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Add Colorful Flare to a Basic Low Bun For Spring

What does it mean to “look professional?” Rebecca Minkoff stepped up with an answer that redefines notions about women in the workplace and is perfectly suited for the life of the real, working woman. Instead of creating a stuffy slicked back chignon or a volume-perfect blowout, Minkoff tapped celeb stylist Justine Marjan to create the “ready to work bun.”

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This lived-in messy bun is functional and doesn’t try and hide personality, instead texture is embraced — as is a more fun, out of the workplace lifestyle. Select models were given either a pink or blue extension which was tucked into the back of bun, and played on the idea that may be this was a girl who had been to a festival over the weekend, or was growing out her color. At its core, the look, which was heightened by purposely placed face-framing pieces, is totally functional, approachable and unpretentious.  


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To get the work ready messy bun, Justine preps dry hair with the TREsemme Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Hold Level 4: Extend, misting all over. She then creates an uneven messy part using her fingers and attaches a colored hair extension just above the ear on one side. She uses the ghd Platinum Styler to create a bend or waves in hair that is too straight, capitalizing on texture. She sprays the TREsemme Between Washes Volumizing Dry Shampoo at the roots, massaging through the hair to distribute even more texture. She then gathers the hair using her hands at the nape of the neck and twists into a loose bun, securing with bobby pins. Once the hair is secured, she pulls out select face-framing pieces. “She’s busy, she’s on the go, and not looking in the mirror,“ explains Justine of the bun, which mimics the hyper-real professional woman. To make sure the messy bun lasts all day, she goes over it with hairspray. 



(Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for TRESemme)

“The collection is about women in the workplace, so it’s supposed to be realistic and challenging what it means to be a professional woman,” explains Justine who notes that style inclusivity has become the norm. “You don’t necessarily need to ‘look professional’ anymore,” she explains. 


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