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Trend Stalk: The Half-Up Bun (40 Photos)

Trends come and go . . . and some come right back again. That’s exactly what’s happened with this ’90s-esque ‘do, the half-up half-down bun. Some call it the “hun.” Others don’t know what to call it. They just know they’re seeing it everywhere. The hairstyle has taken the streets and the Pinterest feeds of America by storm. But don’t think it’s stuck in the ’90s doldrums. Even though it’s a throwback, the look is getting a fresh, 21st-century update with funky color, natural textures, and bling-infused accessories. So just a heads-up that you might want to get used to this one—everyone who tries out the half-up bun becomes a cheerleader for its easy, cool vibe.

1. Half-Up Bun for Long Wavy Ombre Hair

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2. Loose Half-Up Bun for Dark Medium-Length Wavy Hair

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3. Messy Half-Up Bun with Dark Roots

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4. Angled Bob with Half-Up Bun a la Kate Mara

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5. Half-Up Bun for Short Blunt Hair

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6. The Princess Bun: Dramatic Low Half-Up Style for Curly Hair

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7. Half-Up Bun for Gorgeous Thick Two-Toned Hair

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8. Boho Half-Up Bun for Long Hair

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9. Glam and Goth Half-Up Top Knot

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10. Chill Half-Up Bun for Medium-Length Hair

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11. Poufy Tousled Half-Up Bun

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12. Beachy Brown Waves with Half-Up Bun

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13. Curly Blonde Half-Up Bun with Face-Framing Strands

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14. Short and Sweet Cut with Half-Up Bun

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15. Medium-Length Messy Waves with High Piled Bun

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16. Long Dark Locks with Half-Up Bun (and Bonus Underside Braid!)

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17. Cute Straight Blonde Bob with Peppy Half-Up Top Knot

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18. Half-Up Blonde Bun with Wisps of Gray

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19. Rich Volumized Locks on Bottom, Bun on Top

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20. Long Thick Platinum Blonde Hair with Sweet Half-Up Twist

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21. Ariana Grande’s Half-Up Style: Long Brown Hair with Perky Bun

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22. Short Blonde-ish Brown Waves with Messy Half-Up Bun

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23. Cuteness Trifecta: Thick Brown Locks (with a Touch of Ombre), Natural Curls, and a Perfectly Centered Top Knot

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24. Half-Up Twist with Gold Hair Pin for Long Bleach Blondes

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25. Twice Is Nice: Two Spunky Buns with Natural Curly Black Hair

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26. Low Messy Half-Up Bun with Brown Hair and Long Bangs

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27. Moody No More: Naturally Wavy Dark Hair with Darling Half-Up Bun

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28. Straight Shooter: Long Blonde Hair with Volumized Top Knot

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29. High-Contrast Ombre Color with Gentle Waves and a Killer High Half-Up Bun

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30. Epic Half-Up Top Knot with Super Curly Black Hair

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31. Candice Swanepoel Strikes Gold: Half-Up Top Knot with Long Blonde Tresses

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32. Short Story: A Tiny Half-Up Brown Bun Meets a Chin-Length Cut

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33. Pretty in Pastel Pink: A Half-Up Bun with To-Die-For Color

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34. 70s Chic Half-Up Bun with Medium-Long Dark Brown Waves

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35. Laid-Back Half-Up Bun with Long Brown Curly Hair

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36. Adorable Natural Curls with a Half-Up Bun Accent

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37. Half-Up Bun with Cascading Long Brown Hair

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38. Gray Goddess: Half-Up Top Knot and Long Gray Ombre Waves

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39. Punk Chic: Short Brown Cut with Feisty Half-Up Bun

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40. Medium-Long Blonde Waves with a Cool Half-Up Bun

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Kay Wilson

Kay Wilson works your typical beige-collar office job by day (the collar used to be white, but she repeatedly spilled coffee on it). By night she keeps things interesting by spilling red wine, runs, reads, and blogs at Hairstyle Guru.

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