9fb96d064ac7e3117b2a high tight bun

Diving into the details of the ultimate 90s throwback hair trend, we’re taking a peek at how to achieve the perfect high and tight bun. This style is ideal for juxtaposing the trends we’re seeing today and will instantly elevate your total look From styling tips to product recommendations, and a journey through the evolution of this trend Lindsey Olson, Sam Villa Ambassador @lindsey.marie.olson is breaking down the look.

“High, twisted, tight buns with a 90’s sleek finish are trending. We love this look because the smaller shape compliments the fuller silhouettes of oversized cropped tops, wide leg pants and chunky lug soles,” says Olson. “This glossy knotted style can easily be adapted for trend-forward guests, as well as those looking for relevant special occasion styles,” she adds. Learn how to create the look below or click here.


Tools and Products To Get The Look:

Style Tips:

  • Spraying each section with thermal spray and positioning a finishing brush really close to the head while trailing the blow dryer and directionally blow drying helps create a sleek, tight, high-polish finish.  It pushes hair close to the scalp while smoothing the cuticle.
  • Directing hair on the sides up higher than the cheek bones is really flattering.
  • Sectioning hair into multiple ponytails and then joining them together is what creates the tight controlled shape and surface.
  • Use an elastic cord and butcher’s knots for a bump-free tight ponytail.
  • Twisting the two sections of the final ponytail in opposite directions before wrapping around the base of the tail forms more detail to the look.

Shop The Tools:

Sam Villa Professional Light Ionic Blow Dryer with concentrator

Signature Series Tail Comb

Artist Series Finishing Brush

Dry Sectioning Clips


Sleekr Professional Straightening Iron




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