Remember those haphazard buns you used to create during gym class? Turns out they're back in style — they're just a bit smaller. Ladies (and long-haired gents!), we would like to formally introduce you to Spring's biggest hairstyle trend: the half bun. Many claim it was inspired by the man bun (ahem, Jared Leto), but no matter who or what it's attributed to, it has taken over Pinterest, your Instagram feed, and editorial spreads.
Admittedly, this style is a bit odd. It's like your hair had an identity crisis: it's not a ponytail, yet it's also not a full-fledged bun. Some people might think you forgot to put the rest of your hair up or that you're going through a '90s Summer camp phase. Regardless, it's fun and easy to do, so why not get in on the look yourself?
Here are the tricks to the half-bun trade — as demonstrated on every hair length. Note: we didn't have anyone on staff with an undercut, so apologies to all of the short-haired men and women out there!