Sunday, 22 February 2015

Hair Bun Tutorial

Hair Bun Tutorial
I get asked on an almost daily basis how I style my hair, especially when it's in a high bun, I love buns they're such a classic. All this look takes is 5 minutes (anything to stay in bed a little longer!), a hair donut and a couple of hair grips. There are lots of ways to use a hair donut but I like mine to have an almost walnut whip effect that looks seamless all round so there won't be any hair bands or grips on show. After lots of attempts, and an almost give up, to photograph this look it's finally here :)

Hair Bun Tutorial
First of all you want to put your hair in a ponytail. Whether it's high or low is up to you my loves and if you want it to be a sleek as how I've done mine a good tip to catch all the fly aways is to brush, spritz with hairspray, brush and then tie with your hairband. I always find that a day or 2 after washing is where you get the best results as your hair is so much more manageable. If you want a little more volume or are after a bit more of a 'I woke up like this' kinda look gently backcomb the front. You then want to pop on your donut/sock and I always backcomb my ponytail, you can see in the photos above the difference in volume and how much more hair you've got to play with. Boo for thin hair!
Hair Bun Tutorial
The next step is SO simple, you just wrap your hair around the donut. That's it! This may take a couple of attempts just to make sure the donut's fully covered but it really is that simple! Once your happy secure with a few hair grips, I normally use 2 or 3 but that's only because my hairs quite fine and all the same length so if you have thicker or layered hair then you'll probably need more. Spritz with hair spray, I always give my bun a little lift for more height (the bigger the better right?!) and you're good to go!
Hair Bun Tutorial
Hair Bun Tutorial
Sometimes wearing your hair the same day in, day out can get a little boring so I love wearing this flower crown from JadoreLexieCouture (review here) as it really dresses up your classic bun beautifully and is something different, trust me you won't see anyone else wearing one of these!
 
I hope my tutorial was helpful for you lovelies, I can't even begin to explain how hard it is to do a step by step hair guide in photos - even more reason to start a YouTube channel I guess ;)
How do you style your hair when wearing it in a bun?
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18 comments

  1. Looks lovely - especially the bun crown!
    PS I love the lip colour also.

    Leanne xx
    nailsandteapots

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    1. Aw thanks my love, the lip is 'Please Me' by Mac! :) xx

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  2. Yaay you managed to take the pictures!
    Love this hair look! Especially the flower crown!

    Elizabeth - http://diaryofagirl10.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I finally got there haha! Although I'm still not 100% happy with them :( Thanks lovely, how easy is it?! xx

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  3. Love this look - so simplistic yet really pretty. The flower crown is so cute too!

    Beth / www.bethany-georgina.com

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    1. And super easy to do too :) It adds that little something more doesn't it - I love it! xx

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  4. This is lovely, especially with the flower crown! When i'm in a hurry I love to put my hair up in a bun.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. A bun is a must on greasy hair days too haha! How do you normally style your hair bun lovey? xx

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  5. I love the flower touch, makes it look so elegant x
    Jess x
    www.momentsofbeautywars.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They have other colours too hun if you fancied picking one up, adds so much more to your classic bun doesn't it :) xx

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  6. it looks perfect! unfortunately i hate how my hair looks up haha

    xx danielle // shades of danielle

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    1. Aw I bet it looks lovely up! I must admit it did take me a little while of getting used to this sleekness haha xx

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  7. Love this tutorial, I am such a fan of the sock bun myself! It's perfect for mornings when I'm in a rush and it still looks polished and like I actually tried haha. Thanks for sharing :)

    xoxo Nicole

    http://www.brazenbrunette.com

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    1. Aw thank you!! I'm so glad you liked it! :) Haha they're my exact reasons too xx

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  8. Love this! You're so beautiful Char! Your hair backcombed in a pony is amazing. When I backcomb my hair it just looks tuggy sob :(. You always make me want to dye my hair blonde more too! xxxxxx

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  9. YAY you are the only other person that does a bun like I do! Everyone I know that uses these doughnuts wrap it in and out in and out and it takes SO long. I always use these and get so many comments!

    x x | daisydaisyxxo

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