I'm back with another fun DIY project is both fun and easy! Upon catching up on the news this morning, I came across an article on Brit & Co. that was showcasing different hairstyles. Flipping through the different looks, I came across this version of Princess Leia's signature hairstyle. It's a contemporary adaptation of the buns, making it relevant and chic. Gorgeous, isn't it?
As I kept clicking on the subsequent pages, I quickly realized that there was no article to accompany the hairstyle. Bummer!
(PC: Brit & Co.)
Luckily, I had some time (and patience) to figure it out since I am home today. After much experimentation, I finally came up with my own version. While it is not exact, I thought that it was pretty similar to the picture above.
If you are interested on how I achieved the look, here it is!
- Curling Wand/Curlers.
- Brush: Rat Tail Comb, Paddle Brush, Teasing Brush.
- Bobby Pins.
- First, I created a middle part using a rat tail comb, and then curled my hair. I used a 1" curling wand, and then used bobby pins to secure each curl.
- Second, I waited for the curls to cool, and then removed the bobby pins. Following this step, I applied a little bit of Gatsby (hair wax) to tame my baby hairs and flyaways.
- Third, I brushed out my hair using a paddle brush and made sure to tease my roots with a teasing brush to add more volume.
- Then, I split my hair into four sections: The two front sections for the buns, and the two back sections for the mini buns.
- For the back two sections, I curled them up away the nape of my neck to create mini curls, and pinned them into place.
- For the front two sections, I twisted my hair away from my face, and then secured them with elastic hairbands. I left a small strand in front of my face to help frame my face a little bit better. You don't have to do this if you don't want to.
- Next, I twisted each front section upward into itself to create cinnamon roll shaped buns, and then secured each bun with bobby pins.
Ta-Da! Here is the end result:
I hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial, and will give it a try! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave a comment below, or tweet me via @tran_gerine. You can also check out my day-to-day activities on Instagram via Tran_gerine. Until next time, may the force be with you, and happy styling!