This Sleek Wrapped Bun Tutorial Takes Less Than Five Minutes

June 25, 2020
Jessica Harrington
By: Jessica Harrington | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
How to Do a Sleek Wrap Bun When You’re Running Late

We don’t know about you, but we’ve been looking for a little summer refresh in the hair department. Messy buns are great and all, but after rocking a disheveled top knot for the past few months of social distancing, we want to give our hairstyle a more polished upgrade. Cue the sleek and sophisticated wrapped bun. It’s our new go-to for mornings when we’re trying to beat the clock and still look chic. Here’s how to get the look.  

How to Create a Sleek Wrapped Bun

STEP #1: Prep the Hair 

Getting this look starts with hair care. Use an anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner, like the Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. Then, brush out your hair so that it’s smooth, easy to style and free of knots and tangles. We also recommend blow drying your hair to get a smooth finish, but you can let your hair air dry if you choose. 


STEP #2: Make a Ponytail

Flip hair upside down and pull it into a high ponytail at the top of the head. Secure with an elastic hair tie and smooth out any bumps or strays with a brush. To keep flyaways at bay, use a stronghold hairspray to lock it all in. We like the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Strong Hairspray.

 

STEP #3: Start the Bun 

Twist the ponytail in a clockwork motion and wrap the hair around the base where the elastic sits. Secure the style in place using bobby pins. Take care to hide the ends of your hair — this will give your bun a sleek vibe. 

STEP #4: Set Your Hair 

To set the style and ensure your hard work doesn’t come loose, give your hairstyle a spritz with hairspray once more. If you notice flyaways, spray your hair brush or a clean toothbrush with hairspray and smooth them down. 


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