You know those mornings, where you’re rushing around the house like a headless chicken trying to get ready. Downing coffee like its a Jager bomb and anxiously checking the clock every 2 minutes. Because despite all efforts, the hours and minutes seem to be against you. And on those days trying to do something with your hair can feel like you’re on the brink of a meltdown, and very much considering doing a 2007 Britney Spears. With all that being said, I thought I’d give you a step by step of my simple, fool-proof everyday hairstyle for these moments. A good old low bun.
I have quite long hair and this is perfect, whether I’m at work, trying to disguise my second day hair or just want to get it out of my face (which is 90% of the time, especially as it’s starting to get hotter). It’s simple, won’t give you the dreaded hairband headache and makes you look like you somewhat have your life together. And not like you were just throwing everything out of the drawers trying to find your keys 10 minutes ago…
A CLASSIC LOW BUN
- First up, if you’re a morning shower person, give your hair a quick rinse and shampoo. I’d either then apply a leave in conditioner or some argan oil to the ends of my hair the keep my ends healthy and sleek. This will also help keep your hair strong and manageable to style.
- Give it a good blow dry. When I’m in a rush I spary some PowerDry.Me over my hair to help speed up the drying time.
- Straighten your hair. Despite having naturally straight hair, if I want a really smooth, sleek bun I still straighten my hair all over to get rid of any kinks. I add some heat protection spray and then use my GHD Platinum+ styler from their festival collection. For ages I’ve used some tiny purple leopard print travel straighteners, so this is truly a glow up. It’s perfect for giving your hair a smooth style and hold, and the barrel is slightly rounded, making it perfect to create some beachy waves as well. And it’s perfect for in the mornings, it only takes a few moments to heat up, and if it hasn’t been used in 3o minutes – it automatically turns off, so no sudden heart attack worrying about if you’ve left them on or not!
- Give your hair a good brush to create a clean parting and to start smoothing down your hair.
- Now to get tying. Smooth your hair down to create a low ponytail. You can either tie it up in a pony here to give it a really tight look, and then twist it into a but. Or go straight in with twisting your hair to give it a loose, messier look. And then if you’re long haired like me, add a few grips and a little spritz of hairspray to reinforce and secure it.
And there we have it. Super simple and you’re out the door with a couple of minutes to spare!
*This post contains PR samples, all opinions are my own.