It’s become quite clear that we sort of have an obsession with all things French. Their beauty regimens are world-renowned; their easy sex appeal and fashion chic, truly inspirational. It’s but natural that we Francophiles here at All Things Hair—along with, we’re surmising, the rest of the style-conscious world—try to keep our finger on the pulse of what’s hot on that side of the Atlantic. And this week, yes, it’s macaron hair.
Macaron Hair: The Low Space Bun
Not to be confused with macaroons, which are small cakes made with ground almonds and coconut, macarons are a circular French meringue made with egg white, typically with a flavored filling. That distinction becomes most relevant when looking at this fun new hair trend that’s been blowing up French Pinterest: It’s a look that features a pair of smaller, circular low-lying space buns, hence “macaron hair.”
We all know the space bun as the clubby look that went super-mainstream early this year (we can thank the runways for that). But this twist looks a bit more relaxed and, yep, you can say more laissez-faire than its predecessors. Not only is it coiled looser around itself, it also lies lower near the nape, making it an ideal last-minute look (leave it to the French to make rushing out the door trés belle).
Scroll on for a few easy ways to cop this look. Perfect timing too, for these relentless summer heat waves!