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Headband Bun Hair Tutorial

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A day that should be celebrated. A day that means a lot to me and my family. I love that we’re interracial & intercultural and although our road wasn’t always easy, it was people like Dr. King who paved the way for families like us. So thank you, Dr. King, I hope to meet you in paradise someday!

I had written a beautifully eloquent post about racism & why it exists & how we can change. But the truth is it wasn’t all that eloquent & I didn’t want to post something that wasn’t up to par. So maybe if I perfect it at some point I’ll post it, but in the meantime, I have written about being an interracial family a bit if you’d like to read!

I do, however, have a hair tutorial! I am still settling into our new place & getting things in order & have yet to do a hair tutorial in my new apartment. Luckily I had some from before Christmas to share!

Easy Headband Bun

headband bun with graphic

Isn’t it pretty? It’s actually a style that’s perfect for the winter too! You can use a headband, an ear warmer or even a light scarf.

Headband elegant

easy headband bun headband back The tutorial is really very easy. Don’t believe me? check out the YouTube video, it’s barely over 3 minutes!

I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial! It’s fun and easy and perfect for all you busy ladies out there.

What kind of tutorials would you like to see on the blog? I am always open for ideas & suggestions! Oh and I am getting my hair cut soon… What should I do? Should I chop it off? It’s driving me so crazy, I just might…

Here’s to a great week! Cheers!

Natalia

Natalia

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Natalia is a mom to two crazy boys and wife to one handsome dude. She lives in France part of the year where her husband plays professional basketball, but she hails from Southern California. The hubs was born & raised in Nassau, Bahamas, which makes them an intercultural, interracial family traveling the globe together since 2007. She loves to cook (but mostly eat), hang with her fam, be adventurous, & find ways to stay girlie in a house full of men. On her site you can find loads of hair tutorials, makeup ideas, & fashion tips for the everyday woman. She believes that beauty and fashion don't have to be intimidating and that every woman should learn to embrace her own beauty.
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60 Responses to Headband Bun Hair Tutorial

  1. Leigh Anne January 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    What a pretty style!! I have seen a similar Pin on Pinterest, but it didn’t have a wonderful video tute. Can’t watch at work today, but I will soon! I LOVE your long hair but could totally understand you wanting to cut it. Mine is a bit longer than my shoulders and heavily layered. I have alot of natural wave, so I wear it that way mostly. Some styles, I can’t wear it in cuz of the layers on top, but for the ease of styling it each day, I’ll take it. I think I could do this style with some bobby pins to hold down the top layers :) Can’t wait to see your new do!

    • Natalia January 22, 2013 at 7:59 am #

      That sounds like a great cut when you can wear it without a lot of styling. That’s something I need. It’s too long and getting unhealthy at the bottom because I haven’t had it trimmed in a long time. I’ll be sure to post with my new do!

  2. Steph January 21, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Wow so cute! I will have to try this soon!

    • Natalia January 22, 2013 at 7:57 am #

      Thanks! Glad you like it!

  3. Hannah Hems January 21, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    Do NOT CUT YOUR HAIR OFF IS GORGEOUS I WOULD DIE TO HAVE YOUR HAIR !!!!

    • Natalia January 22, 2013 at 7:55 am #

      haha thanks! I’m gonna cut it, just not chop it off. Yet… :)

  4. monique January 22, 2013 at 1:59 am #

    Love, love, lvoe this tutorial! so easy! can’t wait to try it tomorrow.

    • Natalia January 22, 2013 at 7:55 am #

      So glad you liked it!

  5. Bela January 22, 2013 at 5:24 am #

    thanks for the tutorial! i’ve been trying variants of this look for a while but have always had problems with my hair staying in place throughout the day… i assumed that it was because my hair was too long for the tuck, but this proves otherwise. will try again!

    i would absolutely *love* to see a tutorial for these gorgeous double waterfall braids: http://weheartit.com/entry/34653358
    i’ve been trying to copy it but just can’t seem to get it right. Oh also a victory roll tutorial/vintage updo tutorials!

    • Natalia January 22, 2013 at 7:55 am #

      Oh my gosh yes, that’s very pretty! I will give it a try for sure! Thanks so much for the suggestions!

  6. Kathleen @ Home Wasn't Built In A Day January 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    That is so pretty! I will have to get a fancy headband and try it! As for what I would like to see more of, anything that involves hair being up and out of your face! That seems to be the only way I can stand my hair lately :)

    • Natalia January 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

      Oh man, I totally understand that! I always like mine out of my face! Thanks for your input!

  7. Carissa January 23, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    so adorable! i wear my hair up like everyday and i always need new styles:)

    • Natalia January 24, 2013 at 8:39 am #

      Oh you’ll love this one then! Easy & cute – less than 5 minutes!

  8. Erin January 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    I just found your blog and I ADORE it! Your hair is amazing! You are beautiful!! I wish I had hair like yours but mine is fine and thin. Sad. Will still attempt your styles though :)

    • Natalia January 24, 2013 at 8:38 am #

      Thank you! But long thick hair has it’s styling challenges too! Like right now I’m sick of it! But I appreciate your comments, makes me smile! :)

  9. Debi @ Adorned From Above January 24, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    I love this.  It came out so pretty.   I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone.  It runs from Tuesday night  through midnight Sunday.   Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_22.html
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

    • Natalia January 24, 2013 at 8:59 am #

      sure thanks for letting me know!

  10. Diana Rambles January 24, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    Very pretty!!

  11. Me N my Monkeys January 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Thanks for sharing!
    Such a simple but very stylish hairstyle.

