The simple undone bun is deceptively complicated. Pulling it off well requires carefully toeing the line between laidback and done-up. Too many loose pieces, and things start to look sloppy. Not a hair out of place, and your look is a bit too formal. Done well, however, an undone bun is surprisingly versatile. It can do everything from providing a spot-on finishing touch for your casual Friday look to lending a perfect casual note to an ensemble that could otherwise be considered overly matronly. (For a très successful example of the former, see Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding look.) Read on to find out what products, tips and tricks we use to make it happen.
What You Need
Mending Infusion, Luminous Hairspray Strong, a hair elastic that’s thin enough to easily conceal and bobby pins that match your hair color.
1. Apply Mending Infusion. Create a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with an elastic.
2. Twist hair and gather into a spiral formation around the elastic.
Advanced Option: Use the ponytail to form an upward-facing loop. Wrap the hair ends around the loop to create the bun.
3. Secure the bun with bobby pins and finish with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong.
Want to see the steps in action? Watch simple undone bun tutorials here and here.