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Is the 'hun bun' making a chic comeback?


Associated with the Dublin Girlo and her hunzos, the ‘hun bun’ has been getting a bad rap for being the lazy girl’s attempt to putting ones self together.

Whether you’re stressed, studying or heading to the gym, the top knot has become the go-to quick hairstyles all us girlies use.

Despite Irish ladies dire attempts to mix up the look with the slick bun, the pastel coloured top knot and not forgetting the doughnut, it seemed the public were suffering from a bout of bun induced hair fatigue.

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That was until Saoirse Ronan threw a spanner in the hunzo works with her unbelievably chic ‘do from the SAG awards.

In going for a youthful and fresh beauty look on the red carpet, the Carlow native has created a trend alert for a new take on the over used bun.

Although many have attempted to reinvent the style, the 21-year-old caused a stir with her messy but sophisticated voluminous deconstructed look – getting people thinking has the ‘hun bun’ been salvaged by the style Gods?

Ami McPartlin, hairstylist to Irish blogger Suzanne Jackson, believed Saoirse’s SAGs look “was exactly what she needed” – insisting women of Ireland need to dump the hair doughnut and embrace the natural messy top knot.

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“I think the style is making a comeback this year but with more of a messy ballerina edge. The doughnut is gone so use what you have, make it messier and more of a knot than a perfected bun,” she told Goss.ie.

“Things are going more natural with hair, gone is the structure and the tightness of adding in clip-in extensions trying to cover every knot of the doughnut instead bring the trend back to working with what you have.”

Ami’s words definitely echo how Saoirse’s hairdresser Adir Abergel created the look on the night.

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Adir achieved it using only a round brush, a comb, a mixture of clips and bobby pins as well as John Frieda’s volume building mousse and all-day hold hairspray – products we’d all have in our own beauty vanity.

Seeing such a simple and achievable twist on the bun on the red carpet as well as the catwalks of Givenchy, Rag + Bone and Zac Posen the question begs – is the ‘hun bun’ getting the chic revival it needs?

After Saoirse’s SAGs display as well as rocking the look on the cover of Vanity Fair, Goss HQ definitely thinks so.