Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hairstyles by Myself: Twisty Little Bun

This simple twist on a bun hairstyle is a great way to make a subtle statement and keep the hair out of your face.  Bonus: If you don't know how to french braid this is a great hairstyle to try because it has the same modeled look, but is a lot easier!  Also, it lets you inch in another day out of your blow dry.  However, if you do this hairstyle on wet hair, you'll achieve pretty beach waves when you undo it later.  This is the perfect holiday party hairstyle as well and to gussy it up even further, you can accessorize with headbands and hair clips (check out my previous DIY's to learn how to make these!)

Step One:  Start with tangle-free hair.
Step Two:  To texturize, scrunch hair with hands, using a product if necessary.
Step Three:  Section off a small piece of hair at the top of the head and divide it in half.  Twist the two pieces of hair together and add more hair to one section.
Step Four:  Continue the same process of twisting and adding hair down your head.

Step Five:  Twist and add hair along the back of your head, near the hairline, until you run out of hair.
Step Six:  Using an elastic, secure the hair at the base of the twist, creating a ponytail.
Step Seven:  Twist your ponytail into a bun.
Step Eight:  Place bobby pins along the base of the bun to keep it in place.

Step Nine:  Accessorize by adding a headband or hair clip as shown above (optional).
Step Ten:  Apply hairspray to keep style in place and fluff the twist for a softer look (optional).

This was my first attempt at a hair DIY and it was a lot of fun to put together!  I hope this tutorial helped you create a beautiful hairstyle—I'd love to hear your feedback and see pics of what you've created on my Facebook page!  Also, let me know if you'd like to see more segments of "Hairstyles by Myself" in the future!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. That is such a great hairstyle!

  2. Beautiful! Can't wait to try it!

    1. Glad to hear you're interested in giving it a try and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. What a beautiful hairstyle! And a great blog! Keep up all of the great work! :)

    1. Thank you, Sarah—I'm glad you like the twisted bun!

  4. perfect French twist! love this elegant hairstyle!perfect hairstyle for your whether formal or causal look!

    1. Thanks for coming by my blog! I totally agree that this hairstyle could be dressed for a fancier occasion or more casually, depending on the situation.