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DIY Wedding Hair: A Modern Bun

Inspired by Hilary Duff's wedding hair, this is a fun and easy style for the big day. It is a little more structured than the previous DIY wedding hair post we did a few months back, and I think it is the perfect modern bun- not too fussy, yet not too messy.

1. Take a section of hair at the crown of the head, use a ton of hairspray and backcomb.

2. Pull your hair into the highest ponytail you can. Secure the hair tie as tight as you can, but make the ponytail a few inches away from your scalp.

3. From underneath, find the approximate middle of the ponytail and put your fingers through to the other end.

4. Grab the end of the ponytail and pull it through the hole. Pull about two or three inches of hair through and no more.

5. Pull the base of the ponytail so it becomes tight to your scalp.

6. Your hair should now look like this. See how the top of the bun kind of goes off into a V? Gently pull those pieces forward if it happens to you and use bobby pins to secure.

7. Secure the ends of the ponytail around the base of the hair tie with bobby pins. Spray the hair to take care of the fly-aways if you like, though if you prefer a messier look, I'd leave them like I did here.

That's it!!

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Reader Comments (25)

Thanks for the tutorial She is so pretty with that hair style!! I would also let my sister see this hair style, she really loves hair styling. She could spend hours thinking on what style she might want to do it on her hair..
The easiest bun ever...and you're right, not too fussy or messy!!!
September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda
oh lordy, thats cute!
October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicole
Love this! Can't wait to try it!

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Oh my......I love this. Doing my hair like this tomorrow!
November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
This is awesome! Thanks for sharing.
November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
What an easy updo. I just messed about with it quickly, and discovered that you can get different looks of a sort by slightly twisting the ponytail as you are pulling the ends thru. I must say though, not all results were acceptable. In particular the one that had me looking like Donald Trump on a windy day. Yeah, not good.
December 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterzipporah
I love this! Going to do it soon!
December 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjanna
Can't wait to do on my 4 yo who has gorgeous hair and I always put it up to keep out of her face bc it is long. The half version with just the sides up in a high pony is cute too. Just leave back of the hair down . (Messier look) I also do the opposite. Split the hair from the top and push through the ends. Cute with sides up pony and back of the hair down. So easy!!!!love these hair ideas. Need all the help I can get.
December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicki
That is SO GORGEOUS!! Totally trying that! :)
December 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon@runforyourlife!!
i just did it and took me less than five minutes, love it! love it! so easy! thank you so much for sharing, so happy!
December 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterleslie
Oh wow! I just woke up, got on pinterest and saw this. After I read it, I decided to try it, and for once a classy "simple" hairstyle worked! As a new mom with a dependant baby I'm limited on the time I have to do my hair, and have to watch because she will pull it. Now I don't have to worry at all!
December 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
Lov it
December 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBetty
I tried this. Epic failure. As most things that I try the first time. My hair is very long gonna give it another try after reading instructions again. Sounds so easy, maybe my hair is just to long.
January 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
I have really long natural hair, nearly to the bottom of my back and this even worked on me. Love it! Thank you do much!
February 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Rae
That was really interesting....now I can do that when my hair grows out.
February 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhoney
Tried this right away and it is so simple and cute! Absolutely love it! Thanks for the tutorial!
February 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJasmine
Just came across your post on http:bellashoot.com. Great tutorial!! Love how easy it is. Thx for sharing.
April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
Hope to achieve this when my layers are a bit longer. Simple style but lovely. Thanks for sharing.
April 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSally
Just tried it, my hair is cut long at the front and shorter at the back and it is a no go. May have to get it levelled up before I try again. Love the look though
May 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia
Gorgeous!!! What face makeup do you use??
May 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenna
in the name of god

hi dear...
very good...
good luck
August 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterzahra sadat
This works well . I like the way it looks and it is great for , not just a wedding , but an easy , everyday look. It is nice that you'd can control the size and volume of the bun. Nick, it would also be cute for your little girl if you do this , have her sit across from you and lay her face (face down) in your lap , and then French braid her hair , from the nape of her neck toward you until where you want her ponytail / bun to be. Once you get to that point , do this bun and ... viola ! Cute hairstyle ! :) Have a great day y'all !
September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLauryn
This would look perfect with an upsidedown French braid :) doing this tomorrow
July 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersadi
Wow that's so quick and easy I can't believe how good it looks!
September 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbridal hair

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