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Anje
November 7th, 2013, 11:15 AM
It's time for a new style of the month. Get out your hairpins -- you'll want them for this.

Vortex Buns!

Super-spirally versions of cinnamon buns, these can be head-eating. They're also lower-profile than most buns and work even with thick hair that might not be able to make many laps around.

SereneCurls
November 7th, 2013, 11:57 AM
Am I allowed to ask a couple of questions?
First, because my hair is layered it's much thicker at the start of my ponytail than it is toward the end. As a result, the Centre of the bun doesn't look as flat to the head as I think it should. Is this normal, or is there something I should do to prevent it?
Second, my hair seems to be trying to spit the pins out at its thicker part. Is there a good way to prevent them from flying across the room?
Thanks so very much for indulging my confusion.

Quixii
November 8th, 2013, 05:20 PM
Oh, I love vortex buns! I haven't done one in a while, though I've been really wanting to do one.
To start us off, here's a couple of old pictures of vortex buns I've done:
Two Hawser braids:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1570&d=1357877347
Two rope braids:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3579&d=1364872452 http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5400&d=1374433891
Two + a third regular braids:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5444&d=1374697319

khan
November 9th, 2013, 08:21 PM
Did my first vortex today. I used torrin's video (thanks) as demonstrated using rope braids to make it. She was right, this bun is Excellent as far as eating up length & staying Put. It also seems better balanced than just coiling it around & clipping into place & my neck doesn't seem as fatigued after hours of wearing it up.
Tomorrow I may try it lower on my head & more of a horizonal oval 'cause I like wearing my hats.

sparrowswing
November 9th, 2013, 09:58 PM
I should try this bun again; I really loved the way it looked, but it took a bit longer to make than I generally prefer. I want to try and get it flatter to my head this time. Anyway, this was taken in February:

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz235/CeruleanSiren/LHC/RoseBun1_zps5b2a039c.png~original

Almendra
November 9th, 2013, 10:48 PM
Quixii your buns are so beautiful! The second version is my favourite :)

Ocelan
November 10th, 2013, 03:06 AM
Beautiful swirlies, Quixii and sparrowswing! :)

I have a messy vortex bun for you guys, but let's post it anyway. It was my second time trying this hairdo and I think the first one was a lot better... Also in natural light all the shades of dye I'm growing out look really weird against my natural color. I should try a braided version of this bun. I think a fishtail vortex would look really cool!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6511&d=1379757712

soapstone
November 10th, 2013, 12:17 PM
So pretty Ocelan. Helps to see one without first braiding. Can see pattern better.

SereneCurls
November 10th, 2013, 01:06 PM
This is my attempt. I've also never posted a picture so hopefully this works.http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t598/Ashley_Eve_Shaw/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps26676e9d.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/Ashley_Eve_Shaw/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps26676e9d.jpg.html)

neko_kawaii
November 11th, 2013, 10:57 AM
I've been meaning to try this one for a long time.
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC9938_zpsb5a15ae5.jpg

Madora
November 11th, 2013, 11:37 AM
Beautiful vortex buns, ladies!

Here is mine from last year:

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/07Erzbet/72212Vortexfishtails_edited-2.jpg (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/07Erzbet/media/72212Vortexfishtails_edited-2.jpg.html)

Tail Feathers
November 11th, 2013, 11:45 AM
that is gorgeous.... so very elegant. classy...

RainbowBowser
November 11th, 2013, 08:11 PM
Heres my first attempt ever. My hair doesn't have the most length to work with but I like how simple yet put together it is :)
And that one bit of hair sticking out ><

http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab189/RainbowBowser_0/d798e25b-f8cf-4949-89db-c11c219cea90_zpsb3c72f3b.jpg (http://s862.photobucket.com/user/RainbowBowser_0/media/d798e25b-f8cf-4949-89db-c11c219cea90_zpsb3c72f3b.jpg.html)

Lyv
November 11th, 2013, 11:49 PM
I did one of those yesterday, I should have taken a picture! It doesn't look as vortex like as all of yours because of the way my layers stick out but I still really like it.

