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Coiled Bun

THE LOOK

Inspired by the Topsy Tail hair tool, this style creates an intricate mess of twists and swirls in a bun that sits low on your head or at your neckline. The process of turning the hair inside itself over and over gives the impression of many buns combined into one. This style can be made to look as messy or as neat as you’d like.

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DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Medium

IDEAL HAIR LENGTH

Long

HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?

Yes, you can use extensions for short or fine hair.

ASSISTANCE NEEDED?

No

ACCESSORIES

You can add a clip or flower to the top of the coiled bun. Aside from adding an accessory, this will also help disguise the part at the top of your bun.

TRY THIS

For a different result, try pulling the end of your ponytail through the hole from underneath instead  of going up and over. It’s slightly more difficult, but it creates a great effect.

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Top : Hairstyling and photography by Christina Butcher, modeling by Patricia Almario.
Bottom left : Hairstyling by Christina Butcher, photography by Xiaohan Shen, modeling by Tash Williams.
Bottom right : Hairstyling by Christina Butcher, photography by Xiaohan Shen, modeling by Monica Bowerman.

HOW TO GET IT COILED BUN

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Brush
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins

1). Brush your hair back into a low ponytail and secure with a hair elastic. Slide the hair elastic down your ponytail, leaving 2 to 3 inches of hair at the end.

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2). Split your hair in the middle above your hair elastic and flip your hair up, over, and through the hole above your ponytail.

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3). Repeat step 2, flipping your hair through the hole, and you’ll see your hair starting to coil and twist.

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4). Continue flipping your hair until it coils tightly and forms a bun shape.

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5). Tuck the ends of your ponytail underneath and hide them under the coils. Pin your bun in place with bobby pins.

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TOP TIP : Make sure the elastic you use is tight enough to hold the end of your ponytail as you flip and twist. If it’s not, your hair will come loose and you’ll lose the texture you’ll need to create this bun.

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