Taylor Swift Hair Tutorial | Curly Side Bun Chignon Updo Hairstyles

Cute, step-by-step,Taylor Swift hair tutorial video for short, medium, or long hair.

 In today’s easy hairstyles tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a curly, messy side bun updo on yourself, very  similar to Taylor Swift’s hair style that she wore to one of the red carpet, award shows, using a very simple, twist and pull hair technique.

Taylor Swift Hair tutorial, messy side bun/chignon updo for formal : homecoming, prom, wedding

(skip all this text and watch the Taylor Swift hair tutorial at the bottom of this page. )


This chic and elegant, Taylor Swift side bun hairstyle, is perfect for a fancy party or a formal occasion; homecoming, prom, wedding, bridal parties, and etc.  However, this doesn’t mean you can only do this hairdo for a party, you can as a matter of fact, wear it as an everyday hairstyles, whether it’s for school or for work.




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So here are the written steps, along with pictorial, to the Taylor Swift hair tutorial for her messy, side bun.  However, I suggest that you watch the tutorial video at the bottom of this page.  


I’ve applied some soft mouse and a heat protectant on my damp hair, then allowed it to dry completely.

Since my Asian hair is pin straight, and I need to create Taylor Swift’s hair texture, I’m going to make the curls with my 1/2 inch, tapered curling iron (that I’m using on all my hair tutorials! ) to curl my hair.

  • Take small sections the size of your iron
  • Heating the hair only for 5~10secs, depending on how resistant  your hair is to heat.
How to get curls like Taylor Swift with a curling iron - hairstyles updos hair tutorial

I will then section away the sides so that they don’t get in my way.


  • Start teasing the crown to create some volume, making sure not to disturb the ends of the hair.  We need to keep them curly, not frizzy.
  • After teasing the crown, we’re going to loosely, and messily tie our hair back in a low, side ponytail.
  • To create more texture in the ponytail, I’m going to loosen up the ponytail by pulling out some of the hair from the side ponytail.
Formal updo - side bun chignon like Taylor Swift - waves Homecoming

Step 4:
Now we start making tight curls to pin up into a side bun/chignon, just like Taylor Swift hair style.

Taylor swift curly bun hairstyles updos, wedding hairstyles, party special occasion hair photo tutorial
  • Twirl a piece of a fat curl around your finger very loosely, then hold down a small strand, while pulling up the curl towards the roots with your other hand. (please watch my YoutTube video to see what I mean here, this part is hard to explain.)
  • You can create a loose rope braid before pulling the curl up as well.. (rope braid: twisting 2 strands of curls together). This will make the curls bigger and more voluminous.
  • You will simply do this to the rest of your ponytail to create Taylor Swift’s curly, messy side bun/chignon.
hairstyling to make Taylor Swift's Hairstyle for homecoming, prom, fancy look pic

The sides are done freestyle.  Simply pin them back one by one  to create the shape you want. :)

Taylor Swift Hair Tutorial with YouTube video , curly elegant chignon - wedding hairstyle updo

As always, thank you so much for reading my hair tutorial!  Have a terrific day, everyone!!  


(please excuse the poor camera quality, this was one of my very earliest tutorial )

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