Tired of long-haired girls get­ting all the love? Short-haired girls (which means 7 inch­es or less for this series), we’ve heard your cries! Many of you may rock the TWA, a great option, but are puz­zled when it comes to mix­ing it up or offer­ing pro­tec­tive styles for your tress­es. We’ve got you cov­ered.

By Shana Peete

Bunned Updo

1. Put your stretched hair up into a puff.
2. With a 1 to 2 inch sec­tion of your puff, cre­ate a loose sin­gle strand twist.
3. At the end of the twist, cre­ate a loop and tuck its end into the base of your puff with a Bob­bie pin.
4. Repeat until the entire puff is twist­ed and tucked.

5. For smooth edges, spray your edges with water or a leave-in until just moist. Tie a long skin­ny sat­in scarf around them Karate Kid style, keep­ing it close to the hair­line. As the hair dries, inch the scarf upward toward the puff to encour­age the hair to lay flat.
6. Once dry, remove the sec­ond scarf being care­ful not to go again­st the grain. Flow­ers or head­bands take this look to anoth­er lev­el.

Cute! Ladies, what do you think of this look? Would you try it?

Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila Noel­lis­te, founder of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008). Social media, pop cul­ture and black beau­ty enthu­si­ast. bell hooks’ hair twin…

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Michelle @Radiant Brown Beauty

this is cute :-) I love pin curled buns!


I’ve done this style but the bun can be insub­stan­tial unless your hair is longer. I don’t find it works for short hair. I was copy­ing the one br0nze­qt does, hers looks great.


what is ” a loose sin­gle strand twist”? it is my under­stand­ing that a strand is one hair. how can you make this hair style pin­ning sin­gle hairs? video tuto­ri­al please.


They just mean a two strand twist but a loose ver­sion so that it puffs up and gives more vol­ume. Not two sin­gle strands of hair twist­ed togeth­er, imag­ine the SSKs.


I have longer hair and still haven’t mas­tered the bun! Ha.
May have to give this style a try!


Yay! I just got a hair cut and have not been able to do any­one with it. Thanks for the post! :D


Very cute! I’ve done this before. But I didn’t have any hair stick­ing out in the back. It’s a nice touch to me.


Cute!! We need more TWA styles that don’t require me sit­ting down for 6 hours twist­ing my hair. I refuse. :/


Will def­i­nite­ly try this once I take my braids out.


This is cute! Any more styles? I have a hard time styling my hair


Yes I def­i­nite­ly will try it. Thank you.


This looks like the cin­na-bun hair style, check youtube and here is a like for one post on it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjCeJNk9mxk


Sor­ry a “link” to.…


This is most def­i­nite­ly a cin­nuban Rachelle! I’ve done this before and it is cute!


It’s a classy style, but the ten­drils hang­ing out the back look strange. Tuck those babies in! ;)


Cute style!