I don’t know about you, but I can’t hang outdoors with my hair down for more than a few minutes in the summer. This low bun is my alternative to a ponytail or messy bun, and it can be done in about the same amount of time!
Although I love a good top knot, this is one of my favorite ways to get my hair off my neck while still feeling super classy and put together.
These spin pins are all you need to achieve this look. I have thick hair and a ton of it. When I was able to use just three of these and my updo felt secure, I was impressed. Another bonus is that they are nearly undetectable. Just like regular bobby pins, they are available in different colors based on the color of your hair.
Easy Low Bun Steps
- Part your hair. I like to start with a deep side part but there are so many options here. You can also tease the hair to add a little volume to the front and then brush it all back (no part). A middle part is also a great option to emphasize the cheek bones.
- Twist your hair at the nape of your neck. I like to twist my hair in a counter clock wise motion as I wrap it around itself into a bun in the same direction (see photos below).
- Secure it with spiral bobby pins, by spinning them clockwise into the bun. Make sure to start with the opening of each spin pin where the bun meets your head, grabbing some of the hair flat to your head and some of the hair from the bun. I only needed three for this look and let me tell you I have a lot of hair!
- You can leave it messy or secure any bumpy areas with a bobby pin. I usually only do this close to the bun where I can hide the bobby pin, rather than having it visible in the middle of my head.
Seriously, how easy is that?! What is your go to for summer to get your hair up? Or are you able to keep it down even in the heat?!
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