Get The Look: 90s Textured Bun Tutorial From Renya Xydis

Alice Duthie

Lifestyle Writer

May 10, 2022

Australian luxury swim & resort wear brand BONDI BORN debuted their Resort 23 collection, PHOSPHOR, set against the spectacular backdrop of Sydney’s iconic cityscape, this week at the White Bay Cruise Terminal, as part of Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022.

“For Bondi Born this year we created a really cool bun – think 90s-meets-MetGala. It’s all about creating a beautiful texture, which we did by plaiting and braiding. The bun itself is twisted with pokey detailing on the ends, which is very big at the moment.

“The key to achieving a runway finish is to layer products. Your four must-have products to achieve this look are:

“Start with the EIMI Ocean Spritz to add thickness, body and root lift Then, go in with EIMI Dry Me layered with EIMI Glam Mist to create the perfect base texture. Finish with EIMI Mystify Me Light to detail baby hairs around the hairline and hold the look”.

– Renya Xydis, Creative Director for Wella, ANZ

Bun Hairstyle Tutorial


Prep roots with Wella EIMI Ocean Spritz to add thickness, body and lift roots. Make sure to over-direct each side to give extra root lift. Tease the hair with a dryer, directing the air flow upwards.


Spray Wella EIMI Dry Me through hair and layer with Wella EIMI Glam Mist. Use a tong to create added texture.


Create an imperfect circled section at the crown for a natural effect. Brush back into a pony, keeping the natural texture and tie off.


Create an internal and external layer of tight, baby box braids. For the internal section, braid tight from the scalp, starting at the circle section and working back to the base of the pony. For the external braids, take thicker sections from the hairline, and braid backwards again.


To create the bun, fold the ponytail at the top and tie off to create a bun with a tail. Split the tail of the bun in half, and lift both sections up around the bun, cross them over the bun, then down under back under the bun. The ends will be sticking out diagonally across the bun. Use French pins to secure.


Style the baby hairs in place and set the look with Wella EIMI Mistify Me Light.


By Alice Duthie

Lifestyle Writer

Alice Duthie is a beauty and lifestyle writer for The Carousel. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce at The University of Sydney, majoring in Marketing and Business Information Systems.


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