This is a simple and beautiful variation of the traditional bun. It is easy to do and requires very few accessories. It also works for both curly and straight hair; if you have straight hair, you will just need to curl it in step 4. However, this updo is best for medium length hair; if you have long hair, try my Fancy Hair Updo for Long Hair instead.
Step 1: Gather Your Accessories
You will need:
- 1 hairbrush
- 1-2 clean socks or other fabric
- 2 hair elastics, at least one of them the same color as the hair
- a few hair pins or sliders, if needed
- decoration of choice, optional
Brush hair. Make a ponytail about middle height from neck to top of head.
Wrap one or two socks around the base of the ponytail. The number depends on how big you want the bun to be and how long your hair is; if your hair is longer, you should make the bun bigger to avoid too long ends, but if your hair is shorter, you cannot make the bun too big or you will not have any ends left. Use hair sliders to fasten the socks if needed.
Fan the hair in the ponytail out over the sock(s). All hair strands should go outwards from the base of the ponytail to make a sun-like pattern. Make sure to have a little extra hair pointing upwards, as the upper hair has a tendency to fall down. Place a hair-colored elastic over everything so that the elastic sits behind the sock, making a bun and keeping the hair in a sun pattern.
Move the hair ends downwards like a drapery. Curl the ends – if you have curly hair, just twist them around your finger; if you have straight hair, curl them with a curling iron.
Add any decoration you like above the bun, fastening it with hair pins or sliders if needed.