Every year again: The pre-Christmas period is considered the most stressful period of the year. As soon as the most essential part of the to-do list has been ticked off - getting the presents for loved ones - we can move on to a less urgent but just as essential point: hairstyling for the holidays. That should be particularly easy this year because the collections for the spring/summer 2022 season already provide numerous hairstyle trends that serve as inspiration. The low bun is one of them and is more elegant than ever before. So why wait until summer? Whether you're looking for a big show at the Christmas dinner in a small circle or you're looking for a glamorous variant that goes well with the pajama outfit - the chignon will meet both requirements in winter 2021.
The bun has literally twisted heads and hair since ancient times. It was considered a trademark of women from remote Athens and later became a hairstyle trend during the Renaissance with Queen Elizabeth I - albeit with far more effort than is necessary today. The chignon is currently experiencing a comeback - in a deep-seated form. When it comes to hair styling, a number of designers opted for the top knot, which is tied at the bottom, in the spring/summer collections 2022. Jonathan Simkhai and Isabel Marant, for example, interpret the low bun as extra sleek and with hair combed back strictly, while Tom Ford relies on deep side partings and statement hair clips.
The low bun works in two ways. For the sleek look, the hair should be as smooth as possible - so it is essential to use rich care when washing in the form of a conditioner or leave-in care. Comb the hair well and, if necessary, reshape it with the straightening iron. The casual low bun, on the other hand, requires less preparation and styling tools; this is where saltwater sprays can add some texture.
Depending on your preference, parting in the middle or on the side or simply gathering the hair without parting at the nape of the neck. Comb the hair in parallel with the tight low bun so that it lies particularly smoothly and accurately on the head. For the more casual variant, a less perfectly shaped braid is sufficient. Fix with a thin hair elastic. Wrap the lengths around the hair elastic and secure the ends with small clips.
Hair gel gives the Sleek Bun the ideal finish - if you opt for the elegant Sleek variant. For the skilfully casual low bun, pluck a few strands out of the bun and fix with hairspray. For a particularly festive touch, hair accessories can be clipped onto the decoration. There are no limits to your own taste when it comes to size and shape - whether a single brace as a highlight or a mix of smaller clips - everything is possible.