The bun has gone through major upgrades. Now it’s back and more versatile than ever. High or low, messy or neat, you can wear it any which way.
The ballerina bun has remained a staple as it oozes elegance and class. This style has a rich history that can be traced back to ancient Greece, where women wore them as a status symbol. The Chinese, on the other hand, used it to show marital status – married women wore their hair in a bun, while the single ladies kept theirs in a braid. Buns made their way into popular culture through movies such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Dancers and ballerinas like Misty Copeland, Michaela DePrince and Janet Collins wear it for its dual practicality. It keeps hair away from their faces and adds to the graceful ballerina aesthetic. We’re seeing a surge of stylists pairing their apparel with the ballerina bun. And now it returns with a tiny twist, as shown at Valentino’s A/W17 fashion show in Paris. The perfectly sculptured bun was positioned slightly below the crown and completed with slicked-down baby hairs on either side of the hairline. That style not only looks great while boosting your posture, its appeal also lies in its simplicity.