2020 Is the Year of the Red Carpet Bun
The bun is an anomaly of a hairstyle. It can be worn high on the crown of the head or low at the nape of the neck, braided or twisted, sleek and tight or voluminous and messy. And all of these versions of the classic updo (and more) showed up on the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards red carpet.
There was still a fair share of Old Hollywood waves and bobs, but the bun wins the award for most popular red carpet hairstyle of the night. From Lupita Nyong'o's big braided bun she accessorized with a gold wire headband, to Mandy Moore's Princess Leia double low buns, celeb's hairstylists got inventive when twisting and pulling their hair up.
Here, we've rounded up eight ways to wear a classic bun according to the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards red carpet.
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Lupita Nyong'o's wore her natural hair in a big braided bun that looked like a cloud. Her hairstylist Vernon Francois achieved the sky-high look with the help of natural hair extensions and Matrix Total Results Amplify Flexible Hold Hairspray. "It is an all day humidity resistant root lifter and a must-have for maintaining body throughout the day and night," he said of the key product behind the Us star's updo. "It easily washes out and leaves no build-up which is important for kinky hair types!" A gold wire headband finished off the look.
Sleek and twisted up high on the crown of the head, Olivia Wilde's bun is the top knot you know and love.
In the case of Mandy Moore's red carpet hairstyle, double the buns are double the fun. The This Is Us star parted her hair down the middle, then pulled each side into tight low buns that sat at the nape of her neck.
The updo you wore to prom is alive and well in 2020, thanks to celebs like Annie Murphy. For the Critics' Choice Awards, the Schitt's Creek star wore her hair in a messy bun just off to the side and finished it off with two long, wavy tendrils.
The actress accessorized her low bun with two face-framing wavy tendrils.
This is a bun you're very familiar with. Jenny Slate's high messy bun looks exactly like the one you wear when you've gone through all five of your morning alarms or on a Sunday morning coffee run. On the red carpet, the easy updo makes wearing a couture gown seem effortless.
Instead of leaving two tendrils out of her loose bun, the actress left one section out of her updo.
The Little Women's star swirly bun was inspired by a look hairstylist Peter Lux saw at Paris fashion show. He created it by dividing the hair in two sections and twisting both up into a swirl shape. Dove Style + Care Compressed Micro Mist Extra Hold Hairspray locked the updo in place.