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    Default Celtic knot bun: success at last!

    I love Celtic knot buns, but I have found it the most challenging bun to date. There are some great tutorials, but they are made by women with substantially longer hair than mine (knee versus waist length).

    I think I finally have figured it out, by slightly modifying my technique.

    Anybody else find this a tricky bun to master?

    Here's how mine looks ... It feels really solid and stable, but comfortable


    And here's a better picture, after more practice, its clickable...
    Last edited by Aliped; November 11th, 2010 at 08:51 PM.

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    even though I am at tailbone, my hair is still too thick (with too much taper at the end) to do the celtic knot, so frustrating!
    Almost there!

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    I still haven't mastered this one. I'm iii, but have layers, but my hair is too thick for this, although I'm between tailbone and classic.
    At true tailbone!

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    I am at hip length and have trouble with this one too. When they are well done they are so cool!

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    Looks really cool!

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    I am at 29 inches too and still I cannot figure out this bun, thought I want it so bad... You made me want to try it again, maybe something changed, maybe I get the missing half of an inch?

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    That looks awesome! Congrats on mastering it. The Celtic Knot is one I haven't tried yet, I need to get on the ball with the hair-style articles!
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    Oh, good! I thought I was the only one who failed with this bun. I plan on trying again when I'm just past waist. Well done Aliped, love your stick!

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    Still waiting on this one - I get one loop then another loop and uh- uh - no more hair! For fun and practice I have been doing it as a half up - so maybe another 6 months or so for me... we'll see!
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    Default Re: Celtic knot bun: success at last!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aliped View Post
    I love Celtic knot buns, but I have found it the most challenging bun to date. There are some great tutorials, but they are made by women with substantially longer hair than mine (knee versus waist length).

    I think I finally have figured it out, by slightly modifying my technique.

    Anybody else find this a tricky bun to master?

    Here's how mine looks ... It feels really solid and stable, but comfortable
    I tried this bun again today (have attempted it a few times, but without success) and today I actually managed to make it! To actually use the Celtic knot bun for the day's updo requires a bit more length, I think, but I am getting there! I have wanted to try it out since I first saw a tutorial for it.
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