I love a bun. It’s an easy way to put your hair up and still look as polished and glamorous as you usually do. It also gives your hair a much needed break from all the heat styling we’re all so guilty of. The key is to smooth down your edges with a cream or pomade. My favorite is a styling wax called Tancho High Grade Tiche that comes in a deoderent-style push-up tube and has a mild, lavender essential oil scent, but your favorite cream, oil, or silicone product will do.
My favorite bun is a topknot.
Unfortunately, I look crazy like that, so I’ve had to settle for placing my bun high and at the back of my head.
The messier the bun the better, of course — not only does a messy bun look fuller, it also looks modern, edgy and pretty, all at the same time.
A low-slung knot tucked at the nape of the neck is also a beautiful look.
Buns look especially divine on long hair, but you can rock a lovely bun with medium-length hair, or add a ponytail hair piece to your short or medium do and whip up a bun from there.
For a more structured bun, good for an evening out, use a doughnut which entails sliding your pony through the doughnut hole, and looping and pinning your hair over the form.
PHOTOGRAPHY (non-celebrity images) via Pink Wallpaper and (celebrity images) via Unknown
PAULA PURYEAR is a Lawyer, Film & Television writer, HuffPoster and Founder of Revel In It Mag.