Hello all of you lovely people. I hope you are having an awesome week so far and still have Easter candy to munch on.
I have been super lazy after starting to work full time again, so I’ve been mastering the dirty hair ‘dos lately. Buns are thankfully in style, and are so easy – now that I’ve discovered and mastered a few tricks.
I wanted to share the love and tell you about my 3 favorite ways to do a bun. Perfect for work, play, or a night out.
The Pinned Messy Bun
This is a variation of a style my sister showed me years ago. Her go-to hairstyle was putting it in a messy bun, still wet, and pinning everything down so it looked more like a fancy up-do. These days I try and make it look more like a round, typical bun – and it works much better dry for me. Here’s how I do it:
I start with the messy bun I’ve been doing since junior high. You know how you can’t really teach anyone that? Anyway, try it with your personal messy bun technique and see if it works for you. If not, you can start with a pony tail that’s not all the way pulled through:
Next, pinch the front pieces together.
This will make the bun circular. When it looks cute, pin that shit. Then pin any other pieces around it to make it look like a round updo on the top of your head. I like to pull at it after I’ve pinned a few to make sure it’s still looking full. You won’t need many pins for the back- I usually only use about four bobby pins total. I always like to bring a few extra with me, though, since some pieces can fall in the back over the course of the day.
Here’s what it looks like finished:
I’ve done this with a headband and a looser front, with a flower, or hair sprayed for a more slicked back look. So many options. Make it your own!
The Sock Bun
Okay, I’m assuming you know this one. But I am so in love with it that I want to show you how it looks, in case you are one of the few people who haven’t seen it on Pinterest. Here’s a quick run down of how it works:
Obviously the most mysterious part of this whole thing isn’t pictured. How the hell do you roll it in your hair? If you haven’t battled the sock before, trust me. It is not a science. It looks like a train wreck until magically I stuff it all in there and it looks good. It’s really hard to mess up, trust me – if I can do it at 6am with dirty hair, you can do it. It’s also good for wet hair when you don’t feel like dealing with the blow drier (which is me every day).
The Twirl Pin Bun
Okay, so it’s not called the twirl pin. I guess they’re technically called “Spin Pins”. Meh. Anyway, funny story – I bought this thing forever ago and then lost it for, seriously, years. Then I just found it when I was moving and thought, this thing definitely doesn’t work. My hair has always been slippery so I was so surprised when it stayed in place while I packed up the rest of my apartment. Then when I took my hair out, it gave me these awesome waves! I highly recommend it. Of course I called Em and she’s like, “Oh, duh, I’ve been using that for forever.” Umm, why did I waste time without this in my life?
If you get one (you can buy it online or at a CVS), I have some tips for how to make it work best. I like to do a kind of french twist updo with it, but that doesn’t stay in place as well. A normal bun works the best and looks really cute.
It seems weird to just start with all of your hair down and expect this little thing to hold it all up. But I swear it works! Even with my long heavy hair.
Twirl your hair into a bun at the top of your head and hold it in place.
Then twirl the pin straight across your bun, making sure to grab hair from underneath it. Try and get it as close to your head as possible, and it should feel tight.
I love this style because it’s so easy to do on the go and still feel like you’ve done something cute but casual with your hair. You can throw it in your purse and take it out and redo it throughout the day super easily.
What is your favorite? What’s your go-to hair do when you are lazy?