The History of the Hair Bun
Exuding an image of sophistication and elegance yet replete with the simplicity and warmth of home, the bun is one of the most iconic hairstyles in the world with a history that stretches back centuries. Although it is difficult to ascertain exactly where it originated, the bun was known in various cultures including the ancient Greeks, Polynesians, Chinese, and Koreans. Perhaps surprisingly, the bun was also popular among men and was considered a symbol of marriage (among the Koreans), or as a means to support a Samurai helmet (among the Japanese). The ancient Greeks wore the bun in much the same way as it is worn today, with jewellery or flowers used as adornments, while in the royal courts of the Renaissance period the bun was a typical hairstyle for dancers and stage performers.