Triple Knot Bun

Got 10 minutes and ‘Day 3’ hair? Then this tutorial is for you.



What you’ll need:

+ dirty hair

+ oribe dry texturizing spray (travel size)

+ small hair ties

+ bobby pins

+ hairspray (optional)


When to wear it:

+ work

+ date night

+ wedding guest

+ target

+ literally at any point in life



Start with dirty hair. For added texture, lightly spray middle and ends with a dry texturizing spray.150812_DS_2174

Loosely secure hair into three low buns



One in the middle, and two on either side. Don’t worry about perfectly sectioning the hair for these buns. The messier, the better.



You’ll end up looking like a weird alien. Don’t fret. This is where you’re supposed to be. Things will come together… hopefully…150812_DS_2218


Without unflopping each bun into a ponytail, loosely twist the buns in a circle – creating a donut shape. Then secure your donut shape with bobby pins.150812_DS_2220


As you’re securing the donut buns, overlap parts of the first bun into the second. WHAT!? Yes. Do it.150812_DS_2239


Overlapping small pieces of hair from bun to bun will create a messier look instead of having three completely separate buns on the back of your head. Alien. If your buns are too perfect, pull small pieces from them and use those to overlap into other buns.

Important note re overlapping: Middle bun can mingle and overlap with outside buns and outside buns can do the same with the middle bun. THE OUTSIDE BUNS SHOULD NOT OVERLAP WITH EACHOTHER. Are ya nuts?150812_DS_2241


Continue twisting and donuting and overlapping and securing. 150812_DS_2246


Tuck in any of those little strays with the 83rd bobby pin in the pack.150812_DS_2257


Make sure you get that little straggler ruuuuul good.


DONE. Happened faster than you realized, huh? Wasn’t so awful, was it? Now, gently, pull a few wispys here and there and loosen up the hair on the crown of your head, if need be. Every part of this look is supposed to be flowy and easy.150812_DS_2271

I’ve only ever worn this look to work. It’s chic and super simple when you’re in a hurry in the morning. Once you get the hang of it, it actually only takes 10 minutes. Yes, for real. Try it out this weekend and let me know how it works out for you!

all images Laura Metzler