It was at the British Fashion Awards 2016 held at the breathtaking Royal Albert Hall that we spied a serious contender for party hairstyle of the season. Of course, here at Byrdie while we appreciate a standout gown like the rest of them, it was the beauty looks that caught our attention (always). Among a sea of easy tousled hairstyles and retro waves (we're looking at you, Moss and Chung). There was one hairstyle that made us rethink our party styling for the coming weeks. So what was this game-changing look? Gigi Hadid, Lady Gaga and Winnie Harlow all stepped out on the red carpet wearing sleek buns. Yep, ballerina-inspired buns. While the bun is nothing new, party hair these days is often easy-going, but this is a definite look. And for, arguably, the night's biggest stars to embrace the look means it's got to be the next big thing (well, three is a trend, after all). What's great about a bun is that it makes way for a graphic liner, oversize choker or statement earrings to take centre stage. Keep scrolling to see how each star wore the ballerina bun their own way.
Hadid, who took home the accolade of Model of the Year, wore her hair pulled back into a sleek, neat bun.
Lady Gaga opted for a similar look, but she chose to sport a side parting. Notice how the smooth and simple hairstyle lets her standout false eyelashes take centre stage.
Gaga's hair was twisted into a spiral and pinned in place to create a focal point that's elevated from a standard bun. To get that super-sleek effect, use a toothbrush misted with L'Oréal Elnett Winter Wonder Hairspray (£7) to tame any wayward flyaways. It contains argan oil to amp up shine, too.
Here Harlow has made like Hadid and Gaga with her hair pulled back sleek, but she has juxtaposed this with a topknot that has a little texture. Mist your ponytail with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (£39) to get that tousled look, before twisting into a topknot. Re-create the look with plenty of hair elastics and kirby grips.
The model's hair was twisted and pinned in place. Despite the hairstyle being sleek it looked effortless at the same time.