Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fashion Friday #25 + a low bun hair tutorial

Since yesterday I participated in the blogging day of silence, today is Fashion Friday Saturday! I'm currently flying home to California and couldn't be more excited. Earlier in the week I did a guest post for Julia on traveling. I'm an expert now that I fly back and forth all the time (:  
It's supposed to rain this whole week in the Bay Area. Just my luck, right? Speaking of rain, it rained lots here this week...here's what I wore:





Top: Meadow Boutique {yes, I get all my clothes there!}
Jeans: Vigoss
Rain boots: Macy's
Scarf: B.P. Nordstrom

Ready for a picture hair tutorial? My roommate and I tried 17 times to film a vlog, but each time I pressed record we got the giggles (: Pictures work just fine, though!

Recently I've been asked how to do a low bun that stays in place.  Well, I finally figured it out, ladies!


First you want to tease the crown of your head to get some volume. Next, divide your hair into two sections. Starting with the left side, twist the hair all the way down and coil it up in a bun in the middle of your head. Secure with a clear elastic and 2-3 pins.


Then twist and coil the right side all the way down. Wrap that section around the first bun we have created.  Secure with 5-6 bobby pins. Hair spray and you're good to go!

The above bun is a little more fancy because you can see the twists more, but if you want a messier one, just pull some strands out and don't place the coils as neatly around each other. I like doing mine a little more messy with some pieces out in front to frame my fact. Here's another picture of one I did the other day...of course I embellished with a Whippy Cake (:


The point here is to do it in two sections so it's better secured. Mine lasts all day, which is quite the accomplishment for my thick head of hair! Best part is it literally takes 5 minutes once you've done it a few times.  I just shower, blow dry, and pin it up.  Give it a try...tell me how it goes!

Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to enter my giveaway here. It ends on Sunday night and is announced Monday morning! And it kind of rocks (:

Love and Fashion Friday,

55 comments:

  1. I love how your hair looks! I need to try this bun!

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  2. you are the best at doing hair. can you please just do my for me?

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  3. AH this was an awesome hair tutorial. I'm going to try it - I wish I would have had this yesterday it took me literally like half an hour to put one stinkin bun in my hair that would stay haha. and your outfit is adorable of course :D

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  4. Love this tutorial - going to try and recreate it right now!!

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  5. You always have the cutest clothes and the best hair tutorials!

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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  6. I stink at doing cute things with my hair! maybe this is something I could attempt! Haha! I hope you have a great weekend at home!

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  7. Awesome pictures & love your tutorials your hair is so pretty!!! :-)

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  8. SO simple and so chic. You look gorgeous! Love that top :)

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  9. You are so adorable. I love your rain boots!! I need to get me some of those. :)

    Thanks for another great tutorial!!

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  10. Love your rainboots!! And your awesome bun. I'm so jealous of your hair. Have so much fun in Cali!!

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  11. I love the hair! I am going to try it soon. and cute outfit!

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  12. I look forward to your fashion posts every week!! Super cute outfit:-)

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  13. I swear... I am hairdo illiterate. Your hair always looks so cute, but I am bad at doing my own hair. I think I could use a live-in hair stylist who will make my hair look great every single day! Yours looks so cute.

    This is one I might be able to do on my own... but the pinning part, it never seems to stay when I pin my hair. Thanks for the tutorial! (:

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  14. My hair is usually in a bun becuase it's so hot and I have a ton of hair...Thank you Lord! Great little tutorial!

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  15. so pretty--and i love your cute rain boots! have fun in sunny cali!

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  16. Your wellies are adorable and I love that hairstyle!! My hair is just too short to do it!

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  17. Cute outfit!! And I will definitely be trying that hair look!! I am super lazy when I have early classes so cute, easy and quick hair-do's are très important :P

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  18. it has been a rainy mess here in norcal..annoying!! but that hair tutorial is way cute. if my hair wasn't short i'd try it for sure :)

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  19. Love your rain boots! I have some black and pink polka dot ones. I will have to bring those this summer since you tend to make it rain everywhere! ; )

    Love the bun tutorial. I just use an elastic ponytail and it secures it all day.

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  20. So adorable. Wish my hair would look like that. I heart your boots. Happy weekend my dear friend.

