Hair Trend We Like: High Bun

July 3, 2009

Hair & Beauty

Hair Trend We Like: High Bun

One of the most popular articles to date on WhatSheWears.ie is the Boho plait, which has become even more popular since Jennifer Anniston wore a side plait to the Oscars 2009 (and in turn it’s now being called a Jennifer Anniston plait).

Although we still love all things plaited, we simply have to alert you to an upcoming hair trend – the high bun. So, for those of you with long luscious locks read on. For the shorter haired ones amongst you, you can always buy a ponytail hairpiece in your hair colour from Hairspray or Claires accessories to pull off this trend.

The Sloppy Bun

Secondary school girls are sometimes spotted with a milder version of this look, what we like to call a “sloppy bun”. They make a ponytail and then flip their hair in half, like a baguette. Not everyone can take off this look, but when done with the right hair, one can achieve an unpolished chic look.

Phillip Lim SS09 Bagel Bun

Fast forward to the 2009 catwalks where 3.1 Phillip Lim sent out his models with knotted high buns. In fact, they are now being called Bagel Buns, for obvious reasons.

Here’s how to create the hairstyle:

Step 1: Part your hair into a side ponytail, on the opposite side of your parting. A low or high position is up to you, it depends on where you want your finished “bagel “to be.

Step 2: Pull the ponytail through a styling doughnut and pin the doughnut to your head.
If you don’t have a hair doughnut, use a hair elastic/bobbin instead. You can always rough up the ponytail, then twist it on itself until it creates a bun and is in the desired shape.

Step 3: Backcomb your ponytail a little using a wide-toothed comb and some hairspray.

Step 4: Wrap your ponytail around the doughnut to conceal it, tucking the ends underneath and securing your bun with some pins.

Step 5: Finish with a final spray of hairspray and you’re good to go.

For those of you with straight, fine hair, you will need to prep it first to get it to stay in a bun. Spray some dry shampoo into your roots and throughout your hair. Boots have an ideal product solution in James Brown Dry Shampoo (€2.30 for travel sized version) which we also listed as an essential Festival Beauty must have.

Of course, you don’t have to wear your bun to the side like the 80’s style Phillip Lim models. You can always place the bun straight on top of your head, just like our favourite Spanish senorita, Penelope Cruz did at this year’s BAFTAS awards.

If you missed the BAFTA style, you can check it out for yourself here.

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3 Responses to “Hair Trend We Like: High Bun”

  1. aoife Says:

    Im not a fan of the bun at all…i think it looks old fashioned as hell and dosent to a favour at all for young girls

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