As it’s still hot and very much summer here at my house, the girls often want their hair up off their necks & I’m always trying new things despite their asking for “just a ponytail” a lot of the time! Sorry for another “bun” style – but here’s a sure fire way to dress up a boring bun and add a bit of “art” to the style.
Sorry – no step-by-step pictures on this- but it’s really not a hard thing to do. Let your “inner hair-artist” shine through! 😉
Start by making a ponytail and secure it with a rubber band. I set Bug’s off to the left side of her head a bit with a zig zag part on the right side.
Braid or do a twist/rope braid (which is what I did) and tie the end off with a rubber band – leaving a tail.
Basically start to make a bun as shown in THIS old post but don’t tuck the tail.
Wrap the hair around as you would to make a bun – but don’t tuck the “tail” underneath the bun to hide it. Secure the bun in a few places with bobby pins – but leave the “tail” of the braid sticking out of the top.
This pic is from our old Turkey Bun that I posted ages ago – but basically the point that the “artsy” part starts!
With the “tail” sticking out of the top of the bun, divide it into several small sections. Spray them a bit with water so you can work & form the hair around your finger. I had 5 small different sections. The 1st, 3rd & 5th sections I curled to the left down around my finger to almost make a full loop or circle.
The 2nd and 4th sections I barely curled over so they almost formed a candy cane like shape. Make sure the hair is quite wet so you can work with the hair & then spray well with hairspray to “freeze” the hair in place! Or be sure to have some kind of pomade to sculpt the hair into the shape you desire. Hope that makes sense.
I basically used the same technique to get the curved/loopy hair for today’s style as I did for this old one I posted back for New Years Eve. A bit of product to sculpt & mold the hair can do wonders! You really can do all kinds of pretty loops & curls to make just about any style a bit fancier!
Anyway, sorry to refer to so many old posts. But often times I do a style & then after wards realize that it has multiple parts of other styles I’ve done in the past.
I hope what I did makes sense. Let me know if you have any questions!