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How-To: Perfect Your Banana Bun

The banana bun (a close relative of the über chic French twist) is the ultimate cool-girl style. It’s timeless, elegant and one of the most versatile looks—dress it up (it’s the perfect bridesmaid ‘do) or down (is it just us, or does it pair perfectly with a fuzzy fall sweater?)so we’re thrilled it’s back and trending for fall.

Below is our version of the classic banana bun. Tuck in the ends for a formal vibe, or leave them out for a more casual look! Here's how it's done. 

1. Curl hair with the Beachwaver S1, then brush through the curls with an On Set Pro Brush for soft waves. Pro tip: for extra shine, spray your brush with a flexible hairspray before brushing. 

2. Pull all hair to one side and twist the top third inward, then secure with large bobby pins.

3. Roll the next third of the hair inward, slightly below the first section. Secure with large bobby pins, and gently pancake the bun for volume.

 

4. Roll the last section upward, and pin. Tip: For a more casual, daytime look, leave out about an inch of hair at the bottom.

5. Spray with a flexible hairspray, then Beachwave the front pieces once more if desired.

 

6. Brb. Trying this right now and every day this season. 


 

365 Days of Braids : This Week's Braid Recap

Time is flying! We are almost down to 1 month left of #365daysofbraids! This week had some incredible braids and included: a 3D Boxed Fishtail Braid, an Infinity Braid Ponytail, Mixed Mini Braids into a Pancaked Fishtail Braid, Peekaboo Fishtail Braid and a Three Strand Braid, Double Inverted French Braids into a Large Three Strand Braid, Loose Skinny Braid into a Knot with Two Braids + a Waterfall Braid into a Topknot. Keep up with the excitement of all #365daysofbraids by following @sarahpotempa on Instagram!

 


 
 

Emily Blunt: Golden Heart Awards

As usual, Emily Blunt looked beautiful at last night's Golden Heart Awards in NYC! With fresh-faced makeup and dress by Michael Kors, Sarah completed the look with soft, relaxed waves. To give the illusion of shorter hair, she pulled the waves loosely into a low, knotted braid- simply stunning. 


 
 

This Week's Braid Recap

Time is flying, as we are already on day 288 of #365daysofbraids! This week had some gorgeous braids and included: a Double Waterfall Braid into a Loose Fishtail Braid, a thick Dutch Five Strand Braid, a Topsy Turvy into a Pancaked Fishtail Braid, Relaxed Five Strand Braid, A French Five Strand Braid into a Three Strand Braid, Mini Braids and Beachwaves + Pancaked French Side Braid. Keep up with the excitement of all 365 days by following @sarahpotempa on Instagram!

 


 
 

Braid Recap : #365daysofbraids

This week had some beautiful braids and included: a French Braid into a Messy Fishtail Braid, a French Fishtail Braid and a bun, Dutch Fishtail Braid into a Four Strand Braid, Scissor Braid Waterfall Braid, Braided Rings and a Topknot, Two Strand Twist into a Three Strand Braid + Five Strand Braid. Keep up with the excitement of all 365 days by following @sarahpotempa on Instagram!