From Ballet Buns to Space Buns, the Conair® Bun-2-Done® Brings Hairstyle History into the Future!
Been There, Bun That!
It’s undeniable that buns are on trend, whether they’re big buns, small buns, side buns, high buns, low buns, double buns, messy buns and more. Do a little online research and you’ll see that on Instagram alone, #bunstyle has over 15,000 posts, and Pinterest has page after page for bun styling!
And honestly, what’s easier than a bun? Twist your hair up, pin it and go! Simple and uncomplicated.
A New Way to Roll
Using a flexible heated wand is a new, convenient and easy way to create the perfect bun, or two, or three! Conair’s Bun-2-Done® is just that, and is a true multitasker! Use it to create a gorgeous bun, then take it out and unfurl for fabulous waves. You choose how long to leave it in for the results you want!
Just brush or comb your hair up and back, and section it for a bun. Put a heated wand in the middle and wrap your hair along the length of the wand for even heat. You can roll your hair over Bun-2-Done® and clasp it underneath, or roll under and clasp it above – it’s totally up to you! And here's a tip! You can also pull your hair into a ponytail and hold it with a ponytailer elastic before wrapping around the wand. It's a little easier to manage your hair wrap this way.
Next, fan your hair around the wand, making sure to completely cover it. Bun-2-Done® comes in blonde and brunette shades to help keep it incognito! Leave the wand in place for a minimum of 15 minutes for loose waves, or wear it all day in an on-trend bun. When you’re ready to take it out, gently pull the ends apart and release hair for natural, beachy waves. Remember, the style will vary depending on the time your hair is up in the bun, as well as your hair type and texture. For two space buns, part hair in the middle and follow the same steps. Six wands are included – share some with a friend for twice the style!
So, roll out of bed and roll up some buns with Bun-2-Done! One, two or even three! Wear ‘em all day, then unfurl some amazing curls for a night on the town! Or bun up for just a little while, then flaunt your fabulous curls wherever life takes you.
Now you’ve got your buns and waves in place, did you know that the humble bun, for both men and women, has a noble history?
Man O Man!
The topknot, or man bun, has been around for centuries, no matter what Instagram hunks and their followers might think! Check out the Terra Cotta Warriors from the third century! These fierce dudes rocked the man bun, some even working the two-buns look! Even Buddha sported a bun back in the sixth century. Korean members of the Joseon Dynasty, especially the noblemen and the scholars, wore a sangtu, and Samurai warriors wore a chonmage. The Maori called their man buns tikitiki, but only those of the highest social standing were permitted to wear one.
It’s Greek to Me
The women’s single bun is commonly associated with the ballet, but it actually dates back to ancient Greece. Greek women knotted their hair at the back of the neck, and adorned their buns with jewelry as a display of status. Ancient patrician Roman women showed their wealth through the construction of elaborate braids and knots embellished with pearls and jeweled hairpins. The longer it took to perfect the braided bun, the wealthier (and thus more attractive) a woman was thought to be. In fact, simple hairstyles were considered a sign of barbarism!
In 18th-century France, fashionable women built coiffures over horsehair pads or wire cages. Often towering up to three feet tall, they were extravagantly decorated with jewels, ribbons, even ships, gardens and menageries!
Unfortunately, these structures remained untouched for weeks in between washings and stylings, and were known to attract vermin, upping the yuck factor! Queen Marie Antoinette, style icon of her time, inspired her subjects to imitate her increasingly elaborate hairstyles. Alas, when the French royalty was dethroned, Marie, as we know, lost her head along with her hair.
Updating a Classic
Regency England (1795-1830 or so) had a major crush on the ancient classical aesthetic – women imitated the fashions of Greece and Rome, and appropriated the bun, but updated it by lifting it up higher. “Apollo’s Knot,” was all the rage in the 1820s and ‘30s – hair was parted in the middle, and the bun was accented by corkscrew curls around the head. “La Chinoise,” an elaborate looped updo was, perhaps, a precursor to Princess Leia!
Royal Victorian Buns
Queen Victoria was not exactly a party girl – and the buns of her time morphed into a more severe version, reflecting the repression of the era named after her. The “Gibson Girl” bun of the 1890s and early 20th century, like the times, was looser and more natural, and eventually was abandoned for the flapper favorite, the bob.
The Bun Drop
As the 20th century progressed, buns fell in and out of favor, and became associated with a prim and proper appearance. A popular modern movie cliché is the shy and retiring “librarian” moment. Our wallflower removes her glasses and unfurls her bun to reveal her true beauty, much to the surprise of all! “Why Miss Jones, you’re beautiful!” (Fast forward to the new hair trend “bun dropping” challenge videos of today!)
Space Bun Boogie
When a certain sci-fi movie burst onto the scene in the ‘70s, buns reappeared with a vengeance! The iconic space buns featured were supposedly inspired by early 20th-century Mexican female revolutionaries, called “soldaderas,” but they are really closer to the Native American Hopi women’s “squash blossom” bun, which blossomed on either side of the head, and were worn only by unmarried women.
Rumor has it that the powers that be wanted to move away from the traditional princess image of “damsel in distress,” so the buns were meant to represent independence and power.
The bun is still so closely tied to the ballet, that ballerinas often refer to themselves as “bunheads.” But today’s buns are myriad and popular for both men and women. The different styles no longer represent professions, marital status, or social standing – and there are literally scores of options from which to choose - from simple and sleek, to elaborate and elegant, to casual and messy. And with Bun-2-Done®, it’s easy to get the best buns ever!