Go for the easy summer styling with a romantic, dreamy, loose updo hairstyle. No more glossy, perfect ‘dos, but natural and tousled tresses, free-flowing flyaways and disheveled textures. And what better way to keep your hair up during hot summer days and still look effortlessly chic than by opting for an imperfect, oh-so-sweet bun?

You can style a romantic bun in no time and obtain a fresh, natural sophisticated hairstyle. You just have to put your imagination to the test and have fun with your styling. It is not difficult at all and it doesn’t require professional tools and products or skills. Keep everything as simple as possible and you’ll certainly get the wow-worthy, low-key style that doesn’t look too done while still maintaining a glossy, luxurious vibe. You can try different variations of the romantic bun to escape the every day routine whether you go on a shopping spree or you’re spending an evening out.

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The romantic bun is easy to do yourself and is perfect if you are a novice when it comes to hair styling. For the Dolce & Gabbana soft, swept-back look, start by lightly backcombing hair at the front for added lift and secure it in the back using bobby pins. Next, pull back the sections of hair right above the ears, twist them together at the center of the head and pin them in place. Then, take the rest of the hair and loop it under and secure it at the nape of the neck. Set your beautiful bun by liberally misting some hairspray on.

You can also opt for a feminine and light bun as seen at Nina Ricci for their spring 2011 show. This is so versatile and can dress up an elegant or office look or perfectly round out a casual outfit. Part hair on the center and pull it back into a low bun at the nape of the neck. You can either tie your hair into a ponytail and then wrap it around the elastic and pin it into place or you can twist the hair into a bun without making the pony and secure it with bobby pins. Keep the hair covering the ears and leave a few flyaways on the sides to soften your face.

Girls with naturally curly or wavy hair can go seriously pretty and romantic with this style leaving their natural texture shine through. However, they should start by preparing the hair and apply a volumizing product. Then, simply pull hair back, then twist it at the nape of the neck into a bun for a loose result. You can also add a bohemian touch with a flower by your ear or any other sweet hair accessory.

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