This style is and update from the Rounded Box Twists style I posted a few days ago. As you'll recall from that post, I made a point to do two strand rope twists, not regular twists, because I wanted to preserve as much of the length of the twists as possible. This style is the reason why.
Inspired by the Veil Princess Sock Bun style we did for Boo's 3rd birthday party, I wanted to recreate a similar look but without using rubber bands. I love the veil style, but I've been shying away from it recently mostly because I want to avoid pulling her hair too much at the base with all of the rubber bands.
I think this style was a happy compromise. I managed to get something similar in look (although not quite as cool), but the only thing we used was a ponytail holder on the top and a bobby pin to tuck the ends under. This was a great way to update the regular box twists into a new look, without a whole lot of effort. It's also more of a protective style because the hair is not being pulled too tightly, and the ends are nicely protected.
Another benefit of doing this style over the traditional veil is that it is way easier to redo a box if it gets fuzzy. Because Boo has had this style in for a week already, the front boxes were getting a little messy around the hairline. With a veil style, you'd have to take the whole thing out to retwist just one box. But with this style, it was much easier to redo the front two boxes and put the whole thing back together again, without having to snip rubber bands and undo all of my hard work. Whoo hoo!