Double buns are back
The 90s are back in fashion this season so give the double bun trend a try.
This is a versatile, playful style and perfect for those hot summer months when you want to keep your hair out of your face. The double bun is proving popular at music festivals this year and plenty of A-listers have been spotted working the look recently.
“Like most trends, they are a re-invention of the past and what goes around definitely comes around! The double bun trend is no different and nods towards the 90s rave scene. Celebrities such as Gwen Stefani, Björk and more recently Rita Ora have adorned this playful style,” Kieran Hanley, stylist at Pkai Hair, told Cover Media. “Australian model Anja Konstantinova seems to be a big fan judging by her Instagram!
“This can be a really popular festival style as it works well with a dishevelled texture and with hair that is worn in or dirtier.”
If you’re a fan of Gwen’s 90s glamorous grunge look, it isn’t too difficult to recreate.
Carly Price, Head Stylist at Muse of London hair salon, talks us through how to pull off the double bun look.
Carly starts by lightly spritzing Catwalk by TIGI Salt Spray on to clean, dry hair to create a better hold.
“Section the hair and brush through each section using a dress-out brush and spray each section with a defrizzer and shine spray, I would recommend using BedHead by TIGI’s Spoil Me product which will give the hair a light, movable hold and create a glossy look,” the London-based stylist told Cover Media. “Next, part the hair from the eyebrows and clip the top section and you can focus entirely on the bottom section. Pull back the bottom section of the hair at the nape of the neck, twisting into a shoe lace shape and secure with a bungee elastic and bobby pins if needed. Leave a few ends out of the bottom bun to create an effortless look.”
The focus then turns to the top section of the bun. Carly prefers to take the top bun higher up on the head to create a more flattering look.
“Pull the top section of hair up to the crown and again create a shoe lace shape and secure with a bungee elastic, and pin any flyaways back with bobby pins,” Carly added.
Finish off with a spritz of flexible hairspray to hold the look in place and create a healthy shine.