Buns aren’t just for librarians anymore. An unstructured approach to the conservative bun is winding its way into long hair everywhere.
What the experts say: According to the January 2008 issue of Harpers Bazaar, loose twisted buns were donned by models in a recent Dolce & Gabbana runway show: “To ensure that the hair looked natural, not frozen, the only product we used was a bit of hair spray,” says stylist Odile Gilbert.
What we say: What makes this look so great is that you can wear it if you’re running errands or even spending an evening out on the town. It’s chic, pretty without being overly pretentious or “coiffed” and it’s super simple to do. Before creating a bun, it’s important to make sure your hair is fairly straightened.
1. Lightly apply hair spray throughout your locks to give them some staying power.
2. Divide hair into two sections, creating a part along your crown, so you end up with a section in the back and a section in the front.
3. Take the section in the back and pull it taut like you would when making a ponytail. Twist it into a bun and secure to the back of your head with pins.
4. Next, take the left side of your hair from the front section, pull it back and twist it into the bun. Secure with a pin, but let some ends stick out.
5. Do the same thing on the right side. Any hair left on top of you head, you can repeat this step.
6. Finish with a quick spritz of hair spray and you’re ready to go.