Sylvestrix
November 12th, 2013, 04:40 AM
It's almost silly how excited I get when the style of the month is something I can do! :o

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/Sylvestrix/44eb3e52-fe2f-4488-9277-d7b5ef4dd7d3_zps2760137a.jpg

Really must try it with regular braids some day, it looks amazing!

Ayjay
November 12th, 2013, 04:58 AM
So gorgeous with the color Sylvestrix

Sylvestrix
November 12th, 2013, 06:14 AM
n.n Thankyou!

Madora
November 12th, 2013, 09:17 AM
Thank you, Tail Feathers!

Sylvestrix, your creation is SO eyecatching! Beautifully done!

Sylvestrix
November 12th, 2013, 05:50 PM
Thank you, Tail Feathers!

Sylvestrix, your creation is SO eyecatching! Beautifully done!
:thud: Okay, had a total fangirl moment there! -squeal- Coming from you with your out of this world styles, that means a lot! Thankyou!

Quixii
November 12th, 2013, 06:08 PM
It's almost silly how excited I get when the style of the month is something I can do! :o

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/Sylvestrix/44eb3e52-fe2f-4488-9277-d7b5ef4dd7d3_zps2760137a.jpg

Really must try it with regular braids some day, it looks amazing!
With your colouring, that looks extra fantastic!

Sylvestrix
November 12th, 2013, 06:39 PM
-bounces- Thank you! :o I love the purple in yours, too- it looks especially awesome in the third picture where you're wearing the purple flower n.n I think this bun was made for showing off nifty colours!

moxamoll
November 13th, 2013, 04:55 PM
Let's see... what do I have pictures of?

A two English braid version:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7192/6989461270_73d5aab70e_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxamoll/6989461270/)
Two strand Vortex bun (http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxamoll/6989461270/) by Aerin (http://www.flickr.com/people/moxamoll/), on Flickr

A three Rope braid version:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8380/8513244023_003a14b480_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxamoll/8513244023/)
Three Rope braid Vortex bun (http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxamoll/8513244023/) by Aerin (http://www.flickr.com/people/moxamoll/), on Flickr

A three English braid version with ornaments:
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2885/10674068274_a2058f613c_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxamoll/10674068274/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxamoll/10674068274/) by Aerin (http://www.flickr.com/people/moxamoll/), on Flickr

Is a vortex by definition a certain number of braids? I'm wondering if there is a definitive difference between a vortex, a braided beehive and a rose bun (at least one done with multiple strands?)

I'm gonna have to try it with fish braids though... that sounds amazing!

morrigan*
November 13th, 2013, 11:37 PM
It's almost silly how excited I get when the style of the month is something I can do! :o

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/Sylvestrix/44eb3e52-fe2f-4488-9277-d7b5ef4dd7d3_zps2760137a.jpg

Really must try it with regular braids some day, it looks amazing!

That looks amazing! I really need to start practising my braiding.

Merlin
November 13th, 2013, 11:57 PM
It's almost silly how excited I get when the style of the month is something I can do! :o

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/Sylvestrix/44eb3e52-fe2f-4488-9277-d7b5ef4dd7d3_zps2760137a.jpg

Really must try it with regular braids some day, it looks amazing!

Joining in the thudfest on this one, that's amazing!

Merlin
November 13th, 2013, 11:59 PM
Let's see... what do I have pictures of?

A three English braid version with ornaments:
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2885/10674068274_a2058f613c_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxamoll/10674068274/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxamoll/10674068274/) by Aerin (http://www.flickr.com/people/moxamoll/), on Flickr



This one is my favourite of the three you posted :-)

neko_kawaii
November 14th, 2013, 05:48 AM
Is a vortex by definition a certain number of braids? I'm wondering if there is a definitive difference between a vortex, a braided beehive and a rose bun (at least one done with multiple strands?)

I'm gonna have to try it with fish braids though... that sounds amazing!

I think a rose bun is a single bunned rope braid, and I suspect a braided beehive is just the result you get when you can't get your vortex to lay very flat in the center!

Madora
November 14th, 2013, 08:07 AM
Let's see... what do I have pictures of?

