Guest Post: Hair Do How To – The Classy Topsy Turvy Bun

Any one who knows me (or for that matter any one who’s seen a picture of me) knows that I am not the best when it comes to hair styling. So you’re probably thinking, “Why the H are you posting a hair tutorial?” Well thankfully for you (and me whenever she’s in town), my friend Maggie is all-pro when it comes to hair styling.

So I thought it would be fun to start doing some how-to posts every once and a while. For the first (of hopefully many) tutorials, Maggie has decided to share the steps in mastering the topsy turvy bun. When you hear topsy-turvy you probably think of those 90’s infomercials for the hair gadget. While the style borrows it’s name from the 90’s favorite, there’s no telephone order required and you won’t look like a Saved by the Bell extra.

1.  I find it is best to begin with curled hair that has had some product added to it for texture.
If it’s curled first, your stray ends will look nicer and not stick straight out.

2. Separate the top half of your hair and spray hairspray at the root.

3. Use a comb and tease hair as much or as little as you like, depending on how big you like your hair.

4. Twist hair and pull to one side.

5. Wrap hair around in a coiled bun.

6.  Add rubber-band to outside of bun.

7. Separate hair with fingers to create a hole above the bun and loosen hair.

8. Guide the entire bun up and through the hole you created (like a good old fashion topsy-turvey).  This can be slightly painful if you’re tender headed.

9. Pull hair from the roots at the top of your head to add more volume and loosen up the look.

10. Be sure to apply hairspray and you may need to add bobby-pins to secure certain places and insure your look will last.

11. If you want a looser look in the front, pull out a few pieces to create a more relaxed look.

Voila! The topsy turvy bun. Thanks so much Maggie for putting this together (forgive the photos, she did this all via iPhone). Next time Maggie is in town, we’re going to do a couple more of these hair do how to’s  with my camera so we’ll up the photo quality!

Let me know if you give this hair do a try. Would LOVE to see pics. Send them to danielle @

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

“That’s why her hair is so big, it’s full of secrets.”

People who know me well know that 99% of the time, my hair is in a ponytail. I would love to be one of those girls with amazing hair, styled with ease every morning. But alas, I am not and so I resort to variations of a ponytail most days of the week. That’s why when I got a note from Jennifer at The Salon at Anchorage about an event they’re having next week, I had to share it.

Next Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m. the salon is having a styling class where they will teach clients how to create different styles on themselves. Those Gisele-style waves you’ve been dying to try, they’ll teach you. Obsessing over how you can copy Kate Middleton’s amazing blow out? They’ll help you get the look.  I’m super bummed that I won’t be able to make it (i’ll be on that Mexico trip I told you all about here) but I’m hoping some of you all will head over there and send me pics!

If you go, you’ll get 20% off all styling products and new customers that book an appointment that night will also receive 20% off their first visit. The ladies will be offering drinks & hors d’oevres although you may want to wait until after you’ve mastered the art of styling before having a cocktail.

Contact Details: 1411 Evergreen Rd Ste B Louisville, KY 40223 502-384-2400

And to help you find your hair inspiration, I’ve included some of my favorite hair style pins. (p.s. – follow me on Pinterest here.)


All images found via Pinterest.


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