Friday, December 20, 2013

Buns for the Holidays

Happy Friday! I am all done with Christmas shopping, putting up our tree, wrapping gifts and decorating our home for the holiday so I finally have more time to blog. I decided to give you 3 hairstyles that are super easy and great for either Christmas or New Years eve. My preferred hairstyle is long voluminous locks with a part in the middle but there are times that I like to switch it up with a bun. Who now a days does not wear they're hair up in a bun?! I think this hairstyle is super versatile as it can go from casual to elegant depending on what you wear. There are all types of buns but my top 3 favorite have to be the side bun (more of an elegant bun), a sleek bun with a braided headband or a sleek bun with a braid wrapped around. These buns are effortlessly chic and take about 10 minutes or less to do. Have a wonderful day!

Side Bun

What you will need:
brush
comb
hair elastic
bun maker 
hair pins
hair spray

1. Part your hair on the side that you prefer.
2. Brush your hair into a sleek side ponytail on the opposite side of the part.
3. Secure the side ponytail with an elastic.
4. Take your bun maker and place it at the end of the ponytail.
5. Start rolling the bun maker inwards until you reach the elastic.
6. Spray the hair with your favorite hairspray or shine spray.

The bun maker will secure your hair without any bobby pins. If you do have fly aways or left a few hairs out, simply tuck them in with pins. 



Bun Wrapped by a Braid

What you will need:
brush
2 hair elastics
hair pins
bun maker
hair spray

1. Brush your hair into a high ponytail.
2. Secure the hair with a hair tie.
3. Separate a strand about 1 inch and put it to the side.
3. Place the bun maker at the end of your ponytail and begin to roll the hair inwards leaving the strand of hair separated.
4. When you reach the elastic, tuck in any flyways or hair left out of the bun.
5. Start braiding the strand of hair and secure it with an elastic at the end.
6. Wrap the braid around your bun and secure with hair pins.
7. Spray hair with favorite hair spray or shine spray. 

These steps can be followed if you decide to use your own hair for the braid. To add more volume, I rolled all hair into the bun maker. I then took my extension piece that has one weft and braided it. I clipped it under the bun to hide the track and started wrapping the braid around my bun. I secured the braid with hair pins. 


Bun with a Braided Headband

What you will need:
brush
hair pins
bun maker
braided headband *optional*
hair elastic
hair spray

*If you have a braided headband

1. Brush all hair back into a sleek high ponytail.
2. Tie hair with an elastic.
3. Place bun maker at the end of your ponytail and roll inwards. 
4. Tuck in any fly aways or hair you left out of the bun.
5. Place headband and secure with hair pins if needed.
6. Spray hair with hair spray or shine spray. 

*If you do not have a braided headband

1. Section of a 1 inch strand near your ear (whichever side you chose is fine).
2. Brush the rest of your hair into a high and sleek ponytail.
3. Secure ponytail with an elastic. 
4. Tuck in any fly aways with hair pins or any hair you left out of the bun.
5. Braid the strand of hair that was left out and secure with an elastic.
6. Take the braid and wrap around to the other side of your ear. 
7. With hair pins, secure the braid.
8. Spray hair with hair spray or shine spray. 


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