How to: Top Bun
Perfect the classic topknot
Easy to pull together and super-versatile, the ballerina bun is a quick way to turn around a bad hair day. Tips ahead:
Ballerina buns are best suited for mid-length to long hair. If your hair isn’t long enough for a high ponytail, you wouldn’t be able to get a full bun. Consider clip-on hair extensions or a donut.
Buns are best on day-old hair; squeaky clean tresses equal flyaways. Add body to limp, fine hair with a dry shampoo and thickening spray.
For a voluminous, messy bun, create texture by curling/crimping sections of the ponytail or backcombing it using a rat tail comb before tying it into a knot.
Loosen out bits of hair from around your ears for a wispy, dreamy look.
To keep your bun looking perfect through the day, carry extra hair supplies like bobby pins and hair ties. These, along with a travel-sized bottle of hairspray, will help fix any stray strands that manage to escape.
Click through the gallery above for our pick of the best products.
‘Moisturising Shine Spray’, Rs 700, Toni & Guy Glamour
‘Lift Vertige’, Rs 1800, Kerastase Paris
‘Shine Define’, Rs 1300, Sebastian Professional
Tecni. Art ‘Liss Control+’, Rs 525, L’Oreal Professional Paris
‘Hydrating Styling Cream', Price on Request, Moroccanoil
‘Totally Baked’ Volumizing and Prepping Hair Meringue, Rs 700, Bed Head TIGI
‘Magic Finish’, Rs 850, Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+