A two English braid version:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7192/6989461270_73d5aab70e_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxamoll/6989461270/)
Two strand Vortex bun (http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxamoll/6989461270/) by Aerin (http://www.flickr.com/people/moxamoll/), on Flickr

A three Rope braid version:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8380/8513244023_003a14b480_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxamoll/8513244023/)
Three Rope braid Vortex bun (http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxamoll/8513244023/) by Aerin (http://www.flickr.com/people/moxamoll/), on Flickr

A three English braid version with ornaments:
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2885/10674068274_a2058f613c_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxamoll/10674068274/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxamoll/10674068274/) by Aerin (http://www.flickr.com/people/moxamoll/), on Flickr

Is a vortex by definition a certain number of braids? I'm wondering if there is a definitive difference between a vortex, a braided beehive and a rose bun (at least one done with multiple strands?)

I'm gonna have to try it with fish braids though... that sounds amazing!

Moxamoll, your buns are wonderful!

I don't know about the rose bun, but to me it seems the difference between a 3 braid vortex bun and a 3 braid beehive bun is how you use the braids. For me, the 3 braid beehive was easier, but I enjoyed the challenge of the vortex bun.

moxamoll
November 14th, 2013, 10:13 AM
Hmmm... I think I need to watch the braided beehive tutorial again. I think I missed the point somehow! :doh:

And I forgot to mention before Sylvestrix, the perfection of your braiding and the way the colour graduates is just stunning. :thud:

melesine
November 14th, 2013, 04:23 PM
I can't wait until my hair is long enough to really do this style justice. I tried doing it a few days ago and I didn't think it looked very good. Plus I had trouble figuring out where to pin it to hold it in place.

Sylvestrix
November 14th, 2013, 05:17 PM
That looks amazing! I really need to start practising my braiding.
^_^ Thankyou! I love rope braids, it's so much easier for me to do them than a three strand because I always mess up my sectioning and end up with a skinny strand! :o

Joining in the thudfest on this one, that's amazing!
:blossom: Thankyou! Wow, I don't think I've ever had this many compliments on a picture here before. Sitting beaming at my computer like a dork :D

Hmmm... I think I need to watch the braided beehive tutorial again. I think I missed the point somehow! :doh:

And I forgot to mention before Sylvestrix, the perfection of your braiding and the way the colour graduates is just stunning. :thud:

Thank you so much! I absolutely adore those ornaments in your last picture, they make your bun look like a work of art! :thud:


I can't wait until my hair is long enough to really do this style justice. I tried doing it a few days ago and I didn't think it looked very good. Plus I had trouble figuring out where to pin it to hold it in place.

What length are you at melesine? If you're at 29" like it says under your name, I'm sure you could make a rockin' vortex! I managed to pull one of these together on a friend who was just past shoulder length- I made six braids instead of my usual three so there was plenty of swirly goodness going on =] I'm sure you could pull off an awesome one with a few tweaks!

sparrowswing
November 14th, 2013, 06:18 PM
I think a rose bun is a single bunned rope braid, and I suspect a braided beehive is just the result you get when you can't get your vortex to lay very flat in the center!
I agree on the rose bun, but I think the beehive is what you get when you bun one of the braids, then wrap the next braid around that bun. The vortex has them both/all starting in the center, while the beehive has them building on each other. Very similar effects, and at a glance it can be hard to see any difference at all.

chen bao jun
November 14th, 2013, 06:57 PM
VEry nice and very classy ladies.
I love them all but my favorite was actually Madora's. Understated and great.

Schipperchow
November 14th, 2013, 08:34 PM
Simply beautiful buns!

patienceneeded
November 14th, 2013, 09:17 PM
Very pretty! I think I'll try it this weekend. I'll take pics if it looks ok. DD watched one of the tutorials with me, she wants me to do HER hair like that too. She does ballet, so she is use to wearing her hair in a bun.

Quixii
November 14th, 2013, 09:37 PM
I thought the rose bun was a two rope braid vortex bun, and a beehive had more height somehow, like maybe the braids were stacked on top of eachother instead of wrapping around flat on the head.

Madora
November 15th, 2013, 08:51 AM
VEry nice and very classy ladies.
I love them all but my favorite was actually Madora's. Understated and great.

Thanks for the compliment, chen bao jun.

