Modern Bun

0 Posted by - November 23, 2012 - Hair & Beauty

This pin test was originally posted on CraftFail.

My hair is getting long, guys! I know this may not be as exciting to you as it is to me, but it’s been a while since I’ve had enough hair to do the cute little updos I see all the time on Pinterest. And, if I’m being honest, Pinterest is three-fourths of the reason why I’m growing my hair out.

(Another eighth is because I’m cheap and hate paying fifty bucks for a haircut every six weeks. The last eighth I’ll let you guess about.)

So today I got a wild hair (oh fine, I’ll stop) and decided to try this one:

The tutorial looks simple, and really cute. Now, granted, her hair is longer than mine… like, a lot longer. But mine is, you know… long-ish.

So I gave it a go.

The ponytail part I had in the bag. So far, so good.

Here’s where things got hairy. (Oh hell, I said I’d stop, didn’t I? Sorry.)

Yeah. Apparently you need lots more hair than I have. And hair that is not as weirdly bouncy as mine, even three days post-shampoo.

I pinned, I sprayed, I really tried to get this to work. Alas, it would not.

So let’s just get it over with and do the Nailed It thing, shall we?


  • NickTallent November 23, 2012 - 8:52 am Reply

    You could move the ponytail to the top of your head and have one of those cool 90’s waterfall looks…throw on some acid wash jeans, a lisa frank tye-dye shirt with a wolf on it (you know, a cutesy wolf with big eyes), and viola! Like magic, you look like a trailor trash hoe thats been locked in a cellar for the past 15 years! I’d repin that hotness!

  • JoyLuVasquez November 23, 2012 - 11:17 am Reply

    WHat I don’t understand about 99.9% of  these hair tutorial on Pinterest is they show you how to do the style on someone else. How the hell does that help the person attempting to style their own hair? I can’t remove my scalp just to style the hair, and my husband has sworn off helping me do anything with my hair more difficult than braiding – and lord help him, when he attempts to braid it’s not pretty.

  • Truffles8761 November 23, 2012 - 2:42 pm Reply

    “The last eighth I’ll let you guess about.”  Challenge accepted.  I’d put money on a frisky husband.
    As for the bun, at least you have thick enough hair to attempt one.  My hair is so fine, I can’t even make a respectable ponytail.

  • snmetz84 November 23, 2012 - 5:22 pm Reply

    You are effing hilarious.  I have ridiculously long hair (for me) and I probably still couldn’t pull this off!  Whatever.  Have a drink or four and then who cares anyway. 🙂

  • Runher November 23, 2012 - 8:27 pm Reply

    My 8 year old son said, “No.” followed by shaking his head.

  • kimberliah78 November 24, 2012 - 12:07 pm Reply

    I’ve tried a Pinterest hairstyle exactly 1 time… My results were similar to your

  • MrsKTP22 November 24, 2012 - 3:12 pm Reply

    I think the tutorial forgot to mention “have perfect hair” in the instructions.

  • DigitalChick November 24, 2012 - 8:42 pm Reply

    I would also bet that last eighth has something to do with a frisky husband. I have not met a man yet who doesn’t want his woman to have long hair. I don’t get why. Mostly at our house, late at night in the dark… you hear, “Ouch! You’re on my hair!”

    • TaraLynnRichardson November 24, 2012 - 11:02 pm Reply

      DigitalChick My husband DOES NOT like long hair… he says it makes a girl look “witchy.” (whatever that means…lol) I have grown my hair out and it is past my shoulders now, and he will give me hair cut suggestions now (he used to be a hair dresser). The only cuts I am into now are layering it and giving it style. It took way too long to grow out!! lol

  • KelleyLinebaugh November 25, 2012 - 11:02 am Reply

    I tried this and mine, too, was an utter failure.  I showed my son and he was like “that’s awkward, it looks nothing like the picture”.

  • PottyMouthMommy November 26, 2012 - 1:27 am Reply

    My hair is past my bra-line and I couldn’t pull this off! It just looked like a not-so-hot mess! I’ll stick to my tried-and-true sock buns!!I also agree with the previous commenters on the husbandly inspiration for the hair growth. After much begging and pleading, I started growing my hair for my husband after having it short for several years and now it’s grown (haha) on me and I can’t bear the thought of cutting it again.

  • Christine G November 26, 2012 - 2:47 pm Reply

    The grown-out highlights make the original model look like she has a silky Tribble nesting on her head. 
    I’m also concerned about this hair-do’s long term structural integrity for wedding-based activity levels, a girl needs to cut loose on the dance floor on her big day!

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  • LindsayRidlingRichardson November 30, 2012 - 8:33 pm Reply

    On the bright side your pores look good!

  • Swede1 December 2, 2012 - 10:43 pm Reply

    I hate to say it but I just tried this and…it worked. Like, looks exactly like the picture. I have mid back long hair. Its naturally wavy and holds styles well though. I think this style depends on the length of hair and the texture. I can send a photo if need be.

  • lavfishey December 11, 2012 - 12:50 pm Reply

    I am not good at following directions for these type of hair-dos 🙁 i think you need really really long hair and lots of hairspray!

  • Caroline December 29, 2012 - 1:52 pm Reply

    I just tried it and it worked great….I think you just need a couple more inches. My hair is long, but very fine and many of these up-dos don’t work for me, but this one was a success.

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