Messy Hair Bun Tutorial

by Mrunmayee on March 14, 2011 · 97 comments

Messy Bun Tutorial

Summer’s approaching fast. Hell, summer’s already here. The one thing I always want to do in summers is cut my hair real short. But that’s not possible as I love my hair too much. So what’s the next best thing? Cool updos!!!!

So today I am gonna show you one of the easiest and simplest updos. I call it the sideswept messy bun.

So here we go.

All you need for this updo is a single hair tie/rubber band.

hair tie

Step 1: Brush your hair in place. Create a side part, like so:

messy hair bun tutorial

Step 2: Gather all your hair on the side of the bigger part. Sorry my parting’s not visible. ☹

messy hair bun tutorial

Step 3: Secure a loose ponytail using all your hair. The rubber band should be just below your ear. Like so:

messy hair bun tutorial

Step 4: Create a small hole just above the hair tie with your thumb and index finger. Like so:

Messy hair Bun Tutorial

Step 5: Flip your ponytail through this hole.
Step 6: Tighten your ponytail by grabbing two sections of the hair and pulling them. What you get is an upside down ponytail like so

Messy hair Bun Tutorial

Step 7: This is how it looks from the front. You can keep your hair like this, too. I love this style. Or you can proceed to the messy bun.

Messy hair Bun Tutorial

Step 8: Create a hole again in the same place above the hair tie, and again flip your ponytail through it. But only halfway through this time. This gives you a rudimentary bun and a mass of loose hair hanging on the top. Like so:

Messy hair Bun Tutorial

Also the loose hair on top hide the rubber band completely.

Closer look:

Messy hair Bun Tutorial

From the back:

Messy hair Bun Tutorial

From the front:

Messy hair Bun Tutorial

This hairstyle works best on curly/wavy hair. Although girls with straight hair can also wear this to keep their hair up and out of the way.

Hope you liked my attempt.

Love
Mrunmayee

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Jinal March 14, 2011 at 11:03 am

me loved thisssssssssss………………..so nice for summersssss :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Nikki March 14, 2011 at 11:04 am

That’s so cool…thanks for the tutorial!

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 11:06 am

Thanks Nikki.. :thanks: :thanks:

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Navpreet March 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

so pretty and very summery………..

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 11:07 am

Thanks a lot Navpreet.. :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

Thankssss Jinal… My first attempt at hair.. :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Jinal March 14, 2011 at 11:16 am

me gonna try this for sure………..and you know u got such addictive smile :yahoo: . :yahoo: :yahoo: ….whenever I see your pics I have to smile undoubtedly :-* :-*

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Awwwww.. Thanks Jinal.. One more only for you.. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Nids March 14, 2011 at 11:10 am

nice hair do tht too with such easee… me trying mrun.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 11:13 am

Thanks Nids.. I’d lovvve to see all of you try this.. :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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jomol March 14, 2011 at 11:10 am

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: Mrun……………………………..I went and tried this right now……in fact, I am sitting with the same hairdo :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: …..more hairdo tutorials from you………I demand……………………………. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 11:12 am

Woww!!! Thankies Jomol.. I wasn’t sure abt hair tutes until now.. Now I’ll def try more!!!
:happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
Your demand must be fulfilled na!!!

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calicoaster March 14, 2011 at 11:20 am

jomollllllllll…you never respond to me!! :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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jomol March 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Hey Cali…………………..I saw the pics…………………… :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: you are looking gorgeous :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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calicoaster March 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm

:D :D Thankoooooooooooo!!! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* I hope you stop ignoring me now!! :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :P :P :P

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jomol March 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm

you are look “wow” Cali and the dress are you are wearing is long anarkali na…….just loved it…and everything is so mushy mushy…… :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :deadrose: :deadrose: :deadrose: :deadrose:

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calicoaster March 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm

khikhikhi!!! yeah..its a biggggg anarkali dress…and it was soo heavy..I got tired walking with it only!! :sweat: :P :P :P :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: Jomol!!! :-* :-*

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I wanna see too!!!

What pics?????? :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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jomol March 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Cali ke marriage pics Mrun……………. :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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calicoaster March 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm
ramya March 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

cali…. u look so awesome :) loved d color on u :)

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calicoaster March 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Thanks Ramya!! :)) :)) :-*

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Awwwwwwwwwwwww………….. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

I wanna see more!!!!!

