TOP BUNS

True Love Hair - - TRENDS - By LER­ATO SEUOE

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.

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