Hair How-To: Pompadour Bun

Monday, January 28, 2013



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This is an easy, fun look to create. Keep your pompadour high though, to keep from seeming too Sarah Plain and Tall and more like the famous Gibson Girls of the early 1900s. And remember, I'd love to see any photos of hair attempts or helpful hair tips you've found for this style, so put a link in the comments or tweet it! 

1) Curl hair for extra body

This step is optional, but I like to curl my hair to give it extra body.

 2) Backbrush front section

Backbrushing will give your hair more body to achieve the lift for your pompadour.

 3)Pin front section back for pompadour

My bangs are growing out, so all I did was pin them with bobby pins, laying the hair down against the scalp to get a bit of extra arch to the hair. You can do this with longer hair as well, or you can roll you hair under for a thicker, more supported pouf.

4) Backbrush side section and pin. 

This is the same process as what you did for the front section of hair. Arrange the hair so it connects with the front section to create one pompadour, rather than two smaller ones.

5) Repeat on other side for full pompadour

Doing the same thing on both sides will result in your full pompadour.

6) Brush loose hair in back up into a ponytail at the base of your crown.

You are making a ponytail that starts at the crown of you hair. You may use a tie or not as you wish. Using a brush will help create a smooth and even look for the back of your head.

7) Twist the ponytail

Twist it around your finger to create a rope of hair.

8) Wrap twisted ponytail into a bun at the crown of your head

Wrap the twisted ponytail into a bun at the crown of your head. Use bobby pins to secure it. The bun may fall of its own accord a little lower onto your head, resulting in a slight pouf at the bottom, back part of your head. This is fine as it creates a bit of the puffed up look that is similar to the pompadour at the front of your head. Once the bun is secured you are done!


P.S. LOOKING FOR MORE HAIRSTYLING HOW-TOS? WHY NOT TRY: 
BRAIDED LOOPS // 5-STRAND BRAID // THE BARDOT LOOK //THE GIBSON GIRL LOOK // THE TURBAN WRAP //ROPE BRAIDS // FISHTAIL BRAIDS // POMPADOUR BUN // TWISTED HOTCROSS BUNS  //  TWISTED HALO //  THE MESSY BEEHIVE //

17 comments

  1. That is a really cute hairstyle! I'll have to try that. My hair is so thick, I'm going to have to find SUPER bobby pins!

    http://nauticalowl.blogspot.com/

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    1. I hope you find some Super Bobby Pins and get to try it out!

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  2. Thank you so much for this! I need all the help I can get with my hair!

    le fresne x

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    1. YAY! If you try it out, I'd love to see a photo of it. Hope it works well for you.

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  3. Ah, yes this is one of my favorite things to do with my hair! It is so simple and works perfectly with day old (or four day old....) hair :) It looks so becoming on you too!

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    1. Haha! Yes it does work well to do with day old hair (and you are not the only one who is sometimes doing four day old hair either).

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  4. I think this is my new fave hair tutorial from you :) I love the poofy-ness of this hairdo :) x

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    1. Yay for a new favorite. I hope you try it and take a photo; I'd love to see this one you with your gorgeous hair color.

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  5. This hairstyle looks so good on you! Its really elegant but a little messy. Love it.
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  6. Always look forward to your hair tutorials, and this one is really great!
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/

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    1. I'm glad you are enjoying the series.

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  7. SOOOOO cute! You make me feel like i could get my hair to do that!!! SO SO cute
    xoRach

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    1. You CAN get your hair to do this. It is actually really, really easy to do. If you do try it send me a link or tweet to see a photo :)

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  8. If only I had long enough hair! (and not such a full face for that matter). This style looks so pretty on you Kristian! xo Marisa

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  9. The one thing I can recommend from someone with very strait and silk hair: learn to pin curl your hair for any of these vintage styles.

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