Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Twisted Bun.

A few weeks ago, I was looking for new up-do hairstyles for the hot and humid summer weather and I came across Joanna's hair tutorials on A Cup of Joe.  They were exactly what I was looking for!  And now I end up doing one of those hairstyles at least once a week.  Okay, more like most days of the week.


Now that I've been doing them for so long, I went back to find one of my favorites that I swear I learned from her so that I could link it in one of my blog posts and I can't seem to find it!  So even though I'm pretty sure I didn't invent this hairstyle, I thought I'd recreate it to share with you!  Here is my version of the Twisted Bun.

What you'll need: Medium to long hair.  Hair tie that is close to your own hair color.  And 5 to 6 bobby pins.
  • First gather your hair into a loose and low ponytail, either directly at the nape of your neck or just off to the side.
  • Split and make a hole in your ponytail directly above the hair tie.

  • Take your ponytail and push it up, over, and through the hole you've just made above the hair tie (I used to stop at this step and wear my hair like this all the time when I was a kid).
  • Next, split your ponytail into two even sections.  Working with one piece at a time, give that section a loose twist.

  • Push your finger up through the hole above the hair tie and pull the section of hair through.  If your hair is really long, you may have to weave that section back through more than once.
  • Once that section of hair is threaded through, secure it at the nape of your neck with a bobby pin or two.  Do the same thing with the other section of hair (for a more sleek look, you'll want those sections of hair to be pulled pretty snug).

  • At this point, it will look really loose.  Don't panic!  Starting just behind your ear, start twisting your hair, tucking it in as you go and securing it with bobby pins (I like to split the bobby pin and push it in and up into the twisted hair).  
  • Do the same thing to the other side.  Voila!  You have just done a twisted bun.

What is your go-to summer hairstyle?  Having grown up in a place with zero humidity, I'm not used to sticky Boston summers dictating how I can wear my hair.  So unless frizzy and puffy hair is in style this season, on most days you'll see me with my hair in some sort of up-do.

P.S... Super easy six-minute make-up routine for everyday.  Perfect for summer!


  1. Very fun tutorial. I tried... my hair is too short. My go to hair, is in a ponytail, baseball cap or visor.

    By the way. I Love your hair pictures, gorgeous, shiny and I love the way the color of your hair varies, with natural highlights. Plus your new bio and picture are beautiful too. xoxo Mom

  2. This is so cute... and seemingly simple! I'm such a hair novice. I must wear my hair in the same lame twisty psuedo-bun at least 70% of the time... and that's with Utah's fairly forgiving climate! I don't know how you deal with bangs in that humidity - yours always look great but I swear, the moment I set foot out of state I'm a giant puffy frizzy mess ;) This ought to come in handy in Texas in a few weeks!

  3. Cute, cute, cute! I'm going to have to try this. I love trying new ways to pull my hair up. My "go to" is usually the messy bun or occasionally the sock bun but this looks so pretty.

  4. Such a polished look & so easy. Cute!


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