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How to do a Twisty Collapse Bun

Do you love the look of creative buns? Do you have a flair for the artistic? Do you have at least medium-length hair but you sometimes struggle with how to get it out of your face or style it for an important event? Are you looking for a simple, quick hairdo that looks unique and creative? If you are ready to be adventurous and artistic with your hair, then it may be time to experiment with a twist collapse bun.

hot-bunsThe twist collapse bun is a hairstyle for the truly artistic person. It makes a great look for formal events, summer picnics, work days, and even a Saturday errand run. It is versatile and it is ideal for hair that has gone one or two days without washing. You can make your hair look beautiful and unique even when it is dirty. Keep in mind that this bun takes a little longer than a standard bun, but it looks quite eclectic and is the perfect hairstyle for a hot summer’s day or an event where you want to look very different from everyone else in the crowd.

Remember to set your twist collapse bun with a little touchable hairspray after you are done, and keep a good amount of bobby pins on hand. This is a bun that requires a lot of bobby pins because of the many twists in your hair. Here is how to get your very own twist collapse bun:

  1. Brush your hair thoroughly and pull it into a ponytail high on your head. Use a strong elastic band or two. You want your ponytail to be strong and sturdy.
  2. Gather together a strip of hair strands about the width of two or three fingers.
  3. Twist the hair strip tightly by twirling it around your fingers. As you twist, the hair strip will begin to collapse on top of your head, forming a spiral of hair.
  4. Secure the spiral of hair with several bobby pins.
  5. Gather a new section of hair and repeat the twisting and pin-securing method. Do this until all of the hair sections in your ponytail have been twisted and secured with pins. Make sure that as you twist the hair strips, that they collapse over the ponytail elastics and cover them up.
  6. Lightly spray with hairspray and add decorative combs or clips to the area around your new twisted collapse bun.