#SpeedStyles: Your Hair On The Go Tutorial

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  • Learn how to nail two kinds of bun quickly with the help of Sassoon's Bruce Masefield.

    While trying to fluff my hair up between a meeting and friend’s birthday dinner last month, I realised I needed to learn some new hair tricks. Give me all the time in the world, a fancy tong and a handful of sprays and I could do something snazzy, but more often than not my hair is styled on the hoof while rooting around in my bag for a kirby grip. The result is either a bit matted and messy or schoolgirl limp.

    Bruce Masefield, Sassoon’s UK Creative Director, promised me that everything could – would – look better if I’d learn a few hairstyles that can be done on the trot using just the contents on my bag. After having a ferret in mine and finding a mini dry shampoo, a little brush that was part of a Christmas set, hairspray, and a bunch of random clips (I may not know what to do with them, but I like to be prepared!), Bruce decided two buns – one sleek, one dishevelled with a smattering of clips for decoration – would be easy to create.

    A word on the clip bit: we’ve gone avant garde because I was feeling a little experimental, but the beauty of this is that you can entirely tailor it to suit you – the key is to experiment with placement and not overwork the relaxed style (for inspiration, check out the A/W 16 LFW Erdem hair created by Anthony Turner, who left the bun very relaxed and added ornate clips for contrast).

    Watch the video to see how to create the two speedy takes on a bun using minimal products and glory in how easy it is. Never again need you toil while trying to style your hair in the loo of a pub as you balance your handbag precariously on a slightly-sticky sink or while rushing to dinner in a shared cab (note: hairspray squirted into a shared confined space may cause arguments – at least it did in my case). Happy (speedy) styling…

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