It’s no secret that we love French girl hair trends here at All Things Hair. So when we heard that the croissant bun was taking over the runway and reality, we had to see what the fuss was about. Not sure what it is? Fret not, because we’re about to spill the tea…
The croissant bun updo is basically a high-fashion, modern take on the classic Gibson tuck hairstyle and thanks to Chanel, it is everywhere. But is this runway hairstyle really a look that can work in real life? We investigate…
The croissant bun: The latest French girl hairstyle we're double tapping
The runway version: Chanel’s sleek croissant bun
When we originally saw this croissant hairstyle on the Chanel catwalk during Paris Haute Couture Fashion week, we knew we were witnessing hairstory.
Our take on the look
After trailing the trend, we can safely say: if you’re looking for a new way to wear your hair up, then you’ll be delighted to know that Chanel’s croissant chignon is the perfect for you.
And while we couldn’t score the same shape (Chanel used a hair piece to get it, FYI), we still managed to create this runway hairstyle. How? With the aid of a thin headband, which helped us form the delicious-looking croissant shape.
Editor’s tip: Are you ready to trial this hair trend? Just follow our step-to-step tutorial and make sure to finish off the look with the VO5 Sublime Sleek Creation Hairspray. It’ll ensure you maintain glossy strands all day, while holding your high-fashion style in place.
The runway version: Lela Rose’s casual croissant bun
As you can see, this low-slung croissant bun is a lot more relaxed than Chanel’s version, making it perfect for everyday wear and tear. Anyone else getting Brigitte Bardot vibes from this ‘do?
Our take on the look
There’s something thrilling about being able to turn a bedhead hairstyle into a work of art, and this modern Gibson tuck/croissant bun hybrid does just that.
After that, we tucked the ponytail into itself to create this low croissant shape and secured it with some bobby pins. And guess what? We loved the end result!
When we first saw of this trend, we thought it would be a tricky hairstyle to achieve. But after trailing it for ourselves, we saw just how simple it was.
So, whether you choose to rock it day or night is all up to you, but know this: you’ll effortlessly give off French girl vibes wherever you go.
If this pastry-inspired trend is a little to wild for your tastes, check out the other subtle and beautiful hair ideas on our Hair Trends page! The world of hair is full of wonderful and creative things to try.