Beauty trend alert: The casual 4pm office bun is trending on international runways
Laidback buns are a universal sign of things being checked off a to-do list. On the runway, unlike last season’s top knots, we spotted carelessly twisted chignons that were slicked back and worn low with an air of nonchalance, sans any face framing tendrils. Backstage, we learnt that the secret to mastering imperfect ’dos lies in root-lifting products, no flyaways and blow dried hair. At Altuzarra, the hair was pulled back in a sleek bun and was casually twisted at the back. At Balmain, a low ponytail was doubled up and tied with a black elastic, with the ends left sticking out. At Brock Collection, hairstylist Peter Gray wrapped random sections of hair around his fingers and loosely pinned them into a bun. At Ermanno Scervino, Winona Ryder’s ’90s updo inspired the criss-cross knots that were twisted into soft loops and secured at the nape.
Products you’ll need to achieve the perfect bun:
Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil, INR 2,000
Divo Paddle Hairbrush, INR 360 approx
Kérastase Discipline Keratine Thermique Smoothing Taming Milk, INR 2,050
L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Liss Control Plus Smoothing Serum, INR 525
Moroccanoil Perfect Defense, INR 2,700
Philips Hair Straightening Brush, INR 3,495
Wella Professionals EIMI Root Shoot, INR 900
Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray, INR 2,700
PRO TIP: Work a texturising spray into your hair for extra volume.
Photographs: Imaxtree.com/2019, Getty Images