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masa_inn
April 14th, 2010, 07:49 PM
I swear, I had searched high and low before posting this :)

What kind of buns are suitable for BSL? So far, I've only managed to create a so-so Lazy Wrap and <S>crappy</S> wonky cinnabun. My hair is definitely too short for Infinity, Gibraltar or Spidermom's buns (I have some layers).

Any input would be much appreciated!

countryhopper
April 15th, 2010, 12:26 AM
I only have not-quite- APL-hair, but I can do a summer flower bun, a cheaater's split bun, and a ballet bun (maybe also called a pencil bun?) which I put a stick through, so I'm sure you could do at least these...

Lassie
April 15th, 2010, 01:28 AM
eagerly watching this.....can you post links to instructions and/or pictures too please !

CiannaitTrozel
April 15th, 2010, 01:48 AM
I've been braiding my hair and pulling it into a bun from there. I'm a bit below BSL, but with a tight braid/french braid your layers shouldnt fall out. Hope that helps some.

Marjolein
April 15th, 2010, 02:15 AM
There was a similar post not very long ago. Perhaps you could get some ideas from that one?

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=43579

Monsterkitti
April 15th, 2010, 03:03 AM
Split buns, braids then bunned were both good once I was at BSL. Along with the LWB those are my staple updos and have been since around BSL.

Marjolein
April 15th, 2010, 03:50 AM
I only have not-quite- APL-hair, but I can do a summer flower bun, a cheaater's split bun, and a ballet bun (maybe also called a pencil bun?) which I put a stick through, so I'm sure you could do at least these...


Could you perhaps point me to some tutorials on these buns? TIA!!

cmnt831
April 15th, 2010, 06:48 AM
All the buns in my "Updos" album were done on my BSL hair. I don't have real layers, though - just some uneven-ness.... Chopandchange had pointed out in the "braid picture" thread that if she made a bit of a high ponytail first, it helped even out the layers.

Marjolein, there are lots of bun tutorials in the "Articles" section. Also, youtube is a good source. :)

FrannyG
April 15th, 2010, 06:53 AM
Well, if you can't do an infinity bun at BSL, then you likely have thicker hair than I, so I can't suggest the same updos that I could do when I was at BSL.

I might suggest a French Twist, a Folded Braid, a Hairstick Wrap or a Gibson Tuck. There are others, but I can't think of them at the moment.

masa_inn
April 15th, 2010, 07:21 AM
Thank you, ladies, for your suggestions!

Marjolein, this thread you linked to is golden!

countryhopper
April 15th, 2010, 07:49 AM
Could you perhaps point me to some tutorials on these buns? TIA!!

The summer flower bun is on the hairstyling section in the articles section of this site.

The cheater's split bun and other buns, braids are on a website called white rose creations. It has fantastic pictures with easy instructions!

(PS I hope I'm allowed to post this website! If not, my apologies, mods, feel free to delete!:))

Pixna
April 15th, 2010, 08:31 AM
Hi, masa_inn! I'm the person who started the bun thread that Marjolein linked to -- I also started a few others on the same or similar topic. I have found that I can do a small variety of buns, but I need to adapt them for my length and thickness (and my left-handedness). Layers may be problematic, though, because with most updos they are not going to stay tucked in. I prefer secure buns that can be held with a single stick.

The ones that have worked the best for me (with adaptations as noted above) are the Pencil Bun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0k3dD4qX34), Lazy Wrap Bun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4X1wLf5_RM), and Magic Knot Bun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftpvK9OA1wI). I also adapt the Hypno Bun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFeNYl-OK6Q) and Hypnotica's Everyday Bun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbsNJ3j1VSg). A cinnabun and figure-8/inifinity bun are also doable, though I don't do them on a daily basis. My current go-to bun is my adaptation of a combination of a Pencil Bun and Everyday Bun. I am calling it a Puzzle Bun because it's a puzzle to me how I do it, but it nevertheless works beautifully! :smirk:

You can see a sampling of my wacky buns in my hair toy album. They are all basically the same Puzzle Bun, with different outcomes despite the same technique used for all of them.

