Recently, I have had many readers ask me how I do my bun. I know it can sometimes be a challenging style to master, so here are my steps to achieving the perfect bun.
~ Video link to follow next week~
Gather hair into a pony tail. Brush the crown of the head smooth.
Tip: I find hair that is slightly dirty is easiest to work with. If you have thinner hair, try hairspray to give some texture or the addition of a bun ring can help make it fuller. (I like this bun ring how to).
Flip your head over and gather hair into a very high pony tail. Brush the back smooth. The pony tail should be centered and on top of the head.
Tip: It sometimes helps to make the pony tail just slightly to the side you will twist the hair. This helps with centering.
Center the pony tail on top of the head, then tighten by splitting hair in half and pulling each side.
Twist pony tail (I always twist to the left) so it’s taught but not to tight.
Tip: Try to twist so pieces of hair are not popping out; however, these bits can be addressed later if they just will not cooperate.
Twist hair around to create the bun. (A good hairspray will help to smooth fly aways).
Tip: This is the tricky bit. My bun looks a bit different every time, but do not fret, this is part of your unique style.
Secure the bun with a rubber band (I like the actual rubber kind that are not covered-they hold stray pieces in better). Tuck or pin all stray pieces.
Tip: Get the bun secure first, then once it is situated in the correct position, adjust outward to create a fuller look.
Spray with a light hairspray (I like W8less by Rusk) then fan the bun to give fullness.