Meghan Markle Messy-Bun

Hey everyone!

So, today’s look is inspired by the gorgeous Meghan Markle. She can  sport a lot of hairstyles, but one that I really love is her simple messy bun.

Difficulty level: easy

Time needed: 5-10 minutes

Items needed: 6 bobby-pins, 1 hairband, 1 comb

1.)Part your hair down the middle. Then, using the comb, brush back the hair at the crown of your head.

2.)Still using the comb, tease the hair at the crown of your head. You tease the hair by running the comb through it with downward motions (never up.) This will slightly tangle the hair at the roots, giving it volume. Secure with 3 bobby-pins.

3.)Gather the rest of your hair into a low pony-tail.

4.)Twist the pony-tail to the right, while coiling it to the left, forming a bun. Once you have coiled all of your hair, secure with a hairband.

5.)Gently tug at the bun to make it looks fuller and messier. Use bobby-pins to keep it in place as needed.

6.)Pull down hair by the front of the middle part to frame the face.

And that’s it! Super easy, yet really chic. It’s really perfect for every season.

Make sure to let me know what you think in the comments!

Catch ya later!

—Sophia

Fun with Knots/Short hairstyle

Hey everyone, I’m very excited to present my first post – Fun with Knots! Okay, so we all know that the math usually goes: hair + knots = something that is definitely not fun (or attractive)! But my younger sister recently got a cute bob cut for a school dress up day (she went as Madeline, the little French schoolgirl from the show Madeline).

 

It looks lovely, but I didn’t really know what to do with it. And I couldn’t do something with my other two sisters and not her, could I? So after some Internet searching for inspiration and some tinkering with my own hair – plus a lot of patience from my sister! – here is a DIY style that is both fun and attractive, and will work in almost any length of hair. I hope you all enjoy it! 😉

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Skill level: medium

Time: 5-10 mins

Items needed: 1 brush, 1 small hair elastic, some bobby pins, accessories (optional)

  1. Part the hair (I used a side part) and take a small section of hair, next to the hairline and the part.
  2. Treating the section of hair like a piece of rope (as if it were all one big strand) tie a simple knot in it, the sort that look like a pretzel: wrap the end around, and through the hole. Tighten your knot so that it’s firm, pushing it closer to the scalp as you do so.
  3. Holding the ‘tail’ of your first knot, take another section of hair from the hairline, next to the first one. Wrapping the new section around the tail, make another knot. 
  4. You now have two tails. Smooth them together and hold them as if you just have one tail. Repeat Step 3 a few more times.
  5. Secure the end with your hair tie and hide it.
  6. Pancake the edges of the knots by pulling them out, but be careful – you don’t want to pull out your work!

Now, if you’re anything like me, all of these words aren’t making much sense to you! So here’s a short picture tutorial, which hopefully shows what I’m trying to say.

Take a section of hair…

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knot and tighten…

Take a new piece of hair and knot it around the tail…

When you’re done, tie the end and hide it, and pancake a bit…

I decided to bring another section of hair and lay it over the hair tie, securing it with a bobby pin. (I also pinned down the top edges of the knots to make them sit nicely instead of sticking up.) But you could also clip the end back with something pretty, gather all of the hair into a pony tail, or a bun…it’s up to you really! I chose to pull the knots out into nice symmetrical curves, but you could also play up the knots’ irregularity and create a completely different hairstyle.

As a DIY hairstyle, it can be tricky to make the knots stay in place and look attractive. But everyone can do a knot, and with some time and practice, you’ll be able to just add some accessories, and voila!

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Comment below if you like this tutorial, and want to see more hairstyles like this one!