High Bun with a Hair Donut Tutorial

High buns are very in fashion right now and has been my go to hairstyle for second day hair. I can see myself wearing my hair like this loads through Autumn/Winter also as it's a nice girly hairstyle which stays put through wind and rain. 
The lovely Gladys from Thatsheart asked for me to do a tutorial and although I've spoken slightly about them in a guest post on Scottishbloggers.blogspot.co.uk I thought it would be a good idea to post a tutorial on here too as they can be slightly baffling and hard to make perfect.

What You'll Need:
Hairspray
A hair donut (super cheap from Primark)
Two Hair Bobbles
Some Kirby Grips
A brush - my brush of choice is a Tangle Teezer

Step One

Start by putting your hair into a ponytail. The higher the ponytail, the higher your bun will sit on your head. I know, stating the obvious, but it's an important factor. Also, the sleeker you make your ponytail, the sleeker your bun will be. In this I've gone for a perfect bun but quite often I make my ponytail looser and have bits of hair down at the side to make it more relaxed. To make sure my hair stayed in place on the top I sprayed some hairspray, again this depends on the final look you want to achieve.


Step Two

Next slide the hair donut down your ponytail until it sits on the top of your hair bobble on your head. Once its 'stuck', as your hairs attach to the velcro like texture of the donut, pull your hair out to cover the donut. 


Step Three

Once i've made sure all of the donut is covered and all of my hair is pulled I use a hair bobble to hold it all in place. I find a thicker bobble works better as it is stronger and doesn't need to be wrapped around more than once. Once your hair is sticking out at all angles you need to pin them in place around the bun. I've got long hair so I divide my hair into two sections and wrap them round. Also, the more hair you have the more covered the hair bobble will be, but the more kirby grips you'll need.


Step Four

A bit more hairspray to make sure it stays put and to flatten any flyaways and the High Bun is complete!






13 comments

  1. Great tutorial! I got one of these donuts... They're fab, so easy to use. :) xx

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  2. This looks really nice on your hair :) xx

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  3. I really dont know how Id live without my donut now, I use it for work as it still looks girly and nice but keeps my hair out of my face too x

    Great tutorial xx

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    1. I was thinking the exact same. I have no idea what I did with my hair when it was a total mess and not cooperating, now I just turn to my trusty donut xx

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  4. lovely! just wish I had enough hair to do it!! xx

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    1. Ah the downside to having short hair. I bet they've got donuts that have hair on them already, somewhere!? xx

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  5. Love this look. My only problem is my hair is so long & thick that I have a bit too much extra hair to wrap round so I can never get away with a sleek bun. So I always have to go for a messy look.

    Adele xx

    http://beautyobsessedgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. I've got really thick hair too, but I think it must work because it's not too long. I always have to use a lot of grips to keep it all in place though xx

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  6. ahhh thanks for writing this post!!!! I'm going to look for this hairpiece, thanks so much! x

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    1. Not a problem :) Hope it's helpful. I got mine from ebay so I'm sure you'll manage to find one there, if not maybe try Target? x

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  7. Lovely tutorial - now I need to wait until my hair grows back! :)

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