February 01, 2009

Cute Teen Hair Bun | Prom Hairstyles

This hairstyle is great for kids, tweens, teens, or any woman. I love this ‘do!. I used this on my twinnies the day they were baptized at age eight. Since their hair was already wet, it worked great but still looked fancy.

Items Needed: Brush, comb, spray bottle, lots of bobby pins (number depends on your child’s hair), 1 rubber band, any accessories.

Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes

Skill Level: Medium


Step-By-Step Instructions:

1.  Begin by wetting down and brushing hair. Part hair on side.

2.  Pull all hair into a ponytail off to the side of head. Ponytail SHOULD NOT BE CENTERED on the back of head. It should be off center, behind opposite ear from part. So if you part on the left, put the ponytail behind the right ear. And vice-verse. (I will do two pictures– one so you can see the ponytail and one so you can see it in relation to her ear)

3.  Once the hair is in a ponytail begin sectioning hair. You will create 5 sections total so split the hair evenly. I do the top section first. Wet down the first section a lot. (if you are worried about fine hair add some gel or pomade at this point)

4.  Begin rolling hair around your fingers. ROLL ALL HAIR AWAY FROM PONYTAIL HOLDER.

5.  When you get the roll of hair right next to the head bobby pin the hair to head. Use two bobby pins, one on either side of roll to secure tightly. I have to use the huge bobby pins for my girls hair, but if your daughter has thin hair use smaller pins.

6.  Continue to section off hair, wet down and gel, and roll up. Imagine a 5 point star. The roll you just did is the top point. You now need one roll on each side, and two on the bottom/diagonals. I hope that makes sense. Remember to roll AWAY (OUTWARD)from the ponytail holder.

7.  Continue to pin in place. After you get it pinned the hair sort of relaxes into place so you don’t see each individual roll as easily. Once you have all major rolls secured, pin any little hairs that are popping out in place with smaller pins. Spray with hairspray.

8.  To make it extra cute, add a fun flower right behind ear.

If you would like to see your own photo recreations of this hairstyle featured in our app, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHTeenHairBun

Happy Hairdoing!

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  • lauren

    awesome hairstyle

  • Aileen

    i love this! i will wear this to my prom 🙂 THANKSSS SOOOO MUCH

  • im not telling

    so cute love it

  • Amanda

    Hey Mindy! Can you do a video on this? The rolling of the hair has me all sorts of confused. Thanks

  • Sally

    my dd has a 80’s dress up day at school have an hairstyles for that?

  • Heidi

    Will this work on thick curly/wavy but WET hair?

  • this is a really cool bun its something different

  • Crystal

    I did this on my DD this morning, but her hair is pretty fine (and blonde, so it’s even worse) so I only did 3 sections of hair. Still turned out cute and she got 4 complements before even heading into school! Awesome! 🙂

  • I love all the hair styles that i have done from this site! but when i was younger my sister use to use a sock and put my hair thro the sock for a big round bun and to keep the hair smooth.



  • Alex

    I Love all your hairstyles but can never do them right. I tried the bun and it look all tangled. How do you get it so smooth?

  • Abby

    Hey! I love your hairstyles my mom has tried 4 of them out on me! They were twists into bun, messy bun, heart pigtails for valentine’s day, and my favorite that she has done is tween knots into side ponytail!!!!!

  • gaz

    loved it- got it done first time. was worried about the sections showing but hair did relax after a while. thanks to your site my dd has gone from the girl with the ponytail every day at school to having a new style every day.

  • Marci

    This is really cute! I love the flowers, but I am having a hard time finding places that have them.

  • Louise

    I absolutky love this hairstyle! My Mum tried it out on me and although she is rubbish at doing hair it looked great! When it was my ballet class my teacher was doing hair marks and I got best in the class for it… everyone complements me about it, so thanks mindy xxxx

  • My mom tried this on me and it stayed in all day, and I was even on the trampoline.!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a great style to do for ballet gymnastics and other dance classes.

    P.S. Stop by to my blog.

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Amanda

    I just tried this out on my three year old and she loves it. She has shorter, finer hair but it still came out perfect. Thank you for sharing!