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The Pintester Takes on A Modern Bun

My hair is getting long, guys! I know this may not be as exciting to you as it is to me, but it’s been a while since I’ve had enough hair to do the cute little updos I see all the time on Pinterest. And, if I’m being honest, Pinterest is three-fourths of the reason why I’m growing my hair out.

(Another eighth is because I’m cheap and hate paying fifty bucks for a haircut every six weeks. The last eighth I’ll let you guess about.)

So today I got a wild hair (oh fine, I’ll stop) and decided to try this one:

The tutorial looks simple, and really cute. Now, granted, her hair is longer than mine… like, a lot longer. But mine is, you know… long-ish.

So I gave it a go.

The ponytail part I had in the bag. So far, so good.

Here’s where things got hairy. (Oh hell, I said I’d stop, didn’t I? Sorry.)

Yeah. Apparently you need lots more hair than I have. And hair that is not as weirdly bouncy as mine, even three days post-shampoo.

I pinned, I sprayed, I really tried to get this to work. Alas, it would not.

So let’s just get it over with and do the Nailed It thing, shall we?

To see more of Pintester’s tests (most of which are also CraftFails), check out her blog at

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