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I’ll save you my usual paragraph about how humid it is here and jump right into the tutorial.

A friend recently asked me for a quick style that is not just a ponytail and can be dressed up and casual and is really fast and easy with almost zero effort.

Well, so she didn’t use those exact words, but I paraphrased.

I started pulling my hair into a low bun because a higher ponytail was giving me headaches as my hair was starting to get a bit long again. And I did this simple little trick that takes about 4 seconds to change the entire bun into something a bit more polished.

Watch the tutorial here:

It’s so simple, right? The wrapping part makes the entire bun look fuller and more proportional, which is always a win in my book. And in case you are curious, these are my favorite bobby pins and these are my favorite clear elastics.

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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 06.28.17

Such a simple hairdo!! SO cute too!!

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
http://charmainenyw.com

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Sarah says · 06.28.17

Can you explain what you did when you put your hair in a pony tail? I can’t see it very well. Did you just not pull it out all the way?

Thanks!

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Shelley says · 06.28.17

I have same question…it looks like you did something else to it before putting in the elastic.

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Ryan says · 06.28.17

I had the same question…she basically gathers most of the length of her hair into her hand and wraps the elastic around that, not actually a pony tail. It’s the basis to so many of her tutorials; I just figured it out and am wearing this bun today!

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Shelley says · 06.28.17

Thank you!

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Rosemary Davis says · 06.28.17

Thanks for this tutorial. Today I really need it!

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Jennifer O. says · 06.28.17

Hi Kate, I also have a wedding in three weeks. I need hair help! How will you wear your hair on your sister’s wedding day? Will you do a tutorial for us?

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Claire says · 06.28.17

I really like this bun. High ponytails are also giving me a headache so i will try this style for sure.

http://www.clairetalksbeauty.com/

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Becky Elliott says · 06.28.17

That shirt!! Where is it from?

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Erin says · 06.28.17

Ditto!

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Meg says · 06.28.17

Loft! I have the same one.

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Kelly says · 06.28.17

It was on clearance the last time I was at my local Loft ๐Ÿ™‚

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Deb S says · 06.28.17

Love this look. My hair is so straight and slippery…not as thick either. Guess I should curl it a bit first?

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Chelsea says · 06.28.17

What?! Stop! That looks SO easy!! I would have never have thought to take out a section and wrap it. Brilliant!

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Elaina says · 06.28.17

the best makeup look I’ve seen on you in a while… you always look beautiful, but something about this one is *More*. Love it!… and THOSE EYES! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sherry says · 06.30.17

I was thinking the same thing…..always beautiful, but something about this one really pops !!! Maybe it’s the blue shirt with the blue eyes, but the all over makeup look is fantastic. #eyelash goals !!!!!

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Laura says · 06.28.17

I LOVE your earrings! Where are they from??

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Becky says · 06.28.17

Same question!

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Stephanie says · 06.29.17

I third this! Super cute!

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Amanda says · 06.28.17

My kind of hairdo!

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Nora says · 06.28.17

What blush and eye liner are you wearing?

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Jackie says · 06.28.17

I’d love to hear your tips for getting texture and volume whether you’re putting your hair up or leaving it down. When my hair is clean (and sometimes day 2) it’s pretty smooth and flat – do you load it up with texture spray?

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Brooke says · 06.28.17

So how did you get your lashes SO LONG ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sophie says · 06.28.17

I am almost never able to do a nice, even, full looking bun so I have to try this – hopefully I will end up with something that looks like yours, it’s gorgeous!
Sophie x
http://www.sopharsogood.com

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Kristin says · 06.28.17

Can you show, in more detail or maybe in slow motion, the “pull it into a low ponytail” part? I cannot get that skill mastered.

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Amanda says · 06.28.17

I have long thick hair and I tried this tutorial. I always end up with buns that look to perfect but doing it this way helped make it a little more undone. I had to use 2 hair ties, a couple Bobby pins, and two Goody spin pins to make sure my thick hair was secure. Loved it!

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Nikki says · 11.09.17

Hey Amanda, I have super thick hair and when I try this it comes out looking really droopy. Where did you put the second hair tie?

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Rhianna says · 06.28.17

Hair looks great but those eyelashes! Is this the result of the eyelash lift? Are you still using fibers and mascara method? Tell me your secrets ๐Ÿ™‚

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krista Davis says · 06.28.17

Your makeup is stunning in this photo! What products did you use? Your eyes pop!!! Gorgeous.

