Saturday, February 13, 2016

Hairstyle of the Week Part 1: Comet Bun

Hello everyone, thanks so much for checking out my blog!

Today, I'd like to introduce a new weekly feature- the hairstyle of the week.
Every week, I'd like to show you guys a new hairstyle that I like to do, and maybe I'll link to some tutorials, as well.

This week, I'll be featuring the comet bun.

Comet buns (I've also seen them called comet knots) are a variation on the knot bun (this is a tutorial by torrinpaige here, but there are countless others online). However, instead of continuing the style after pulling the hair through the knot the first time, you just leave the tail hanging. It's pretty easy, like tying your hair in a knot. Just make sure to secure at the base, and you're good to go.

This is a great style to do if you want to wear a ponytail, but your hair is too long for a regular one to work. It's not a completely protective style, but it's much better at keeping some of your hair out of the way. However, this can and will make obvious any tapering that your hair has. Keep that in mind.

Here's a before-and-after of my hair.
That's a lot shorter!


There are also fun ways to put your own twist (haha!) on this style- with braids!


In this example, I used an English braid for the base, and then just let the ends stay loose. I really like this look. It eats up more of the length, though, because of the braid.

Alternatively, you can also braid the tail, too!



In this picture, I did a two-strand rope braid on the tail. This is different and makes the updo look like a pretty flower!

This is a fun style, and there's TONS of possbilities to make something cute, practical, and unique!

I hope you guys find this feature interesting! I'll be back again next week!

5 comments:

  1. I'd love to know what henna you are using? I am thinking about trying the NB's Kitsune, and I'm hazarding a guess that this is that? Gorgeous locks!

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    1. Hi and thank you very much for your nice comment!

      I haven't used straight Kitsune before- it would produce a very, very red color on my hair. I actually would mix up a blend of 35% kitsune and 65% colorless devas, which I gradually brought down to like 20/80 before switching blends. I think that my mixture was basically like her Fire Genasi Copper blend, except much redder. I actually used to use the Genasi a long time ago when she first came out with it.

      In the coming months, there might be a noticeable shift of color. For the last few months, I've been doing root touch-ups with the Rusalki Strawberry blonde blend, and am loving it. It's much more subtle and easier to maintain, since I have light blonde hair naturally. I can go further between root touch-ups without my hair looking funny. :D

      I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions, and I'd be happy to let you know! :3

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  2. Thank you for your reply! I went ahead and purchased Genasi and Kitsune 10g packs and have some hairbrush harvested hair processing now, I'm super impatient to get a henna head :)

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  3. Funnily enough I posted on LHC wondering if anyone knew the name of a bun that looked like this, I was told it's called a Comet Bun, and so I hit Google, found a few tutorials, and and ended up liking this one the best. A few days later I saw this blog linked in your siggy on LHC... I guess the long hair world is quite small, after all :D I started following you through bloglovin', I just love your hair :3

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment! :D

      That is crazy! I'm really glad you found my tutorial helpful! ^w^

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