Marjolein
April 15th, 2010, 08:37 AM
Thank you, ladies, for your suggestions!

Marjolein, this thread you linked to is golden!

Yeah, I thought so too, that's why I put it in my favorites ;).


The summer flower bun is on the hairstyling section in the articles section of this site.

The cheater's split bun and other buns, braids are on a website called white rose creations. It has fantastic pictures with easy instructions!

(PS I hope I'm allowed to post this website! If not, my apologies, mods, feel free to delete!:))

Ofcourse, the articles section! Thanks a lot Countryhopper!! Also for the White Rose creations website. I saw it's made by one of our members Eadwine. Cool!!

masa_inn
April 15th, 2010, 10:00 AM
Hi, masa_inn! I'm the person who started the bun thread that Marjolein linked to -- I also started a few others on the same or similar topic. I have found that I can do a small variety of buns, but I need to adapt them for my length and thickness (and my left-handedness). Layers may be problematic, though, because with most updos they are not going to stay tucked in. I prefer secure buns that can be held with a single stick.

The ones that have worked the best for me (with adaptations as noted above) are the Pencil Bun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0k3dD4qX34), Lazy Wrap Bun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4X1wLf5_RM), and Magic Knot Bun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftpvK9OA1wI). I also adapt the Hypno Bun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFeNYl-OK6Q) and Hypnotica's Everyday Bun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbsNJ3j1VSg). A cinnabun and figure-8/inifinity bun are also doable, though I don't do them on a daily basis. My current go-to bun is my adaptation of a combination of a Pencil Bun and Everyday Bun. I am calling it a Puzzle Bun because it's a puzzle to me how I do it, but it nevertheless works beautifully! :smirk:

You can see a sampling of my wacky buns in my hair toy album. They are all basically the same Puzzle Bun, with different outcomes despite the same technique used for all of them.

Pixna, thank you so much for putting the links together! I really appreciate your help.

Pixna
April 15th, 2010, 10:03 AM
My pleasure, masa_inn! I'm always looking for new bun styles for my length, so I totally understand. :heart:

masa_inn
April 15th, 2010, 10:06 AM
My pleasure, masa_inn! I'm always looking for new bun styles for my length, so I totally understand. :heart:

YAY! I just did a pencil bun and it stays in place! Thank you so much again. I'm off to practice other styles :)

EtherealOde
April 15th, 2010, 03:05 PM
I use the magic knot bun, it is pretty easy and looks nice too.

gink001
April 15th, 2010, 07:22 PM
Not at BSL yet (well, my longest layer is sort-of there, but I'm generally at APL), I am currently loving a rolled braid bun (don't know what it's actually called...just a simple english braid, rolled up and with a stick stuck thru...looks cute and amazingly secure...and my layers stay in well).
Off to look at the other links!

evegrimm
May 22nd, 2010, 01:26 PM
Hi all! I hope this isn't a repeat of another thread, but I did a search and can't find anything.

I have approximately BSL-length hair, and am having a hard time finding different ways to put up my hair beyond the regular ol' cinna-bun, which I love, but I also would love some variety!

Do any of you have some tips for different buns to try? Most of the videos I was coming up with on youtube were for those of you lovely ladies with super-long hair. :scratches head:

Thanks in advance!

masa_inn
May 22nd, 2010, 02:22 PM
I asked the very same question :) not long ago.
Lots of great recommendations.
(http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=46361)
HTH!

evegrimm
May 22nd, 2010, 02:48 PM
Wow, thanks so much! Now why couldn't I find either of these threads? :confused:

Rowanne
May 22nd, 2010, 03:07 PM
This is a great thread! Thanks for the info everyone, now I can try a different bun tomorrow! :blossom: