Friday, June 19, 2009

Finally... a messy bun I can call my own!

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When I started doing this hair-do, this is not what I had envisioned. It was a completely different style! Yikes. Her hair was too thick to do the style I had imagined. I am going to save that style for another time and another model! So this is what I came up with instead. If you have been following me from the beginning you know I cannot do a messy bun very well. So stumbling upon this worked out perfectly!

Start by pulling most of the hair into a ponytail. I only left out a small section at the bottom.

Next I did a reverse pull through. Where I brought the hair up through a hole in the middle of the ponytail underneath the elastic.

It should look like this. I then proceeded to do the same thing 2 more times(2 more reverse pull throughs). This will vary depending on how long your daughter's hair is.

I braided the section at the bottom into 3 small braids.
Remove the original elastics and add all 3 braids into 1 common elastic.
So now you have this silly hair sticking up through the inside of the bun.
Take the braided section and pull it up through the same hole you did the pull-throughs through.

See how you have this section of hair that is coming up through the hole? Bobby pin it so it stays put. Fold it down over the bun and spray with Hairspray until it reaches it's desired shape.
I bought these cute hair pins from our local dance/ballet supplier. It's like an open ended bobby-pin with a flower jewel on the end.

Slide them into their desired location. Or place whatever kind of hair accessory you decided to use.

Underneath/Back View
Straight on back view
Front View with a side of super sweet!


Amber said...

Very Cute, might have to try this one on myself too!!:)

Audrey said...


Kimberly said...

that looks very easy. I will need to try this one out.

Mira is triplet crown said...

Wow, what a lot of work. You'll be a valuable resource when my daughter gets old enough to actually have hair! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

"Summershine" said...

I love, love, love your hair creations!!! Thank you so much for all of the great ideas! I love to fix my daughter's hair with new, different, beautiful ways. People always comment on her hair and all of the credit goes to you and other Moms who post their ideas for me to borrow. Thank you for letting us into your home!!

Also, thank you for the comments on my blog. I am sorry that I have never left a comment on your blog and you helped me realize how wonderful it is to get comments from strangers who are blogging-friends. I will make more of an effort now to comment away! Thanks again for everything!!

Chic-Clips said...

I love this messy bun! do you have problems doing the more "traditional" messy buns because your girls hair is so long? I think this is the reason I have a hard time, That or I am hair handicap!

jessica said...

I love your hairdos. Will you plese post a video of this bun. I can't seem to get it right. Thanks.

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