Minnie Mouse Buns | Disney Hairstyles

November 19, 2013

By now, everyone here knows that my family has an affinity towards Disney!  It has been a complete honor for us to contribute to DisneysStyle on YouTube for the past two years.

Last month, a representative from Disney Parks approached us about participating in its #DisneySide launch in Disneyland. {Be sure to view my family’s personal photos from the Disney Side Worldwide Campaign Launch last week! I included over 40 adorable shots from the wonderful event!}

Minnie Mouse Buns | Hairstyle TutorialAre you kidding me? How could we turn down an opportunity like that?

One thing they asked us to do as one of their Social Media All-Stars was to produce a video showing our Disney Side.

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Last week’s blog post was the first half, giving you a glimpse of the CHG children doing my hair in their own unique personal styles.

They then agreed to give me Minnie Mouse Buns, which is the basis for this tutorial!

Minnie Mouse Buns | Hairstyle TutorialThe Disney Parks team asked me if there was anything I needed to film the tutorial, and we decided to go for it and ask if we could film it in Minnie’s house in Toontown, Disneyland!

We about died when they told us they would give us early-park access to film on location! I mean, who ever gets to do that???

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Well, this tutorial is the end result!  We must have had over 500 compliments that day as we bounced between Disneyland and California Adventure! Mothers and daughters were constantly stopping us, requesting photos and to ask how we did it.  {Fortunately, we had this tutorial on the DisneyParks YouTube channel as a place to refer them!}

Enjoy!

Items Needed:  Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 hairbands, 6-8 bobby pins, hair bow clip, and hairspray.

Time Requirement: 10-12 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by parting the hair down the middle of head…
  2. Create a high ponytail on each side of part line, and secure with an elastic…
  3. Take one of the ponytails and tease it with a comb, to add volume and fullness to the Minnie ear {this is optional, but will make the bun stay more full and in place much better throughout the day}…
  4. Using a smoothing brush, comb only the topmost layer of the teased hair to create a smoothed out look instead of an irregular bumpy look…
  5. Next, pull out a portion of the elastic at the base of the ponytail, and pull the ponytail hair partially through one last time…
  6. You should now have a small fan shaped bun.
  7. Now, spread the fan out until it touches each side of the ponytail base {like a Slinky sitting arched on the table}…
  8. Split the left over hair from the ponytail into two section, and stuff each section of  hair into the tunnel-like hole created by the fanned bun…
  9. Spread the fan out again over the hair  and bobby pin the bases into place {this gives you the Minnie Mouse ear look}…
  10. Add a good holding hairspray {optional}.
  11. Lastly, add a bow at the base of one ear {I prefer to add it to the ear that looks the least perfect}…
  12. Enjoy your Minnie Mouse Buns for a day at a Disney park or Disney-themed party!

Please feel free to leave me a comment below letting us know what you think of the Minnie Mouse Buns!  As always, if you loved this hairstyle, please feel free to share it!

Happy Hairdoing!

16 thoughts on “Minnie Mouse Buns | Disney Hairstyles

  1. Hi Mindy, l am from Australia. My daughter and l just discovered your site yesterday. As l have had a mild stroke which has left me viision impaired l find it hard to do nice styles on her, but pleased to say l could do the lady gaga bow. Aliea wore it to school today. Cheers, Tracey.

  2. Hi Mindy,
    I’m in year 7 this year and everyday I practically do heaps of hairdos from cgh, I get sooooooo many complements everyone knows me for my hair.
    I hope u can answer my question.
    Q: what made u want to do hair. And do your daughters do there hair for school or is it just the brilliant u.

  3. I am going to disney in 5 days my mom is going to do this hairstyle on me and my friend she does a lot of the hairstyles of your website

  4. I wore these Minnie Mouse buns at DisneyWorld. I have never received more compliments in my life. I referred about 50 people to this website. I also did this on my sister so we walked around DisneyWorld looking like Minnies! One thing I would change is that we made bows out of paper (the DisneyWorld Times Guide paper :) and put them in the middle, securing them with 3 bobby pins. Love love love!!!
    Love your hairstyles!! I am a huge fan!!
    Hannah (from Thailand)

  5. Hey mindy,
    great tutorial my sister has been bugging me to do it on her. I love your tutorials and at school my friends love me doing their hair. I love you and your channel and everything you do. I was also wondering if you have a google+ acount? Anyway great tutorial I hope you have a merry christmas and a happy new year.
    love Olivia.

  6. I just had to comment! That is so super cute! I got distracted by your super cute hairstyles while looking for something for my 15 year olds hair for a pagent! So made me wish my girls were younger again! I always done there hair in cute little hairstyles! I just ask my 21 year old if I could do Minnie buns for old time sake! Enjoy them now they grow up way to fast!

  7. We love Disney. This came at a perfect time too. My daughter’s elementary has themes for Spirit Fridays and today is Disney Day! She looks adorable today and this one was quick and easy. Thanks again!

  8. Hi, Mindy! All of your hairstyles are incredible! I was wondering if you would do a video on hairstyles for super long hair. (My hair goes to my hips). Thank you!

  9. Love, love those buns! We are Disneyholics too and hope to go in Spetember 2014 so I am definitely going to practice this on the girls before we go! Thanks for all your tutorials I love all of them!

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