Braided Twist & Pin mini bun hairstyle tutorial, on location

by Hair Romance on August 22, 2012 · 8 comments

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I created this braided Twist & Pin mini bun hairstyle to wear to our friends’ wedding after my hairdryer blew up the power to our villas in Italy.

True story.  That’s the problem with industrial strength hairdryers when you’re on location.

These photos were taken while I was in Tuscany, Italy, for the wedding of beautiful friends. They found the most magical location and all the guests were staying in villas surrounding the hilltop castle. After a lazy morning swimming in the pool, we headed back to our villas to prepare for the wedding. I had planned to blowdry and curl my hair into retro waves and had all my styling tools at the ready. Luckily I took my own quick tip on how to blowdry my hair as not even five minutes in I heard a POP and my dryer went silent.

Yes, I had blown the power. Not only affecting me, but our friends we were sharing with and the adjacent villa too. Oops.

With time ticking down til we had to leave, and no power I had to improvise. This mini bun hairstyle came to mind (as it’s great in wet hair) and I added a braided twist.

How to: Braided Twist & Pin mini bun hairstyle

  1. Split your hair into three even sections at the nape of your neck.
  2. Start to braid the left section and secure the end with a small elastic. Clear plastic hair bands are best.
  3. Repeat with the middle and right section so that you have three braids at the nape of your neck.
  4. Twist each braid up into a mini bun and pin in place.

Styling tips

If you have a fringe or bangs, try to style them a little better than I managed this time (much easier if you have a hair dryer and power!) or twist them back and pin them in place.

Comb your hair through before you start to braid. Be gentle if your hair is wet as brushes can stretch your hair and cause breakages. Use a wide tooth comb.

Gently pull at the sides of the braids to loosen them and make them appear thicker.

Why not add a little flower accessory to the hairstyle to complete the look (thanks Sam for lending me this flower clip!).

So in case you were wondering, we did manage to reset the fuses and get the power back on. I was too nervous to test out my hairdryer again though.

The wedding was unbelievably beautiful and I cried during the ceremony. I cried with excitement at the amazing food at the reception and I danced well into the morning until my feet couldn’t take any more. A perfect day and memories I will cherish forever.

I hope you’ll try this braided twist on my mini bun hairstyle, tweet me a pic or tag me on instagram – I’m @hairromance.

So have you ever cut the power because of your hairstyling tools? And do you cry at weddings too?

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Omega August 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

You look absolutely stunning! I cry at weddings too. :)
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Hair Romance August 22, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Thanks Omega! Glad I’m not the only one, I have to wear more waterproof mascara than the bride x

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Mikaela August 22, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Oh, I hate the last-minute frenzy of having to change horses midstream with a hairstyle. But you pulled yours off beautifully.

I have not blown the power with styling tools–props to you–but something with the power converter didn’t work right when I was in London. My mom and I were readying ourselves for a red-carpet, world movie premiere, and the curling iron overheated, and I ended up melting a strand of her hair as I curled it (Little Women, anyone?). Thankfully, her hair survived, and she looked gorgeous–and my curling iron is still going strong to this day!
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Hair Romance August 22, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Eek! That was a close call Mikaela, glad it all worked out in the end. The premiere sounds exciting x

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Maria V August 22, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Amazing photography and you look STUNNING! Love the braided bub, may attempt during weekend!
xx
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Hair Romance August 23, 2012 at 12:06 am

Thanks darling, means more coming from you! Xx

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Serena August 23, 2012 at 11:40 am

I LOVE these shots Christina – so beautiful – your hair and dress are AMAZING.
I’ve had my own share of run ins with my straightener vs European power outlets. I’ll be bookmarking this little gem for next time! x
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Hair Romance August 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Thanks Serena! It was such an amazing trip, looking back at the photos it feels like a dream x

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