Day Seven: Two Twisted Buns {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Seven: Two Twisted Buns
Skill To Learn: Crossed Bobbies To Hold A Bun
Difficulty: Moderate
Time Commitment: 15 Minutes
What You Need: Gel, Comb, 6 Bobby Pins


For Day Seven of 30 Days, 30 Ways, I am going to teach you how to anchor Classic Buns using the Crossed Bobbies magic!  I like wearing Princess Leia buns as they are funky, fun and an incredibly quick style for your missed-the-alarm-clock mornings. 

You will begin with a wet head, parted down the center all the way to the back.  Tie one side up to keep it out of the way, and comb the other side towards your ear.  Hold it just like you are about to wrap a ponytail, but instead begin twisting it.  It will automatically begin to coil towards your head, so allow it to wrap, tucking the tail underneath.  As you hold that in place, run your first bobby pin in wherever you tucked that last piece.  Grab a bit of hair from the chunkier coil, then the tail, then run it under the bun, grabbing your root hair in the bobby.   Still holding the bun in place, run a second bobby perpendicular to the first in the same way (grab some of the bun hair and then push the bobby toward your scalp as you push it through, grabbing root hair and running the ridge of the bobby across the ridge of the first.)  The bun should hold itself in place if you let go now, but for last-all-day longevity, run a third bobby through. 


A couple helpful tips:

Gel and gel some more.  If your hair wants to uncoil, keep your fingers wet with gel as you roll the bun and as it dries, it will hold all of the little pieces in place.   This is true of any style, which is why I am such a Nazi about wet styling and gel.  Just sayin.  😉

Twist the same way.  Either roll both buns to the back or to the front, because otherwise, it will position them differently.  And on that note, remember that you can change the look by positioning them either above your ears, behind them or below them.   Generally, the lower you position, the more professional it looks. 

Extra anchor.  If you have a hard time holding the bun tautly in place while you position the bobbies, you can pull the hair into a ponytail first and then begin coiling the buns.  And when you then run the bobbies under the elastic, you will be doubly secure!

Have a great day and remember that someone needs a ray of light today that only you can shine.
Make time for inspiration, be yourself without apology and always light your world with goodness! 



About ~Sarah

Artist. Musician. Writer. Mother. Daughter. Friend. Christian. Existentialist. Pilgrim.

Posted on January 7, 2012, in beauty, hair tutorials and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. A very interesting read, thanks for that. If you ever write a follow-up, i’ll be sure to read it!

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