The loopy bun is the complete opposite of shaggy, low-maintenance hair. But for those of you who are getting ready for prom or a formal event, this classic hairstyle is an elegant option. The trick is to make it look more modern and less severe. Instead of slicking the front of your hair back Evita-style, try styling hair when it is dry and don't use any gel. Also, let loose tendrils fall around your face and muss the loops in the back once you are finished for a more unkempt look.
To step-by-step directions on how to create the loopy bun at home,
- Step 1: Brush hair back into a ponytail. Make it low if you want the bun to lie low on your neck, or make it high if you want it to look perky on back of your head. Wherever you choose, secure the ponytail tightly with an elastic band or cord.
- Step 2: Divide hair into four, five or however many loops you desire, and wrap each section around a velcro roller. Then pin it with a bobby pin to secure it in place.
- Step 3: Next, apply heat to the rollers, mist hairspray over and let it cool. Once your hair is room temperature, gently unwind the rollers, twist the hair under to form a loop and use a bobby pin to secure the loop. Repeat until all of the loops are styled in either a clover, flower or asymmetrical style.
- Step 4: Tame flyaway hair with a light mist of hairspray.