Probably my favourite bun to date, or at least the one I wear the most. I like it because it's pretty quick and easy to do, and yet looks very elegant, imo - In both its more messy and more polished variations. It also holds really well all day.
I learnt how to do it thanks to Habioku's video:
Flipped bun tutorial by Habioku
And this is my tutorial:
- Written instructions, with my own variations to Habioku's flipped bun:
1) Gather your hair in a ponytail (no elastic needed). The higher the ponytail, the higher the bun will be on the head.
I usually start gathering my hair in a high ponytail rather than a low one. Low buns tend to bother me more, and I also prefer the aesthetics of buns high on the head.
A high flipped bun, especially if secured with a sfork or hairstick(s) with adornments at the top, can also serve to make the face appear a bit longer. Not a necessary illusion all non-oval faces have to achieve, of course (I'm square-faced, and proud).
High polished buns also draw attention to the nape of the neck, creating an elegant look, imo.
2) Twist and coil your hair in a cinnamon bun. Flip the cinnamon bun, taking care that the ends remain inside (unless you aim for a messier, windswept flipped bun, then by all means let them stick out of the bun).
I usually tuck my ends around the bun instead of letting them lie over it. When I flip the cinnamon bun, they're still tucked inside and protected. I sometimes let them stick out a bit too, though, for a messier look.
I also usually don't rotate the bun. I just coil the hair around one of the hands in a cinnamon bun and flip it over.
3) Secure the bun. You can use a fork, a hairstick or a pair of hairsticks, or spin pins and/or claw clips.
Because my hair is so slippery, I usually use a fork/stick/pair of sticks, and then further secure the bun by adding a couple of small claw clips or some spin pins. That way it stays secure all day without me needing to restyle my hair.
- With a fork:
|Messy flipped bun with ends sticking out vs more polished flipped bun.|
|Side view from both sides (two different days). The left one is more polished, the right one is more messy/casual|
- With a stick:
- With a pair of sticks:
-For flipped-buns with volume at the front, see my fem!Tenth Doctor hairstyle
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