Sleek buns are the universal answer to every hair problem. Too much time between hair color appointments? Slick back your hair in a low bun to minimize the contrast between your roots and the rest of your hair. Damaged strands from heat styling? Wrap up your hair with a touch of coconut oil and secretly nourish your hair by day. It’s been three days since your last wash? Gather your oily strands in a top knot and no one will be the wiser. There is no hair woe the sleek bun can’t handle.
Case in point: Some of the most iconic names are relying on the no-nonsense bun for major events. The sleek bun is Meghan Markle’s go-to hairdo, and the all-time French girl favorite. We’re predicting the neat and business-y bun will be your signature style before long, too. Here are some of the best sleek buns to inspire you to wear this chic, timeless and easy hairstyle.