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Ritika March 14, 2011 at 11:13 am

Awesome hair do Mrunmayee :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 11:15 am

Thanks a lot Ritika.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Sonam March 14, 2011 at 11:18 am

GooD for Summers Mrunmayee :yes:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 11:20 am

Thanks Sonam.. :thanks: :thanks:

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calicoaster March 14, 2011 at 11:18 am

Very pretty bun Mrun!! :)) :-*

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 11:21 am

Thnks a lot Cali.. :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Rati March 14, 2011 at 11:25 am

OMGG!! I’ll try this today only :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: you did this on ki’s wedding na..

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 11:52 am

Thanks Rati.. Do try it.. I did only the upside down ponytail on ki’s wedding.. The bun is for the summers.. :thanks: :thanks:

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Rati March 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm

okayzz.. i’ll try buns.. I like them for summers.. I toh make a masa messy bun. your’s is very neat. :D

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I’ll assume you said “Maha messy”… Typorani.. :spank: :spank:

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sireesha March 14, 2011 at 11:30 am

:woot: :woot: :woot: i always wondered how to create that upside down ponytail without that loop like tool!!!! thanQQQQQQQ soooooooo much for doing this tut mrun!!!!! :-* me trying this for sure!!!!!!!!!!! :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 11:54 am

The loop tool makes a neat ponytail.. But this technique works just fine!!

So glad you liked it.. Do try it!!! :-* :-* :-*

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Suma March 14, 2011 at 11:39 am

Oh wow Mrunmayeeeeeeeee.. i have always been in love with side swept messy buns and believe it or not but I have done this hairstyle for my next entry in the contest!!! :D LOL! Mrun and I think alike :) yipppeeeee….. but i must say that your way of doing the bun is any day more gorgeous than mine!!!
I am so trying out your way next :D

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 11:55 am

Hey Suma.. We do think alike!!! :cheers: :cheers:

Side swept buns are my faves too!!! Waiting to see ur messy bun.. :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

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monika March 14, 2011 at 11:44 am

i love it……will try it

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 11:56 am

Thanks Monika.. :thanks: :thanks:

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Vinitha March 14, 2011 at 11:45 am

wow thts neat! will surely try it :waytogo:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 11:57 am

Thanks Vinitha.. Would love to see everybody in this!!! :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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Shyna March 14, 2011 at 11:46 am

Apt for the season Mrun!!Lovely! :yes:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 11:57 am

Thanks Shyna.. it’s perfect for busy moms too!!!! :-* :-* :-*

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Shyna March 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm

n thatz me!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm

:-* :-* :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Rads March 14, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Mrun…loved the tute…you made it so easy peasy..and your smile :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Awwwww.. Thanks Rads!!!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :-* :-* :-* :-*

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tarry March 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm

:rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose:

Hey Mrun,

this looks awesome :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
… Hasn’t Deepika Padukone wearing similar buns formally?
Anyways! thanks for the tute babes… :thanks: :thanks:
Me wud be wearing it to office this summers for sure… :rose:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Thanks a lot Tarry!!!! :thanks: :thanks:

Messy buns are pretty hot right now.. And so are braids!! I’ll try to do a braids tute too…

And am sure you’ll rock this bun!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Shreya March 14, 2011 at 12:17 pm

hey mrunmayee i love your hair tutorials lovely :) .. plz keep doing more such tutorials :D

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Thanks Shreya..

I’ll def try to do more!! :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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flygirl March 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm

me like me like sooo muchhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!
i am a bun person myself atleast for summers.
will add a baid to it!
thz mruuuuuuuuuuu!!!
:plane:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Hey Flygirl.. I love buns with braids too!!

But my hair is not long enough for bun+braid.. :weep:

You try and show us na!! :yahoo: :yahoo:

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ramya March 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm

i tried this immediately and i love it………… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: mrun :) atlast something for curly hair too…… :yahoo: :yahoo:
pleas post some more :)

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Thanks a lot Ramya.. Everybody here is sooo encouraging.. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: all!!!

I’ll def cook up some more!!! :yahoo: :yahoo:

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bulbul March 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm

hey, great tut. i would try this. :waytogo: :yahoo: :toothygrin:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Thanks and sure do Bulbul!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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anks March 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm

This is so functional….. :)

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anks March 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I liked the reverse pony too… Am gonna try it soon :) thanks for this tut girl!

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Thanks Anks!!! I’ll never get tired of saying this..

