole five-minute-hair world upside down. That’s where the low bun comes into play. Whether you’re wearing a beanie or a wide-brimmed hat to keep your head warm, you can still keep your hair looking polished and out of your face without any hassle. These 11 Instababes are bringing their A-game when it comes to this low-bun trend — see how they styled low buns that you can easily copy for your own ‘do.


1. @lexiconofstyle: Fluff out your bangs and add a baby braid for the heck of it, because girl, you are looking fierce. (Photo via @lexiconofstyle)


2. @theresbianca: Keep it sporty by pairing your low bun with a baseball hat like Bianca. With a few loose curls and a berry lip, you’ll be scoring a 10/10 for best look. (Photo via @theresbianca)


3. @happilygrey: This Nashville babe really knows how to make a simple knot look gorgeous. With a good amount of volume and a few stray hairs, it’s real easy to swoon over this look. (Photo via @happilygrey)


4. @vanessacesario_: Vanessa is no stranger to the slicked-back look. It’s super sophisticated, and great for traveling from the office to your fave happy hour spot with the ladies. (Photo via @vanessacesario_)


5. @daniesque: This Instababe is sporting a dream combo that everyone should be on board with. Get dramatic with a bold lip, a mean cat-eye and a low bun. (Photo via @daniesque)


6. @juliahengel: This look has hostess with the mostess written all over it with a twisted low bun and neutral makeup. (Photo via @juliahengel)


7. @laurencaruso_: This minimalistic Instababe knows the way into our low-bun hearts. She kept it nerdy with a pair of bold black frames and a few loose wisps of hair pulled behind the ears. (Photo via @laurencaruso_)


8. @rachmartino: For a casual and fun pairing, mix your low bun with a wide-brimmed hat — wool when it’s cold and straw, like Rachel here, when it’s warm for the perfect beach vacay look. Ugh, is summer here yet? (Photo via @rachmartino)


9. @maraferreira: Jump for joy at Mara’s bun situation. It looks great with the rich tones peeking through and all twisted together. (Photo via @maraferreira)


10. @mikutas: Get a little twisty with Jacqueline’s colorful mane. The twists add a bit of character and really let the darker roots show for extra dimension. It’s cool, edgy and sophisticated all wrapped in one look. (Photo via @mikutas)


11. @daniirey: Even though this Instababe has her back to us, her bun is really shining through. The light ombré color keeps it fun while the bun keeps it business. (Photo via @daniirey)

How do you style a low bun? Let us know in the comments below!