When it comes to choosing a hairstyle for a special occasion like a prom, wedding, or formal event, you naturally think of wearing your hair up. If just like us, you prefer natural, lived-in hairstyles, you will love this DIY high bun tutorial by a popular blogger and YouTuber Lainey Marie. Suitable for medium and long hair, it’s one of those styles that looks full on any hair type.
Even if you doubt your hair styling skills, this updo is, honestly, a breeze. Let’s discover some key takeaways from this great video tutorial by Lainey Marie.
So, here are the steps to repeat:
Start by leaving a few loose strands around the front – face framing can give you so much comfort and confidence. It can make you fall in love with updos even if you claim to hate them.
Pro tip: If your hair is dark, leave more strands at the sides of your forehead to avoid your fringe looking gappy – it can be particularly noticeable in photos.
Split your hair into three even sections and make three ponytails: two on the top and one underneath. Those must be as close together as possible.
Pro tip: Is your hair super heavy and never holds shape? This hairstyle is actually perfect for you, thanks to those three ponytails that give you an extra secure base. What we’d suggest is making sure you use strong, reliable elastic bands.
At your next step, you will divide each ponytail into two parts and twist them together. Perhaps a more relaxed twist will give you a softer, effortless look. Besides, if you curl your hair first or even just give it a slight bend, it will make your work easier.
Loosely wrap the twist around the base and secure it with a few bobby pins. Repeat on the remaining two ponytails.
Here’s the time to personalize your bun. Fluff it, pull out some strands, and use a few bobby pins to join those three pieces together. Gently pull the top and side areas to make sure you cover any gaps and lines. This would also add some texture.
Pro tip: When it comes to curling the face-framing area, use your hair tongs or a wand on a low heat setting, and don’t hold them too long. This way you will get soft, flattering waves and that’s what most of us want. Those who don’t have a fringe or any layers at the front can leave a few baby hairs in the temple area. You can even cut some strands like the author of this video does.
This fancy high bun hairstyle is suitable for any level of experience in styling and can be created in no more than 30 minutes, including prep. So, if you are considering putting your hair up for a special night, this is one of the easiest updos to make. Also, you can use the same technique to create a low bun.