Do try it.. Ur hair is wavy na?? This would look fab!!!

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anks March 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm

ha ha…. nope, my hair is straight… it has been cut into layers though…

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Layers are good.. The bun looks messier with layers.. :yelo: :yelo:

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rids March 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

very cute ! ! ! its a messy bun with a twist actually … i do my updo literally messy so it looks funky n messy .. then my frnds tease me .. kamwali ki tarah kyu gum rahi hai .. hahahaha

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: That’s funny Rids!!! My hair is quite obedient.. So there aren’t too many flyaways..

But a tip for buns: Always try out buns on 2-3 days old hair rather than freshly washed. It holds much better.

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jigyasa March 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm

thnx mrun..i tried it imdiately..nd it luked awesme even on ma oily hairs..cnt keep posting easy nd sexy hairdoes lyk dis.. :bravo: :thanks:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Thanks a lot Jignyasa.. And oily hair actually respond very well to updos.. So u shd be really happy!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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jigyasa March 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm

plz ignore d wrd ‘cnt’ in ma last cmment…it z written by mistake.. :spank:

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jigyasa March 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm

mrun..its nt jignyasa..plz dnt spoil ma name :duel: :duel: ..nd ma hairs r usually dry..i hve oiled dem yesterday.. :woot:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Errr.. Sorry Jigyasa.. Actually in marathi, the word is spelled with a n.. ma mistake..

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jigyasa March 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm

:yelo: :yelo:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 6:32 pm

:tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Priya March 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Mrunn…..loveeeed it…..wish i had long hair :(( :((

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm

My hair is only shoulder length Priya.. If you havesame hair as in your pic. this would work jsut fine!!

And :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: a lot!!

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Priya March 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm

hehe …no mrun…i have much shorter hair and absolutely no thicknesss :| i used to have long hair….chopped chopped them off…and now i want them back :silly: :silly:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm

OH.. I know the feeling.. My hair used to be long.. A little below the hips.. I chopped them off too… :weep: :weep: Stupid teenage woes!!!

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Brinda March 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm

oh you look so pretty!!
i always wondered how people got non-messy messy buns! :heh:
now i know! :)
awesome tutorial!
:heart:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Good one Brinda.. Glad you likd it!!! :thanks:

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zeeba March 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Mrunmayeee…

prettty!! pretty!! prettty!!

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 5:20 pm

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: Zeeba!!!

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Aruna March 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm

i demand tips for short hair!!! :yelo: :yelo:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I’ll def come up wid something.. So many demands today!!! :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:

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bhumika March 14, 2011 at 5:46 pm

very nice n easy mrun…u so super multi talented :jaiho: :jaiho:

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Mrunmayee March 14, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Thanks a lot Bhumika… :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

U r so super generous.. :-* :-* :-*

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Sonia March 14, 2011 at 8:17 pm

This is the easiest tutorial ever.Love it.

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Smita T March 14, 2011 at 8:48 pm

This is AWESOMEEEEE !!!!! I looooooveeeeee messy buns.. and i looooooove messy hair dos :P :P i’m such a messy girls :D:D:D This messy bun is sooo simple and soo cuteeeee !! Perrrrfect for summers.. Evn till step 6 is awesomeeeeeee like a simple cute way to tie hair !!!!

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neha March 14, 2011 at 8:48 pm

i loved it mrun!
ur hair texture is great!

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Neha S. March 14, 2011 at 9:07 pm

tooo good… :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: i always wish i had curly or wavy hair …. :weep :weep: :weep:

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Maria March 15, 2011 at 12:45 am

Mrunmayee, Nice Tutorial , U look Like the actress Sarita :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

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AyeDee March 15, 2011 at 1:03 am

Awesome :). This is for me. Perfect timing. :yes:
Loved the glow on ur face esp. the 2nd pic. What eyeliner n gloss are you wearing?

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Bee March 15, 2011 at 5:48 am

Love love love Ur smile gal. Muahh.
I’m copying Ur hair do right now. :

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Elena March 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm

I am waiting for summer to try this hairstyle! Thanks!

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sarah s. June 24, 2011 at 9:18 am

WOW……when i first saw this i thought it was going to be kind of lame…but when i read the whole thing…ITS AWESOME!! YOUR AWESOME! AND YOU ROCK!!!!! :yahoo:

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willow December 10, 2011 at 2:59 am

This is a great tut. I used this hairstyle for my company holiday party and it was perfect. :preen:

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