Let’s go back: The bun has always been an underrated hairstyle, until
right now. We remember piling our hair up on those bad hair days, or of uptight
ballerina concoctions (so many bobby pins!) or those moments when we just want
to tie on a scrunchy and have a casual hair day. Today, the bun is trendier
than ever, being the talk of the town and spotted on everyone from fashion
editors to street style stars to even the red carpet. Get ready to rock your
The pretty twist
If you like the sweet and pretty updo look, Mandy Moore’s style is
definitely for you. Cute it up ballerina-style with a medium height tight bun.
Soft makeup seals the deal.
Tip: To hold everything in place, use a couple bobbies in an X
formation. Lightly loosen a few wisps around the face for an easy undone look.
Twisted Glitter Bobby Pins, $7, wetseal.com
The sky-high ’do
Love a retro vibe? Take a page from Kat Graham’s book with a high bun
and a chic headwrap. This look flatters all face shapes and can fancy up your
night-out get-up in a flash.
Tip: Braid a high pony and then fold it into a bun style. Add a wide
headband to set the style.
Lace Roses Headwrap, $12, urbanoutfitters.com
The boho bun
For a bohemian look with a modern twist like Blake’s, just make things
messy. Leave a few pieces dangling and scrunch up the bun to keep things
feeling wild ‘n’ free.
Tip: Spray dry hair all over with texturizing beach spray before you go
Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, $6, ulta.com
The sleek set
Go flawless. Hayden Panettiere pulls off the sleek, pulled-back hair
look ever so well. If you love some sophistication and poise, then all you need
is a hair tie and one big brush (to get those locks as straight as possible)
and you’re good to go. Twist the bun at the crown of your head for a look fit
for a queen.
Tip: For super sophisticated buns, use a high shine serum to really
smooth out any frizzies.
Ouidad Shine Glaze Serum, $21, sephora.com
Rocking a topknot today? Post it to Instagram with the hashtag #BunDayMonday, and you might be featured on our official Instagram account (@GirlsLifeOfficial)!
BY CHARLOTTE TANNER ON 2/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN Celebs, star style, beauty, hair, how to, tips, best products, #GLgirl