Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Top knots and ballerina buns

Top knots and ballerina buns are a mane stay among celebs this season and there's no sign this updo
is going anywhere, anytime soon. Here are the latest sightings of this star-worthy style, plus tips on
how to score it at home.

High Style

Miley Cyrus has since chopped off her bun, but we loved the look. Her towering 'do is pretty simple
to steal and it's the perfect style to complement a casual getup. Just pull your hair up into a high
ponytail so it lands between your hairline and your crown. Then, twist your hair gently until it starts
to coil around itself. Wrap it around your hair tie loosely to get a fuller shape, and secure it with two
to three bobby pins (the thicker your hair, the more bobby pins you'll need to keep your 'do from unwinding).

Flawless and Full

American Reunion actress, Dania Ramirez chose to go for a sleekly styled bun recently. Her thick hair
lends to a super-full top-knot that we're kind of obsessed with. If your bun isn't as thick as you'd like
it to be, clip in a hair weft (aka extension) underneath a layer of your hair in between the crown and
nape of your neck, but put it in upside down. That way when you go to pull it up into a ponytail the
clips that keep it in won't bulge out because they're being pulled in the opposite direction.

 Textured Top-Knot

AnnaLynne McCord's natural texture adds a cool element to this top knot, showing us not all buns
have to have a smooth finish. We also love how she left a few pieces out of the style to frame her
face. Don't have this hair texture naturally? Scrunch your hair with gel and blow it dry with a diffuser
before you sweep it back and up into a high bun. Then secure with bobby pins or wrap an elastic band
around the top-knot to keep it in place.

 Tossed Up and Tinted

Kelly Osborne's colorful 'do can be done in under a minute. Simply pull your hair up toward the
crown of your head, brushing out any kinks along the way. Then, twist your hair and twirl it around
itself—no hair elastic required. Finish with a bobby pin or two to secure your style.

Sleekly Styled

A top knot like Olivia Munn's requires a boar bristle brush and an elastic band. Smooth your strands
back toward your crown using the boar bristle brush, then twist your ponytail until it starts to coil
around itself. Finish the look by wrapping the hair tie around the bun to keep it from unraveling.

Simply Stunning

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks absolutely gorgeous wearing a high bun. Coveting her style? Do it
yourself by smoothing your strands with a boar bristle brush toward the crown of your head. After
you put your hair into a ponytail, twist the hair slightly and wrap it upward and around the elastic
band for a fuller-looking bun.


Unpolished and Pretty

To create Taylor Swift's slightly high bun, pull your hair back—using your hands instead of a brush to
achieve that unpolished look—until your hair is gathered just below your crown. Then, put your hair
in a ponytail and wrap your hair loosely around the elastic band in a way that it doesn't look entirely
perfect. Slide two bobby pins in an "X" formation (translation: slide one overtop of the other
diagonally) to secure the style.

Time-Saving Style

Not all top knots have to be professional-looking. We're into Jessica Alba's on-the-run easy updo that
can literally be done in five seconds. Simply use your fingers to rake your hair as if you're going to
put it into a ponytail. Then, wrap a hair elastic around your strands a few times without pulling your
hair the whole way through, so it leaves a small bun-like-looking loop.

Sky-High Hair

Here's how it works: Pull your hair through the center hole and slide The Wrap-Up down to the ends
of your hair. Then, roll your hair upward until you reach the ponytail. Bend both sides of The
Wrap-Up down and around, and then move your hair around to cover the ends of it.

Piled High and Polished

We love how Maria Menounos's bun resembles Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's Style. To get
her look, part your hair above the arch in your right eyebrow and sweep the hair along your hairline
to the left. Brush the right side of your hair back with a boar bristle brush to create a smooth finish,
and then gather your tresses into a pile on top of your crown. From there, loosely wind your hair
around itself and pin it into place with a few bobby pins.

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