Seb Bascle brings us some buns this morning! His techniques are brilliantly easy and reliable.
The bun is right on trend, it’s sexy and yet extremely practical. Buns suits any hair that’s mid length or longer, and all face shapes.
Today Seb is showing us how to do 3 different buns, his model today is Claire, who is very keen to learn a quick and efficient technique.
He demonstrates a high bun on top of the head for an elegant evening hair style, a tight bun that’s perfect for sports, and finally a bun that’s easy to do with no accessories in an emergency or if you have an irrepressible urge while out and about!
As ever, Seb is precise in his approach, with his techniques and styling. His movements are quick and deft, and his instructions are clear… the result is bun happiness for Claire who succeeds brilliantly in recreating these different hairstyles.
So, if you dream of buns, watch, listen and learn to whip up your favorite bun, it’s as easy as pie!
Ready, set, bun!
In this new video, Seb Bascle shows Claire how to wear a bun in three different ways.
The Evening Bun: a chic casual look, a bun that goes on the top of the head (or the vertex!)
- Lightly spray your hairbrush with a water spray. Seb recommends using a wild boar bristle brush from Mason Pearson which avoids any static electricity.
- Brush your hair backwards from the vertex. Continue brushing it backwards and to the sides, simultaneously blowdrying with the Supersonic Dyson hair dryer to fix the direction. Follow the brush with the hairdryer nozzle.
- Take in your hand the section of hair that goes from your forehead to the vertex, hold it above your head, and keep it vertical. Then brush all of your hair into this ponytail, step by step, gradually adding sections from further away. Brush through the ends to untangle the ponytail that you now have.
- Fix it with a fabric hair elastic from Sibel and stretch the ends high above the head.
- Brush your ponytail carefully to untangle it.
- Take a Sibel donut, or bun shaper, with a popper fastening. Tilt your head forward and wind your ponytail inwards around the bun shaper starting from the tips of your hair. Then, fix the bun shaper by snapping the poppers closed.
- Distribute the hair over the entire surface of the bun shaper, spreading it with your fingertips in order to hide the bun shaper. Then, fix it with a bobby pin ensuring it goes under the hair elastic.
- To make the bun less classic and more casual, use the tips of your fingers to stretch and tease the hair pulling it so it’s a little looser and more undone.
- If necessary, use a styling cream from Bumble and Bumble to smooth the sides a little. You can also tease out some locks of hair around the face.
The Sporty Bun, more structured, lower and very long lasting!
- Spray your Mason Pearson brush lightly with a little water.
- Smooth back your hair by brushing it towards the back of the head, going up to the level of the vertex to collect the hair in a ponytail. Secure it with a hair elastic.
- Brush the ponytail and smooth the hair with the hair creme from Bumble and Bumble.
- Hold the ponytail vertically and wind it, outwards, around the bun shaper, right up to the elastic. Then close the bun shaper with its popper.
- With the tip of your fingers, spread your hair around the donut and close it with a bobby pin.
- It is of course possible to deconstruct this bun, like the first one, by teasing some of the hair outwards until you have the desired effect, and teasing out some wisps around the face.
The “No Donut” Bun!
- Gather the hair into a very high ponytail. Tip: Brush your hair upward, starting from the middle of the head and ending at the nape of the neck. This avoids having too much volume to brush all at once.
- Twist the ponytail over on itself, twisting all the way to the tips and create a loop of hair, securing with an elastic.
- Relax the bun a little, teasing and loosening the hair with your fingertips.