20 Spiky Bun Updo Looks That Will Turn Heads

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Spiky bun updos are making their way back into the spotlight, and no one knows the trend better than renowned hairstylist Linda Miller. In this exclusive interview, Linda shares her expert advice on how to rock this versatile style with confidence, regardless of your hair type, face shape, or age.

Embracing Your Hair Type

According to Linda, the spiky bun updo is a fantastic choice for those with thick, coarse, and curly hair. She suggests leaving out some tendrils around the face for a soft, romantic feel and using a light hair wax or pomade to define the spikes. For those with fine or thin hair, adding extensions or using the right products can create the illusion of thickness and volume. Linda advises against over-smoothing the hair, as a bit of texture can add dimension to the style.

Flattering Different Face Shapes

If you have a round or square face, Linda recommends keeping the hair sleek and close to the head at the sides to elongate the face. On the other hand, those with a heart-shaped or long face can opt for more volume at the sides to balance their features. For an oval face shape, you have the freedom to play with different looks. However, Linda suggests avoiding a part in the middle, which can make the face appear longer.

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