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Paris Hilton's Bagle Bun Hairstyle


Paris Hilton Bagel Bun

Reality TV star Paris Hilton recently made an appearance at The American Red Cross Annual Red Tie Affair at the Santa Monica, CA Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.

Paris wore her trademark butter blonde hair up in a striking hair bun which was shaped like a traditional bagel bun. Her updo was a take on the big bun trends sweeping Hollywood.

The bun Paris showcased looked almost like a large bagel shaped hairpiece which had been added to her hair after it was all pulled back.

Although this bun can be easily created with some backcombing and a foam hair ring or ratt, it can also be created with an instant add-on hair piece.

The hairline of the celeb's updo hairstyle featured an off-center slightly messy part with ribbons of hair directed across the head on one side and tucked behind one ear.

Paris is famous for wearing hair accessories from jewel encrusted headbands to barrettes, flowers and clips. Instead of finished her bun hairstyle with sparkly hair jewels she opted for long dangling earrings instead.

Step By Step - How To Recreate Bagel Bun

Paris Hilton Bagel Bun

This updo bun hairstyle works best on hair which is shoulder length or longer and naturally or temporarily straightened.

Hair can be extended to create the bun or a clip-in bun can be added.

Start With A Cleanse

1. Start by cleansing hair in lukewarm water with the best products for your hair type, texture, length and condition.

Utilize the best cleansing process for your strands such as Conditioner Only Wash (CO-Wash), Diluted Shampoo (DS), Water Only (WO) or a range of shampoo formulations including LoPoo and NoPoo.

If you have chemically treated or colored hair be sure to use a product designed to extend the color or add needed moisture like Phytobrush.

If you wish to enhance your natural texture consider using a texture enhancing product mix like PhytoCurl which helps define curls.

2. Rinse well and apply a rinse-out conditioner. With the conditioner in your hair use your fingers or a wide tooth comb to detangle strands. Work from the ends to the roots.

Paris Hilton Bagel Bun

3. After detangling rinse well. Finish with a cool or cold water final rinse to seal in moisture, add shine.

4. Carefully squeeze out any excess water with your fingers. Do not rub wet strands. Use a combination of techniques from squeezing out the excess water and then blotting strands with a towel.

5. Towel blot with a thick towel to remove excess moisture. Avoid towels without rough fibers and loops. It's best to wait until hair is no longer dripping before applying styling products.

Add Desired Styling Cocktail

6. Apply cocktail of designed styling products including, but not limited to, a leave-in conditioner, a defrisant, styling cream and/or mousse to the middle and ends.

Use styling products which work best for your hair type, texture and styling needs. Don't be afraid to layer products to get the most appropriate results.

Note: Avoid applying product near the roots which may weigh them down except in the case of adding volume sprays like Phytovolume Actif or similar.

You may wish to mix a defrisant products along with your styling product to add texture and block frizz at the same time. It is possible to mix Phytodefrisant with your favorite mousse, glaze or paste.

Paris Hilton Bagel Bun

7. Separate hair into 6-8 equal sized sections. The ideal sectioning would include two sections on either side and 4 in the back.

8. If a fringe is desired create it at this point. Use a long tailed comb create desired side part on either side of your head. Blow dry the fringe before drying the rest of the hair.

9. Combine a boar bristle paddle brush along with a blow dryer to blow dry each of the 6-8 sections straight.

Use a cool setting on a low speed to avoid blowing out the newly formed texture.

10. When hair is completely dry separate into 6-8 individual sections.

11. Create beautiful body by misting each section with a volumizing formula. Roll each section of the hair on hot rollers.

12. Allow rollers to completely cool before removing them one at a time.

13. Separate out the front side-swept fringe from the rest of your hair. Pull the remaining hair back into a high ponytail. Secure with a hair friendly elastic.

14. Pin a hair pad or similar in the same color as your current hair underneath the pony base as shown.

Paris Hilton Bagel Bun

15. Smooth pony tail over the hair pad, tuck the ends under and pin securely into place with bobby pins the same color as your hair.

For more fullness lightly backcomb the pony before smoothing over the hair pad.

Note: Check out How To Tease Hair for instructions on how to backcomb tresses. If hair is naturally fine or thin you may wish to use a foam hair form or ratt under hair to add instant height. You may also wish to experience with strategically placed add-on hair pieces.

16. Lightly tease front fringe section. Smooth strands down and softly sweep back low across forehead to create a soft fringe or pull them in strands across the head to the other side as Paris has done.

Optionally this gorgeous updo hairstyle can be created without a fringe. The hairstyle can be modified to work with your specific goals.

Finish Hairstyle

17. Finish by using a shine serum like Phyto's PhyoLisse or Rene Furterer's Spray Gloss.

Apply the shine serum or spray of choice to the palms of your hands. Rub the product into the palms and then lightly glide over the top of the teased style to add instant shimmer and shine and remove any roughness.

Paris Hilton Bagel Bun

18. Spray well with hairspray that adds a soft sheen to the final look and will also help soften the overall finish.

19. Allow the hair spray or shine products to completely dry.


When it comes to styling a glam big bun like Paris showcased there are many hair options you can explore.

It's always an option to custom design the hairstyle for your face shape by experimenting with different parts and fringes.

You can also create the bun so it's smaller and more of a topknot than a full blown big bun.

Play with the hairstyle until you create the exact shape and positioning which looks best on your and for the event you're attending.

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