Hair Tutorial: Voluminous Puffy Bun

Per your requests, here’s a tutorial for the voluminous bun I’ve been turning to lately (to conceal unwashed hair). In this video I share my secrets for extra volume both at the crown of my head and in the bun itself.

Tools used:
1. Velcro bumpit (search for “velcro bump” on eBay. Shipping took a few weeks.)
2. Elastic and bobby pins for flyaways
3. Teasing brush
4. Goody Spin Pin (comes in dark or light)

For anyone who doesn’t know what a flat head means…allow the photos below to explain!flathead1

A flat head makes one (or me, at least) look very childish. An extra inch at the crown of the head makes any updo look a bit more elegant and mature.

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  1. Looks fantastic. Better than when I tried to do it.

    Posted 11.28.12 Reply
  2. Looks fantastic. Better than when I tried to do it.

    Posted 11.28.12 Reply
  3. Anonymous wrote:


    I was wondering where you got your CC earrings from?? Thanks!

    Posted 11.19.12 Reply
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi there, I've just gone on ebay for the link you put up, but sadly they no longer sell it – too many people here buying it I think! What other similar ones are around on ebay?

    Posted 10.22.12 Reply
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi I love your hair. I live in Boston too, and was wondering where you got your hair cut? Thanks so much.

    Posted 10.21.12 Reply
  6. A good way to fix wiskies is using a brush and hairspray.. simply put hairspray on the brush and brush it into the wiskies.. it does the trick!

    Posted 9.9.12 Reply
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi! Just a quick question about the orange zippered box you have…where did you get it??? Thanks! Love your blog!

    Posted 9.3.12 Reply
  8. Jessica wrote:

    LOVE the velcro bumpit, what a lifesaver! Now I want to go back to the Asian market and see if they have one. We were just there yesterday, but I am way too impatient to wait for shipping to buy it off ebay, haha. Thanks for the tips on the Goody twists too, I've been wanting to try them but wasn't sure if they worked as advertised. Maybe this week will be the start of no more flat hair for me. 🙂

    Posted 7.29.12 Reply
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean. I love the look and size of your Chanel earring in these photos.

    Mind if you send me a close up look of the earring?
    my email is :

    Am between mind which Chanel earring to get right now, and this would really help 🙂 thanks.

    Posted 7.10.12 Reply
  10. tejl wrote:

    Great tutorial! And I think you are beautiful 🙂

    Posted 6.12.12 Reply
  11. Tina wrote:

    Loved it! Ordered the bumpit and spin pin immediately~~ 🙂

    Posted 4.15.12 Reply
  12. I just went through all of your videos and looooove your hair and make up tips!! Thanks for sharing and you are so dang cute!

    Posted 3.6.12 Reply
  13. Great simple tutorial! I reaallly need to invest in one of those velco bump its!

    Posted 1.29.12 Reply
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    This video was so helpful! I was just wondering what salon you go to to get your haircut?

    Posted 1.19.12 Reply
  15. Carol wrote:

    Thanks so much for this great tutorial! I watched it with my nine-year-old, petite Asian daughter with bum-length hair 🙂 We use the spin pins for her bun for ballet class with great success, but this is a much prettier bun for special events. We really love Goldwell "Unlimitor" spray wax for those flyways. I also like a clear brow gel on my own hair, but I don't use much since it does dry harder than a wax.

    Posted 1.12.12 Reply
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    I have fine hair and also have the wispy hair problem. I use Moroccan Oil on towel dried hair and the Aveda Control Force hair spray to help with that.

    Posted 12.11.11 Reply
  17. Ashley wrote:

    I'm a stylist and I always use a decent pomade for flyaways. You can get any brand really (I prefer Sexy Hair) but I promise it'll be your new favorite product.

    Posted 12.10.11 Reply

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