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Half Up Hair Bun

I have a hairstyle for you today! Yay! And with my new found desire to get my act together, I am hoping to be more consistent in bringing you guys some fun looks for the holidays. Yipee! Now, let’s do this.

I love Kate Middleton. I don’t really idolize too many celebrities (if any) because I feel like their lives are just like ours, actually probably worse most of the time. I mean, more money more problems, right? But there are a few that I feel like (obviously I don’t know the reality of their lives) manage the fame it pretty well and seem like really cool people. Kate Middleton is one. She seems sweet and down to earth. And her hair is amazing.

I am sure she has a hair stylist on hand at all times because I hate to say it but her hair wasn’t nearly as lovely before she married William. She’s beautiful all the same. And today I’ve kinda-sorta copied one of her looks. Here is my inspiration although my look is a little different.

Easy Half Up Hair Bun

The tutorial is below, picture by picture, and I’ll talk you through it right after the photo. Or, um, at least I’ll write you through it! 🙂

Half Up hair bun

You can start with any kinda hair you want. Meaning, dirty, clean, curly, wavy etc. And yes, I think this would look fabulous on curly hair, just don’t tease but instead create the poof when you twist your hair. Does that make sense? My hair here is dirty. Like day 4 or 5 kinda dirty. Remember, I told you guys on Facebook that I only wash my hair 2 times a week (on a good week!) A lot of you said you did the same so I don’t feel so bad. Here’s the breakdown for ya:

  1. Spray some dry shampoo at the roots to soak up the grease & create a little volume. I use this one and swear by it. It’s fabulous.
  2. Tease you hair with a small teaser comb like this one. If you don’t know how to tease your hair, I have a tutorial here for ya.
  3. Separate your hair from the ear all the way up and you’re going to start with the back section first.
  4. Push the hair forward to create a little poof, twist like you’re creating a French twist and stick it to the head. Secure it with bobby pins like this ones.
  5. Continue the twist all the way around into a bun. Secure with more bobby pins and if you have any fly aways or extras, hair pins are probably the best fit.
  6. Once your bun is secure, start with one front side of hair. If you want it all the way pulled back without a part, just pull the hair back that way. Once you’ve pulled it back, wrap it around the existing bun and secure with bobby pins.
  7. Complete step 6 with the other front section.
  8. Voila!

half up hair bun finished front

Now, I’m pretty sure Kate Middleton never got frustrated with her hair and chopped blunt bangs out of no where like someone else I know… but if you have frustrating bangs and you’d like them pulled back, I just lightly twisted mine and tucked them into the hair after it was done.

Half up hair bun front view

That’s it! Super easy, right? Now you can be royalty too. You are welcome.

I hope you like this style and give it a try this weekend. If you know someone who’s looking for a cute hairstyle, feel free to share! Or if you have any ideas or tutorials you’d like to see, leave them in the comments.

Have a superb weekend everyone!!


18 Responses to Half Up Hair Bun

  1. Sheila November 22, 2013 at 4:12 am #


    This style looks lovely on you, and I agree…Kate Middleton is a sweetheart!

    and ya know….maybe, just maybe, I might be able to do this one….maybe…LOL

    • Natalia November 27, 2013 at 4:51 am #

      I hope you do get to try this one! 🙂 It’s super simple and pretty.

  2. Tammi Durso November 22, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    I love Kate too, but I think your hairstyle looks better than hers. And not just because I’m your mom. Just sayin’

    • Natalia November 27, 2013 at 4:46 am #

      LOL, don’t know about that! A mother’s love I tell ya 🙂 Thanks momma!

  3. Jodie Marie November 22, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    THANK YOU for this post! I’ve been trying to get this right for weeks and just couldn’t find a good tutorial anywhere! You look lovely btw 🙂 x

    Jodie Marie
    à la Jode

    • Natalia November 27, 2013 at 4:46 am #

      Oh good, I’m so glad you like it! It really is super easy once you break it down!

  4. Catherine November 22, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    Oh, I love this! Thanks for sharing–I can’t wait to try it.

    And I cannot believe that’s how your hair looks after four or five days without washing! Lucky lady.

    • Natalia November 27, 2013 at 4:51 am #

      I’m glad you like it! Thanks! My hair can go either get really greasy after one day or last quite a few. It really depends how I style it the first day! So this was one of the decent times!

  5. Jane November 23, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Hi Natalia! Molly says hi to you and the boys! I think this a style that we can actually try, with our kinky, curly hair! I’ll let ya know how it works out. Thanks for the tutorial. 🙂

    • Natalia November 27, 2013 at 4:42 am #

      Glad you like it, I think it will work for curly hair! I LOVE curly hair like yours, it’s so beautiful!

  6. Amanda D November 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    I love this hairstyle–so elegant and simple yet it isn’t a plane jane/everyday half-up style. Thanks for the tutorial!

    • Natalia November 27, 2013 at 4:36 am #

      Thank you! Yes, that is one of the reasons I liked it too!


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