(Photo courtesy Urban Outfitters; Minimal Metal Bun Holder) currently sold out
Half Pony Knot Bun
What are hair sticks? Another gimmick to sell more hair accessories? An ancient clever way to hold up hair? Well if you guessed the later choice, you are correct. The hair stick accessory has been around forever, the style of the sticks have been updated and the trend that was so popular in the 90's is now making a huge comeback. Hair sticks show up so consistently in various cultures and periods of history. They are most likely the first hair accessory ever invented! They are actually really easy to use and the sticks hold hair up well without leaving those crease marks we all hate so much! They make a lovely accent and when you take them down, you can have pretty loose waves! Just add some texturizer, sea salt beach wave spray (Herbivore Coconut + Sea Salt Beach Wave Mist, $26), gel or hairspray to your bun.
There are many unique hair sticks in the market these days that have an updated modern look. Loving the metal hair accessory trend in Gold, Silver plated finishes. You can create different looks like the Half pony braid, and Half pony knot bun shown above or the loose messy bun shown here:
Messy Low Bun
This look below is the classic low half pony that can easily be achieved with the Gold Round Hair Accessory with Stick $12.25.
Classic Low Half Pony