05 May 2016

Are you digging this bun?

Hi Ladies,

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.

  • 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.
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