BEAUTY BAR: Knotted, Chic Pun

Social media sites are filled with blogs, tutorials and selfies that show off the latest trends. I mean, am I not the only one that fell in love with Kendall Jenner’s blunt bangs appearance at the 2015 American Music Awards? If you’re obsessed with fashion and you always want to change your looks like me, then read a little more because recently I discovered a new trend that totally shames the Kardashian’s latest sock bun look. I woke up this morning and scrolled through my Instagram feed, which usually takes a good 30 minutes, and I noticed that GlamourUK came out with this amazing hair trend that I needed to share. It’s not a ponytail, nor is it a full sock bun, but it’s something I would like to call a knotted, chic pun. Yes, pun, meaning it’s a hybrid of the two.

This look is perfect for us Fashionistas/os during the winter months because it’s edgy, chic and a look that won’t be completely messy from the snow across campus. Not to mention, it’s internship application season, so a clean, slick look like this one is professional looking. Notice how I included Fashionistos, too? That’s correct, guys, feel free to add an edgy appearance with your man buns, too. This knotted. chic pun is sexy and easy to replicate.  It’s also a new, fierce winter trend that you should be ready to dominate. Let’s not forget all of the chic buns that made their appearance at the AMA’s this year from the finest celebs around: Kendall Jenner, Christina Milian, Karrueche and even the host herself, J-Lo. It’s more than obvious that the bun statement is here to stay, so why not add your own edge to it by working that knotted, chic pun?

This Fashionista here decided to complement her knotted pun with her professional, yet fashionable, look and made sure to only wear neutral colors so that her beauty trend dominates her overall look. Although hers is slicked back with gel, feel free to make the look more edgy for a night out by letting some loose pieces of hair fall flawlessly along your face frame and mix it with a little sea salt spray. Her head to toe, chic look calls for a photo shoot, a day across campus or for a night out with friends; it’s universal and perfect for the holiday season.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: First, damp a Dual Boar Paddle brush and brush your hair back into a high ponytail. Then, separate your pony into two pieces and cross it into a knot like you would if you were tying your shoe. Next, wrap the excess ponytail pieces around your knot in opposite directions and bobby pin it.  Or, if you want an edgier look, leave the separate pieces hanging in the back afterwards and do not pin. Lastly, use some Bumble and bumble gel and take a comb through your hair, or around your entire head, to secure the look and prevent loose pieces of hair.