I wear my hair in a bun a lot - in fact, it's in a bun right now. Buns are easy, and they keep your hair off your neck in the summer or when you're working out. The good news is, they're also really in style right now! In fact, there is an entire blog dedicated to this simple, messy hairstyle which is where I found all of the photos below:
If you need a little help achieving the perfect mix of messy and sophisticated, The Beauty Department has a great tutorial.
PS. Some pretty ponytail ideas