High Twisted Curly Bun | Hair Tutorial

This is one of those gorgeous updo hairstyles that looks much more complicated than it really is.  The truth is, as soon as you get the twisting down, it's pretty straight forward!

I love that it can be worn for any formal event: bridal + bridemaid, black tie, prom.  It's so lovely and versatile.  You could also easily add accessories, a sparkly pin on the side for New Years Eve or a veil for a wedding day updo.

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High Twisted Curly Bun Tutorial


1 | Curl hair and spray with a texture spray to set curls and add grip.

2 | Divide hair horizontally into top and bottom sections and clip top section out of the way.  Having two sections will allow you to create more volume on top.

3 | Part your hair and add a 3.3" weft, upside down.  The hair will be facing the top of your head, instead of towards your back.  It will be more comfortable in the updo this way.  Make another clean part and add a second 3.3" weft.

4 | Start twisting sections of hair away from your face and gather them and the rest of your hair into a ponytail, making sure the ponytail is up high and almost touching the top section. 

5 | Add extensions to the top section now, with the 3.3" wefts facing the traditional way, with the hair falling towards your back.

6 | Twist sections of hair away from your face and gather them with the rest of your hair into a ponytail.  Make sure the top and bottom ponytails are very close, to avoid having a harsh, visible line between the two sections.

7 | Wrap a small piece of hair around the base of each ponytail, to hide the elastic band, tucking the end of that hair into the elastic.

8 | Start twisting pieces of hair from the ponytails into curls and place them around the top of your head in a loose bun shape.  Secure the curls with bobby pins.  Make sure the curls cover up any space in between the top and bottom ponytails.

9 | Once the curls are securely pinned down, spritz hair with a bit of texture spray and gently begin to pancake the twists. 

Definition of "Pancake": hold one side of the twist down and gently but firmly pull on the other side to give the twist more volume.

10 | When the hair and twists are looking as voluminous as you want them too, finish the edges and back of your hair with a drop of oil or pomade to add shine and keep your hair looking smooth.

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I recommend practicing this look the day before your event!  It takes about 10-15 minutes (not counting curling time) and gets much easier the more you practice it.

Thank you for reading!

xo - Molly, creator of girlgetglamorousHAIR

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