I’m unfortunately a bit uninspiring when it comes to my hair. I usually leave it straight or in a boring ponytail that resembles nothing of those sleek ponytails you see on the fashion runway. I’ve always blamed my thick stubborn Asian hair for my lack of creativity but I think the problem really lies with that fact that I don’t try or practice new styles; I just secretly admire others’ hairstyles from afar and fantasize about having hair (clothes & looks while I’m at it!) like the pictures on my pinterest.
I was secretly pleased when a reader of my blog (Michelle) asked if I had tips on how to achieve Wins’ hairstyle on my last T-Styled Me Styling Session post. I nicknamed it ‘The funky bun’ and it’s all about the crazy.sexy.cool. You definitely can’t be accused of having flat hair once you’ve tried this style!
The Funky Bun
This hairstyle is best performed on one-day old hair on medium-to-long hair with a long fringe/bangs (past the chin is ideal). The great thing is that this hairstyle can be done in 3 steps and under 3 minutes so there are absolutely no excuses!
What you’ll need …
Step 1: Using your fingers and one hair tie, create a ponytail high up past your crown, looping your hair so that there are at least a good 4 inches of hair at the end.
Step 2: Using your fingers (or the tail of a part comb) and holding onto the bun, slowly pull tuffs of your hair on top of the crown out to create height and volume and secure the base with bobby pins. If you find your fringe falls loose, move your bun higher up or you may need to wait till your fringe grows out just a fraction longer.
Step 3: Take hold of the hair in your looped bun and use your fingers to fan out the bun to create volume within the bun and use your second hair-tie to secure this bun once more.
Viola! Funky bun is now complete in three easy steps! Use a mirror and adjust the degree of volume desired and loosen strands for an even further relaxed look.
Thanks to Wins for sharing and here’s a sneak peak of me being ‘funky-bunerised’ !
Photos by: Me!
I hope you’ve found this post useful – I’ve learnt one new easy hairstyle today! Are there any others quick and easy hairstyles you’d care to share with me? Any suggestions will be gladly welcomed!