Friday, 15 August 2014

Big bun without a doughnut

This is not a hairstyle that I do often as it can be time consuming, however I was really proud of how this turned out so I thought I’d share with you how I did it. I do have to say that the way I do this style will probably only work on long hair.

Firstly, I find that I can’t make a really big bun with freshly washed hair so starting with hair that’s a day or two old works best. I start by brushing my hair in to a pony tail, bearing in mind that where the pony tail sits is going to end up being the centre of the bun.

This is the step that determines a good bun from a great bun. Taking sections from the pony tail back comb it. Really get in to it and create layers of hair. The aim is not to create a mattered mess (Although it kind of looks like that) the aim is to build up a big mass of hair that you can work with and style.

Next, once you've backcombed all the sections of hair, take all the hair and twist it (as though you’re doing a small twisted bun) around into the shape of a bun. It usually takes me at least 3 attempts until I get it right. Then Use bobby pins to secure it in place an fix any other bits around the edge.

Finally to jazz this look up a bit I added the flower band around it (featured in this haul)

Hopefully you enjoyed this post and will try out this look!

What hairstyles have you been trying out this summer? 

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  1. You've done a great hairstyle and it really looks great on you. I like wearing braids at the moment or just lose hair. Keep up the good work.


    1. Thank you! I love doing braids in my hair too however I get really annoyed when my layers stick out! x


  2. What a lovely blog you have! :-)

    I am following you on blog Lovin, please follow me back :-)

    Fleur x

    1. Thank you so much :D I'll be sure to check out your blog!