Are you digging this bun?
The Met Ball always inspires fashion, make up and hair trends for many a month after it takes place.
For me, the award for wedding worthy hair goes to Blake Lively.
This Grecian bun is a really modern twist on an old favourite.
Now for the great news, here is a step by step guide on how to create the look.
This comes compliments of Rod Ortega and L'Oreal.GET THE LOOK:
- Start with wet hair and spray L’Oréal Blow Out Heat Spray onto root for volume.
- Finger dry the hair starting at the root area with the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer.
- Once dry, use the T3 Vent Brush and smooth it in pieces here and there, keeping some texture. Rod says, “I wanted the final look to let the hair expand – didn’t want it too tight.”
- Next, take the top section of the hair into a triangle (from temple to temple to the back of the head) and clip it out.
- Then smooth the remaining hair into a ponytail that’s not too high or not too low, just at the middle part of the back of the head.
- Take the top triangle section and backcomb it with the T3 Vent Brush, so it has a little more height than on the sides.
- Smooth it back, spray with L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray (let it dry) and then brush it into a ponytail.
- Use an elastic to secure, and then marry the two ponytails into one.
- Once hair is in the ponytails, add additional texture with the T3 Whirl Convertible Styling Wand.
- Take the ponytail and twist it into a bun.
- This is a mid-head chignon—when you look at Blake head on, you see the big bun from the front.
- With hair bun nets, cut in two half moon pieces.
- Take two pieces of hair and wrap around the half-moon bun pieces.
- Place them on the side of the bun and anchor with pins, blending it as you go.
- Finish by taking two other pieces of hair and twisting them around the big bun, securing with pins.
- Pro Tip: The key is to not make it too perfect.
- For more from Rod, follow @rodortega4hair and @t3micro for more #manespiration.