Creating the illusion of a fuller bun on short hair, creating a messy finish, grip placement, securing padding.
Fork comb, elastics, grips, padding
Volume powder, hair spray, texture spray
Start the hair with a slight wave ( See the prep for this hairstyle on the previous tutorial).
Decide on the amount you want to leave out around the front, and using a zig zag line, pick up the section in the crown and section it out of the way for now.
Create a zig zag line behind the ears then move the hair on the sides out of the way.
With the back section, leave out a few strands in the hair line and place the hair into a ponytail.
Using a small amount of padding, place this underneath the ponytail, then work through the ponytail backcombing/teasing to create lots of texture.
Once you’ve backcombed the full ponytail, gather the ends and tuck this underneath, pull out a few strands if you wish for a messier look.
Bring down the crown section, and working in sections, add some backcomb at the roots and shape as you go along until you reach the top.
Place this section into position (the majority of the hair over to the left side of the bun) secure the hair in place using closed hair grips.
Create some texture through the crown by pulling out some strands.
Working on the sides, add backcomb/teasing at the roots for volume, and hold the hair into position at the side of your bun, working through by overlapping this with the bun with your grips to secure it into place.
Continue on both sides (leaving any strands out around the face to add softness and texture).
Tease out the strands of hair around the face and spray into position.
Working on hair this length, you need to work in a different order than you usually would when it comes to sectioning, to use the hair to its full potential and not waste any length.
Use plenty of backcomb/teasing throughout the style for structure and so the style keeps its shape.
Use closed grips and pay attention to the placement as you don’t want to be able to see them.