Which will you choose?
Go high or stay low, that's the question for today's Match the Look. And nope, we're not talking about ponytails. Instead, today is all about every girl's favorite lazy hairstyle: buns! Whether you view yourself as more of a high achiever or a low-key lady, we have the perfect bun for you – as well as how to create it to rock it on the reg. You're welcome in advance!
The Sky-High Bun
You know the one: It sits atop the crown of your head, and whether it's messy or a perfectly coiled topknot, it instantly adds height and elegance to any silhouette. This is especially true when it's paired with a slicked-back 'do, not to mention vibrant, color-treated strands.
To achieve this glossy, looser, everyday look, simply smooth your hair into a high ponytail before tucking the ends over and through the elastic. If social media, the runway and everyday it girls are any indicator, one thing's for sure: the messier the better. To help give your high-end look more allure, spritz the slicked-back portion with a glossing mist, while fluffing up your bun for a trendy texture contrast.
What the pros say: The topknot can go from chic and sophisticated to fun and flirty in the drop of a hat. For work, a neat high topknot is perfect for a professional look, which can later be loosened, looped and texturized with True Grip by Tecni.ART – ideal for an after-work evening out. Business meeting followed by happy hour, anyone?
The Laid-back Low Bun
Low buns don't get enough love. We can't say we're shocked. After all we think the same is true of low ponies. Regardless, low buns may seem like the most laid back hairstyle a girl can opt for, but with a little extra effort, you can edge in on a trendy Parisian chic quality to your look-especially if you're working with color-blocked locks. And who doesn't like looking straight out of the land of high fashion and models, while remaining relaxed and low key?
To perfect this laid-back, stylish bun, take it up a notch and add gloss with a quarter-sized dollop of wet-look gel, such as Extreme Splash by Tecni.ART, just below the roots. After smoothing the gel out, comb it through the top section of your hair before working all the way down to your ends. The trick is to keep most of the gel from your hairline down to your neckline so that it all looks sleek and smooth.
What the pros say: Mid-length hair has its tied-up solution in a low bun, giving the impression of longer locks. With the hair pulled away from the face, the complexion is on full display – a great excuse for some statement jewelry and chic shades!
High or low, low or high, which will you choose? Good thing there's more than one day in the week to switch up your hair look.