Tutorial Tuesday (April): Top hairbun

Starting this April, every first Tuesday of the month, get ready for Tutorial Tuesday! I’ll take you through some little craft tutorials that you can do with minimal equipment. Be sure to share your results with everyone!


If you don’t already invest in extensions, what are you waiting for? A cheap and easy start are these hair ties (or scrunchies) that are made of synthetic hair.

The following tutorial gives you a quick and easy way to gussy up using these babies, especially if you’re in a rush to get out of the house for an event but don’t know what to do with your hair! Singaporean lolitas can get them at your local Aries or Chameleon at about $2 a pop.

(My apologies for the bad blurry pictures in advance!)

Tutorial Tuesdays: Top hairbun

First, prep your hair. My hair is permed, so it’s curled, but you don’t need curls for this. If you put hair treatment products into your hair, this is the time to do it, but leave off the styling products for now.
Tie your hair up into a ponytail at the top of your head. What I do is I bend over and flip my hair over, but you may prefer tying and combing while upright as it is much neater. I’m just lazy and want to get things done very fast usually.
Twist your ponytail into a rope-like tail…
And wrap it into a ball around the base of your ponytail. You may secure this with pins and hairspray at this point, but I usually don’t bother and skip right to the next step.
You can see in this picture that I’ve accidentally tied up part of my bangs into the ponytail, I fix this before I secured my hairball by gently pulling and teasing my bangs down.
Using the scrunchie we talked about earlier, tie it around your hairball securely (I loop it twice). What this does is to give your little hairball more volume! This is also the time to break out your hairspray.
Ta-da, you have a very cute updo! All that you have left to do is to decorate your bun! Here I’ve put in flower and bow clips, but I’ve also done other things like put hairties with big bows around the base of my bun. If you notice, I also took the liberty of trimming my fringe!

Bonus idea for deco-lolitas: neaten the back with cute clips and coloured bobby pins!

Hope you enjoyed today’s Tutorial Tuesday! If you do something with Macaron Hearts tutorials, be sure to post your results in the Macaron Hearts Flickr group!

Mon, April 5 2010 »

One comment on to “Tutorial Tuesday (April): Top hairbun”

  1. Littlekobaby says:

    That is soo cute! I have a wig right now, and I’m getting more, but I can’t use clips since I dye my hair so often, and in such odd colors. I’m jealous of girls with nice, easy to match with hair like you have.
    .-= Littlekobaby´s last blog ..Happy Easter!! =-.

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