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The Latest Trends – 5 Minute Hairstyles: The Bun Theory


Nicole MandujinoYou hit snooze twice and now you only have a few minutes to work your hair into something presentable. Luckily, there are a few easy-to-create looks to help you tame your tresses quickly!

Also, an on-the-go hair kit can help you make the most of what little time you have when you’re out on the road. Fill it with only the necessities and carry it around in the car with you.  It’s perfect for when you are in between meetings or running to an audition. Below are a few suggestions for what to include in your kit but feel free to add anything you need!

Hair Kit List:

-Wide tooth comb with pointed end for parting your hair

-Teasing brush



-Bobby pins

-Hair net

-Hair elastic bands & ponytail holders

Hair buns are as hot as ever right now and they’re going to help you get those locks audition ready in only 5 minutes!

First up, the top knot. The key here is to use just enough hair spray to calm your fly-aways without creating rock solid and crunchy looking hair. You’re aiming for sleek, put together and neat.

To achieve the top knot, comb your hair back into a high ponytail and tie. Next, tease the hair in the ponytail to give it texture. Start to wrap the hair around itself and use bobby pins to secure it.  Add a few quick spritz of hairspray and you’re set!


Next is the romantic and sweet side swept bun. There is one main element that makes this look what it is, a deep side part.

Create a straight, deep part on the side of your choice. Then pull all of your hair into a low side ponytail on the side opposite of where you did the part.

Tease the hair in the ponytail and roll it into a bun and secure with another hair tie. . If you’re like me, you’ll need a hair net to keep your layers from sticking out.


And finally, the chignon. This is a low bun at the nape of the neck that is simple but can be easily amplified with styled bangs.

Simply tie you hair into a low ponytail, tease, roll it under itself and pin into place. The low chignon can also be rolled like the side bun. You can decide which technique works best for you hair.

Now, from the front we don’t see any part of the chignon, so it’s important to do something with your bangs. Blow dry them, add loose tendrils, or straighten them.



Now you’re all ready!

Have you tried one of these looks before? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comment section below!


About Nicole Mandujano

Nicole Mandujano is a creative L.A. native and major clothing enthusiast. For her, fashion has always been about the joy of dressing up. She loves the way an outfit can make you feel. Even after having grown up with mostly boys, Nicole has always enjoyed her girly indulgences. This style blogger has also recently added a “weekend guide” to her blog to share her love of fun adventures and new experiences.