Ray’s tri-buns are simple to do, like with all Star wars hairstyles, following proportion is the best way to get a movie accurate look. Many tutorials, though perfectly accurate in method, have their proportions off, with studying and following the movie proportions, the methods liked at the bottom will work wonderfully for Rays tri-buns.
A small triangle of hair it taken from the front of the hairline, roughly in width from the center of the one eye to the other, this hair is then tide with a little black hair tie and is roughly in line with her ears.
The tri-buns are simple, the hair is sectioned into three parts and pulled back into a ponytail that is halfway pulled through the hair tie and has the end wrapped around the base.
(Note: that these buns are not all the same size and these are smaller at the top of the head and going down to the largest.)
(Also Note: that Ray’s hair, though easily done with your own natural hair, is a very stiff hair style, it doesn’t move a lot, this is likely because she has extra hair extensions in her style.)
(Also Note: that that the buns should not touch each other when finished, and that it will be easier to achieve this style is your hair is between shoulder length and mid back.)
The first bun is a mini-bun, the hair is pulled from the front of the ears up to the crown of the head and put into the first tri-bun. the Mini-bun loop is roughly in line with Ray’s hair line.
The second bun is a Small-Bun; the hair is pulled back from the base of the skull in line with the jaw. The top of the small-bun is diagonally from the top of the ear a straight line, all this hair is up into a slightly larger bun then the first making a small-bun. The small-bun’s loop is roughly in line with the upper to middle part of the ear.
The last bun is the largest and is a medium sized bun; the remaining hair is put into a medium-bun. (Note: that none of the buns touch each other,) the medium-bun’s loop is roughly in line with the base of Ray’s neck close to the shoulder.
In front of the ears there are small sections of hair left out and slightly curled, these hairs are left out from the hair style and finish off the look. They should not be longer then her shoulder and often times appear shorter.
Ray does not have any apparent hair pins holding the hair that is wrapped around the base of her bun in place. Using a topsytail tool, after wrapping the hair around the base of the bun, pull the tail of the hair back inside the elastic, hiding it inside the bun for a seamless look.
Things You’ll Need:
- Large hair pins, (matched to hair color)
- Hair nets, (matched to hair color)
- Elastic hair ties, (matched to hair color)
- Synthetic braid hair, braiding hair, (matched to hair color) (Note: Color # 2, dark brown, is almost black) (Optional for adding volume)
- Hair spray (optional for final look)
- A comb
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