Trend To Try: The Braided Bun
THE two most versatile hairstyles are without a doubt the bun and the braid. Barely any hairstyle can match the practicality and cuteness of a bun. And there is literally a braid for everyone. Whether you need to rush out of the house or attend a red carpet event, a bun or braid is the perfect style. But Monica Middleton, owner and stylist at Crimson Studio is here to suggest a reinvention. Why not combine the two? Presenting The Braided Knot. This super effective, sexy style definitely takes your bun a notch higher. Here’s how to do it.
START with clean, wet hair and apply a heat protector before drying.
THEN sectioning the hair into manageable segments. It’s easier to begin with hair in the nape of the neck.
CLAMP a straightening iron over the hair and turn it back on itself in a half turn. Run the iron slowly down the hair shaft al the way to the ends. You should now have soft curls.
AFTER curling, tease the top half of the hair (around the crown) to create volume. Tie this top half in a pony and then twist into a loose bun.
Heat Defence Leave In Spray: R69.95, Argan Oil
Hair Tie (Set Of Three): R80, Invisibobble
The Original: R240, Tangle Teezer
GoldPro: R2 100, Bio Ionic
Super Shine Shampoo And Conditioner: R162 (Each), HANNON
Body.Builder: R455, Kevin.Murphy
Tip: WHEN curling hair with a straightener, keep in mind that the slower you go, the tighter the curl. The faster you go, the softer the wave.