(Closed) how do i recreate this huge thick updo with thin hair?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

exensions

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

extensions and a sock!

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’d be willing to bet that not even SHE had that hairstyle, lol.  As other bees suggested, you could achieve this affect with extensions, and/or other enhancements.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@lia22:  This! And lots of hairspray and teasing.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would suggest speaking to a professional hair stylist who can guide you as to what products to buy. Definitely extensions, but it’s hard for someone who isn’t a professional (me) to say what kind, how much, the length, etc. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Definitely hair extensions & a good stylist who can tease & enhance the volume.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

there’s no way that’s all her hair there in that pic, she doesn’t have thick and long hair to make that bun! I also have very fine hair, my entire ponytail is like the size of a dime.  I had extensions put in that were the same length as my hair just to make it seem like I had some hair lol.  Probably at least a quarter of this is fake.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@laurelewrigley:  Ask a hairdresser maybe??

Extensions, use an actual sock (see sock bun tutorials on YouTube), a LOT of teasing, hairspray…

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@laurelewrigley:  I have very fine hair.. lots of it but it’s fine so it looks thin if I don’t style it. Funnily enough I have my hair like this style today! Backcombing/teasing does AMAZING things, I pretty much tease/hairspray my hair 99.9% of the time.

The easiest way to do this would be to get a few extensions (clip-ins would be fine for this) and use the ‘sock-bun’ technique.. back in the day you would literally use a sock but now you can get these donut looking things that are made for this style and come in colours to match your hair. Youtube it, there are hundreds of great tutorials!

Another quick way i do it without the ‘donut’ is to put my hair in a high ponytail, tease and spray the hell out of it, brush it over slightly to smooth it out then grab the hair half way down the pony and pin it under the elastic, then pin the sides of the bun down to keep it in place. Works wonders 🙂 this should be a very easy style for any hairstylist to re-create too! Good luck!

Ps I have those Hilary Duff pics saved too, she looked gorgeous!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My hair was similar on my wedding day. My hair is medium thickness but super long. A good hairstylist could totally make it work for you! Extensions will definitely achieve the big bun/lots of hair look. 

Hilarys hair is teased and a more messy/ unfinished look, you could achieve this with thin hair as long as it pretty long!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Few clip in extensions, lots of teasing and hairspray.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

 

My own tip: be sure to go for plenty of thickness if you get extensions. Adding length is important, but thicker hair holds a bun much better than thinner.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory

you dont really need real extensions. ive seen styles like this done with fake (like cheap as you can buy fake hair) as close to your natural hair color stuffed into a hair net (again close to your color) then pinned to the head to add bulk. then using your real hair to cover over the top to give the illusion of thick hair. if done right the fake hair shouldnt show and shouldnt matter but becuase it is for your wedding id buy better quality fake hair.

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