I actually thought it was a bit over the top...but I just wanted to see if I could do it with fishtails.

Jerimi
November 15th, 2013, 09:08 AM
*removing my posts.*

Anje
November 15th, 2013, 01:53 PM
Eh, I always thought of a rose bun as a single rope braid, bunned. When I think of a beehive, I think of something that looks like this (http://avastrange.com/2011/11/25/the-beehive/), Amy Winehouse, or Yeoman Rand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janice_Rand). :D

neko_kawaii
November 15th, 2013, 02:11 PM
Now those are beehives!

Anje
November 15th, 2013, 03:07 PM
Look out... we could make Yeoman Rand-esque beehives a style some month. :twisted:

neko_kawaii
November 15th, 2013, 03:10 PM
As long as you provide a link to an excellent tutorial, I'm game!

melesine
November 15th, 2013, 05:39 PM
What length are you at melesine? If you're at 29" like it says under your name, I'm sure you could make a rockin' vortex! I managed to pull one of these together on a friend who was just past shoulder length- I made six braids instead of my usual three so there was plenty of swirly goodness going on =] I'm sure you could pull off an awesome one with a few tweaks!

Really? I should read the tutorial more closely. I was just goofing off at home when I tried it just wrapping a single braid into a bun.

Sylvestrix
November 15th, 2013, 05:52 PM
Really? I should read the tutorial more closely. I was just goofing off at home when I tried it just wrapping a single braid into a bun.That's more like a Rose Bun really, I think! I still can't do a decent looking rose bun, but I love the vortex so much that it doesn't really bother me anymore =] I found this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DF5HXky3B8) tutorial really helpful when I was starting out- obviously my hair is about a mile shorter than Torrins, but it's the same sort of process, and I find for shorter hair a few more braids can help get the 'look', so if you're not feeling it with three, try a few more!

ETA: And just for giggles (and to show what a little tweaking and practice can do!) I present to you a little collage of my very first try of a roped vortex, the second done immediately after, and one of my most recent ones =] Yes, I'm a sad act xD
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/Sylvestrix/vortex_zps8348639f.jpg
Just playing with it a little, changing the number of braids or how tightly you braid for example, can make a big difference! =D

sumidha
November 15th, 2013, 06:32 PM
Here's my less than perfect, elastic showing attempt:

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/blackcatpictures1/Photoon11-15-13at125PM3_zps7247c4b8.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/blackcatpictures1/media/Photoon11-15-13at125PM3_zps7247c4b8.jpg.html)

I think with more practice it could be really nice, though. :)

Sylvestrix
November 15th, 2013, 06:38 PM
Definitely! I think it looks pretty darn good right now! The braids show up so beautifully with your colour =]

sumidha
November 16th, 2013, 11:09 AM
Thank you so much, that's good to hear! I had to crouch down at the foot of the bed in direct sunlight to get enough light, the first couple pictures came out like a big dark blob eating my head, lol.

Why is taking pictures of your hair so hard...

Madora
November 16th, 2013, 11:22 AM
That's more like a Rose Bun really, I think! I still http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/Sylvestrix/vortex_zps8348639f.jpg
Just playing with it a little, changing the number of braids or how tightly you braid for example, can make a big difference! =D

And just look how well that practicing worked out for you, Sylvestrix! Each time, it got prettier and prettier!

moxamoll
November 17th, 2013, 11:50 AM
I agree on the rose bun, but I think the beehive is what you get when you bun one of the braids, then wrap the next braid around that bun. The vortex has them both/all starting in the center, while the beehive has them building on each other. Very similar effects, and at a glance it can be hard to see any difference at all.

Oh, now that makes sense!

farmlass
November 18th, 2013, 03:30 AM
Thank you so much, that's good to hear! I had to crouch down at the foot of the bed in direct sunlight to get enough light, the first couple pictures came out like a big dark blob eating my head, lol.

