BUNNY-UP YOUR HAIR
Consider it one of life’s great ironies, but when it comes to beauty, the most undone looks usually take the most effort. A bun is a versatile hairstyle ranging from simply functional for household chores to school look or just utterly sophisticated for a night out. Learn a few basic styles of buns including the messy, ballerina, topknot, braided, and sock, to mix up your hair on a daily basis. Undertake following steps to make a good bun out of your tresses:
- MESSY BUN
- Prep your hair. Brush your hair to remove any knots and tangles that may be present. This is the basic step to undertake while preparing for any hairstyle.
- Now, pull your hair into a loose ponytail, as high or as low as you’d like it. Don’t use a comb or worry about your strands being perfectly slicked back—the look is effortless. To create a sophisticated mod look, pull your hair up very high near the top of your head. For a more professional look, your hair should be drawn to the centre of the back of your head. To create an easy carefree messy bun, pull your hair to the nape of your neck.
- Separate the hair in your ponytail into two or three sections and tease. Teasing is the key step that totally changed our bun game—it gives you the volume and messy texture you need to pull off the look and keeps your bun from ballerina status.
- Wrap a ponytail around the handful. Take an elastic and wrap it around your hair. It should take you about 3 wraps of the band total to get a tight fit. On the third wrap of the ponytail though, don’t pull your hair all the way through the band. Instead, leave ½-⅓ of your hair hanging out the bottom as a tail, while the remaining portion of your hair will create a loop in the upper part of the ponytail.
- Now, instead of pinning your hair neatly in, secure your hair with a bobby pin about an inch from the bottom of your strands, leaving the ends to fray around your bun and create a messy effect. If you feel like the body of your bun is too tight, gently pull it apart with your hands or the end of a comb. We also like to pull a few rogue pieces out around the face.
- TOP KNOT
- Prep your hair. Use a comb or brush to remove any knots or tangles in your hair. The topknot style does not use a part, so you can choose to brush your hair straight back for a smooth look, or use your hands to pull your hair back for a messier appearance. The hair in the back must be completely smooth, and every part of the hairline should be brushed straight upward.
- Pull all of your hair upward, making sure the back is tight and smooth. Secure with a hair bungee or a small elastic. Make sure that there are no loose strands and that all your hair has been gathered into your handful.
- Twist your hair into a knot. Take the entire handful of hair and twist it in the same direction, creating a rope-like piece. Then, wrap it onto itself to create a knot-like spiral.
- Wrap a ponytail around the topknot you have created, making sure that the elastic doesn’t get caught on strands in the middle or top of the bun, but lays flat against you head at the base of the bun.
- Finish the look. Because this style sits on the top of your head, you may have hairs at the nape of your neck that didn’t manage to be include in the look. Pin these into your hair with a clip, and then give your entire head a quick misting of hairspray. Add any hair accessories you may want.