Sleek XXL topknot bun tutorial: sometimes size is everything

/ 04.18.2014
My oh my, what big buns you have...
My oh my, what big buns you have...

Big buns can be big, or they can be really big. Safe to say, the style featured in the photo above falls into the second category. What you might call a statement look, this hairstyle has both a tight sleek texture on the top and sides of the head and the XXL detail of a large topknot.

This updo is perfect for showcasing pretty eye makeup and bold brows as it keeps the hair up off the face and totally under control. If you need a party hairstyle for the weekend, this could be it!

Keep reading to find out just how to get the look...

What you need:

Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray
Flat iron
Hair tie
Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray
Fine-tooth comb
Bobby pins
Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray

Step one: Apply Iron Straight Heatspray then flat iron all of the hair. This is important for creating the sleek, straight texture you can see on the sides of this style.

Step two: Brush your hair up into a high ponytail. Make sure there are no bumps then secure with a hair tie.

Step three: Spray the lengths of the pony with High Lift Creation Spray. Tease the hair with a fine-tooth comb until the pony has tripled in size.

Step four: Once you're happy with the amount of volume, loosely twist the hair into a large bun. Leave a section loose and pin. Wrap the loose section around the bun and pin that, too.

Step five: Spray some Bold Control Hairspray onto the palm of your hand then firmly smooth it over the top and sides of your head to tame flyaways and baby hairs.

Step six: Mist the whole style with Bold Control Hairspray to finish.

Happy styling!

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