Monday morning hairstyle inspiration: knots, buns + chignons

/ 10.06.2014
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  • Looped ponytail
  • Cute bun à la Karlie Kloss
  • Low bun
  • High bun
  • Tousled low knot
  • Braided bun
  • Low knot
  • Messy topknot
  • Messy low chignon
  • Scrunchie bun

Let's talk about buns, knots and chignons for a moment, aren't they just the best? These simple updos are where practical meets pretty... especially if you've fallen out of bed a little late on a Monday morning.

If you're in need of some hairstyle inspiration to kickstart your week, look no further than the gallery above. With a whole bunch of buns to choose from, there's no reason you can't look 50 shades of chic before you rush out the door!


A minimalist bun with a smooth, sleek finish is guaranteed to look good with anything, especially if you need to look really put-together for work.

Top tip - Grab a can of L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray to banish flyaways and help keep frizz at bay throughout the day.


It's no secret that braids make everything prettier, so why not try a braided chignon? It's an easy way to add detail to your beauty look by allowing your own hair to become an accessory.

Top tip - Spray the hair with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray and gently tease before you braid it. This will make it appear fuller and add an airily tousled texture.


Sometimes you just need to embrace the bed head - i.e. if your alarm didn't go off - so why not try a messy knot? With a kiss of lipstick, it'll look totally deliberate...

Top tip - Mist your finished style very liberally with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray for long-lasting hold. You don't want a look that's half fallen out before lunchtime!

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