Why is taking pictures of your hair so hard...
Totally agree, I ended up bending backwards over the bathroom sink, balancing the camera on my head. Therefore, they are all a little wonky!!

farmlass
November 18th, 2013, 03:49 AM
And here is my first ever attempt at a braided vortex...
http://s5.postimg.org/5gtc6x67b/vortex.jpg

11
November 18th, 2013, 11:44 AM
I would love to master this bun because it looks fantastic, but I am totally new to the vortex bun and having major technical difficulties. I've watched several videos and attempted it myself, but it ends up merging into a cinnabun or just a big mess and it doesn't hold. The individual three strands end up blending together and I can't keep them separated about halfway through. Is this just not a good bun for my hair type?

moxamoll
November 18th, 2013, 11:52 AM
I'm not sure what tutorials you are watching. When I was learning it, it was definitely easier to pin as I went, that kept them from merging into just a multi-strand cinnabun. If you are already doing that, I don't have any other suggestions. Hopefully the others can help?

eresh
November 18th, 2013, 04:29 PM
The middle escaped and sagged....
I think I took too big a strands.(3)
http://imageshack.us/a/img26/4646/lolli3achter.jpg

11
November 18th, 2013, 04:36 PM
I do pin as I go, but I have never had very good luck using only bobbly pins. I haven't tried the bun with braided strands. I think that might work better for my hair type. Hopefully I can give it a shot and post pictures of my success :)

Quixii
November 18th, 2013, 04:59 PM
I haven't actually tried it with non-braided strands. I think it would be easier to get the technique with braided strands first, and then try non-braided.

moxamoll
November 19th, 2013, 10:57 AM
Ah! I've never tried it with unbraided strands. And my hair doesn't get along with bobby pins - I use spin pins! Can't recommend them highly enough!

bunzfan
November 19th, 2013, 12:43 PM
I did one last year the roped vortex and plain braided version. Its a favourite style.

http://imageshack.us/a/img834/7817/018ybh.jpg

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8239/3jtk.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/593/3jtk.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

Must try again .

~honeyflower~
November 19th, 2013, 01:30 PM
Just wanted to say that all your vortex buns are amazing! One day, I'll be there

Madora
November 19th, 2013, 03:42 PM
The middle escaped and sagged....
I think I took too big a strands.(3)
http://imageshack.us/a/img26/4646/lolli3achter.jpg

Saggy or not, that is one beautiful Vortex bun, eresh! I tried one like that once but it was just too hard to keep it neat and tidy while arranging the coils. Yours is perfection!

Madora
November 19th, 2013, 03:44 PM
[QUOTE=bunzfan;2570182]I did one last year the roped vortex and plain braided version. Its a favourite style.

http://imageshack.us/a/img834/7817/018ybh.jpg

Bunzfan, that is drop dead gorgeous! Congrats!

bunzfan
November 20th, 2013, 12:26 PM
Thank you Madora that made my day :D

sumidha
November 23rd, 2013, 04:28 PM
Ok, I am super proud of this one even though it's kind of messy, because I managed it with french braiding instead of an elastic! :)

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/blackcatpictures1/Photoon11-23-13at319PM_zps5fe212b8.jpg (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/blackcatpictures1/media/Photoon11-23-13at319PM_zps5fe212b8.jpg.html)

Lostsoule77
November 24th, 2013, 01:48 PM
Everyone's buns look so great! This is my first attempt at a vortex bun. Not so flat, but I love how secure it feels. Excuse all the fly aways please. :)

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_5465_zpsb8d62e9e.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/lostsoule/media/IMG_5465_zpsb8d62e9e.jpg.html)

Calaelen
November 24th, 2013, 02:02 PM
Everyone's buns look so great! This is my first attempt at a vortex bun. Not so flat, but I love how secure it feels. Excuse all the fly aways please. :)

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/IMG_5465_zpsb8d62e9e.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/lostsoule/media/IMG_5465_zpsb8d62e9e.jpg.html)
Love it! and yeah I can still see the green!

Lostsoule77
November 24th, 2013, 02:16 PM
Thank you Calaelen! Yeah, it's the first time I've seen it come through in a style in months.

