Tips! Tricks! Techniques!
How to: Do a Donut Bun
Fri, 26 October 2012 4:08PM
You might have spotted celebrities wearing a hair style that can only be described as a donut bun. For example, check out Lauren Conrad’s ‘do here:
Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Bosworth are other fans of this fancy top-knot.
What’s more, Erin, the features & beauty editor of The Knot, our sister bridal site, has been owning the style in our office lately. So we just had to beg her to show us how it’s done.
What You’ll Need: A paddle brush, loads of bobby pins, an elastic band, hairspray, and a ‘hair donut’. This ring-shaped padding, found at hair supplies stores, usually comes in several shades -the idea is to match it as closely to your hair colour as possible.
What You Do:
- Pull hair into a high ponytail, smoothing it with a paddle brush as you go. Secure with an elastic. Erin’s tip: spray bristles of brush with hairspray as this helps enhance smoothness as well as tame flyways. If you have fine hair, it’s best to work with second-day hair, as you’ll have more ‘grip’.
- Place your donut around the base of your ponytail.
- Lean forward a little so that your ponytail hair splays over the donut. Unless you have a friend on hand to help, you’ll need to feel your way around to make sure the donut is completely covered.
- Now comes the tricky part. Find a place at the front of the donut and start to curve hair around, tucking it under and pinning it into the donut as you go. Keep working – and pinning – all around. Erin’s tip: Don’t stress too much with this part – unless you’re a bride, it actually looks better if it’s a little imperfect!
- And voilà!
- PS – because Erin is the bridal beauty expert, we couldn’t resist asking her to dress up her donut bun a little … If you actually are a bride-to-be and are considering wearing your hair this way on the Big Day, try pairing it with a lace-trimmed antique-style veil, pinned in place just underneath.
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