Monday, May 24, 2010

There you have it....

Finally I'm cool..... I've always got made fun of for my constant big, high bun. Look, it's a big trend. You never know when you need to skip on over to ballet class. I love the easy look. So here are some fun tips to whip your hair into the Top Knot, and look incredibly chic.

How to get the High Bun Look:

TO START: Unless you’re going for a more polished, severe bun, apply volumizing spray or volumizing foam to your hair (focusing on the lower 1/3 of your hair). Pull your hair into a high ponytail with a soft elastic (always good if it’s the same color as your hair).

OPTION a: Separate the hair of your ponytail into two or three different sections. Each of those pieces then gets wrapped around the ponytail base. You’ll need to use bobby pins to hold the hair in place. (Reference: Jessica Alba’s high bun.)

OPTION b: Take the entire length of your ponytail and secure it in a ring around the base, using bobby pins. Use a clip-in synthetic hair piece. You may have to use a ponytail hair clip, if there is no bun available. Voila! This is something Ken Paves did often for Jennifer Lopez on the set of The Wedding Planner – so I guess it’s no secret that we’ve seen her sporting the high bun more than anyone else! Paves told Instyle about the hair face lift, “We’ve been loyal to the high ponytail or bun ever since. Pulling hair up and back from behind the ears makes you look years younger, and she loves it.”

OPTION c: The Frisky pointed out an ingenious idea to make a high bun like this, using a sock! Nina Carbone – you are one smart woman!

EXTRA CREDIT: You can use part of the hair for your bun to be braided. Or just use one long section to frame the bun ( a la Heidi Klum).

TIPS: Wear amazing drop earrings! Use some hair spray on the final style. Hair accessories like a headband can be used to amp the cuteness factor.

10 comments:

ness said...

When are we going walking? Heaven knows I need it...

seven smiles said...

"Finally?"

Oh please, Natalie.
You've always been cool AND gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your tips on how to get there. ;)

Lisa Harris said...

Love these posts! Keep more coming. maybe add video??

Meghan said...

This is my all time favorite quick and easy hairdo. Thanks again for doing my hair for the wedding. Your the best.

Sara said...

Love the bun!!!

Sidney said...

Ya and it also helps if you're under 40 you can pull off a lot of things when you're younger

{alisse t} said...

You're right, we never know when we'll need to skip on over to our ballet class. Ha! Best line ever. You're too funny! :)

The Holyoaks said...

I tried this, Natalie. My hair is way too heavy or something because it starts falling down within minutes. Guess I can't be cool. I will live vicariously through you.

Shay and Roman said...

Love the style, we miss you guys!

Blogardner said...

The Sock has been a US Army girl secret for eons. Gets you regulation hair super fast!