Hairstyles How To: the Cinnabun

Mario Russo, owner & lead stylist of Salon Mario Russo in Boston, has shared with one of his favorite looks for fall - the "Cinnabun." A fun variation on the popular sock bun,  this bun is actually more of a hair wrap than a traditional bun, which makes it ddeal for women with mid-length to long hair. See below on how to get the look!

hair to the back of the head. Sleekness is key for the front of this look – it should appear seamless and tight. Use the comb to achieve the desired smoothness in the front. If using a headband for decorative purposes, place at the crown of the head now. This will better achieve the smooth finish.

3. Gather hair into a ponytail at the back center of hair and secure with an elastic. Take a 1 to 1.5 inch of hair near the base of the ponytail and create a very small loop with the hair. The loop should loop under and face down towards the neck. Pin the small loop with bobby pins, fastening it under the elastic of the ponytail. Think of this as the center section of a flower. It will act as focal point for the rest of the Cinnabun.

4. Separate the remaining hair into two parts, one to the left and one to the right of the center loop. Take the left section first, and loosely begin to wrap it around the loop. Lightly using a fine-toothed comb, make sure the hair that’s being wrapped is smooth. As you begin to run out of hair to wrap, take a few bobby pins and secure the ends of the hair under and into the bun.

5. Take the right section next, and loosely begin to wrap it in the opposite direction around the loop. Again, lightly use a fine-toothed comb to make sure the hair that’s being wrapped is smooth. Pin the ends under and into the bun.

6. Before finalizing the look with hairspray, take the fine tooth comb and go over any section of the bun that needs to be smoothed out. To finish the style, liberally apply a strong hold hairspray all over the look., such as MoroccanOil Luminous Hairspray.

[Image courtesy of Salon Mario Russo]

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