This is a fun spin-off from our Braided Headband & Messy Buns that we posted a few months back. If you don’t know how to make a “chain” we have step-by-step pictures in our Ribbon & Chains hairstyle. This style works best with fairly damp hair – especially for the chains. I prefer how the messy buns turn out as well with damper hair. But definitely you need to get the chains pretty damp to get them smooth and to work the best.
Step 1 -From front to back – part the hair right down the center
Step 2 – Make 2 ponytails
Step 3 – Make a chain
Take a small section of hair from the top of the one of the ponytails. Divide it in 2 pieces. Cross one over the other and through the loop, as if you were starting to tie your shoe. The key to these is don’t pull them tight and make sure they are fairly damp. Refer back to the Ribbon & Chains style if you need step-by-step pictures.
Step 4 – Bring chain across the top of the head
You’ll obviously need to have long enough hair that your chain can reach most of the way across the head to the other ponytail. If you are working with shorter hair – you can “cheat” it and just make your messy bun come up to meet where the chain stops!
Step 5 – Anchor the end of the chain
You can take the wispy little ends of your chain and secure them to the base of the opposite ponytail with a rubber band, or I just temporarily anchored them with a bobby pin until I started my messy buns.
Step 6 – Make a 2nd chain
On the opposite ponytail (the one you just anchored your other chain above) start another chain & repeat the process, bringing it across the head to the other side and anchoring it, so it looks something like the picture below.
Step 7 – Make messy buns
We of course used our Messy Bun for Long hair technique. Anchored them with bobby pins so the chains laid nicely and that was it. Just be careful if you do use bobby pins that you don’t stick them in where they’ll pull the chains and ruin the cool look!
Bee was in a silly mood when I did this, so you get a silly smile!
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