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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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Accents on buns

Can you do a bun in your hair? 

You can probably do a ponytail in your hair. There is an easy way to add to these hairstyles. There is a simple way to spice up the old bun or ponytail. Adding accents to the old regular style makes your hair suddenly unique and extra pretty.

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Accents are small mini braids. Any strand number can be an accent. The above photo shows a mini two-strand rope braid as an accent on a bun. Below shows a mini one-strand twist braid as accents on a ponytail.

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Whether you prefer a tidy ballet bun or the messy full fun buns…it is easy to add a few mini braids around it to make it a special hairstyle. This is a mini three-strand braid that has been pushed up.

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Don’t forget. Accents can be added to any hairstyle. Buns, ponytails, forms, braids, and updos. So get out there and learn different braids from all the number of strands possible to braid with and then do them as mini braids in your hairstyles as accents.

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