How to Style a Sophisticated Low Bun

For those days when you want to throw your hair up, but still need to look polished. 

This article originally appeared on MIMI

Sometimes, you want something a little more low key when it comes to your hair. Don't get us wrong, we love ourselves a topknot, but sometimes the look is a little more drama than we are aiming for. So, with your best interests at heart, Ammon Carver, celebrity hairstylist and Creative Director of L'ANZA Healing Haircare, devised and styled a beautiful, slicked middle part low bun, for those days where you want to be a little more understated.

1. Part your hair down the middle and brush into a tight, low ponytail.

2. Secure with an elastic.

3. Braid.

4. Twist into a bun wrapping around the elastic.

5. Use hair pins to keep in place.

Makeup artist: Andreana Ellerby; Shot in Ammon Carver L'ANZA Healing Hair Care Studio in NYC; Video shot and edited by 811media