Gigi Hadid and Taylor Swift Prove the Laid-Back Bun Is Summer’s Coolest Hairstyle

It’s hot outside. And, while matters of the hair aren’t always top of mind when the temperature (and humidity) soars, a well-thought-out hairstyle is actually key to feeling—and looking—cool, calm, and collected. See BFFs Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid—who were spotted out in New York on Sunday with matching summer-ready hairstyles—for a first-class example.

During a break from her Eras world tour, Swift reunited with her model pal for dinner at Nobu. Wearing a black halter-neck jumpsuit and heels, the musician’s hair was loosely pinned into a low bun while her trademark fringe skimmed her eyebrows. The style was effortless and nodded to her penchant for bohemian beauty.

Demonstrating that the laid-back bun is wholly versatile, Hadid sported more of a model-off-duty hair look instead. Slicked back and glossy, her platinum hair was twisted into a tight knot, secured with a scrunchie, and worn low on her head. Paired with a cropped white T-shirt, midi-skirt, and brogues, Gigi was the yin to Swift’s yang.

Both of these takes on the low bun are perfect for those days when it’s simply too hot to function— a laid-back bun keeps the hair off your neck (and face if you are sans fringe) and keeps it protected when the sun hits, which is particularly helpful on holiday. Plus, as Swift and Hadid prove, it looks undeniably chic.