November 20, 2015 Diana Crisan Looks

How To: The Perfect Low Bun

We hate to say it, but there’s a trendy bun in town that may be giving the classic messy bun a run for its money. Bold statement, we know. But for those days you have to look extra “put-together” in a flash, the low bun has your back — literally! We called in hair and makeup pro Marygene Rose to help us put a bit of a professional spin on a notably classic hairdo and here’s what happened when we flipped things upside down …

how to: low bun

Step 1. Leaving a front section loose, pull the remaining hair back into a low pony with an elastic band.

 

Step 2. Split the pony into two sections and wrap one around the base of your ponytail, covering the elastic.

RELATED: The Trick for Wrapping Your Pony

 

Step 3. Tease the remaining half just slightly and tuck it underneath the base of your ponytail with a bobby pin.

 

Step 4. Sweep the front section of hair (that was left out in Step 1) back and pin it down just underneath the bun for a sleek look.

 

Step 5. Tug at the sides of your low bun, to create a fan-like effect and you’re done!

 

Wasn’t that easy? Check out all the other hair tips and tutorials we’ve covered!

 

Photo: Carlos Moscat
Hair: Marygene Rose
Model: Caitlin Crommett 

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    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.