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Step 1

Hairstylist Jimmy Yap says that for this style, you’ll want volume and a good grip, especially if your hair is freshly washed. Use a sea salt or texturising spray on dry hair and finger-comb through. Then, gather hair into a high ponytail (at an angle of about 45 degrees from the top of your ears). Don’t use a comb for this – you want your hair to look a little tousled. Secure with an elastic band.

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Step 2

With a finetooth comb, start teasing small sections of the ponytail. “This helps to add bulk when you create the bun,” says Jimmy. “If you have fine or thin hair, this step is a must or you won’t get a full bun.”

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Step 3

Working in small sections in a clockwise fashion, tuck the ponytail into its base and secure each section with a bobby pin. As you work your way around, your bun will start to take shape. Finally, secure with bobby pins (yes, more of these!), then spritz with hairspray to hold the style in place.

Photography: Frenchescar Lim, Art direction: Sharmaine Khor, Hair: Jimmy Yap/Kenaris Salon, Makeup: May Tay, using M.A.C, Model: Juli G/AVE

This story was first published in Her World Magazine September 2014.

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