Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

What Is a Banana Bun and Why Should You Care?

You should not, essentially, however it’s an exceedingly simple approach to fashion your hair in lower than three minutes. The lowdown on the most recent French woman craze.

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Parisophiles, rejoice: we’ve a new merchandise so as to add to the lengthy record of French-girls-are-doing-it-so-it-must-be-cool tendencies (see: chignons, Breton stripes, bedhead, ankle boots, pendant necklaces, earth-toned eyeshadow, smokey eyes, smoking, micellar water, mantels, unwashed hair, tardiness, getting old, not getting old). The so-dubbed “banana bun” has been making its rounds on Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram as of late, hailed as the latest French export to grab the sweetness world—and, on the identical time, falling into the equally cringe-worthy class of “lazy girl” hairdos.

Our nationwide fetishization of all issues Parisian cisgendered feminine apart, most of us can get behind the concept of a time-saving magnificence method (we’ll simply must look previous Guido Palau’s assertion that that “done hair” is again in fashion). The fruity-sounding ‘do is achievable in a few simple maneuvers: divide your hair into three sections, tie the middle section into a low pony, wrap one side overtop and the other underneath, twist it all together and tuck in the ends with a few bobby pins. And voilà! (Sorry.) Hair done for the day. The added bonus: it’ll look even higher after skipping a few washes.

It’s mainly a cross between a chignon and a French twist, and occurs to work simply as properly with a robe (à la Jessica Biel on the 2017 Oscars) because it does for Sunday brunch. So, the place does the banana slot in? Could it’s the bun’s elongated form? Or its side-leaning slant? What the stylist who coined the time period occurred to be consuming at that individual second? A thriller it can stay. Let’s simply agree to go away France out of the equation and file it underneath the extra palatable (however far much less catchy) class of women-who-have-more-important-things-to-do tendencies as a substitute.

Get the look with these spritzes, sprays, pastes and pomades.

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