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Karlie Kloss’ Ballerina Bun At The CFDA Fashion Fund Awards Is The Ultimate Holiday Hairstyle


While layered bobs and bouncy waves reign supreme on red carpets, one of the easiest and most polished styles often goes overlooked. During the CFDA and Vogue Fashion Fund Awards on Mon., Karlie Kloss' ballerina bun was one of the prettiest — yet low-key — hairstyles of the evening. If you're in search of a quick and efficient method to get your hair out of your face in a chic way, prepare to look towards Kloss.

Kloss is familiar with hair experimentation on the runway, but tends to opt for silky waves, a deep side part, or a textured ponytail in her day-to-day life. Instead of her typical tousled look, the model chose to highlight her bone structure on Mon. with a glossy ballerina-like bun that sat smoothly at the crown of her head. The style showcased her multi-dimensional blonde hair color, which features lighter tones at the ends.

Kloss used the understated hairstyle as a smart way to draw attention to the subtle details of her outfit, which included a black cape dress by Brandon Maxwell, Gianvito Rossi pumps, and diamond Cartier earrings. She brushed up her iconic feathered brows, wore dramatic winged eyeliner, and completed her dewy complexion with a warm, nude lip.

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Of course, Kloss didn't create this look all on her own. The 26-year-old received help from her coveted team of beauty experts, including celebrity-hair guru, Danilo. Kloss' go-to stylist works with plenty of other familiar faces like Taylor Hill, Selena Gomez, and Priyanka Chopra. In fact, he recently created a similar slicked-back look on Gwen Stefani, featuring a super-voluminous bun.

While it's entirely possible that you tried this hairstyle many moons ago for your childhood dance recital, it's time to bring it back in a very adult way. Wear it with your embellished cocktail dress for a simple, crisp look, or add a sleek bun to your weekly work rotation on an undeniably bad hair day.

There's nothing better than a style that's just as elegant as it is easy to recreate, even if doing your own hair isn't necessarily your strong suit. Ahead, find The Zoe Report's go-to products that'll help you achieve the slicked-back bun of your dreams.

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Hair Oil



Any truly sleek style starts with silky, hydrated hair. Smooth a small amount of this formula into your hair to create a frizz-free, extra-shiny finish that's ready to be slicked into a ballerina bun.

Coconut & Hibiscus Anti-Frizz Max Hold Gel


Shea Moisture

This moisturizing gel is designed to hold thick, curly hair. Massage a dollop into the palms of your hands and slick back for a smooth finish.

The Sheriff Firm Hold Hairspray



Although this spray holds your hair in place, it won't flake or dry out your natural texture. Plus, it's totally brushable. If you're nervous about overdoing it, start by spraying it into your hands, rubbing them together, and gently using your fingertips to push back any fly-aways. Repeat this step as many times as you'd like.

Bun Twists



Rubber bands and hair ties can cause serious damage to your hair (read: breakage and creasing that lingers until your next wash). Instead, try using these bun twists to help secure your style in place. When you're ready to let your hair down, simply untwist!