6 Stunning High Bun Hairstyles for Every Hair Length You Must Try in Summer 2023!

by Stephanie Yankova

Stay cool in the heatwave with these fabulous high bun hairstyles suitable for every hair length! Find your perfect summer updo for every occasion!

Wearing your hair down in the summer should be considered a high-intensity sport because the overheating it causes definitely isn’t for the faint of heart! Updos are undoubtedly the most worn summer hairstyle – they’re easy, effortless, and keep your hair dry in the sea or pool, or from sweat in general! I think we can all unanimously agree on the one updo hairstyle to rule them all – the high bun! But what do we do when we get tired of the classic top knot? Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve got you covered! Keep your luscious locks at bay with these stunning high bun hairstyles you MUST try for summer 2023!

Summer High Bun Hairstyles Ideas 2023

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I’ve never been one to spend hours in front of the mirror to do my hair. Especially during the summer! I’ve always aimed for a look that’s quick and easy and will *hopefully* last throughout the whole day! This summer I finally decided to introduce some new hairstyles to my entourage. It’s good to have options, right?! If you too feel like switching up your classic high bun and ponytail, then scroll on! I’ve got just the inspo you need!

High Bun Hairstyles for Short Hair

Short hair is probably the hardest length to put in an updo. You can easily tie a half-up half-down knot for everyday wear which will help keep you cool. However, the tricky part comes when you need to put your hair away in the sea or swimming pool. The solution? My absolute favorite short hair high bun hairstyles you can see below!

Bantu Knots 

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The Bantu knots are one of my favorite 90s hairstyles to recreate in the summer! They are super playful and just as easy to recreate! What’s so great about them is that they work on any hair length and type and give you room for creativity! In order to make this knotted hairstyle you’re going to need:

  • to damp your hair (for a stringer hold you can use a hair gel)
  • a comb
  • elastic bands
  • bobby pins
  • hairspray (not mandatory)

Another awesome perk of the Bantu knots is that once you untie them your hair is given a stunning curly texture! Watch the video below to see how you can achieve this look:

French Twist for Short Hair 

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The French twist is one of those effortlessly cool hairstyles that will make you look elegant and well-put together at all times! It may seem like the knot is loose, but believe me, it will last you all day long! It takes no more than 5 minutes to make and all you’re going to need is:

  • a hairbrush
  • a hairband
  • bobby pins (a lot of them)
  • hairspray

Take a look at the short video below and follow the steps for achieving this stunning updo look!

Read also: 4 Simple Ways to Create the Perfect French Twist Hairstyle

High Bun Hairstyles for Medium Hair

Medium-length haircuts are without a doubt the biggest trend for summer 2023. However, they don’t come with heatwave protection, so updo hairstyles are kind of inevitable. Let’s take a look at some cute and simple high-bun looks you can try out this season!

Read also: These are the Easiest Updo Hairstyles for Medium Hair You MUST Try for Summer 2023!

Space Buns 

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Why wear one top knot when you can wear two? The space buns are a great way to add some quirkiness to your summer hairstyle! A great way to accessorize this hairdo is by tying the buns with scrunchies instead of elastic bands. It’s not only more gentle to your hair, but also a simple way to add some matching details to your outfit!

90s Updo 

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In the spirit of Y2K and the reign of the 90s fashion and beauty trends, I had to share with you this super easy and effortless updo! It takes only 2 minutes to create and looks absolutely stunning for every occasion! You can wear it to the beach, in the office, to the club, and even at a wedding! Here are the products you’re going to need:

  • texture spray
  • French pins
  • curling iron (not mandatory if you already have curly/wavy hair or want to stick to your natural texture)
  • medium hold hair spray

Follow the instructions in the video below to recreate this cute 90s messy bun look!

High Bun Hairstyles for Long Hair

As a devoted fan of long luscious locks, I dread the commencement of summer every single year! I cannot count the times I’ve sworn that THIS is the year when I’m going to shave all my hair off. Which, of course, I never do. However, in order to survive in the heat I’ve become partial to high bun hairstyles. They give me that big puffy volume I love so much while keeping my hair at bay! Here are some of my all-time favorite long-hair updos for you to try this summer!

The “TikTok” High Bun 

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If you’ve spent any time on TikTok recently, you may have stumbled upon the viral “TikTok Messy Bun”. I have to admit – I caved in! If you have long hair, you probably know that once you tie your hair up in a bun, when you untie it you’re left with one massive knot… and I’m not a puzzle solver! Then this hairstyle came to save the day! Girls – say goodbye to the knots, because this right here is about to become your go-to high bun hairstyle! All you need is:

  • a comb
  • a hair tie
  • an elastic band

Take a look at this super quick step-by-step video to learn how to do it yourself in no time!

Easy Claw Clip Bun 

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Now for my busy bees that want to spend no more than 60 seconds in front of the mirror! Your best hair-styling friend is going to be no other than the good old claw clip! When I was a kid I used to see my mum wear one all the time and I could quite understand why she was so attached to this little accessory. Little did I know that 20 years later this will become one of my most essential items! The most important thing you need to find out is the type of claw clip that works best for your hair. Once you do that, believe me, you won’t go anywhere near a hair tie ever again! Take a look at the video below to see how you can achieve this flawless 60-second messy bun!

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