New York weather has been very unpredictable of late, or as many people like to call it — it’s been bipolar! On some days, it’s hot as hell and on others, it’s raining and there are thunderstorms. The humidity causes my hair to become unruly and twice its size, so I definitely don’t leave it down a lot these days. My go-to, humidity-proof hairstyle this season, besides the side braid of course, has been the high/topknot bun.
I don’t usually like buns; something about them reminds me of beauty pageants and proms. The high bun, however, is growing on me. It takes just a few minutes, is super easy to do, and instantly takes your bad hair blues away! I usually just tie my hair in a really high ponytail, twist it around in a circle on top of my head, pin the ends with bobby pins and top it off with a headband. It looks like the kind on the Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2010 runway (also shown above); messy, undone and I don’t even have to tame my flyaways! It’s perfect for a casual day look. For the night, (and I haven’t tried this yet) I would possibly braid the ponytail before tying it in a bun or make a neat one a la Ashley Greene (shown below). On an aside, how cute does it look on her?!?!
Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and Whitney Port have also been channeling Lanvin’s Spring/Summer 2010 runway, with a tightly tied ponytail that is teased until the hair is big and puffy before it’s tied into a bun. I have to admit, I’m not really into this kind! And there is the other kind shown over at Marc Jacobs’ Spring/Summer 2010, which, honestly, is so tight that just looking at it gives me a headache. Oh and for some reason it always reminds me of Ram’s hair from the old Ramayana series! 😛 Anyway, the point is that I’ve mostly been obsessed with the loose, effortless ones, featured below.
Like all updos, this style brings all the attention to your face, neck and collar bones. So, remember to enhance those cheekbones with a little blush, do up your eyes or your lips and go for a pair of statement earrings or a necklace.
It’s a cute, fun, playful updo that every girl should try out, so if you haven’t tried it out yet, give it a shot; you might just like what you see! And don’t forget to come back here and tell me how it went.
P.S. – Go check out the über stylish Denni from Chicmuse. She totally rocks this trend!