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Arda Leia Senatorial Buns Tutorial

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:32 pm    Post subject: Arda Leia Senatorial Buns Tutorial Reply with quote

Hereís how I did my Leia buns on my wig!

This tutorial will have one of the buns done already, but itís the same process on both sides! The only thing I can stress, and I canít stress it enough is about alignment and balance, making the buns the same size and in the same palace on both sides of the head!

I started with a Leia from Arda Wigs in Dark Brown - this link is to the US site, but the brand also has a EU and Canadian branch if youíre internationally located!

The wig comes as two large braids, so I undid them and then brushed them out. It really looks like so much hair when itís all down and unstyled!

After I brushed it out, I separated it back into two ponytails. This wig is nice because it has a center part, so itís already locked in place. The bottom of the wig actually zigzags the hairs in the part so itís a pretty even coverage all the way up after the zigzag stops.

So after that, when I had the tails set, I started on the actual buns.

The easiest way to wrap them is by looking at the structure of the tails themselves. To help them get that cinnamon roll look, I twist them! I start by turning them clockwise, and Iím working on the left bun.

From here I take some of the twisted part up, and wrap it clockwise around the notch where the ponytail holder is.

From here I continue wrapping, and wrapping.

Every few inches along the wrapping, I stick in U Pins. These are basically bobby pins that donít close, theyíre open and usually used with lace front wigs to help secure placement and fit.

I got a bunch off of amazon here:

From here, after the last few U pins are in, itís styled.

All thatís left to do is set it, which I do with those hair net caps food service people sometimes wear. I just start by setting it on the bun itself, shown here.
Caps found on amazon:

Then, I twist the cap into a cross or an X.

I wrap the X part up over the bun again, and then pull the two tails created by the X down.

I take these tails up again towards the top of the bun.

And then I tuck them into the sides so itís neat looking. Afterwards I set the entire thing with a little bit of hairspray just to further secure it.

And thatís how I do my Leia buns! Hopefully this helps someone else!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing that. Smile

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