After spotting this retro pic of Catherine Deneuve recently, one thing stood out: the actress’s striking topknot, of course. It looked just perfect … and perfectly complicated to pull off. But we were able to recreate the beauty-shop fresh bun in a matter of minutes in the office bathroom. Want to give it a try yourself? Here are six simple steps to sweeping your hair into a beyond-basic bun that won't fall apart on you. Promise.
1. You need lots of lift at the roots right away: Wash hair, spray roots with plenty of volumizer, flip your hair upside down, and blow dry straight with a round boar bristle brush. (It’s the best kind for achieving that full-and-soft texture you want.)
2. Now give your hair a bit of grip: Once hair is completely dry, flip your head up and mist it all over with a really light aerosol hairspray. This will help keep your hair in place when it's up in that loose-looking knot.
3. Using a fine-tooth comb, back-comb hair all over, focusing at the front and crown. DoRead More »from Six Simple Steps to a Sexy, Sophisticated Bun