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.
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!