Thursday, September 20, 2012

Channeling my Inner Bun Head

Buns are all the rave these days, pero me da mucha risa (but it's funny) because I been, like many latinas, rockin a bun since before high school days.  Baby hairs and buns was the thing back then.  It's kinda like bamboo earrings and name plate necklaces.  LL Cool J sang about "at least two pairs" and they were considered a hood trademark, but Sarah Jessica Parker wears a "Carrie" necklace in Sex and the City and all of a sudden it's a movement.  
Mi (My) "Rocio" necklace is so darn viejo (old) that I have no clue where it is.  Actually, I think my first boyfriend (damnnnn long time ago) may still have it, since he rocked it hard core through the hallways.   

Anywho, Buns and name plates, I will give thanks to the hood for those, no SATC nor today's hollywood chicas can that from us. (Wink!)

Detalles: F21 Polka Dot top, Madewell heels, AE cargo pants (circa 2008). Bun, courtesy of me. 

Want to be a bunhead? Here are some easy steps from

Step one
Turn your head upside down and flip all your hair over your face and toward the floor. Start by sweeping your hair onto the top of your head and fasten into a ponytail. The ponytail can either sit on the centre of your head or for a fun, flirtier take on the trend, position it just off centre.
Top tip: Don't bother making it neat because the added texture makes it easier to work with.
Step two
Sweep hair with your fingers and visually place it into your preferred tight top knot look by coiling the hair around.
Step three
Once the hair is where you want it, take a few pins and place loosely underneath the hair to fasten into place. For a tight and secure hold, tie off with a long non-slip Sc√ľnci hair band, so fine hairs stay in place and there are no fallout loose ends.
Step four
Complete the look by spraying a light-hold hairspray over the knot. This will keep flyaways in place and create a chic polished finished 'do.
For those who have super-thick locks that just can't twist into the pinnacle knot, try a more playful take on the trend. Walk around with your head in the clouds with a thicker textured bun.
Get this look by tying hair into a high ponytail and then pin your lengths around a doughnut ring (available from chemists). Finish off with a mist of hairspray and voila! You're off with a knotty cloud-nine hairstyle that will have everyone asking how you twisted it.


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