Is the low bun the new topknot?

It's a lot easier to do, too


Topknots were brilliant and all, but then all the men started adopting them and suddenly we needed something new. And we got it, courtesy of many of the SS15 shows - led so elegantly by Kendall Jenner for Dolce & Gabbana - and the red carpet where Gigi Hadid, Doutzen Kroes et al gave us all the inspiration we needed.

The Low Bun pros:

It's more forgiving on a larger forehead than a topknot, which pulls your hair up and away from your hairline, rather than softens around it.


It can be many places - side, otherside, middle, and anywhere from the earline down to the nape. Whereas the topknot can only be on the top, obviously.

You need less hair length for a low bun than a very high one, so more people can achieve it.

It wonderfully disguises a bhd (bad hair day) as it is the nonchalant little cousin of the higher maintenence topknot.

The messier the better

As we write, and since Jared Leto cut his hair short, there are very few instances of the 'man-low-bun'.

The Low Bun cons:

None of the skin-tightening effects that the topknot offers, depending on how drastically it is scraped up.


Low bun wins. It's the SS15 topknot.


Here's how to:

Let your hair dry naturally and fall in wherever your natrual parting lies.

Spritz with dry shampoo for extra grip, volume and texture.

Loosely gather at the nape iof your neck - Beauty Director advises taking it over behind one ear for a more relaxed feel and tie in an elastic, looping the hair through so the ends catch.

Pull out a few whispy bits for a messier finish.

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