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The Kerchief Bun

Eva Amurri Martino wears a striped dress and denim jacket and wears a simple kerchief bun in her hair

A few weeks ago, I was running errands on social media wearing this kerchief bun in my hair.  I use it as a go-to on days when I need to look slightly more pulled together but can’t muster more than a “Mom Bun” in my hair.  I got a surprisingly huge number of messages about it all day long! It’s so funny how when something feels so run-of-the-mill to you that you forget it can be new to some people.  Haha.  I got lots of requests for a tutorial, so here it is! Luckily, this trick is so easy that I’m extremely confident you can pull it off on the first try.  Along with the kerchief bun, I’m also showcasing one of my most favorite fall combos: the striped dress & denim jacket! Scroll down after the tutorial to shop kerchiefs and this cute Fall look.

Eva Amurri Martino displays the three simple tools you need to make a kerchief bun

 

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Eva Amurri Martino wears a striped dress and shows how to fold a kerchief in order to secure a kerchief bun

1.  Fold the kerchief

First, fold in half in to a large triangle.  Then, beginning at the long wide edge fold towards the point to make a long strip about 1 inch wide.

Eva Amurri Martino wears a striped dress and shows how to fold a kerchief in order to secure a kerchief bun

Eva Amurri Martino wears a striped dress and shows how to fold a kerchief in order to secure a kerchief bun

2.  Make sure that the point of the kerchief is on display

You want the triangle point to be front and center in your strip.  Make sure the kerchief is folded precisely!

Eva Amurri Martino puts her hair up in to a high bun

3.  Put your hair in to a bun!

Gather your hair, and put it up on top of your head in a messy bun.  It doesn’t matter what the bun looks like, but it’s important that the hair tie is tight enough that it won’t slip down over time!

Eva Amurri Martino puts her hair up in to a high bun

Eva Amurri Martino puts her hair up in to a high bun

Eva Amurri Martino wears a striped dress and denim jacket, and prepares to tie a linen kerchief around her bun

4.  Tie the kerchief!

Start with the little triangle in the front.  Place it against the front of your bun, with equal amount of kerchief on either side.  Next, criss cross the ends around the back, and pull tight enough that the kerchief will hold snugly around the bun.  Bring the ends back around the front and double knot at the front of your bun!

Eva Amurri Martino wears a striped dress and denim jacket, and wraps a linen kerchief around her bun to make a hairstyle

Eva Amurri Martino wears a striped dress and denim jacket, and wraps a linen kerchief around her bun to make a hairstyle

Eva Amurri Martino wears a striped dress and denim jacket, and wraps a linen kerchief around her bun to make a hairstyle

5.  Finish with hairspray!

Keeping the can 6-8 inches away from your head, spray the top of your head and the bun with the flexible hold hairspray.  Secure any short pieces in back with bobby pins!

Eva Amurri Martino sprays her kerchief bun hairstyle with felxible hold hairspray

Eva Amurri Martino wears a striped dress and distressed denim jacket while rocking a kerchief bun hairstyle

Now you’re ready to enjoy this simple but cool hairstyle! Depending on the kerchief, and with some fab makeup and bright lipstick, I bet you could totally dress this hairstyle up to! Do you ever rock a kerchief bun? Let me know in the comments below!

Eva Amurri Martino wears a striped dress and distressed denim jacket while rocking a kerchief bun hairstyle

 

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Photographs by Courtney Ann Photography

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4 Comments

  1. Irina Visan says:

    I love it! That’s what I’m doing tomorrow thank you very much! 🙂
    But could you pleeeease do a tutorial on a kerchief headband/wrap the way you did Lowie’s hair over the weekend? (2 buns and a red kerchief tied sort of like a headband). I love that look!

    Also, I really hope Lowie is feeling better. Poor thing! And hope Majie doesn’t take it from her. Good luck, gorgeous mama!

    09.25.17Reply
    • Thanks, Irina!
      Yes, I actually may do a toddler hairstyles post, since I get a lot of questions about Marlowe’s many styles! Hahah. I end up having to try lots of things since she has SO much hair and can’t really wear it down without it getting in her face all the time and bothering her. Stay tuned!

      09.30.17Reply
  2. Trina says:

    Could you be any cuter?! Love this trick so much. Thanks for sharing 💗💕

    09.25.17Reply