STYLE
12/13/2011 09:40 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Bird's Nest Bun: Tress Trend

Photos: Kate Hudson, Mike Marsland/WireImage; Models at Chanel Pre-Fall 2011 Paris-Byzance Metiers D'Art Show, Vincent Lappartient; Redken Quick Dry 18; Cutler Volumizing Spray; Beth Jones of B. Jones Style; Gwen Stefani, FAME.

Do you feel rushed when it comes to your morning beauty routine? Take the fuss out of styling by wearing a bird's nest bun.

Blond babes like Kate Hudson, Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Lopez have all donned loose, twirly topknots. Elsewhere, big, messy buns ruled the fall 2011 runways of Chanel and Zang Toi. And Stylelist network blogger Beth Jones paid homage to casual Carrie Bradshaw-esque by recreating the classic updo.

Whether you're in between blow-outs or taking a break from the flat iron, "Project Runway" celebrity stylist George Ortiz believes this is a wearable style suited for different face shapes and hair textures.

Follow these three steps to get this easy, yet elegant hairstyle at home:

1. Spritz hair with Cutler Volumizing Spray and blow dry using a flat brush, directing the root of hair toward the area where you want the bun to sit.

2. Gather strands into a ponytail at the crown of your head using an elastic holder or bungee cord.

3. Loosely twist hair into a bun and secure the knot with bobby pins, and set with a medium hold hairspray like Redken Quick Dry 18.

Final pro tip: leave a few wisps along the hairline out for a fresh finish or apply a little Cutler Fly-Away Control onto a toothbrush and smooth the hairline back to create a sleeker look.

What do you think about the bird's nest bun? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section and check out which retro hair trend gets better with age.

BEAUTY RELATED LINKS YOU MAY LOVE:

3 Easy (Festive!) Ways To Upgrade Your Ponytail - Refinery29

Love It Or Leave It? Gwen Stefani's Off-To-The-Side Top Knot - BellaSugar

31 New Holiday-Party Hair Ideas - Allure

10 Boozy Fragrances That Won't Make You Smell Like a Drunk - Racked

30 Days, 30 Ways to Better Skin - iVillage

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