CC Beauty Live: The Top Bun

You’ve seen this trend all over the red carpet on Kate Bosworth, Lauren Conrad, Kirsten Dunst, and more. The top bun is everywhere. It’s a bit more high fashion than the typical ballerina bun, although the idea is pretty much the same. I’m loving this look right now, especially for when I don’t have a lot of time to do my hair. Sure, messy buns are great but the slick top bun makes you look instantly put together.

Amika sent me their Obliphica Oil Treatment and NRG Professional Drying System to test out with this look. You all know I’m a fan of Argan oils and the like, but this Amika oil is by far my favorite! My hair feels awesome, and it’s keeping my split ends together until I can get it cut. Plus it smells so good. The hair dryer is definitely a good option if you’re shopping around as it’s about a hundred dollars cheaper than the Bespoke T3 that I always brag on. I love my T3, but if I didn’t have it I might pick up this dryer.

The top bun is super easy so watch below!

On my face: Painted Earth Pore Perfecting Primer, MAC Matchmaster foundation, Painted Earth Liquid Blush in Flutter,  Painted Earth eyeshadow in Unforgettable, Painted Earth lash primer, Painted Earth mascara

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    1. fish says:

      wow. that video does NOT need to be 8 minutes long…i put my hair up like that before i go to bed. it takes like two seconds.

      1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

        Hi fish, I'm sorry you feel this video is too long. While I can do a bun in two seconds as well, this is a slicked back style that requires a little bit more work. Also, I have an obligation to review two products in this video, which takes up a chunk of time.

    2. Deb says:

      HOW is that possible? i few bobby pins and the bun is set? my bun feels like a pin cushion and still it falls apart😦

      1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

        Hey Deb! I found the key with this is to work the bobby pins so they attach to the hair tie because it keeps everything more sturdy. When your twisting the ponytail, make sure you twist it pretty tight as well. Let me know if you need anymore help!

    3. bee1025 says:

      its a ballerina bun! nice tips caitlin! Here is one i think might help with the bobby pins so you do not have to feel like a 'pin cushion', don't get the regular bobby pins use the open ones that look like U's most people call them just hair pins. I used them in dance and my buns stayed perfectly so they are perfect for everyday wear. You can get them from Walgreens,….

      1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

        I do love those pins as well! Also the spin pins are pretty great-I'm working on a tutorial with those!

    4. Manasa says:

      Hi Caitlin,
      I love this video! It's so easy to do especially before class. I have a lot of hair, so I am really happy with this look. I was wondering if the oil feels greasy and heavy after a while?

      1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

        Thanks Manasa, I'm glad you love it! Surprisingly, it doesn't feel greasy or heavy. I imagine it could on thinner hair, but if you have thicker hair like mine it shouldn't feel that way. It's more of a dry oil so it doesn't weigh down your hair.

    5. Maura - Rider University says:

      I like the top bun, it can be casual, formal, or make you look like a ballerina. I use spin pins and a bunch of bobby pins. Unfortunately I still feel like it is never 100% secure, so I wouldn't wear it on a windy day or when I planned to be active..

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