Extending our thoughts on “Tribes” this month to cover beauty, Team SPICE have had an eye on the trends to follow for super-chicness – and what better ‘tribe’ to be in with, than the elegant top knot gang, who are taking their inspiration from Japan?
Yes, Japanese-inspired buns and Sumo knots were seen on the heads of models everywhere from Calvin Klien, to Carolina Herrera and Altuzzara’s runways, leaving a look that we’ve been lusting over since they made their debut for Spring/Summer’15;
And models aren’t the only ones who’ve joined the Japanese-bun crew, with a few of our favourite stars also being seen trialling the look, too;
Inspired enough to join the Japanese bun-tribe this Summer? We at SPICE suggest you try the look from Carolina Herrera’s show – the intensely sleek style designed by hairstylist, Orlando Pita.
Just follow our simple step-by-step, below;
1. First, apply a substantial amount of hairspray to a large brush and throughout your hair, brushing through. Note: If your hair has texture or curl, it’s best to first blow dry it straight for a sleeker finish, using our favourite: John Freida’s Frizz-Ease “Moisture Barrier” Hairspray (£4, here).
2. Next, using the brush or a fine comb, sculpt the hair into a sleek ponytail precisely two-inches below the crown area and secure with a thin band.
3. Spray more hairspray onto the entire length of the ponytail, to eliminate any frizz. Then, while the hair is damp, take a tail comb and a flat iron to gently fold the ponytail in half, forming an off-centre looped bun shape, securing with another band.
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4. Complete the style with yet more hairspray – this look requiring a firm hold to give the structured look seen at Carolina Herrera’s showcase.
Got the look down? Do show us your attempts at the Japenese-inspired bun on Twitter or Instagram, tagging us @SPICETVAFRICA.
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