    • Natalia January 24, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

      I am glad you liked it, thank you!

  12. Hani Shabbir January 25, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    That’s a stylish look! I am bookmarking it for future reference. Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun party. :)
    Have a nice weekend!

    • Natalia January 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

      Thank you! Glad you liked it. Thanks for hosting!

  13. Lindsey January 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    I love this! And you look quite beautiful!

  14. Kim@ Too Much Time January 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    So stinkin cute…and I NEED that headband! If you get a sec this weekend I would be super excited if you shared at Get Schooled Saturday over at Too Much Time On My Hands.
    xxx
    Kim
    http://too-much-time.com/2013/01/get-schooled-saturday-58-in-ot-out-media-giveaway.html

    • Natalia January 27, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

      Shared! And the headband is from Claire’s in case you were wondering! :)

  15. Jenni @ Just Stuff January 28, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    Ooooh, you look like Lady Mary from Downton Abbey! I am going to try this today! Thanks for sharing.

    • Natalia January 28, 2013 at 8:42 am #

      Oh thank you! What a compliment! :)

  16. Cottage Sweet Cottage January 28, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    This is great! I think it would work for my thinner long hair too. Thanks for sharing!

    • Natalia January 29, 2013 at 12:43 am #

      Oh this will be perfect for your hair! Glad you liked it, thanks!

  17. Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims January 29, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2013/01/your-whims-wednesday-96-and-features.html

    • Natalia January 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

      Thank you!! I’m gonna check it out! :)

  18. Vanessa (from BlogFrog) January 31, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    I can not even believe how easy that is!! I must try this soon as I have cute headbands I don’t use enough.

  19. Katrina February 1, 2013 at 7:23 am #

    Wow!!! I have just discovered your post and am in love with the styles you have shown. For years I have struggled with what to do with my hair but now I’m going to have a go at he many styles you have. Will definitely be sharing this with my friends and family. Thanks :)
    Katrina

    • Natalia February 2, 2013 at 7:03 am #

      I am so glad you liked this! Thank you so much for your comment, I really appreciate it!

  20. Cheryl@ Sew Can Do February 4, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    Very cute and helpful now that I’m trying to grow out my bangs!  I’ve featured it at this week’s link party.  Stop by & grab a Featured On button.  Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

    • Natalia February 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

      Thank you so much for the feature!! I appreciate it! Going to check it out now :)

  21. Valerie April 10, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    I am new to your website and really love all your tips. Thank you so much for posting. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your site!

    • Natalia April 11, 2013 at 3:52 am #

      I am so glad you like it! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

  22. Mary May 30, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

    Oh wow thats gotta be the most easiest hairstyle I’ve ever seen! & it looks so pretty too :D

    • Natalia May 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

      Yes, it’s very easy! That’s precisely why I love it!!

  23. Designer Hair Headbands September 22, 2013 at 8:03 pm #

    Love that braided headband!

  24. Tar April 2, 2014 at 7:08 pm #

    Pretty and super easy, thanks i will do this tomorrow before going out.

    • Natalia April 8, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

      That is what I love about it. Glad you liked it too!

  25. MaryKravets May 1, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    Natalia! Thank you so much for your blog! You are really feminine and amazing young woman! Stay the same and share with us your inspiration and talant! Thank you!!!

    • Natalia May 5, 2014 at 8:01 am #

      Thank you! So nice to hear :)

  26. Courtney @ titus2minutes May 17, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    Gorgeous!! Totally have to try this! :-)

    • Natalia May 18, 2014 at 10:16 am #

      Glad you like it! It’s super simple, perfect for summer!

  27. Patty July 8, 2014 at 7:23 pm #

    I positively LOVE this style. I saw how long your hair is and how easy it was for you to style it so I gave it a try because I’m tired of the same old braid and ponytail since my hair is past my back pockets. Not only did it actually stay up but it looks great which is saying something as my face shape makes certain up do’s and short hair look horrible. Thank you so, So much for this easy trick now I just need to find more head bands instead of the wide one I have lol.

    • Natalia July 10, 2014 at 8:54 am #

      So great, I’m so glad you loved it!! It is a super easy trick that’s cute! Win-win! :)

  28. manatee74 July 17, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

    Hi, this is really cute! I just found this website and I so appreciated your post on “13 ways to keep bang out of your face” – it was a true liberation. I am a really old person and I wish I knew these tricks when I was much younger!

    I love the look of this hairstyle and I tried it, but I’m having a problem .. after I put headband on, while I work tucking my hair, the top part gets puffed up from the pressure from the band – I think it’s slipping upwards as I work – and I end up looking really funny … like a hamburger! What do you think is the problem? Is my headband too tight? I got one from a drug store … most common one, but it’s a bit tight. Do you think that’s the problem? Where do you get your headband and what kind of headband is optimal for this hairstyle?

    Thank you so much! ~

    • manatee74 July 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

      I just tried the soft fabric band (wider one) but I seem to have the same problem …. it pushes my top hair upwards. and I look really funny. Why oh why? :’( I really want this to work ….

      Do I need some type of styling products in my hair before I try this?

      • Natalia July 17, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

        I just read your other comment, I’m so glad you liked it! I think you may just have to keep pulling the headband down as you work. You could also start with the headband lower than you would wear it normally and when you’re done, if it’s still low, slide it up a bit. If you still have the same problem, try tucking in the hair into the headband to pull it down a bit, does that make sense? Hope this helps a bit! Oh and I don’t think there is a particular product that would help it, just mastering the technique!

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