Hi there, boss babe! We get that you’re super busy, so we wanted to serve up a next-level look that you can style in no time. Enter the twisted bun — it’s the answer to all your post-summer hair problems (many of which can be fixed with a restorative hair mask, BTW). Trust us when we say that this ‘do can easily translate from a meeting to a ladies’ lunch to a late-season barbecue flawlessly. Wherever your day takes you, keep the twisted bun in mind.
STEP 1: WORK THAT MOUSSE
Apply a volumizing mousse to your hair to inject wearability and smoothness into your strands. The goal is to create texture that will help lock this style in place.
STEP 2: TWIST IT, GIRL
Start this style off by creating a twisted braid. Grab two strands of hair, toward the front and on one side of your head — one of the strands should be behind the other. Twist each strand of hair while also twisting the two strands around each other. It’s all about keeping tension in the strands to ensure your braid remains tight. Secure with a clear elastic.
Repeat the same twisted braid technique on the other side of your head, securing with a clear elastic when you’re finished.
STEP 3: CREATE A MIDDLE BUN
Next, using the rest of your hair in the back, create another twisted braid with the same technique. Secure it with hairpins. Twist this braid into a bun centered at the nape of your neck.
Wrap each of the twisted braids from both sides of the front of your head around the bun you just created in the back. Secure with a few hair pins.
BAM! A nice and tight, totally chic bun that’s perfect for any occasion. If you want to take it to another level, keep reading!
STEP 5: ADD A METALLIC, EDGY VIBE
Dress up your ‘do by giving it a metallic detail with bronzed hairpins. Try criss-crossing them like we did above for extra drama! This style looks great from all angles and is guaranteed to get you ready in flash, while looking oh-so fly.
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Hair and Makeup: Maritza Buelvas
Photography: Jennifer Coffey
Modeling: Lauren Barganz