The imperfectly perfect swept-up bun

Hair How-To: Imperfectly Perfect Swept-Up Bun - Emma Stone

We'll let you in on a secret - texture is everything with this look!

marie claire marie claire Beauty Director / February 26 2018

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?


Build some natural texture through your hair

“If your hair is already dry, put some texture into it with a texture spray or dry shampoo so the hair will stay,” suggests Colombini. Try Moroccanoil Thickening Lotion or Kevin.Murphy Bedroom.Hair.

Moroccanoil Thickening Lotion & Kevin.Murphy Bedroom.Hair


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.

Remington Proluxe Salon Styler Twist to Curl
EXPERT TIP: Add a wave enhancer like R+Co Sail Soft Wave Spray if your hair tends to fall in high humidity.


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.

Lady Jayne Metallic Swirly Pins

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What do you think of this easy updo? Any go-to products you swear by for a textured hair look?

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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.