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We’re all guilty of pulling our locks into a deflated ponytail and calling it a bad hair day. But with the holiday party circuit in full swing, we’re putting in a bit more effort and expanding our hair horizons. On the docket: this superspiffy infinity bun (aka the figure-eight bun), which is easy to pull off and perfect for all our holiday engagements. Armed with our Number 4 Hair Care and twistband Stylist Essentials Set, we mastered it in a jiff. Here’s how.
First, work a wide-toothed comb through dry hair to detangle and de-knotify. A beaming smile (like the one modeled on here on Birchbox staffer Lauren) is not required, but totally encouraged.
Put a quarter-sized amount of Number 4 Styling Foam on your fingertips and massage the lightweight mousse into your roots. This humidity-proof styler adds volume and grip-boosting texture. Got color-treated hair? It also protects your shade with natural botanicals.
Slip-on twistbands’s slim and sparkly headband, which keeps hair in place without causing breakage (or headaches). We like the snazzy, seasonally appropriate sparkle.
Work a generous amount of the Texture Styling Crème from the mid-lengths through the ends of your hair to add texture and hold.
Gather as if you were making a low ponytail, then twist your strands until you have what resembles a firm rope.
Pull your twisted tail straight up and start wrapping it around the base of your ponytail as if you were creating a classic ballerina bun. Now here’s the crucial difference: wrap your hair into one firm coil, but stop and leave the reminder of your hair free. It should look like a partially formed, un-coiled cinnamon roll. Secure your partial bun with several bobby pins.
Take the remainder of your hair and wrap it around your finger to create a second minibun, so that the overall look is in the shape of a figure eight.
Tuck the ends under and secure with bobby pins and a healthy dose of Number 4 Non-Aerosol Hairspray. The earth-friendly formula gives you firm but pliable hold, and keeps any baby hairs or flyaways in check.
Click your party heels together and strategically place yourself under the mistletoe.