How-to: easy pageant hair with Kylie Verzosa

A queenly hairstyle that’s perfect for every day.

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party-ready hairstyle with Kylie Verzosa

Buns are probably one of the most go-to hairstyles for most women — from the ever reliable quick top knots to half-up-half-down bun looks to well-groomed ballerina buns. They’re chic and work for a variety of occasions — from casual dates with your friends to being a go-to party hairstyle for nights out.

In this tutorial, we’re taking you to a glam party as beauty queen Kylie Verzosa shows us how to do a pageant-inspired super-sized bun that’s a step up from your usual updo.

Easy party hairstyle


Prep your hair

For the bun to look smooth and polished, start off with clean and well-conditioned hair that’s frizz-free and will hold a straight blow dry. So pick products that tame frizz while helping to keep hair smooth and straight such as Cream Silk Standout Straight Hair Reborn* Conditioner.

woman brushing her hair

Pull your hair into a ponytail

Towel dry your hair and then spritz it with a TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray to protect it from styling damage. Then, blow-dry your hair and tie it into a high ponytail. You can get creative here and decide how high or how low you want the bun to sit on your head — a low bun will make the look perfect for work while a high bun will be perfect for a night out with friends.

woman with long ponytail.

Twirl and twist

Next, pull the tail up and secure with a clamp up top. Here’s where it gets a little tricky. Pin the body by looping an elastic through two bobby pins. Pin one side of the ponytail, then stretch the elastic over the other side of the ponytail and pin it.

woman securing hair with a clamp up top

Create a faux bun

Once secure, tie the ends of your hair using an elastic and fold it down to create a faux bun. Take your time molding the shape before securing with bobby pins.

woman doing a faux bun.

Cover the elastic and pins

Make sure to spread your hair around to cover the elastic and pins. You want to the bun to look full (hence the name, super size!)

hairstyle with bun

Lock it in

Mist TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray all over your hair to lock in the style. To add shine to your hair and to tame any other flyaways, you may also apply a small pump of hair gloss drops (like the TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops). You’re now ready to head out the door with a chic hairstyle ready for a party!

woman with bun using hairspray