Hair How-To: The Hun
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  Since I chopped my hair, I haven’t been able to throw it up in a ponytail as easy as I used to. The topknot was my go-to! It’s the epitome of effortlessly cool and completes the “model off duty” look. With my shorter locks, I still wanted a stylish option that was also practical and easy. With a bun, it’s all about keeping it low maintenance.

Introducing … the “hun” aka the half bun. This look has proven to be just as daytime cool as it is red carpet sexy. I’ve worn this bun for a lazy, messy Sunday with a boho dress and even added a little more polish for a fancy date night. I’m serious…it’s that versatile. The fact that it’s only a half bun makes it even more versatile. This style can be done with any length of hair as well as any type of hair. Thin, coarse, long, short, whatever.

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Here’s a step-by-step on how you can master this insanely cute up-do:

STEP 1:

Prep your hair as normal. If you want a more polished look, I suggest keeping your hair straight and sleek. For a done/undone look, add some beach waves. I love using the Sara Potempa Beachwaver to master this look! (Check out my YouTube video on how to create perfect waves!)

STEP 2:

Separate the top half of your hair with the bottom half with a fine-tooth comb. Secure with ponytail holder. Depending on what vibe you are going for, you can make it as precise or as messy chic as you want.

STEP 3:

Tease or backcomb the ponytail slightly near the base of the elastic holder. It gives the hair a fuller look. After teasing, gently smooth down the pony, careful to maintain the volume.

STEP 4:

Twist ponytail around the base just as you would do a regular ballerina bun. Secure with hairpins.

STEP 5:

Finish by setting with a touch of finishing spray.

For another versatile hair how-to, check out my tutorial for another one of my favorites: The Boho Braid

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