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Saturday, November 13, 2010 DIY Hair Donut / Big Buns for Cheaters

I am so in love with this year's big topknot/ballerina bun trend. They look really chic and are also a great, last minute way to put up dirty hair and still look polished.
Lauren Conrad's big bun

 Unfortunately, my hair is a bit on the shorter side so my buns always look a little..deflated.

I came across this post at Glamour magazine's beauty blog, and decided to make my own hair donut. A donut is basically a little round pillow that you use under your hair to make your bun look bigger. I used the leftover 'stuffing' that was used in my updo for my friend's wedding and a pair of old nylons. The whole process took me about 15 minutes and I'm really happy with the results!

Here's how I did it:

I used old nylons, and the net. Yes, it was a giant updo! I also used scissors, a needle and thread and snap buttons (I think that's what they are called!)


Step one: cut off one of the feet of the nylons. Make sure that it is bigger than the circumference of your ponytail.


Step two: stuff it! *insert dirty joke here* I used the netting because I already had some. You can use anything that you have lying around, even the rest of the nylons. I didn't make mine too thick because my hair is shorter and I need to be able to cover the donut. 

Step three: Sew the snaps onto both ends of the donut. (This is what it looked like when I snapped them together)

Tada! Just place the donut around your ponytail and snap it together. Then take the ends of your hair and pin them under the donut, making sure to conceal it. 

Well, there ya have it. A super easy project that I'm sure will be a total lifesaver for me this holiday season.

Hope you guys enjoyed this! I hope the instructions were clear, this is my first real tutorial! Let me know if you decide to make one.

Love and kisses!

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