Here in the Grazia beauty department we’re true suckers for a bun or three. After all, what other style can be quite literally ‘thrown up’ into something either perfectly polished or cool and casual? And we shouldn’t say it, but spray in a bit of dry shampoo and it’s without a doubt the best way to disguise a bad hair day.
And we’re not the only ones sucking up the style. At the autumn winter shows the bun was showcased at Stella McCartney, Roksanda Illinic, Alberta Ferretti, Antonio Marras, Doo Ri, Hakaan, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and (please excuse us while we pause for breath), Peter Pilotto too. The story at the summer 2012 shows remained very much the same, with buns, excuse the pun, rolling up, at more than 25 shows, proving that the look is very much here to stay.
At it looks to us like Beyoncé has been swatting up on her catwalk references too - making the not-so-humble bun her main accessory for December 2012. In fact, it’s true to say that we’ve hardly seen the star stepping out without new BFF for days… There seem to be two key versions in Beyoncé's bun-drobe. Both perch high atop Miss Knowles’ head, but while one is simple and sleek, the other uses the length of her hair to form some rather fabulous oversized bangs.
The secret to success when working your bun, be it loose and casual or sleek and tight, is remembering the one key bun rule – namely that frizz and flyaways just won’t do. “This look couldn’t be easier to conjure up in a matter of seconds making it the perfect solution to an off hair day or last minute event,” explains hairdresser to the stars Adam Reed. “Use Babyliss Pro Advanced Ceramic Styler, £100 on a very low heat to squeeze the hair smooth before pulling it back with a tail comb and securing in place,” says Adam. A light spritz of hairspray will further keep flyaways at bay.
We love! Will you be giving Beyoncé’s bun a go?