How To: Carrie Bradshaw Bun

Growing up as a dancer, I learned to perfect a sleek ballerina bun at an early age. I love that I never had to do anything special to make it work and it was an easy way to wear my hair off my face. However, as an adult I want to wear something that’s a little more chic and a little less “bunhead”. This tutorial is for a “Carrie Bradshaw bun” which is a more voluminous style that disguises even the worst of bad hair days.

Step 1: Pull hair into a high ponytail at the crown and secure with an elastic band.

Step 2: With a large paddle brush, smooth away any fly-aways.

Step 3: Starting from the bottom of your ponytail, start teasing hair with a comb to create some volume. Do this by holding the end of your ponytail and back-teasing from the tip to root.

Step 4: Don’t freak out when your hair looks like this!

Step 6: With your paddle brush, gently smooth out the top layer of hair in your ponytail, leaving the volume underneath in tact.

Step 7: Start wrapping hair in a bun shape, smoothing with your hand as you go.

Step 8: Secure bun with bobby pins around the base.

Step 9: Smooth away any more fly aways with paddle brush.

End result.


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