Bunchies get a grown-up makeover

Whether you want a daytime hairstyle to disguise greasy roots or are looking for a wedding hairstyle that’s not too OTT, this bunchie look – ok, you can call it a half-up half-down hairstyle if you want to sound a bit more sophis – will work. It’s perfect on mid-length and long hair so we got hairdresser and session stylist, Kim Rance to show us the ins and outs…

Step 1: Tong random sections of hair on either side to give it some movement and grip. Hold your tongs vertically and make sure you curl right to the ends.

Step 2: Divide your hair into two from the crown to the curve of your head – as if you were going to tie your hair in bunchies!

Step 3: Secure both sections in a loose ponytail using the top of your ear as a guide – it’s important that both bands are level.

Step 4: Just above the band, separate your hair so it forms an envelope-style slot…

Step 5: …then flip your ponytail up and over, feeding it through the hole you’ve just created.

Step 6: Pull the ponytail tight so that the band tightens underneath the loop and becomes invisible.

Step 7: Use your fingers to loosen the loop and ponytail for a softer finish.

Step 8: Repeat on the other side then lift the ends and spray with hairspray to create texture and volume.
Ta-dah, bunchies just got a whole lot prettier and grown-up.

Why not go all out and add an accessory too!

Kit-bag essentials  

ghd curve classic tong, £110

L'Oreal Professionnel tecni.art Fix anti-frizz hairspray, £9.80