I’m a big fan of a big messy bun. Usually the more undone the better, and a big bun on the top of your head is a great alternative to yet another ponytail.
For a while, the sock bun has been the reigning messy bun of Pinterest. If you have long hair, chances are you have a few cut up socks at home. Whether you roll your hair initially onto the sock or wrap it around later, the sock bun is a quick and easy way to pull back your hair quickly and look put together. But the sock bun feels so … summer. Here’s a great new bun for fall!
The Cinnabun is Perfect for Fall 1 of 8
Now that the sock bun has become so ubiquitous, has it become overdone? Everyone knows that you have a sock in your hair. It's time to step up your messy bun routine! This "Cinnabun" looks much more complicated than it actually is.
The Cinnabun gets its name from the shape and is more of a hair wrap than a traditional bun. Anyone with shoulder length hair or longer will be able to pull off this style. You can change it up by adding in a fun headband, and it is easy to dress up or down!
Runway Inspired 2 of 8
I fell in love with the look when it was created by Guido for Redken and was featured on the Nina Ricci Fall 2013 Runway. Mario Russo, owner and lead stylist of Salon Mario Russo, shared how to get the look!
Prep Your Hair 3 of 8
1. Begin this look with a classic blow-dry. Using a round boar bristle brush and hair dryer on medium heat, smooth hair from roots to ends while blow-drying hair under. If you find your hair needs a little more volume and hold, consider using Redken Guts 10 on your hair before drying.
Tame Your Hair 4 of 8
2. Once hair is dry, apply a pea-sized amount of a smoothing serum to tame any fly-aways. Mario's go-to is Oribe Smooth Style Serum.
Accessorize 5 of 8
3. Using a fine tooth comb, begin to pull all of your hair to the back of your head. Sleekness is key for the front of this look it should appear seamless and tight. Use the comb to achieve the desired smoothness in the front.
4. For extra interest, place a stretchy or decorate headband at crown of the head. This will help you to better achieve the smooth finish as well as give the style an added twist.
Loop 6 of 8
5. Gather hair into a ponytail at the back center of your hair and secure with an elastic.
6. Take a 1 to 1.5 inch section of hair near the base of the ponytail and create a very small loop with the hair. The loop should loop under and face down towards the neck. Pin the small loop with bobby pins, fastening it under the elastic of the ponytail. Think of this as the center section of a flower. It will act as focal point for the rest of the Cinnabun.
Wrap the Hair 7 of 8
7. Separate the remaining hair into two parts, one to the left and one to the right of the center loop.
8. Take the left section first, and loosely begin to wrap it around the loop. Lightly using a fine tooth comb, make sure the hair that's being wrapped is smooth. As you begin to run out of hair to wrap, take a few bobby pins and secure the ends of the hair under and into the bun.
9. Take the right section next, and loosely begin to wrap it in the opposite direction around the loop. Again, lightly use a fine tooth comb to make sure the hair that's being wrapped is smooth. Pin the ends under and into the bun.
Finished Cinnabun 8 of 8
10. Smoothness is key for the Cinnabun. Before finalizing the look with hairspray, take the fine tooth comb and go over any section of the bun that needs to be smoothed out.
To finish the style, liberally apply a strong hold hairspray all over the look. Mario's favorite is MoroccanOil Luminous Hairspray.
MoroccanOil Luminous Hairspray $21