It's not quite a bun. And, it's definitely not a ponytail. It's…a loop. We keep seeing them wherever we go. There's something that's just so cool and artsy about them. Almost like a modern sculpture or that new Frank Gehry building.
But, let's be straight: Loops are not new. They're totally trendy, but we've been seeing them in a big way for several seasons now. The one that really caught our attention was the slicked-back architectural number that hairstylist Luigi Murenu created for Gucci's spring '13 runway show (remember, the one with all those sick ruffle dresses?). Murenu prepped the models' hair with gel, parted it dead center, and added loads of frizz serum to the ends for supernatural shine. Then, he looped hair at the nape of the neck and added in a small diagonal-cut hair extension at the back that looked like origami.
Texture is key here. You've got to be smooth. Start with a defrizzing shampoo and conditioner, and blow out your hair super straight. For extra shine, slick a tiny amount of a glossing product on dry hair. Then, all you have to do is not finish the last loop through the elastic for an undone pony. Ta-da!