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Often, we feel there are two types of people in this world: There are people who love their hairstyle trends to have the silliest names possible, and there are people who pretend they’re too sensible for them, but secretly relish the chance to ask for a ‘milkmaid braid’ or a ‘fishtail at the salon’.
Whichever camp you belong to, the hottest hairstyle trend of 2016 is sure to make you smile. The ‘pun’ (a ponytail and bun combo) has taken over the spring/summer catwalks and looks like it might just be the first big craze of the year.
Whilst it’s not a brand new invention (the half-bun has been around for a while), style conscious ladies are just starting to realise how elegantly casual this look can be. So, to celebrate the arrival of the ‘pun,’ the experts at ClipHair are going to show you how to create your own with these simple steps.
Get Yourself Some Length
It’s possible to create this style with a long bob, but if you really want to make a statement like Gwen Stefani (above) and Jennifer Lopez (below), it’s better to work with a bit of length. If you’ve got quite short hair, don’t worry; all you have to do is get your hands on some high quality hair extensions. It’s up to you how long you want your hair, but for girls who are new to clip in hair extensions, a mid-length piece is recommended. They’re easy to use and look fantastic. When blended with natural hair, it’s near impossible to spot the difference.
Introduce Some Relaxed Curls
Again, you don’t have to have poker straight or super curly hair to put together a stylish pun hairstyle. This look is pretty flexible, so you can work with what you’re rocking naturally if you prefer. We’re going to take inspiration from the mighty Daisy Ridley and her turn as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We reckon she might be the main reason why the pun has become so popular recently, so it is only fair really. In Star Wars, Daisy rocks relaxed, low maintenance curls. You can introduce them to your own hair with medium sized rollers.
Keep Your Bun Loose & Low
The classic half-bun style is defined by a low slung bun. It doesn’t have to be right on the nape of your neck, but it should be anything but a topknot. I think we can all agree that that particular trend is making its way out; just ask Harry Styles. A good place to position your half-bun is on the crown of your head, at the point where you have sectioned off the bottom half of your hair. Then, you can easily lift the top half into the bun and leave the bottom half loose and wavy.
Add a Little Personality
Don’t be afraid to put a little of yourself into your pun. In fact, there are more ways to create the half-bun style than you might think, so get creative. From Rihanna to Margot Robbie (below), Kate Mara and Ariana Grande, everybody has their own way of doing it. You can get all precise and turn it into a super fancy ‘do, with not a hair out of place. Or, you can wing it, roll out of bed in the morning, and rock it loose and messy. It is entirely up to you. There is only one rule; wear it with confidence. Oh, and remember to spritz with firm hold hairspray!