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Hair Tutorial: How to Do a Danish High Bun Hairstyle Like January Jones

January Jones Hearts the Danish Bun . . . Here's How to Do It

The Danish bun, top knot, high bun, call it what you will, is showing no signs of going out of fashion. In fact January Jones wore it to a Donatella Versace dinner for Central Saint Martins — where Stella McCartney studied — further cementing its status as the only way to wear your hair up this season. I love it because it's super hot and super easy to do. It's elegance without the effort. (Read: my kinda style.) Here's how to recreate January's look in five simple steps . . .

STEP 1: First up, apply KMS California Flatout Straightening Crème ($37.50) to your roots so that you get a super-sleek look.

STEP 2: Separate your hair into two sections by parting it from ear to ear (imagine you’re doing a half-ponytail). Work with the back section first, brushing the hair with a natural bristle brush towards the crown. Secure that for a minute, while you smooth out the front section, brushing back towards the crown. Now combine the two sections together, and using your brush to flatten the hair out, pull hair fairly tight — but still comfortably — into a high ponytail that in the centre of the top of your head.

Keep reading . . .STEP 3: Insert the ponytail through a hair doughnut — which you can grab on eBay for about $12 — just as you would've done back in the day with a scrunchie.

STEP 4: Spread the hair over the edges, around the doughnut so that it is completely covered.

STEP 5: Secure the doughnut-shaped bun with an elastic band (if your hair is thick, try hat elastic instead) and now wind the remaining hair around the bun, tucking and pinning as you go. To get January's 'undone' finish, pull out a few strands with the end of a tail comb and finish off with hairspray to hold.

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