It is time to step up your style game with an edgy take on a classic hairstyle. From polished and sleek to textured and fun, Butterfly Studio Salon stylist Jason J. Dougherty knows how to work the iconic bun into your fall wardrobe no matter what look you are going for! Keep reading for Jason’s step by step guides to get a Top Knot that is NOT YOUR MOTHER’S Bun !
Polished Sleek Top Knot Bun
Turn heads and make a statement with this sophisticated style that commands attention and exudes confidence.
Tips & Tricks:
- Blow dry hair smooth with a light, nourishing oil
- Flat iron the hair
- Mix the light oil and a pomade in your hands and apply generously to the hair
- Use a Mason Pearson Brush and smooth out the hair, gathering into a high ponytail
- Create a loose braid and wrap it around the head
- Anchor with bobby pins and finish with a flexible hold hairspray such as Oribe Superfine for shiny, soft control
Textured Loose Ballerina Bun
The perfect go-to when you don’t have time to rock a polished look but want hair off your face in an effortlessly chic way.
Tips & Tricks:
- Brush out hair and apply a light oil such as Oribe’s Gold Lust to prime the hair with moisture and shine and help with styling
- Bring hair back to create a low ponytail and secure with a hair tie, keeping it loose on top to preserve the texture (which is key for this look and makes it versatile enough to work for many hair types)
o For a more sculpted look, add some pomade (like Shu Uemura Shape Paste) to hair to make it sleek
- Take sections of hair and wrap around the base of your ponytail, anchoring loosely with bobby pins
- When all hair is pinned, brush the bun gently to pull out a few tendrils of hair