As a busy mom I often find myself rushed on getting ready in the morning. The days of taking my time doing my hair and makeup are long gone. Most days I let my hair air dry or throw it up in a pony tail or disheveled bun. Today we are sharing 2 simple buns to recreate on yourself that are easy and look polished.
We teamed up with Melissa Hoffmann, a hair and makeup artist based in the Bay Area, to create these pretty looks. Melissa gives a step by step guide to dress up your everyday bun with ease! Keep scrolling to see two different looks…
Photos by Meg Perotti
The Ballerina Bun
Prep your hair by massaging in some dry shampoo or dry texturizing spray at the roots and throughout the hair. My favorite one is Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray. Gather your hair in a high ponytail at the top of your head. You can use your brush to smooth it into the ponytail or just use your fingers to comb through it for a messier look.
Secure at the top with a rubber band. Loosely twist the ponytail till it becomes a coil, holding the end up. Then twist it around the base of the ponytail to make a messy bun. Slide a few bobby pins to secure the end into the bun, and a few more all around the bun. You can lightly pull the the pieces of the bun to make it a little fuller.
The Loose Chignon
Prep your hair by massaging in some dry shampoo or dry texturizing spray at the roots and throughout the hair. My favorite one is Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray. Gather your hair into a low ponytail at the base of the neck. You can pull the hair from the pony so it’s not too tight to your head.
Twist the hair in the pony so it becomes a coil, and then pull on some of the sections of the coil so it becomes fuller and looser. Loosely twist the coil around the base of the pony to create your bun or chignon. Pin the end in place with a bobby pin, and use a few pins to pin into the bun all around to secure in place.
To make it look fuller, pull on some of the pieces so it becomes bigger and a little messier. If you like the wispy look, pull out a few hairs around your face to give some wispy pieces. Finish with a light hold hairspray to hold in place.
Have a great rest of the week!
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