Workplace hairstyle ideas - regular bun or catwalk fan bun?

/ 01.27.2014
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Do you prefer the fan bun or a more conventional hairstyle?

Nothing says chic and professional quite like a classy bun and fortunately, there are plenty of versatile options when it comes to this time-honored hairdo. Two popular variations are the sleek, ballerina bun and the seemingly intricate fan bun, as seen on catwalks here, there and everywhere in 2013.

The question is, which look is the most wearable of the two? Cast your vote above!

Check out an easy how-to for these styles below!

No-nonsense beauty with a sleek bun

A sleek, low bun can create a powerful and very feminine look. A low variation on the ballerina bun, this hairdo is easy to achieve and can be worn with a suit or any other workday attire for that matter.

Before you begin, it's essential for this bun to make sure that the hair is sleek and completely tangle-free. Products such as L'Oreal's Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream can help add that element of sleek shine perfect for this look.

Once hair is prepped, gather it into a low ponytail with all of the hair brushed back away from your face. It may take a few minutes of shaping to ensure that there are no bumps. From there, tie the ponytail and wrap the hair into a bun shape – a bit like a donut. Finally, secure with bobby pins and mist with hairspray.

Mix it up with a fan bun

Similar to the sleek bun, the fan bun offers major sophistication, only with an added element of fun. This bun is achieved by making the same ponytail as above, only you only pull it out of the elastic a little ways. Then, wrap the lengths of the hair around the elastic and pin into place, fanning out the very ends. Again, finish with plenty of hairspray to hold your new style in place all day long.

Top tip: Check out our guide to taming flyaways for a seriously polished look.

Crafting the perfect bun takes just a little practice, and offers incredible versatility for either work or play!

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