Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Birdsnest Bun



I get told quite frequently how complicated this hairdo looks - but it's so easy! If you've got shoulder length hair or longer you can definately do this do. I decided this morning that I'd show you how quick it was with a few snaps while still in my dressing gown and sans makeup. 'Scuse the pic quality, they were taken with my tiny point and shoot.

You'll need:
Plenty of hair pins
Brush
Hair spray

Step 1:



Start by brushing out your hair and making the part where you prefer. Taking some bobby pins, criss cross them along the back of the hair near where your hairline is, creating a cross-hatch pattern that secures the hair together.

Step 2:



Divide the hair into three sections and begin from the ends to roll the middle section of hair in a large, not too tidy roll up towards your head. Depending on the length of your hair you may have to do this a few times or just the once. When you reach the top, pin the roll up by pushing pins into either side of the roll.


Step 3:



Roll one of the outside sections in the same manner as above, then follow with the other side in the same manner.

Step 4:



Use plenty of pins to secure the bun, as it will be loose, messy and need support.

Step 5:



Pin down the sides of the outside rolls so they stay closer to your head and looks a little tidier: this also helps support the hair. Hair spray the style into place, smoothing any fly aways into place.

Step 6:



Ta Da! Style as you see fit. I like it with various hair clips or flowers, or style it with a wide brim hat or beret.

Love WTP x

6 comments:

Louise said...

Looks great but oh how I wish I had as much hair as you.

Kelly said...

Oh wow. That is easy. Will have to give it a go.

Helga! said...

What COULDN'T you do with a wonderful head of hair like that?!

Kelly said...

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Sam said...

It's beautiful! ...and look at your long long hair! So pretty! Unfortunately, I just this week cut mine - just to my shoulders but I think it's a bit too short for this magnificent bun.

vintage urban renewal said...

love this and it looks like your hair might be the same texture as mine... BONUS...i must try this some time

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