Mane Addicts is here to bring you another tutorial from Jen Atkin and Byrdie featuring the ‘cool girl’ version of the low bun. Easy to recreate, this style is a pinch in just a few short steps. Straight from Byrdie.com, enjoy the tutorial below.
If your hair is naturally straight or has just a slight wave you can start with your natural texture. Otherwise, blow it out smooth.
Step One: Spray
Step Two: Brush
Brush your hair back into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. To get it really smooth, Atkin recommends using a boar-bristle hairbrush.
Step Three: Smooth
Smooth a small amount of styling cream down the length of your ponytail to make your strands extra silky.
Step Four: Split
Divide your ponytail into two equal parts.
Step Five: Tie
Tie off each one with a small rubber band (it will be hidden in the bun later).
Step Six: Pin
At the bottom of each section, insert a bobby pin vertically, so one prong is inside the hair tie and the other is out.
Step Seven: Roll
Grab both ends of the bobby pin and start rolling your hair away from your face and up towards the back of your head.
Step Eight: Secure
Roll that piece all the way up the base of your ponytail, and pin it in place with a few bobby pins.
Step Nine: Repeat
Do the same thing on the other side. Grab the bobby pin, and roll it up and away.
Step Ten: Place
Once you’ve reached the top, secure it with bobby pins. This section should fit nicely in with the first one—you’ll be able to feel a spot for it to slip into.
Tackle any rough bits with a dab of styling cream, and you’re done! There you have it: a chic, sleek chignon that’s way cooler than your average low bun.
Photographer: Justin Coit
Hairstylist: Jen Atkin
Makeup Artist: Roxy
Producer: Jenna Peffley
Model: Ashley Rogers
Fashion credits: Topshop sweater