Day 14 – Fun Bun

Another winner from The Beauty Department. What can I say, I love a good bun!

photos: Angela Kohler + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess

In a world where we can’t stop running late, the fun bun is probably the quickest way from A to Chic. This look comes in über-handy when you wake up late and you’re rushing out the door (or even if you have plenty of time). It’s such a high-brow/low-brow look. Meaning it can be paired with anything from jeans and a tank to a chiffon tiered dress. It’s amazing for the summer because some days when it’s really hot outside, all we want is to get that hair off our neck + shoulders! You can leave this plain & simple with no accessories, pair it with a headband or add a little sparkle by bobby-pinning in a jeweled brooch at the base. This works with ANY hair type from curly to frizzy to pin-straight. It’s also amazing for those days when you know your hair needs to be shampooed but you JUST DON’T WANNA! Spray some dry shampoo at the roots and follow the steps below. This is a more messy alternative to the ballerina bun…

Step 1: If your hair is straight, use a 1″ curling iron to curl everything under. This will make it easier to tuck pieces into the bun. When they’re straight, they tend to pop out more. If you have wave or curl you can skip this step if you want to.

Step 2: Flip your hair over and gather everything into a ponytail on top of you head, securing it with an elastic ponytail holder.

Step 3: On the last time around with the ponytail holder, only pull the ponytail through half way.

Step 4: Take the loop you’ve created and spread it out. Don’t over think it. Just widen it and allow it to be somewhat messy.

Step 5: Take the tail end and wrap it around the ponytail base.

Step 6: Pin the end of the ponytail to the base using a couple of hair pins/bobby pins.

Step 7: Gently pull on pieces and then pin them. This will give your top-knot a slightly more messy texture.

Step 8: Spray a veil of medium hold hairspray all over. Don’t smooth down all of the fly aways, just lightly tuck the pieces that have gone rogue!

xxx

Day 7 – Victory Bun

Yup, another bun!! They are so versatile; they are messy, classy, clean, chic, or grungy depending on how you personalize it. What can I say, I appreciate a nice bun, hun!

This gal has amazing eyes…

….and a solid hair tutorial. What I like is that she’s basically uses a victory roll technique to roll her hair up and then has turned those rolls into a bun. Just saying, it’s a great idea and I can’t believe I never thought of it. On the other hand, this does mean you need to spend more than 60 seconds on your hair (heheh, often when I’m putting my hair in a bun, it takes less than a minutes. Keeping in place is another story).

Febru-Hairy Day 1 – Sock Bun

Aaaaaaaaaaand we’re off! Opening this year’s Jo Hoffberg’s favorite/interesting/useful hair tutorials is brought to you by Eisy Morgan. It’s an interesting idea and I’m wondering if this idea/technique could apply elsewhere. What I love about this is how enormous you get make your hair. Well, let’s get started 😀


Grab a sock, cut off the toes, roll it down as if you were cuffing a shirt, and that’s the scrunchie that you’re going to use. Now, fast forward to 2:12 and get started!!

What I like about this video is how few hair-things she used. I love watching videos where people MacGyver things.

I also found this video, which I quite like. Miss Peace n Love‘s voice is….memorable, but I like how she broke this down. Get your hair in a pony tail and start watching at 1:37.

What fun is that instead of using a sock, she used a leg warmer. I think this is the one I’m going to try right now!!

Hair Inspiration in November

Earlier this year in February I did a 28 Day Marathon of vintage-inspired hair videos that I found on youtube. Ever since then, I’ve laid off the hair tutorial videos, but now, my interest has piqued again!

Ask Sash88 shows us how to do three simple hair styles: half up do, diagonal french twist, and at braided bun.

My guess is these would work better for medium-length hair. I really like how at the beginning of the video, she gave a quick preview, filmed everything and laid down vocals and music later, and kept is simple. If that seems silly of me to point out, then you’ve clearly never watched some of the long-winded hair tutorials that are online. I just saved a few minutes of your life; you’re welcome. 🙂

I don’t know about you, but I really like the look of braids and I’ve been interested in how to do a 5 strand braid for a bit.

I am not sure I am going to be able to do this on myself, but I now know how to do it. Lindsay, I think I’ll need to practice on you!

Enjoy, Kittens!

Hair Tutorial – Day 15 – Big Bun

I love this girl! I’ve been watching her videos for a bit, and this is definitely an easier one, but still great to keep in mind. That being said, this is more of a long hair style. I bet you could do something similar with medium length hair, it just might not be as easy.

Enjoy the Japanese!!!!

I love wearing a bun. As a kid, I used to associate “buns” with ballerinas and since I was a tomboy, I wanted nothing to do with the ballet girls. I wanted to play Handball and Four Square (yup, it was a game before it was an app), and girls with buns didn’t do that sort of thing.
Fast forward to my college years, I decided ballet was amazing and I wore a bun for class, but not in the lindy world. Fast forward a few more years… I remember seeing Frida wear her hair in a bun and that changed things for me. Yes, even I could spruce up my everyday pony tail and turn it into a bun! Hahha, so simple. Currently my hair is about bra length and layered, which makes keeping the ends in a little tough to do, but I can still make it happen.

Hair Tutorial – Day One

Alright, here we have it, day one. I’m kinda excited for this!

I picked this video because I saw the photo thingy and dug the look. XTeeener, the author, goes on WAAAY to long, but at least has something fun, easy and quick.

In case you don’t want to watch the whole thing, scroll to the end and check out the photos of it (6:54). Here’s my Quick Run Down of what she had to say:

1) Make a poof and pin it. Personally I think this should be BIG, but that’s because I like wearing them that way!
2) Section the back part of your hair into 2 even sections, top and bottom.
3) Make a bun out of the top section. Secure.
4) Make a bun out of the bottom section. Secure.

Yeah….feel free to fast forward through that video, but at least give the hairstyle a shot!

xoxo