If there’s one coiffure that is dominating purple carpets, runways and our feeds proper now, it is the slicked-back bun. This cool-girl coiffure has been gaining momentum for some time. With the rise and rise of the “clean girl” aesthetic, it looks like the super-sleek bun is in every single place proper now. Supermodels comparable to Bella Hadid and Jourdan Dunn have been seen carrying the snatched bun each on and off the runway, whereas cool women Hailey Bieber and Simone Ashely have additionally worn the coiffure on many a purple carpet from the Met Gala to the Oscars. And also you solely need to open your Instagram feed to see the pattern in every single place proper now. Actually, it is one of many best hairstyles you’ll be able to create, nevertheless it appears such as you’ve put quite a lot of effort into it.

Simone Ashley wore this super-sleek bun to a Tiffany & Co. exhibition this 12 months.
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Bella Hadid has grow to be synonymous with the slicked-back-bun look each on the runway and off obligation. It is no marvel that the slicked-back bun has grow to be so fashionable—it is a versatile look. It really works for working errands within the daytime however appears equally elegant for a dinner or night occasion. And the most effective half is, regardless of its associations with the clean-girl magnificence pattern, it usually works higher on second-day hair, making it an amazing possibility when your hair wash schedule hasn’t lined up together with your social occasions or you do not have time for hours of heated styling. It may also be simply created on freshly washed hair with a few key merchandise and tips.

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Jourdan Dunn’s sleek-bun coiffure faucets into the ’90s pattern with tendrils of hair spiking out of her bun.

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Hailey Bieber is usually noticed carrying a smooth bun tied low on the nape of her neck. Nevertheless, whereas the smooth bun appears completely easy, there are some suggestions and tips to learn about. So I reached out to knowledgeable hairstylists Jemma Mewies at Mewies & Co and Jake Wanstall at Larry King to get their prime tips about easy methods to get the slicked-back-bun look.

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Jennifer Lopez provides us a lesson in slicked-back hair for daytime dressing in a crisp white shirt and gold jewelry.

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“For the perfect slicked-back look, start with clean hair and dry in a light product with flexible hold. This will help give the hair more grip and texture without making the hair too heavy,” says Mewies.

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This styling cream gives hair with a medium maintain to assist set the bottom in your smooth bun.

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“Once dry, part the hair in the centre for this look and straighten (after applying heat protection!) in small sections to help eliminate frizz and create a cleaner, smoother finish,” says Mewies. “Make sure to get the irons close to the head, especially around the hairline.”

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This cult styler creates smooth kinds in a matter of minutes.

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“Once straight and cooled, apply your go-to hair oil to smooth the hair and create a high shine,” says Mewies, who recommends in search of one thing tremendous light-weight. “Be sure to brush the product through as this helps to get an even distribution.”

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This oil smoothes the lengths to create an ultra-sleek look.

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“Next, it’s time to secure your ponytail,” says Mewies. “Position is so important, so don’t go too high or too low in the nape. The middle of the back of your head is where you want to be,” she says. “Once secured, twist and bend the ponytail into shape winding around the hair tie and pinning as it starts to bend. Allow the hair to move in its own direction. Don’t force it too much into a shape it doesn’t want to go!”

A bungee hair tie will make creating this model a lot simpler, says Wanstall. “A Bungee tie will get the ponytail super tight. Then use grips to pin in the bun to make sure it’s super clean,” he says.

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A bungee hair tie will can help you wrap the hair tie across the hair a number of occasions earlier than hooking onto the opposite finish, permitting a greater maintain than customary hair ties.

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“Once in place, make sure all pins are hidden and then smooth over any flyaways around the hairline using a hairspray or cream,” says Mewies. “Use a pomade to give super shine and strong hold without overburdening the hair.”

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Clean edges and tame flyaways with this useful cream and brush.

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The smoothing nozzle on this hairdryer helps to ship critically shiny hair and easy lengths.

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This pomade is beloved for giving a matte-effect end to the hair.

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Double up your sleek-bun look with a hair-mask remedy. Merely apply by the lengths of moist hair and magnificence for a multitasking coiffure all through the day.

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A pure bristled brush is right for catching all of your hair as you pull it again right into a bun, leaving a easy, bump-free end.

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Because of its mascara brush-like applicator, this light-weight however sturdy maintain gel is ideal for smoothing down frizz and flyaways whereas on the go.

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The right of entirety to a smooth bun? Shine. This extra-fine mist provides simply the correct quantity, so hair by no means appears greasy.

This put up initially appeared on Who What Put on UK.