The 5-Minute Updo: Soft and Simple Bun

By Alison Alhamed | 08/09/2012 2:39:00 PM


click image to zoom Thanks to MODERN Facebook fan Drew Noreen for sharing his "Soft and Simple 5-Minute Bun" created using all Oribe products.

Step 1. Prep hair with Dry Texturizing Spray. Use a small amount of Sculpting Créme at the base of pony for added control. Have the client lean their head back, using a flat brush to bring all of the hair to the crown. Secure with elastic band.

Step 2. Using your fingers, section the pony in half width wise and drop the lower section. Lightly tease the underside of the top half section for fullness and roll under itself towards the face. Secure with hair pin.

Step 3. Divide the remaining lower half of the pony vertically into 2 sections. Softly wrap the right section around the bun moving toward the left side. Tuck and secure ends with hair pin. Repeat the same step for the left section moving toward the right side.

Step 4. Using Superfine for control and light hold, slightly fan out the sides with your thumb and index finger, moving towards the top of the bun to connect the 3 sections together. Repeat the same process on the back of the bun, bringing the pieces towards center to hide the elastic band and connect the ends. Finish off the look with Superfine.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

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