Both a chignon, braid and a hairstyle accessory (just like a fascinator perched on top of our heads) the bird's nest bun is an original and versatile hairstyle. Take a closer look at this must-have look for long hair.
The bird's nest bun, a hybrid hairstyle
As its name implies, this bun is voluminous and shapely. It's thanks to the braid that this chignon has both a textured and voluminous aspect, elongating the silhouette in the same way as a long high ponytail. This mixture of influences makes it a chameleon hairstyle, which looks just as good as a daily style as for a high-society soirée!
A style that's not easily tamed
According to Delphine Courteille, hairstylist for L'Oréal Professionnel, the bird's nest bun is unfortunately not a style that can be worn by everybody: "If you have a long face or a pronounced jaw, it's best to avoid the bird's nest bun as it will only accentuate these traits. The finished result is also more harmonious on brunette or chestnut hair than on blondes. Thick hair is essential: you won't achieve the same result with naturally fine hair."
To tousle or not to tousle, that is the question
Once the high ponytail is tied tightly in place, the hair braided, and the bun firmly secured with bobby pins, the question of which style to choose arises. Will you opt for a soft, floaty version, delicately tousled with care? Or, will you choose a more sophisticated option by leaving the look as it is? It's up to the discretion of you and your stylist.