Hare Do (Messy Bun) Instructions

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Hare Do (Messy Bun) Instructions

(Messy Bun) Instructions

The following steps will take you through the process of a Messy Bun using Hare Do

Mist the Hair with Water

Mist the Hair with Water

Mist the hair with water, apply more to the ends and comb the hair smooth.

Tips:

When first practicing bobby pins help eliminate droops and sags along the sides.

Always pin layers and flyaway hair.

Slide the Rosettes Equally to Both Ends

Slide the Rosettes Equally to Both Ends

Extend the Hare Do lengthwise and slide the excess fabric (equally) to both ends forming rosettes.

Slide the Hare Do Under the Hair

Slide the Hare Do Under the Hair

Slide the Hare Do under the hair and hold the rosette ends in both hands.

Fold Hare Do In Half

Fold Hare Do In Half

Dominant Hand Instructions:

The instructions below are written for a left handed person.
Reverse the hands in the following steps below if you are right handed.

Fold the Hare Do in half and lay the two rosettes on top of each another (evenly) at the right side of the head.

The left hand holds the rosette end at this side of the head as the other hand combs the droopy hair smooth between the two strands.

The dominant hand (left or right) provides a better grip to twist the folded end.

Left Handed:

The folded end will be held with this hand.
Your right hand grips the rosette end.

Right Handed:

The folded end is held with the right hand.
The left hand grips the rosette end.

Grasp the Hare Do Ends

Grasp the Hare Do Ends

Grasp the folded and rosette ends in each hand placing the Hare Do′s strands against the nape of the neck.

Tip:

Make sure the hair lays smooth between the strands before starting.

Both Hands Twist in the Same Direction

Both Hands Twist in the Same Direction

Both hands twist the folded and rosette ends in the same direction (underhand) 1 time clamping the hair.

Twisting Directions:

Folded End:

Form a loop (hole): The thumb pushes the bottom of the loop as the index finger pulls the top open.

Rosette End:

The thumb pushes the bottom rosette as the index fingertip pulls the top rosette forming a handle to twist.

Tip:

Always grip the Hare Do at these two ends.

Retwist the Hare Do Ends

Retwist the Hare Do Ends

Retwist the folded and rosette ends in the same direction (underhand) 1 time again.

Retwisting Directions:

Folded End:

The middle fingertip holds and pulls the top of the loop.

Move the thumb pushing the bottom of the loop as the index fingertip pulls the top loop open again.

Rosette End:

The middle fingertip holds and pulls the top rosette.

Move the thumb pushing the bottom rosette as the index fingertip pulls the top rosette again.

Tips:

The two ends make handles to easily twist.
Twisting with three fingers takes practice.

Slide Arms Staight Out

Slide Arms Staight Out

Both hands slide the two ends away from the head (outward).

Hair Length Outward Direction
Short (5" or less) straight down (floor)
Middle of neck down
Lower neck down / back
Shoulder blade back (slight angle down)
Middle of back straight back
Waist or longer straight upward (ceiling)
Layered straight upward (ceiling)

Important:

As you slide, maintain tension on the hair by twisting both ends (underhand) one-eighth of a turn.

Slide the Hare do as low as you can reach (down and back).

Tips:

The higher you lift the hair (upward) the weight of the hair has a tendency to sag.

Form a ponytail first to slide upward.

Keep Sliding

Keep Sliding

Keep sliding both ends away from the head (outward).

Important:

As you slide, maintain tension on the hair by twisting both ends (underhand) one-eighth of a turn.

Slide the Hare Do as low as you can reach (down and back).

Keep Sliding

Keep Sliding

Keep sliding and STOP with a quarter of a twist at one-third of the hair length.

Hair Length Outward Direction
Short (5" or less) 1/4 from scalp
Middle of neck 1/4 from scalp
Lower neck 1/4 from scalp
Shoulder blade 1/4 from scalp
Middle of back 1/4 from scalp
Waist or longer 1/4 from scalp
Layered 1/4 from scalp

Important:

As you slide, maintain tension on the hair by twisting both ends (underhand) one-eighth of a turn.

Slide the Hare do as low as you can reach (down and back).

Both Hands Twist in the Same Direction

Both Hands Twist in the Same Direction

Both hands twist the folded and rosette ends in the same direction (underhand) 1 time rolling the hair.

Twisting Directions:

Folded End:

The middle fingertip holds and pulls the top of the loop.

Move the thumb pushing the bottom of the loop as the index fingertip pulls the top loop open again.

Rosette End:

The middle fingertip holds and pulls the top rosette.

Move the thumb pushing the bottom rosette as the index fingertip pulls the top rosette again.