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  21. I would kill to have that head of hair! Not gonna happen :( Hope you had a safe flight and are enjoying being home. Kate loves your rain boots!!!

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  22. another great tutorial!! i wanted a polka dot pair awhile ago, and they didn't have my size! boo!!

    have a great trip!! :-)

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  23. I love this!! It's adorable, as are you, sweet friend. OK, so I am the worst friend EVER. I have been such a bad commenter, reader--I can say I'm busy, blah, blah--it's a bad excuse. Forgive me, friend! Hope your finals went well... I sent prayers!

    XOXOXO,
    Jenna

    P.S.
    We need to catch up. ASAP.

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  24. I'm the worst at doing my own hair. THE WORST. too bad I can't have someone do it for me!

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  25. I'm ex tied to try this! You make it look so easy! I had no clue to divide it in two! Thanks!

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  26. Cute boots! I'm a sucker for rubber boots. I've lived here too long ;) Love the bun too, you make me miss my long hair. Hope you're having a fun time at the concert!

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  27. Love the rainboots! - And thanks for the hair tutorial, may just try it now :)

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  28. Your hair looks gorgeous! And I am loving those rain boots -- so cute!

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  29. Loving everything head to toe, but my favorite are the boots!

    Have a great rest of the weekend!
    Lisa

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  30. Umm thank you for that tutorial on the hair!! I love it :) and want to try it! Great blog girl, new follower.

    Oh and I am from Spokane. Yay for Washington!!

    xoxo
    Stephanieandsuch

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  31. so pretty girl ;) i love the hair and the outfit! great boots! so glad to have come across your blog! i can't wait to read more! xo

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  32. I love it! You are so precious! I hope you had a fabulous time this weekend, even if it did rain! xoxo

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  33. I love your rain boots! You look gorgeous. Thanks for the hair tutorial!

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  34. cannot wait to tryout this bun! I'm always looking for new ways to style my hair! Thanks for this!

    xoxo, Leah
    alldaylovely.blogspot.com

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  35. Love love love your hair tutorial! Will give it a try in the next few days!
    xo, Gabriella

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  36. That hair-do is ridiculously amazing!!!! I'm going to try it...but not sure if my hair is long enough.

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  37. Love your low bun!! I practically live in buns; low, high, off to the side. They're so low maintenance and can be casual or classy. And easy!! I can snooze a few more times when I'm going to do a bun.

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  38. you are a hair master! and i LOVE those rain boots - so perfect for a rainy day! i so wish i was crafty...in any way, shape, form...i'd so buy an ad on here! ;) love ya friend!

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  39. I love the shirt!

    And the rainboots and as always, the hair :)

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  40. this hair tutorial is pretty awesome! must try it soon!

    - justine

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  41. love this look and LOVE ur hair tutorial!

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  42. great blog!! thanks for the tip on how to make a bun!! i just tried it and I love love it!!!! I'm new to blogger and wanted to see if you could follow me too!! I need more followers i just have 2 so far. thanks!

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  43. I shall attempt thee bun :)
    P.S. I'll let you know if I'm successful!

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  44. Hi Michaela! I'm now a (semi) pro at this low hair bun and have had so many compliments on it (and taught a girl at work how to do it too, and sent her your link!). I just have one question: in your last picture, your bun looks like a knot. How did you do that? In the tutorial images, it looks like a regular bun (and WAY fuller than mine!), but the last one looks super cute too, but looks like a knot. Help! I wanna know! (oh, and please do more hair tutorials!)

    Thanks!

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  45. I will definitely try this... once my hair is long again.

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  46. did you know you were in a babble round up? :)http://blogs.babble.com/family-style/2012/07/05/25-more-totally-pretty-10-minute-hairstyles/#for-hiding-greasy-bangs

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  47. This is such a cute hairstyle! I wonder if it'll work on my collarbone-length hair...hmmm. Must experiment tonight!! (:

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  48. Ah-ha! I tried this hairstyle last night and it worked perfectly on my hair! Looks a little different from yours, obviously, but I love it. I even wore it like that to work today. Thanks for the tutorial! (:

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    1. I'm glad it worked, Nikki! Would love to see pics :) Thanks for trying it out and letting me know!! xoxo

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  49. Hi, thanks for the tutorial. Do you wrap the second section over and around the first bun or under and around?

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