The Bun: How To
While you want the knot to look a little undone, Townsend likes to keep the hairline slick. He suggests prepping damp strands with Dove Style + Care Nourishing Amplifier mousse ($4; at drugstores), then blow-drying. Create a tight, high ponytail and mist it with Oribe Hair Care Dry Texturizing spray ($39; oribe.com
) before teasing. Loosely braid the tail so when you wrap it around the elastic to form the bun, random strands pop out. Secure from underneath with pairs of small pins like Goody Colour Collection bobby pins ($4/50; at Target); cross them over each other so they make x's for extra hold, he says. Cover hands with L'Oréal Paris Studio Line Mega hairspray ($5; at drugstores) and run them over the top of your head to tame flyaways.