A bun, only better

We all have our weak points when it comes to beauty skills. Mine is my hair.

My hair gets washed and conditioned with great products, and treated to a mask every week, but beyond that I lose all interest. It’s Irish – a bit red (actually lilac at the moment thanks to David Gillson) and very wild. And to be honest I let it do what ever it wants, which is usually to be wavy and crazy (the degrees to which depend largely on how hard the south easter is blowing!) Otherwise, it’s scrunched-up into a (very) messy bun.

But I stumbled upon this incredible step-by-step guide to this fabulous new take on the common or garden bun, which might just inspire me to make a bit more of an effort. How incredible is this? I found it on The Beauty Department.

Here’s how to get it – it’s not so complicated as it looks. No, really – if I can do it…

  1. Flip your head over and put a little bit of pomade at the root. I like to do this because it makes the hair easier to braid by giving a little bit of soft/flexible hold. Braids are less likely to slip out when you use this.
  2. With your head still flipped, braid from the base of your neck going up to the crown area. Stop where you want the bun to start.
  3. When you reach your stopping point with the braid, tie the 3 braid pieces off with a clear elastic.
  4. You should still be upside down at this point. Now gather all of your hair into a high ponytail. Flip right-side-up and make sure it’s centered, then tie it off with your other clear elastic.
  5. Tease the hair with a comb or a teasing brush.
  6. Pin it into a classic bun shape.