Take a cue from the runway and throw your hair up in a knot
From ballerina to grunge goddess, buns have made a big impact on the runway during the Spring/Summer 2012 shows. Whether it’s textured and voluminous or polished and pulled back, everyone from Chanel and Louis Vuitton to Stella McCartney, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Vena Cava topped off their models with a knot. Celebrity hairstylist Caile Noble of Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in LA, who’s worked with stars including Charlize Theron, Diane Kruger and Reese Witherspoon, just to name a few, said the bun is a look that can work for everyone. “I always say classics never die—and in this case it’s true. The chignon (bun) is a classic style that can be tailored to the individual and their wardrobe by simple alterations like partings or the placement of the bun. It also gives a glamorous or fashion-forward look without spending hours to do!” says the handsome hairstylist.
Noble suggests these easy steps to get the messy look just right: 1) Prep the hair from roots to mid-lenghts with a volumizing dry shampoo (he recommends Serge Normant’s because of the texture it provides) and tease lightly at the roots to create lift and texture–”the most important part.” 2) Softly brush the hair back into a ponytail, trying to not undo your teasing, and secure with an elastic band. 3) Tease sections of the ponytail from the mid-length down to the base, “creating a dramatic-looking nest.” 4) Then twist your pony around the base, wrapping it around fewer times for a larger-looking bun or more times or a tighter version and secure in place with bobby pins the same color as your hair. 5) To get that runway finish, “You can use hairspray around the base of bun to give an added hold or you can pull some hairs out of the back section to create a more dramatic look.”