Day 22- Three banded buns

May 23, 2011

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This one is soooooo fun.  And you’ll die when you see how it’s done.  It seriously couldn’t be easier!  Let me know in the comments below if you want to request any tutorials!


Three Banded Buns from Abby smith on Vimeo.

In order to view this video you must have the password which can be found right before the table of contents in the Ultimate Hairstyle Handbook.  The video tutorials that accompany this series of styles are a bonus for those who purchase my hairstyle book.  To find loads of free videos make sure to checkout my YouTube channel!

  • Fun! I can’t wait to try this style!

    Congrats on 600! Wooowhoo! I love everything at My Yellow Umbrella, but I think the apple green or sunshine yellow earrings would be so fun for summer. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  • so I just found your blog and am in love. I always have trouble trying to figure out cute hair styles for different outfits, and I just ended up leaving my hair down and straight. But not anymore thanks to you!!! Keep it up!!!

  • I recently found your blog and am loving it! the hairstyles are so fun to try!!! I wanted to point out you probably have much more than 600 followers as I am definitely one but, never log into the “followers” part. lol Anyway you’re great! And I would love to be part of the giveaway!

  • Hello! I have known Whitney since high school and I just found your blog through her lovely blog, and became a follower this weekend. I would love to win some very cute earrings and ring! All of them on her site are just amazing. And I have to admit that once I found your blog I watched almost every tutorial for the hair cause I could always use new ideas and yours and so dang cute!

  • Abigail! I love her etsy shop, the rose earring are darling! At first I felt bad about entering this giveaway since I won the last one (yay), but you have so many followers now that I want a chance too! haha! I love ya and I’m happy your blog is doing good!

  • Oh yay! I love your blog and her site!! I have been wanting a pink ring like that forever! I LOVE LOVE you and your awesome hairstyles! Thanks!!

  • Oh my glory!! My sister just sent me the link to your blog and I love, love, love!!!!! You and I could be sisters! We look a lot alike!!! Thanks for all the inspiration! Hugs, Sariah

  • a-Lovin on the the black chrysanthemum stud earings and the scarlet-red flower cabochon
    b-her site is super cute! first time I’ve seen it-had NO problem “liking” it!
    c-in LOVE with your site! just found it a week or so ago, and I love trying out the new hairstyles!

  • Jan

    Just found your blog! Very cute hairstyles! I would love to win those cute earrings and a ring! What a great giveaway! Thanks!

  • I did this hairstyle today!! I always thought I was terrible at hair but it turns out I just needed to be shown how hahah. I combined today’s style with the braided messy bun. You’re site is AWESOME, and it giving me the confidence to try new things with my long, straight, and boring hair! Oh and I’d love to get in on the giveaway. Whitney’s shop is so adorable and I’ve been looking for flower earings for ever!!

  • I love your blog! I’ve been following since Day 3. You’ve given me so many ideas. Yellow Umbrella has so many cute things! I think the Yellow rose ring is my fav. I’d love to win the giveway!

    Yay for 600 followers!

  • I just found your blog, and am hunting my daughter down to try the four strand braid out! Thanks! I love the black chrysanthemum earrings, and the green apple ring.

  • I just found your blog and am in *LOVE* with it and your style 🙂 girl…you have some sass and I am hooked!

    My name is Abby too 🙂


  • I love her Etsy shop! And, I love your site! I have been trying them out and love all my new looks so far.
    I would really enjoy a great pair of those black earrings, and any of the the rings.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Deb

    Found you on Lil Luna…New follower! Love your blog…you are a doll and I love watching the hair videos…I’ll pass the cute ideas on to my 20 year old daughter as well as sporting a few myself! Thanks for sharing, so glad I found you.

  • Just found your fun blog! I just started really working on mine a month ago. It is so much fun.

  • I am so in love with cabochon jewelry, especially earrings. I aimlessly clicked on a link you left at some linky party and was instantly interested in your hair-dos. I’ve been growing my hair out and it’s the longest it’s been since I was little and now I’m constantly on the look out for ideas on what to do with it now. So thanks for sharing.

  • I just found your blog!! LOVE IT!!!! I can’t wait to try some of your dos!
    I love the black flower cabochon ring! I also love the black rose earrings! Super cute stuff! Congrats on 600 followers! Fingers crossed!
    [email protected]

  • hey abby! I would love to be a part of the giveaway and win some cute earrings and ring. your 30 hairstyles was genius. I’m sporting the 5 second bun today!

