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This hair is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

What is a banana bun we hear you ask? Well, we'd say Google it but instead of getting all the lazy girl hair inspo you need, you'll instead get hungry because all you'll find will be cake recipes.

However, once you dive a little deeper into the internet (Pinterest and Reddit), you'll discover exactly what we're talking about. Coined 'the banana bun' by beauty lovers, the hairstyle is slowly beginning to take over the internet. 

The up-do is the answer to all your hair dilemmas. Woke up late for work? Banana bun. Too lazy to wash your hair? Banana bun. Spontaneous date after work? Banana bun. 

Also known as a French twist and loose chignon, the banana bun is essentially a low rise messy bun on a slant. It looks like it could come undone at any stage and that right there is where the allure lies.

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Just like every other ' just woke up like this' look, it sounds easy but in reality, it's quite the art to master.

But it looks nothing like banana, right? Well, whoever it was that coined the term must have earned some serious artistic license as the reason behind the fruity name is simply because of the slightly curved shape of the bun. We mean, if we squint...we can see it, kinda. 

 The technique is fairly straight forward. First, you'll need the essentials: bobbins, hairpins, hairclips and slightly dirty hair (don't you just love the fact that's a requirement?). Next, divide the hair into three even sections. Tie back the middle piece into a low, loose ponytail. Then, take the section of hair on your right and wrap it over the top of the recently tied ponytail and twist the two together. With the remaining section, tuck it under the wrapped pony. Next, take a  couple of hairpins and secure everything into place. Finally, pull a few pieces of hair out to frame your face and let gravity do its thing. 

If that sounds like too much effort for you, alternatively you can just throw your hair into a twisted pony and pin random section so that it resembles a banana. The key is to not get too focused on the shape. Think more along the lines of laidback and casual than freshly ripe.

So the next time you get the mad idea of getting up an hour early for work so you can have fresh curls for your presentation, remember the banana bun. Extra sleep whilst looking chic? Win.

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