This Slicked-Back Bun Means Business

This content is currently unavailable. Check it out from your desktop or on our web app!

When you're in a beauty rut, it's a little like looking in your closet and seeing absolutely nothing to wear. Sure, you have the bones to create a killer look — a bold liner here, a bottle of texture spray there — but sometimes you just need a boost of inspiration. That's why we created Short Cuts, a series of quick, easy-to-follow videos meant to educate, refresh, and excite the beauty nerds in all of us. Whether you're looking to learn something new or to refresh your current routine, there's a Short Cut for you.

There's no better get-shit-done hairstyle than a bun. It's up, it's out of your face, and it takes all of three minutes to create. And while there's an art to the messy ponytail (and braid, and bun...), a smooth style is fast and will let everyone know that you mean business. Watch the video above to see our hack for a slicked-back bun that would make any CEO crumble with jealously.

Step 1: Create a sharp part, then spritz your brush with a holding spray.

Step 2: Use your brush to slick your hair into a ponytail and secure with an elastic.

Step 3: Twist the hair from your pony and wrap it around the base to form a doughnut.

Step 4: Leaving the tail ends out (optional), use bobby pins to secure your bun in place.

Like what you see? Follow Short Cuts on Facebook for more videos.

This content is currently unavailable. Check it out from your desktop or on our web app!