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District Sparkle's take on the Black Tie Bun (Guest Blogger)

This week's guest blogger is one of my very favorite style bloggers: District Sparkle! Below she shares how to achieve an updo fit for a black tie event. Look for more District Sparkle posts later this week! -Melanie


For this style, it doesn't matter if your hair is freshly clean or day or two old. I prefer to style an updo when my hair is on it’s second day. If your hair is squeakly clean, add texture with a dry shampoo like KMS HairPlay Makeover Spray. It will make hair easier to style and help it stay put. Bonus: it adds volume!

What you'll need: a clear elastic | bobby pins | hairspray | volumizing texturizer


district sparkle black tie bun 1Step 1. Secure your hair in a low side pony (use a clear elastic rather than a bulky hair tie). Gently pull pieces around the crown of your head and around your face. This will create volume & loosen the look.


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Step 2.  Twist the pieces you pulled out in step 1 & pin into the base of the ponytail.


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Step 3. Cover the elastic by twisting & pinning a piece of hair over it. Catch any pieces that have fallen or are loose in the back with a bobby pin.


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Step 4. Lock in the style with an obscene amount of hairspray & enjoy your night!


district sparkle final The final look!

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Read more about this black tie bun and other hair tutorials on District Sparkle.


District Sparkle is your one-stop fashion blog for workwear that is business, not boring. As a DC area native, I have seen the good, the bad, & the stockings-with-sneakers in the city known as “Ugly Hollywood”. Through this little blog of mine I hope to inspire you to look your best from work to play & help bring a little extra sparkle to our nation’s capital.

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