Girl Behind the Camera Series - The Bun | Oahu, Hawaii Photographer

"The I woke Up Like This Bun". This is the I-woke-up-late-put-my-wet-hair-up-and-haven't-had-time-to-re-do-it-all-day-bun. Photo credit:  June Bug Photography

"The I woke Up Like This Bun". This is the I-woke-up-late-put-my-wet-hair-up-and-haven't-had-time-to-re-do-it-all-day-bun.

Photo credit:  June Bug Photography

If you've run into me around town or have met me in person at all, you have most definitely seen me rock the messy bun.  Its kind of my signature look.  There is absolutely an art form to it...sometimes it looks like a cinnamon bun on top of my head, and other times it looks like the Leaning Tower of Pizza. Either way, with super long hair and living in a warm client 365, its kind of the thing to do.

There are only a few occasions in which you will find me with my hair down...if I am traveling to a cold climate where my hair acts as insulator or during our annual family portraits. 

So yeah, that headshot you see on the "about" page, while that braid was on-point, I think its time to get a new headshot, one where I am rocking the bun so you will be able to recognize me when we meet for coffee.  

Why have long hair if you just wear it in a bun every day you ask?  Great question...I guess as I get older and my body doesn't look like it used to when I was in my 20's, my long hair is the one thing that makes me feel youthful and pretty. I suppose I have adopted the whole adage, if you got it, flaunt it.  Well, until I am too old to rock the long hair (please somebody pretty please tell me if I reach this crucial time and don't realize it) I am just going to "rock the bun".

We take the bun-thing pretty serious around here...each has a name...theres the "on-fleek", the "messy", the "I woke up like this", the" high bun". With a teenager in the house, I often use these non-GenX terms such as "on fleek". This of course if horribly embarrassing for said teenager, but whatevs...I think I am tots adorbs....haha...see what I did there?  

"The On-Fleak Bun". When you whip it up real quick and its just pa-pow....pure-bun-awesomeness.

"The On-Fleak Bun". When you whip it up real quick and its just pa-pow....pure-bun-awesomeness.

"The High Bun".  An all-time high, this one wins the prize for height.

"The High Bun".  An all-time high, this one wins the prize for height.