  • Here’s a timeline of my “love affair” with your blog!
    Monday- found blog, pinned EVERY hairstyle on my pinterest board so that I can do them!
    Tuesday- Did the three banded bun. It’s AWESOME! I got so many compliments! I was amazed at how easy it was and how well it turned out on my first try (no parting lines, lot’s of volume).
    Wednesday (today)- Did the Bohemian side pony tail. I’ve never done a bohemian twist before, but again it was easy and looked good! Now I’m browsing your site for tomorrow’s style! This was such an AWESOME idea.
    And while I’m leaving a comment (which I had already planned to do because you have changed my life with all your wonderful hairstyles), I might as well request to be entered into this giveaway of yours. I love those yummy chrysanthemum earrings!

  • Oh my goooooossssshhh! Another adorable hairstyle!

  • I’m going to try this style for date night tonight!

    I like The Yellow Umbrella etsy site! I am loving the black cabochon ring on shiny silver band. So cute!

  • I love the black cabochon ring on shiny silver band. So pretty!

    Her site is so cute. I love all her cool items.

    I totally love what you are doing with the hairstyle series. They are all so cute and look much better than the ponytail I used to do every single day. 🙂 THANKS!

  • K first off can I just say thank you so much for posting the 30 dos in 30 days. As a new mom, its hard not to just throw your hair in a quick pony. These styles are quick and cute! Plus the hubs likes the fishtail braid and the wedding bun. Soooo glad I discovered your blog 🙂
    I LIKE the yellow umbrella!
    The jumbo square watch face is definitely a fav.
    Annnnnd… you’re pretty much the best 🙂

  • Ooooo, this one looks so fancy! Love it!

  • So cute! I just started a new job, and I can’t wait to try all these new hairdos! 🙂

  • I love your 30 days/30 hairstyles segment! I have been growing my hair out, and I’m a plain ponytail kind of girl. I am in a wedding for one of my best friends in a few weeks and I really want to try out this hairstyle! Super easy and looks great! My question is how do you prep your hair? Do you use any product? Blow dry or air dry? Do you find that you need to use extra product at the end to really hold it all in place? Ok, that was a lot more than one question!! 🙂

  • I did a different technique than you did on this one, I went ahead and scrunched my hair in a ball and then put an elastic band around it to give it that messy look and then pinned it. You can see the style and my look in the first photo on this blog post

  • awesome! i’m going to try this today 🙂

  • The video is private… so sad! How will I learn how to create this awesome style??!

  • Your video is private, so how do we figure out the style?

  • I tried to watch the video but it’s private?

  • I’d also like to watch the video, but it also says private for me…?

  • This is the first hairstyle I tried of yours! I was in a rush to get ready for my cousin’s wedding since we were at the church all day decorating it. I wanted to do something cute with my hair, but didn’t want it to take long seeing as I had 30 mins to get ready. I remembered this hairstyle and I did it. I received so many compliments that night! Thanks you are amazing 🙂

  • I’m getting the private message too. I know in the past I was able to watch tutorials so this must be new. Well, umm, cute pictures though!

  • I can’t see the video – it’s set as private – and I really want to learn how to do this hairdo. HELP! 🙁

  • Ok! Want to do this! How do we see the tutorials if they’re private?

  • So sad we have to pay now to see the tutorials 🙁

  • I know it’s not ideal, but it’s the only way I’m able to keep blogging and making videos! I hope you understand, it’s only $4.99!

  • love the ideas, but I can’t see the videos?

  • How and where do I pay? Is that monthly or a one time fee?

  • Kim

    I purchased the ultimate hairstyles book and it’s fabulous but having trouble viewing some of the videos on Vimeo I put the password in that was in the book and it’s wrong has this changed or are the videos not available anymore ?

    • Abby

      Hey! Did we figure this out? I was facebooking a Kim about this issue, but wanted to make sure it was you before passing over this comment!

  • Tara

    Abby I just bought your book and absolutely love your braid pictures. They are super cute. I have little girls in my pre_k class plus other co_workers that are teachers and they all ask me to do their hair. This will make things fun and interesting. I used the password that the book gave me and was able to see the video just fine…once I figured out some of the password letters were actually numbers. Thanks for the great Inspiration!