Okay, today I'd like to get this off my chest: I officially surrender! No buns for me...
You know, I really liked buns on other girls when they suddenly started to pop up on blogs, in magazines, on TV etc. They bring out a pretty face, they are not too over the top for everyday looks and they are (said to be) so easy to make. I was like: perfect! Let's try this out! :)
Normally I'm not much of a different-hairdos-person, I wear my hair down most days, I'm not adventurous, especially concerning wearing my hair up cause I think it's not very flattering for the shape of my face.
Anyway, I thought I could wear a messy bun version with some strands hanging out to flatter the face. So I tried. Here are my two most favourite how-to-make-a-bun videos from the blogosphere:
Mr. Kate DIY Sock Bun Hair Tutorial
Tick Tock Vintage messy bun tutorial
There you go, it's all easy-peasy and looks so nice and is done in no time - not!
Let's put aside the fact that I look stupid with my hair straight up for a second, the actual problems are:
- my hair has a layered cut, so there are always strands sticking out
- I don't have enough hair pins to tame all the strands that stick out
(- I could try to make a bun made of hair pins instead...)
- once I manage to make a bun look halfway neat - it collapses like a souflé that's taken out of the oven too fast
- I tried this in front of the mirror for almost an hour and it didn't work
- I tried it with the help of the sock and without it; but it didn't make a difference
- I started hating my hair (normally I love it)
What is wrong here? Is it my not existing hairdo skills, or is it simply the texture and layered cut of my hair? I don't know, but what I know is that it is highly frustrating!
For the record: I don't critizise these girls and Their tutorials! It's neither Mr. Kate's, nor Tick Tock Vintage's fault that it simply doesn't work on my head and like I said, these are the two cutest tutorials I've seen, so I like them.
It's just that not everything is so easy to do for everyone. So don't let video tutorials fool you. Sometimes you simply have to accept that some hairdos, make-ups or whatever don't work on you, but only on other girls.
I am pretty convinced now, that a bun is not my cup of tea:
Conclusion: I'm not a bun hater (haha great word), I really do love buns on other girls, it can look so lovely! Attention: I say CAN, but not neccessarily has to. So please, if you notice that it doesn't work on your own head, leave it and look for another hair style. Looking at the photos above, I think that even if I would have managed to create a perfectly cute and pretty bun on the top of my head instead of inviting birds to move in there, I would still look like a dork.
In the future I will try to perfect my skills for other hairdos, like for example this simple side braid I wear sometimes.
Definitely yay for buns - but (unfortunately) nay for them on my head.
What's your opinion about it? Bun? Anti-bun? "I don't give a f*... ehm, bun!"?
Have a great day!
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