The imperfectly perfect swept-up bun
We'll let you in on a secret - texture is everything with this look!
Some days you can’t be bothered fussing about with an intricate or flawless hairstyle. But then again, you still want to look like you have. That’s where this updo comes in. “The trend is for simple hair that looks like you’ve done it yourself,” says LA-based celebrity hairstylist Jonathan Colombini. To offset any plainness, add some hair bling. “Hair accessories are massive right now,” he observes. “An easy way is to add in bobby pins or a barrette. Simple headbands and ribbons are also sweet.”
Ready to give this easy, swept-up bun a go?
Create some tousled movement
“Next, add a little bend in the hair using a flat-iron to give added texture.” Try Remington Proluxe Salon Styler Twist to Curl – a new styling tool that promises even heat distribution and smoother results.
Messily rake back into a low bun
If your hair is lacking thickness, give your lengths a backcomb. Then, “just throw [your hair] up there loosely in a bun,” says Colombini. Don’t be afraid of imperfections. Hide a few bobby pins at the base of your bun and add in your chosen hair accessory – we like Lady Jayne Metallic Swirly Pins.
marie claire Beauty Director, Sally Hunwick joined the marie claire team in 2017. Previously Sally has worked on Cosmopolitan as Beauty and Lifestyle Director, Women’s Health as Contributing Beauty Editor, and Harper's BAZAAR and Dolly as Beauty Writer and Beauty Editor respectively. An award-winning journalist with a long-running career both in Australia and in the UK, Sally is passionate about all things beauty and health.