Create a fun, festive bun perfect for any formal holiday gathering.

Bun

This holiday season, NaturallyCurly wants to make your social life easier by giving you ideas for all sorts of cute, fun and unique holiday hair for your formal gatherings. We all have them: Christmas banquets, end of semester ceremonies, and countless holiday parties from friends and family. At your next party, try an updo that is perfect for wavy hair — the two-layered bun.

MORE: Curly Holiday Updos or Kinky Holiday Updos

Double the Bun, Double the Fun

  1. Start with wet or dry hair. If your hair is more on the 2b to 3 side, I recommend styling with wet hair to make sure your waves stay in place. If your hair is dry, mist with water and comb through so that the hair is smooth. Divide the hair into two layers, top and bottom.
  2. Secure the top half in a ponytail, and then twist that top half into a bun. The wetter your hair, the easier it will be to style.
  3. Take the bottom layer of hair and spray with hair spray or coat in mousse. Then twist it into a thin tail. Take that tail and twist it up and over the top bun.
  1. Wrap the bottom tail around the bun and secure it with a bobby pin. Spray the bun with hair spray to secure it for your holiday event and you’re set!

If you have a lot of hair hanging over the bun, you can tease it or scrunch the leftover to give it extra texture. For this particular style, I wouldn’t use any heavy products, such as cream, because this will weigh the bun down. Instead, try a light mousse or even hair spray.

If you don’t like your hair to be slicked back as I do, try pulling some strands of hair out from the front of your head. Coat these strands with hair product and twist with your fingers. They should look like holiday ribbons draping the sides of your face!

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Final Thoughts

For an extra kick to your holiday hair, try to make a hair piece out of holly and pin it to the side of your head. A bow at the bottom of your bun would also look very festive, and it will add an extra element to this simple updo.