Sophisticated Bun Series: Twisted up Chic Bun

Last updated on June 20th, 2020 at 09:38 am

Next up in the Sophisticated Bun Series is the Twisted Up Chic Bun:

Chic Protective Styled Bun

This bun took about 30 minutes to create due to all of the twists and the placement of this twisted up chic bun. Plus, since my hair is very fine I have to be super careful not to rip through it when styling (not an easy task!).

Items Used

  • Banana Clip
  • Bobby pins
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Jane Carter Nourish and Shine
  • Denman Brush
  • Scarf
  • Head band

The Twisted Up Chic Bun Technique

  1. Start with hair that is stretched from bantu knots
  2. Section out two small areas about an inch and a half apart on the left back side of the hair
  3. Braid the two sections into small braids
  4. Apply aloe vera gel and Nourish & Shine to edges
  5. Pull all of the hair except for the 2 braids up to the top side of the head and smooth edges with the Denman brush
  6. Secure hair with a banana clip in a diagonal fashion
  7. Twist small sections of the secured hair
  8. Take top twists and pin in a circular fashion around all of the other twists
  9. Split the remaining sets of twists into two sections and wrap each section in the opposite direction, pinning while wrapping until complete
  10. Criss cross the two loose side braids across the back of the head and pin up around the twisted bun to make it more chic
  11. Tie hair down with a scarf and let edges set for about 15 mins
  12. Remove scarf and decorate with a headband or other hair accessory.
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This protective style was fun to do. You can play around with the placement of the bun but I think this is a really chic looking style that plays up the classic bun but with a little more flare.

Initially, I was going to place the bun in the back of the head and then create braids on both sides of the head. Then, I was going to criss cross the braids on both sides and pin up. However, I was running late for church so decided on doing this twisted up chic bun: a side swept bun and only one side with braids.

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  1. #love I have a black tie event in January and I am going to wear my hair like this! Thanks for the inspiration! I will do a ‘try out’ this weekend! Happy Holidays!

    1. Thanks Etoile! Did you see today’s bun??

  2. Chanel Tonè says:

    Your twisted up chic bun is great! I really need to start investing in the Sophisticated Bun Series 😉

    1. LOL Chanel. Invest in your protective styling. I get so bored with it. I’m pretty sure I’ll come up with some mammy made styles soon LOL.

  3. Very pretty, I have to try this bun. I have headband just like the one you have on. So pretty.

    1. i have so many headbands. Some I have not had a chance to wear yet. I love headbands. Now, I’m trying to come up with some styles (and outfits that match!) to wear them more often.

  4. Another cute bun!
    …and how come you look so shimmery?

    1. 🙂 That’s my mineral makeup. I really like it. Too much you think? I was going to church.

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