A simple twist on the basic bun.
Try this simple, romantic update on the basic bun
The hair bun is a staple for lots of reasons – it’s easy, looks chic at every age and can readily be tweaked to inject some freshness. Case in point: the twisted take seen at the latest Carolina Herrera runway show (left). “This style works on most hair textures that are shoulder length or longer, and then you only need your fingers, a few pins and a bit of product,” says hairstylist and R+CO ambassador Barney Martin.
Start with sea-salt spray on slightly dam damp hair, then blow-dry and use your finge fingertips to create a haphazard part.
O Once hair is dry, and without using too much tension, take a section on one side of the part and twist inwards, from the front of the hairline to the na nape of the neck, securing with bobby pins as you go. (If your hair is layered or tends to frizz, Martin suggests a little gel in the palms of the hands to help keep strands in place.)
“Then take the two twisted strands from either side and join together, and continue twisting around the centre of the nape to create a bun,” explains Martin. “Use your fingertips to enhance the ‘perfectly imperfect’ effect – pinch the ends of the chignon to soften, gently lift the roots on the crown to create a little height – and finish with a fine mist of hairspray to retain the texture.”
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