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Buns

When you create a bun do you twist, curl, or braid?

Have you tried combining methods? Experiment with your buns to find your favorite creation. Here is a polished bun using both barrel curls and braids.

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Buns

How do you make your buns?

Buns can be tidy or messy. What do you prefer?

1-strand, rosette, braid, tail _(3) copyLeaving out the tips of the tails, you can spread out the hair and create a purposeful chaos. The tips can be curled also if you want the mess to look elegant.

1-strand, rosette, braid, tail, fluff copyIf you want the buns to be a bit more fancy you can use a number of different strands to braid the hair first before wrapping the tails into buns and pinning them.

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BIG FLUFFY BUN

I love big fluffy buns. The prettiest hairstyles have little braids leading back to a fluffy pile of hair contained well.

classicBraid several braids towards the back of the head and pin the unbraided tails into a pattern that looks like a big bun when you are done. Sometimes it helps to curl the hair in the tails before you pin into a bun shape. Experiment until you find what works best for you.

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Tails Matter

Most people will finish their braid with the same strand number as they started. I have a tendency not to. I like to change the number of strands I am using, half way through a braid. Why would someone do this? I do it for visual effect.

This demo is the same model, same hairstyle, same day, same photo shoot. I finished the tails like one would expect the first time. I used the same strand number I started with. However, after the photo shoot, we took out the tail ends and rebraided the tails using a different number of strands. Take a look to see how different strand numbers change the over all look of the finished hairstyle. Such a simple technique makes a big difference.

tailI can show a few more samples to help get the idea across. Next, I will show how a style is started. Let’s begin with the three-strand pattern and show the bun with the same number first.

tutorial junction bunsThis particular style involves braiding three braids into the center back of the head. All the tails meet in one place. They come together in one spot in the back. I left out a few random strands of hair to curl later when the style is done.

three strand bunWhat would happen if we chose not to braid the tail? What if we wanted a looser fuller bun? Let’s take out the braids from the tails and just wrap the tails up into an unbraided bun.

loose tails bunLastly, we will braid the tails using a knot pattern. This creates a full looped look when piled up together. It is delightful to see how changing the tails will change the entire look of the style. I hope you experiment with the tails of your braids.

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And there you have it. One base braid…three different ways to finish off the tails, thus completely changing the look of the style.

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CUTE MOHAWKS

Creating mohawk styles can be easy.

Use rubber bands to create a line of ponytails. It is up to you to decide how many ponytails you will create. The scalp line is showing on the photos and video so you get a clear visual of what is happening. When you are doing the style try to hide the part line so the scalp does not show.

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What is done to the tails after they are in ponytails is up to you. What do you want the mohawk to look like? Do you want a tidy short mohawk? Do you want a large and tall mohawk?

four tails done copyThe tails can be bunned. They can be braided. They can be fluffed or twisted down tight. If you really want to understand the art of making faux hawks, you will create the line of ponytail and experiment. Find someone willing to let you play and create a bunch of different styles from the same ponytails. Take photos. Figure out what works for you and what doesn’t.

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