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The Bird's Nest Bun: A Braided Chignon That Sings

The bird's nest bun is an original and versatile hairstyle. Take a closer look at this must-have look for long hair.

The bird's nest bun, a hybrid hairstyle

This bun is voluminous and shapely, just like its name implies. Thanks to the braid, this chignon is not just full but textured, elongating your line just like a long high ponytail does. This mix of influences makes it a chameleon do, one that looks as good for everyday wear as it does for big night out!

A style that's not so easily tamed

Unfortunately, according to Delphine Courteille, hairstylist for L'Oréal Professionnel, the bird's nest bun is not a style for everyone: 'If you have a long face or a pronounced jaw, it's best to avoid the bird's nest bun, as it will only accentuate them. With brunette or chestnut hair the finished result is more harmonious than on blondes. Thick hair is essential; you won't get the same result with naturally fine hair.'

To tousle or not to tousle, that is the question

Once the high ponytail is tied tightly in place, the hair braided, and the bun firmly secured with bobby pins, we come to the question of which style to choose. A soft floaty version, delicately tousled with care, or a more sophisticated look, achieved simply by leaving it as it is? It's up to the discretion of you and your stylist.

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