You should watch it together. With wine and tissues.
As to the bun, I started watching VOY a day after I finished DS9. I remember being completely smitten with the bun and thinking "wow she looks like Katerine Hepburn!" I found it very commanding and sexy. I'm glad they reshot because she stands out and looks like she means business right from the start with the bun. Sort of set her apart with a different kind of feminine look than a lot of Trek had in the past.