Those of you with long hair would agree that the easiest way to get your hair off your face and back is to tie it into a bun. How about transforming your regular bun into a stylized updo with just as much ease? Below are three styles of buns that you can create in 5 minutes or less and pull off just about anywhere:
1. Braided Bun
A braided bun looks intricate and feminine and is ideal to sport on and off duty. It looks best when your hair is sleek and frizz free. Before braiding your hair, apply a dab of frizz remover cream to settle down all loose strands and flyways. Plait your hair into a regular braid and wrap it around to make a bun. Tuck in bobby pins to secure your updo and finish with a generous spritz of hairspray to secure it for longer wear. Your braided bun can be placed at the nape of your neck or on the side for a slightly different appeal.
2. Ballerina Bun
The ballerina bun is sleek, sophisticated and a polished hairstyle to wear to work. It keeps all loose strand of hair well secured and gives you a chance to show off your gorgeous facial features.
The key to making a ballet bun is smooth, detangled hair. Begin by misting your tresses generously with strand smoother serum spray and comb your hair through to detangle knots and lend your strands a smooth, straight and shiny finish. Sweep back all your hair at the back of your head and tie it in a ponytail. Slide in a hair donut, then divide the pony into 3-4 equal-width sections. Wrap each section around the donut and secure it tightly with bobby pins. Should you want, you can cover your ballerina bun with a hair net that matches the actual color of your tresses. Spritz some hairspray all over your head, use the back of your comb to smooth out flyways and cowlicks and you're all set!
3. Tousled Bun
Want to play up your tresses for a change? Try the tousled bun! With plenty of texture and volume, this updo is just what you need to sport a chic and unique hairstyle every once in a while.
Apply a tiny amount of volume inject mousse in your hair to lend it bulk and grip. Gather your hair at the back of your head and tie it up in a ponytail using elastic. Divide the pony into 3-4 sections and wrap each section around the base of the elastic, tucking in bobby pins as your go. When done, gently pull off a few wisps of hair to lend your tousled bun a carefully disheveled finish and secure it with a generous spritz of hairspray.