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Paige says · 06.28.17

This is such a cute look! You did an awesome job!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

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Jen says · 06.28.17

I’m going straight to Amazon to buy those elastics! I’ve had The Worst time with clear elastics breaking (and my hair isn’t that thick).

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Roksana says · 06.28.17

Wow I love it! It looks so nice and easy to do, I’ll definitely try it out ๐Ÿ™‚

Roksana | http://www.beatsofbeauty.com

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Agnes says · 06.28.17

It looks great bit my is really thick and heavy. This would never hair with my hair.

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Mischa says · 06.29.17

I think this might be my go to hairstyle from now on as I’m in the sweltering Indian heat traveling, and I’m kind of tired of the pony tail and top knot!

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Amy says · 06.29.17

Why when I try this does my hair look like a nest and not hold???

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Ella Catherine says · 07.01.17

I love this bun so much! It looks so beautiful! Also loving your hair colour, really suits you! x

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evi lepenioti says · 07.04.17

Perfect!!

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Mary says · 07.09.17

Amazing!! I will definitely do this! I have long hair & every summer I get this thought to cut it all off. I braid it a LOT but I’m always looking for new ways to put it up. If you have more suggestions I would absolutely love to hear some.
You always look so beautiful! I love your makeup look too.

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Karie says · 07.14.17

Thanks for the video! I too am a hair headache sufferer. I actually switched my hair accessories and amazingly enough that helped alot! I don’t know if you have heard of Lilla Rose but I started wearing their stuff about 7 months ago and can’t even feel them in. For the bun you demo here, the U Pins would work great. I am an independent stylist for them now and would be happy to send you some to try. Just let me know if I can help another headache sufferer!

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Sonia says · 07.14.17

Oh my God, where were you when I had long hair and has not haircut yet! I’ll save it for the future!

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Diane says · 08.03.17

My buns always end up looking like a loop sticking off the back of my head! Any suggestions???

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lisa says · 08.08.17

Hairstyle really bothers me a lot everyday. I can not make it right and now my solution is wearing hair extensions.

I tried Beauty Forever hair extensions and it is really very convenient.

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Sophie says · 08.17.17

J’adore toutes vos coiffures! Vous m’avez appris ร  boucler mes cheveux avec un fer ร  lisser et maintenant j’arrive ร  donner une forme que j’aime ร  mes cheveux! Merci!

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Kathy says · 08.25.17

Super easy !

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Mary Ann says · 10.16.17

Your tutorial called the messy bun, changed my life. But now my hair is shorter and I can’t do that bun. Can suggestions on how to do messy bun when hair is just a little below shoulder length. I love all your videos. Thank you.

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Ollie Johnson says · 12.24.17

love it very much
hope it can help you a lot

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Ollie Johnson says · 12.24.17

love it very much
more useful than you can image

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Stacy says · 02.13.18

Wow.thank you so much for this..I totally needed it!!

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Kellie says · 05.24.18

Love it! this looks so fun!

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SiXin Feng says · 06.01.18

Wow, beautiful hairstyle.I get it!!

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Elaine Anderson says · 08.04.18

Hello Kathy,
I’m Elaine from Burlington, Ontario. I am 52 with virgin nuntreated hair that is still brown with natural blonde streaks. I look 40ish thank goodness!
I just found your blog. You are clear and simple when you present. I have never worn buns but instead of cutting my thick wavy hair will try these styles.. thank you! I will send pics especially of my hair at wedding in Scotland in Fall.

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Lisa says · 08.07.18

Thank you.
I did this to my hair & liked it very much. I took a picture.

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merry says · 11.27.18

The hairstyle is great, but as the thin hair like me, it is impossible to get it, so my solution is wearing hair waeves
like this https://www.hairgets.com/hair-weave-c-2.html
it is easy for me

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Roselle Le Roux says · 02.03.19

Love the hairstyle!

So easy and practical

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Tammy says · 11.27.19

You need to wear blue more often, it really makes your eyes pop. Beautiful hair, thanks for the tip.

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knhair says · 01.17.20

So beautiful hairstyle, like it!

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Hair Julia says · 05.19.20

a fabulous hairstyle, like it very much!

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Mandy Murff says · 08.13.20

Good ideas

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Dana Oughton says · 08.21.20

Love your look!! So clean and fresh!

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Shawn Gentry says · 10.10.20

Hi Kate! Love all your tutorials … especially now that my hair is longer.

I saw a low bun tutorial where you started with two low pony tails but canโ€™t find it.

Please share the link.

Many thanks!!

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