Important:

As you twist, gently pull back on the hair applying tension for a smooth hair roll.

Retwist Both Ends in the Same Direction

Retwist Both Ends in the Same Direction

Retwist both ends in the same direction (underhand) 1 time rolling the hair.

Retwisting Directions:

Folded End:

The middle fingertip holds and pulls the top of the loop.

Move the thumb pushing the bottom of the loop as the index fingertip pulls the top loop open again.

Rosette End:

The middle fingertip holds and pulls the top rosette.

Move the thumb pushing the bottom rosette as the index fingertip pulls the top rosette again.

Important:

As you twist, pull back on the hair applying tension for a smooth hair roll.

Retwist Both Ends in the Same Direction

Retwist Both Ends in the Same Direction

Retwist both ends in the same direction (underhand).

Important:

As you twist, pull back on the hair applying tension for a smooth hair roll.

Tips:

Thin and medium weight hair is easier to roll.

Thick hair is simplified if half of the hair weight is rolled (see, Bun with Release, Double Bun or Ponytail Bun).

Keep Twisting

Keep Twisting

Keep twisting both ends and STOP when the hair is rolled tight against the back of the head.

Hair Length Outward Direction
Short (5" or less) 2 to 3
Middle of neck3 to 4
Lower neck 4 to 5
Shoulder blade 5 to 6
Middle of back 6 to 9
Waist or longer 9 to 12
Layered 5 to 10

Important:

One to three extra twists for a more firm roll.

(Personal Preference)

Three extra twists for thick heavy hair.

If neck hair is pulling unroll the hair just one-half twist.

Both Hands Lift

Both Hands Lift

Both hands lift the Hare Do ends up and around in a circular motion on the backside of the head.

Lay the Rosette End

Lay the Rosette End

Lay the rosette end against the hair with the folded end crossing on top of it forming an "X".

Left Hand Fingertips and Thumb Hold

Left Hand Fingertips and Thumb Hold

Don't Let Go!

The left hand fingertips and thumb hold the crossed Hare Do strands (as one).

Recommended:

Short unrolled hair sticks out through the Messy Bun.

Gather them with your fingers and place behind the "X" (hold as one).

It's easier to tuck them in now than later.

Right Hand Bends the Tip

Right Hand Bends the Tip

The right hand bends the tip of the folded end toward the head pushing it up through and wrapping all the way around the crossed strands.

Important:

Pinch the tip against the strands locking the Messy Bun in place.

The folded end forms a knot that holds and supports the Messy Bun.

Amazing:

Let go and give your hands a break.

Untwist Rosette Ends

Untwist Rosette Ends

Hold the Messy Bun steady as you untwist the two rosettes to straighten them.

History of the Hair Accessory:

This procedure above forms antennas or rabbit ears that gave me the product name "Hare Do".

Hold the Messy Bun Steady

Hold the Messy Bun Steady

Hold the Bun steady as you roll the tip of the right rosette in a tight ball towards the Messy Bun.

Finish Rolling the Right Rosette Tip

Finish Rolling the Right Rosette Tip

Finish rolling the right rosette tip in a tight ball covering the top of the Messy Bun.

Hold the Messy Bun Steady

Hold the Messy Bun Steady

Hold the Bun steady as you roll the tip of the left rosette in a tight ball towards the Messy Bun.

Finish Rolling the Left Rosette Tip

Finish Rolling the Left Rosette Tip

Finish rolling the the left rosette tip in a tight ball covering the top of the Messy Bun.

Important:

The rosette's form a decorative bow on top of the Messy Bun and conceals the knot.

Reposition the Bow

Reposition the Bow

Reposition the bow covering the knot that holds and supports the Messy Bun.

Tuck Short-Flyaway Hair

Tuck Short-Flyaway Hair

Tuck short-flyaway and droopy hair up underneath the Messy Bun.

Optional:

Bobby pins, butterfly clips and hair pins clasp uncontrollable hair.

Conceal the bobby pins by sliding up underneath the Messy Bun.

Tip:

If unrolled hair stick out under the Messy Bun tuck and push them up underneath the Messy Bun.

Reposition the Bow

Reposition the bow

Reposition the bow on top of the Messy Bun.

Tip:

Hair spray or styling gel works great for a final touch.

You're Done!

You're Done!

Congratulations you have now created the Bun with Fringe (Messy Bun)!

Teenagers love the look of this unique hair style.

You have the eligance of a Bun, but a unique "Messy Bun" hair around the bun.

Benefits:

What a fantastic new look which quickly changes the style of your hair in just half of a minute!