Nekomanta
November 24th, 2013, 03:34 PM
Here you can see my poor beginings with vortex bun:
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=10970b6bb6&view=fimg&th=1428c3964eb6b9da&attid=0.2&disp=inline&realattid=f_hoeuuiw51&safe=1&attbid=ANGjdJ9r0uYfWdbuqSE7oYfyAd_jVJ9cvu5YbNGIeKx W5yM8zidap6HHkoI2Wc5eTa4J5ZyvwjsX0Y5twrmBuZbH38KGC d0ZF8kw7tUhQn_5z3cGcXxV1ATZ4dhXASY&ats=1385332064848&rm=1428c3964eb6b9da&zw&sz=w1249-h531
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=10970b6bb6&view=fimg&th=1428c3964eb6b9da&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=f_hoeuuitg0&safe=1&attbid=ANGjdJ84Wh-SpkLFiYX2S1PmpKDtX04wg64dEzdDpWlhSLQK-yTieMUKQ274pxTEDIVBo-QwSl1mUne5Ca_wASiAU1CLZ0Jn0P44Ly7Lrej17cDyuYFoCPVx 1y3M7jc&ats=1385332064848&rm=1428c3964eb6b9da&zw&sz=w1249-h531
I need more practice. And more hair :)

Ambystoma
November 25th, 2013, 10:20 PM
Wow, there are so many tidy, giant wonderful buns here!
This is my sad attempt on hair that really could use a wash, held with 4 spin pins (because you can see one at the top, even :doh:). Still, for a first go it's ok :)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7745&d=1385442729

ashke50
November 26th, 2013, 04:49 PM
First attempt at a Vortex bun - two English plaits, held with four spin pins and a smattering of other pins.

It is very messy, and my hair is just about to be washed, but I like how light it feels on my head and how complicated it looks, when it is actually pretty simple!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7753&d=1385509214 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11317&attachmentid=7755)
Without flash:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7755&thumb=1&d=1385509218 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11317&attachmentid=7755)

Side view:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7754&thumb=1&d=1385509216 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11317&attachmentid=7754)
(click to embiggen)

piccplayr
November 26th, 2013, 05:33 PM
All of these buns are so pretty! I seriously cannot wait until my hair is long enough to make this one.

TrapperCreekD
November 26th, 2013, 08:36 PM
Everyone's buns looks amazing! I keep meaning to do this but somehow keep forgetting. :doh:

chen bao jun
November 27th, 2013, 08:11 AM
Yes, I love this style of bun. I will try to put up one so you can see what it looks like with shorter hair, but I need my husband to take photos and that can take awhile.

Its great for shorter, thick hair as you create sections. I like to use four braids.

Lostsoule77
November 28th, 2013, 07:55 AM
Ashke50 that is gorgeous!

This bun really is nice. Holds so solid and looks way more complicated than it is. I love how the style of the month threads make me try things I usually wouldn't.

ashke50
November 28th, 2013, 01:50 PM
Ashke50 that is gorgeous!

This bun really is nice. Holds so solid and looks way more complicated than it is. I love how the style of the month threads make me try things I usually wouldn't.

Thanks :-)

I wore a vortex bun to work today, it was really comfortable and stayed in all day. Thumbs up for the thread of the month!

TrapperCreekD
November 28th, 2013, 06:57 PM
Did my first Vortex bun! I was feeling ambitious and going to try rope braids but my hair wasn't cooperating so I ended doing three English braids.

http://i.imgur.com/lJhr7Ik.png

chen bao jun
November 28th, 2013, 07:27 PM
My vortex with shorter, curly hair. It's with three braids, and amish pins with buttons on them for decoration.
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a481/uloma1/100_2127_zps1c54431a.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/uloma1/media/100_2127_zps1c54431a.jpg.html)

Venefica
November 28th, 2013, 08:03 PM
This picture is a year old as I can not seam to find my hairpins right now to make a new one of this bun. Well here is my first ever vortex bun, with a spider hair fork in it as everything is better with spiders.

http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/7857/cz0h.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/837/cz0h.jpg/)

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Madora
November 28th, 2013, 08:34 PM
Did my first Vortex bun! I was feeling ambitious and going to try rope braids but my hair wasn't cooperating so I ended doing three English braids.

http://i.imgur.com/lJhr7Ik.png

You sure couldn't tell that was your first Vortex bun, TrapperCreekD! Really lovely! Congrats!

eresh
November 29th, 2013, 06:59 AM
Great buns everyone!
I love the hairstyle of the month threads to see the same style in different hairtypes.

