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This season's laid back ballerina bun is giving us life!

The ballerina bun has had a much needed upgrade, or should we say update – from uptight to laid back and we're loving it!

Go wild

After years of straight up, serious bun business, the ballerina 'chignon' is taking it easy. With this much needed style revamp, a bun can be as funky or as wild as you like.

How so? Firstly decide how high it will sit. Then form a pony tail and twist in the usual bun-style. Now get creative! Depending on how tight or loose you wound the tail around, and on your original hair length you can achieve any manner of different laid back looks with this updo. Try to model the knot large and low or go for taller, tighter and leaner – both look sexy and give the old school demure ballerina style a run for its money.

Au natural

Like it natural looking? Wrap the pony tail around itself, use a clear band and tuck in the remaining tip and let it peek out cheekily or disappear it discretely.

 

Don't attempt to tame any escaped strands – that's all part of your natural charm. Leverage those assets and let your hair do its thing. It's hot to be nonchalant these days. Simply fix the style with a couple of kirby grips and go.

Style it

To maintain your laid back ballerina bun throughout the day, give it a little helping hand with L'Oréal Professionnel's . With strong yet natural hold all day long, it's ideal to secure your deal.

What the editors say: The ballerina bun is so versatile with its different incarnations – whether you opt for a messy bun, a sleek graphic top knot or a more demure look, it's become a classic staple you can simply adapt form day until night, whatever the occasion!

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