How to Get Amanda Seyfried’s Braided Bun in Under 5 Minutes

Huffington Post has a great how-to get the gorgeous holiday braided bun that Amanda Seyfried is rocking here. The short version: clip in some extensions in the back, slick your hair into a ponytail, braid then wrap in a circle bun.

Note: this style tends to work best on brunettes, since the fake hair piece needed looks doll hair fake-y with blonde hair (as you can see here…you’d think with a big star they could get perfectly color matched extensions and human hair). But I’ve seen this style look completely realistic on a brunette.

 

Victoria’s Secret Fashion: How to Get Hair Like an Angel

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion show last night was amazing – every year it seems to get bigger and better – and because Bruno Mars, Rihanna, AND Justin Bieber were there too!!

And of course, we were most interested in their sexy glam hair style this year. Per Victoria’s Secret casting director, Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, this year they were looking for:

” Hair needs to be more touseled, glossy, broken and textured. It still needs to look polished, but separated, sexy and wavy. It has to have that brokenness, but it still needs to feel glossy, not dry.”

According to head hair stylist, Orlando Pita, these are the steps he used to get that look on all 50+ of the angels in the show:

1. Mousse. “We start of by blow drying with a volume mousse” said Pita. If you watch the video, he finger combs it in from roots to ends. Note: he blows hair dry with some curl and movement into it, not just stick straight. So try to pull the brush and hair away from your head, not straight down.

2. Add clip-in hair pieces. Well, that’s why all their hair looks so full! Each girl got 2-4 pieces – you can see here him curling them on a mannquein head. (Actually clip-ins aren’t usually expensive, check your local beauty supply)

Clip in hair extensions from victoria's secret fashion show
Stylist Orlando Pita curls the angels’ extensions before the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012

3. Curl hair loosely, using a big barreled curling iron, like our EasyCurl. Front pieces are pinned in place to cool – which sets the curl, lessening the need for finishing spray.

 

 

 

 

I don’t see any hair spray used here, probably so the hair stays glossy looking – often spray dries and dulls hair. The trade-off is that the curls and waves really fall by the end of the show. But of course – that was probably on purpose, so hair looks more natural.