Venefica, your hairfork scares ma ;-)

TrapperCreekD
November 29th, 2013, 10:48 AM
You sure couldn't tell that was your first Vortex bun, TrapperCreekD! Really lovely! Congrats!

Thank you! :puppykisses:

joflakes
December 3rd, 2013, 08:56 AM
Well I thought I would try out a hairstyle of the month! I tried and learned rope braids then managed to do this with my almost BSL hair. It's not at big as some on here but it is my attempt! (I also find it very hard to take pictures of my hair myself, any tips?!)

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/jobrookman/vortex1_zpsb4976e47.jpg

What do you all think?

Madora
December 3rd, 2013, 09:24 AM
Good for you for trying the Vortex Bun, joflakes. It looks nice and a lot more interesting than an ordinary bun.

As far as picture taking, can you photograph yourself in a bathroom mirror? Does your camera have a timer? If you have a tripod, you could set your camera timer then position yourself in front of the timer to get that photo. A bit tricky but its an option.

joflakes
December 3rd, 2013, 10:55 AM
Good for you for trying the Vortex Bun, joflakes. It looks nice and a lot more interesting than an ordinary bun.

As far as picture taking, can you photograph yourself in a bathroom mirror? Does your camera have a timer? If you have a tripod, you could set your camera timer then position yourself in front of the timer to get that photo. A bit tricky but its an option.

Thanks :flower:

I tried the bathroom mirror, the thing is that there is no natural light in there so it's not a great place for photos generally. I do however have a timer so I could probably place it somewhere and time it to take a photo :)

Quixii
December 3rd, 2013, 11:21 AM
I always scout out a couple go-to spots that I can put my camera on timer for hair pictures. Like, my dresser is a good height and place for me to use for hair photos. The kitchen counter which faces my well-lit hallway also works pretty well.
Barring that, I hold the camera aimed at my face, as if I am taking the famed "selfie." Then I turn my head around and snap the picture before I start to move my arm. This usually works to get my bun in the frame, and means I don't have to go find a spot.

Venefica
December 3rd, 2013, 01:37 PM
Venefica, your hairfork scares ma ;-)

Thank you, that makes me happy. :P

joflakes
December 4th, 2013, 03:00 AM
I always scout out a couple go-to spots that I can put my camera on timer for hair pictures. Like, my dresser is a good height and place for me to use for hair photos. The kitchen counter which faces my well-lit hallway also works pretty well.
Barring that, I hold the camera aimed at my face, as if I am taking the famed "selfie." Then I turn my head around and snap the picture before I start to move my arm. This usually works to get my bun in the frame, and means I don't have to go find a spot.

Ahh, thank you Quixii! I'll see if that helps next time :)

SThr
December 5th, 2013, 10:40 AM
Oh cool, I was doing these without knowing what they were called. I thought they were just segmented cinnamon buns, nifty.

chen bao jun
December 6th, 2013, 02:31 PM
Yeah, we are the same length. It's my first time trying out the hairstyle of the month, too and my second, maybe third vortex bun. I like how yours looks with the rope braids, maybe I can learn to do those. Your bun looks bigger than mine and I like its look a lot.
I enjoyed trying, maybe I will try to see if I can do the next hairstyle of the month, whatever it is. It's a little intimidating to try since I always feel like my hair is so short on this board (plus being a very different hairtype than most). Oh, well.

Well I thought I would try out a hairstyle of the month! I tried and learned rope braids then managed to do this with my almost BSL hair. It's not at big as some on here but it is my attempt! (I also find it very hard to take pictures of my hair myself, any tips?!)

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/jobrookman/vortex1_zpsb4976e47.jpg

What do you all think?

mermaid lullaby
January 3rd, 2015, 03:58 PM
Not 2013 anymore, but I want to do this!

-Fern
February 23rd, 2015, 01:42 PM
:cheese: Yeah! I was finally able to do one. Type iii hair at APL is... well, you know. It's so funny, my chunky ropes are so big that straight on from the back, it actually looks kind of like a flower. I can handle that. Still looks a million times better than when I try a single-braid bun. :eyebrows:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16041&d=1424723958