A simple bun is the perfect timeless look to rock this holiday season.
Look #1 – Sophisticated Wrap-Around Bun
This first bun is polished & sophisticated – perfect for classy holiday parties or a black tie New Years Eve event.
Soft bristled brush
1 large elastic
5-10 bobby pins
Use a soft bristled brush to smooth down your hair before tying it off in a tight, low ponytail.
Now, secure all of your hair into a ponytail. When you’ve reached the last loop of the elastic, pull your ponytail through halfway to create a bun. Feel free to make your bun as large or small as you want.
Next, grab the ends and gently wrap them around the base of your bun. This will hide the elastic and extensions to create a more polished look. Don’t wrap the ends too tightly as you want this part of your bun to appear voluminous and full.
If you still have ends left over after doing one wrap around the bun, simply tuck them underneath and secure with bobby pins.
Secure the entire bun with some bobby-pins, criss-crossing pairs for extra security.
Look #2 – Rope-Braided Bun
This next bun is unique and fancy – we especially love the rope braid detailing. This whimsical detail makes this bun perfect for both casual holiday affairs or a more fancy night out.
1 Large elastic
1 Small, clear elastic
5-10 bobby pins
Begin by grabbing a one-inch sized section of hair by your part. You are welcome to leave your bangs down.
Create a similar-sized section right below the original one.
Twisting each strand, “French” rope braid your hair. Continue to add hair from your hairline to each strand and direct your braid downwards toward your ear.
Once you’ve reached the base of your neck with the rope braid, gather it with the rest of your hair and secure in a tight ponytail with an elastic.
Using your index finger and thumb, gently pull on each part of the twist to create more volume.
For bun, divide your ponytail in two equal pieces. Tightly wrap these pieces around one another until you’ve reached the ends. Secure the twisted ponytail with a small, clear elastic so it lasts all night long.
Grab the ponytail and wrap it counter-clockwise around itself to create a bun. Make sure to hide tends for a polished look.
Secure the bun with bobby pins by crossing two over each other to create an “x”. This will ensure the bun is extra secure throughout the night.