Create the Herringbone Side Bun Updo

By Alison Alhamed | 05/08/2012 11:24:00 AM

 

click image to zoomside bun, french braid, herringbone bun, bride MODERN Facebook fan Terrie Sue Dellinger, a stylist at Bliss Salon and Day Spa in Overland Park, Kansas, used to avoid updos for the first seven years she worked as a hairdresser. "I was so scared I wouldn't even try!"  she says. And, that fear can be intense—especially when considering a client typically gets an updo for a very special occasion—that can be a lot of pressue. Now that she has nearly three decades of experience, she loves to create new looks. "Sometimes the challenge and mystery of what I will end up creating makes my whole day," she says.

For this look she calls the Herringbone Bun that she posted on MODERN's Facebook wall, Terrie wanted to create a finish for a client who was concerned with her hair blowing around in the wind. "This look was created as an alternative to a plain, standard side bun," she says. "I wanted it to have interest from every vantage point."

Terrie's steps to create the look:

Step 1: Begin the braid at the temple.

Step 2: Braid diagonally with the pivot point at the ear and to the left or right of crown.

Step 3: Continue to braid making a C-shape on back of the head.

Step 4: Braid the lengths of the remaining hair to the ends and secure with an elastic.

Step 5: Loosen the teeth of braid using a tail comb and spiral the hair in the opposite direction of the braid pattern to create an off-center bun at nape of the head.

Step 6: Secure with bobbie pins.

FOR A SECOND LOOK, TRY THIS CURLED-ENDS ALTERNATIVE:

click image to zoomside bun, french braid, herringbone bun, prom, side pony    

 

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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.

You can find Alison on Google+ or e-mail her at aalhamed@vancepublishing.com.

 


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