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Top Knots and High Buns

Chic looks spotted at MBFW

By Harold Leighton Created: October 8, 2012 Last Updated: December 6, 2012
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Hair designed by the incredibly talented Edward Tricomi and the team from Warren-Tricomi (www.warrentricomi.com) at the Joanna Mastroianni Runway Show Spring 2013. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Joanna Mastroianni )

Hair designed by the incredibly talented Edward Tricomi and the team from Warren-Tricomi (www.warrentricomi.com) at the Joanna Mastroianni Runway Show Spring 2013. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Joanna Mastroianni )

The popular ponytail from the summer has been getting a lift lately—morphing into
high buns and top knots as spotted in the streets and on the runways at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week last month in New York. 

“[The] only tools needed to achieve these gravity-defying looks are bungee bands, hairpins, and hairspray,” stylist Sherri Jessee told The Epoch Times. 

Ponytails first became popular in the 1950s. The bun took off from there. The top knot and high bun create a modernized version of the retro look.

Jessee added, “These styles can be achieved even if your locks are lacking in length by pinning on a hair extension.” To try this look, see the Sally Beauty website (www.sallybeauty.com).

Here’s the simple “do it yourself” route to success.

  1. Put your head in a down position.
  2. Brush your hair into a hold and secure with a covered elastic.
  3. Come back up to standing and check in the mirror that you have a central shape.
  4. Twist hair to make it tight.
  5. Spray with a soft spray to check loose hair.
  6. Twist and turn into a bun like shape.
  7. Secure with plastic French pins or a few grips.
 

Harold Leighton is a hairdresser and adviser to the hairdressing industry. He can be reached at: hleighton@bellsouth.net, www.hleighton.com

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