Get the Look: Abstract Bun

(Sebastian Pro) photo credit: Sara Kerens

Fashion designer Christian Siriano made very good use of his time in quarantine. In fact, his Spring '20 collection was entirely based off of his experience, drawing inspiration from things that he observe during his time at home in Connecticut. 

Fabrics, shapes and silhouettes were inspired by favorite some of his childhood, like Troop Beverly Hills, Don’t Tell Mom, The Babysitter’s Dead, Clueless and even The Wizard of Oz. Red tomatoes from local markets inspired rich, saturated colors and textures, and daises in the garden inspired playful silhouettes. “Even at home, things can inspire us, and I hope this collection shows that fashion remains powerful despite the circumstances," Siriano says. 

Sebastian Professional International Artist Anthony Cole created abstract buns to complement Siriano’s "life at home"-inspired collection. With safety precautions in place, Cole styled the models’ hair outside in open air, without access to electricity. Here's how he got the look:

Get The Look

Step 1: Divide front section of hair 2 inches into hair line, brush forward and away.

Step 2: Mix Sebastian Professional Craft Clay and Sebastian Professional Dark Oil together in hands to emulsify. Distribute throughout remaining back section of hair.

Step 3: Pull this section back into low ponytail at the bottom of head, slightly off centered. Secure low pony with elastic band.

Step 4: Spray Sebastian Professional Shaper Zero Gravity hairspray onto a bristle brush, brush through loose front section of hair you originally separated. Pull section straight back to meet rest of hair in the low ponytail. Fasten two sections together into one ponytail using elastic band.

Step 5: Emulsify Sebastian Professional Craft Clay and Sebastian Professional Dark Oil in hands and apply throughout combined ponytail.

Step 6: Twist your ponytail once upwards, curving against the back of your head. Fasten twist with a hair pin. Hair will bend naturally into a bun shape.

Step 7: Continue to twist remaining ponytail following the same direction, in an S motion, staying close to the back of your head. Pin twist down periodically with hair pins, creating an abstract bun.

Step 8: Finish with Sebastian Professional Shaper Fierce hairspray for strong hold.

*For textured hair, add Sebastian Professional Microweb Fiber to Craft Clay and Dark Oil combination for added grip.

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