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How to Create a Hair Bun for Your Wedding

November 4, 2011 | 11 Comments

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Happy Friday! Today, we’re talking about wedding buns… and, no, not the fitness kind (though we’ll be covering that in a fitness post coming up soon). Today, we’re talking about how to create a hair bun for your wedding. We recently talked about how to get more volume in your hair, how to perfect a braided hairstyle and how to do a side chignon, and today we’re honing in on the hair bun which was once only synonymous with a messy, unkempt hair style. Today, though, hair buns are in… and, they’re more popular than you may think. Read on to see how you can incorporate a hair bun into your wedding – and beyond – with terrific inspiration from around the web.

Up first, Love Maegan shows us how to combine a braid (love!) and a bun in one fabulous hairstyle. Now that my hair is finally long enough, I’ll have to give this one a try over the weekend.

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Next, Running on Happiness shows you how to make a top knot look easy, peasy. And, might I add, her hair is quite fabulous.

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This next image shows us how to pull off the elegant hair bun for your wedding with a glamorous twist…

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This next image was spotted at the beautiful blog A Beautiful Mess which shows us how to style a messy bun, whether you wear it low or to this side. This is a must-see tutorial!

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Laura Johnson of Three Pink Dots shows you how to put a sock on it by sharing her easy-to-DIY sock bun… a must-have tutorial for every girl. I plan to create my own over the weekend! Take a peek…

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Case in point: I’m trying this immediately. Brilliant idea, Laura!

Up next is a bun that has been perfected by Lituianian model, Beegee. This shoot was part of a post spotted here from the lovely Vanessa Jackman. Her post about MiH Jeans featured this amazing bun… and we love its simplistic, elegant style.

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This top knot by the lovely Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo demonstrates how you can add a small flower to accentuate your top knot (or bun) with brilliance.

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Oh, Keiko Lynn, we’re not sure how you do it but your hair tutorials are simply the best. Here is one of our favorites featuring a messy bun you’ll want to replicate. Immediately.

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For all of your pre-wedding meetups – like booking the florist, taking those ballroom dance lessons and the dress rehearsal – we love this simple, subtle and casual look with an elegant bun spotted via Gal Meets Glam. And, might we add, what a cute outfit to boot!

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Up next, The Beauty Department shows us how to create ‘The Fun Bun’ in this tutorial spotted here. Get the full how-to scoop as explained by Kristin here.

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If you think your fine hair can’t stand up to a full look of a bun, think again! Liz from Say Yes to Hoboken shows how to fake a bigger bun in this excellent DIY hair tutorial.

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The Paper Mama shows us how to create a hair bun from day to night with this tutorial, complete with how-to video! (You’ve gotta love that.)


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A messy hair bun like this one spotted at Sea of Shoes features a perfect black ribbon tie… and, can I just add that her hair color is incredible? Love!

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And, last but not least, Kate of The Small Things Blog shows us how to make a messy ponytail look super cute in this easy-to-do tutorial.

We hope you enjoyed this round-up! There’s more inspiration coming up soon.

Happy Planning!


-E.


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  • http://www.borrowedandbleu.com Erika {Borrowed&Bleu}

    These styles are great! I don’t know which to try first.

  • http://www.apaperproposal.com Sarah {A Paper Proposal}

    Such a great roundup of tutorials! I want to try them all!

  • http://www.kalanicut.blogspot.com kalanicut

    This is a fantastic tutorial list that reminds me to get outside my standard options more often. Thanks for sharing. I can’t decide which to try first.

  • http://www.theperfectpalette.com The Perfect Palette

    loving these styles, Emma :)

  • http://www.thebloomingthread.com ryan – The Blooming Thread

    I always love seeing messy up-do’s. You get to look super cute and get away without having to fuss with your hair. And coming from a girls with big curls…it’s nice to have a break! lol

  • http://postcardsandpretties.blogspot.com postcards and pretties

    I wish I had long hair so I could pull off the top knot!

  • http://www.sosnweddings.blogspot.com Jenny ~ Something Old, Something New

    So many great ideas!! I think i’ll try one out this weekend :)

  • http://www.Threepinkdots.com Lauren Johnson

    Hey there, thanks for the link – darling blog! I love all the fun buns you found!

  • http://www.twoweddingbelles.com Jessica@TWB

    #3 is my fave!

  • http://www.aphroditesweddingblog.com Emma – Aphroditeswb

    Wow I love this!!! Definitely going to be trying my hand at the sock-bun!


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