Sun, clouds, rain, wind, snow…anytime really!
I am so excited to share this quick tutorial with you today!
If you’ve noticed, in nearly all of my #WIWTW posts, I am usually sporting at least one slicked back bun per week. It’s the easiest cop out for my greasy hair days, the days I have zero time to wash/style, and the days I’m trying to wait a little bit longer before shampooing.
They way I create this top knot is fool proof! No sock, or insert…just 4 easy steps using a few things you have at home. Ready for me to walk you through it? …
Let’s go! –>
- Take an elastic + pull your dirty hair into a big messy bun! Honestly, the dirtier… the better! If I’m planning to be home or bumming around all day, the tutorial would stop here. If I plan on interacting with other humans, I’ll continue to step two…
2. Using some bobby pins, pin the bun down [all the way around] to create a cleaner look. I probably use about 6-8 pins total.
3. Hairspray the LIFE out of your head! I like to spray my little side burn hairs back as well.
4. Comb your hair from the hairline back into the bun to smooth it out + close up any gaps – aka bald looking spots – in the hair.
Give it all another dousing of hairspray, and you’re done!
This is by no means a perfect bun, and I’ll admit, some days they come out better than others. I wouldn’t suggest wearing it as is to any kind of important event [perfecting it would require a little teasing + a few more steps…a post for another day], but it’s perfect for everyday!
One more tip: Throw on a pair of fun chandelier, hoop, or drop earrings + some bright lipstick for an easy way to dress it up!
I promise you’ll experience a feeling of “instant pulled-togetherness”! And one more thing…when people tell you that you look nice [they will] fight the urge to tell them that you haven’t washed your hair in 3 days! I’m still working on that part.
Do you ever wear a slicked back bun?
How do you create yours? — Show me your buns!!