Illustration: Spiros Halaris

Marcus Francis, Suave Professionals celebrity stylist, reveals four steps to create a textured bun that's simple to master and chic to behold.

Illustration: Spiros Halaris

1. Part dry hair on the side or down the middle, then mist with dry shampoo from midlength to ends to give hair some grip.

Illustration: Spiros Halaris

2. Pull hair back into a low ponytail and secure with a coated elastic.

Illustration: Spiros Halaris

3. Wrap the ponytail around the base, pinning it as you go. Pinning the hair in segments, instead of all at once, will give the bun more hold. Use hairpins—not bobby pins, which can shred your style if you need to readjust.

Illustration: Spiros Halaris

4. Pull out a few strands around your face for a bohemian, romantic effect. Finish with a quick overall mist of hairspray.

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Glam Squad
This styling trio makes a gorgeous updo a snap.

Goldwell Kerasilk Color Gentle Dry Shampoo ($30; for salons)

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Tresemmé Expert Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray ($5; drugstores)

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Scünci Hair Elastic Jewelry Ponytailers ($6 for two; drugstores)