Here are some snaps of celebrities sporting the look.
Most of you have probably already seen the doughnuts used to perfect this look. (I know they are available in Primark!). I wear this up-do all the time, but I have actually never used, or even owned, one of those doughnuts. I use tights! Yup, you read it right.
I started doing this when I was a student (tight pocket & all that) & now I'll show you how :)
So here is all you need - tights & scissors! I tend to use clear tights, as I have blonde hair, but if you have darker hair I suggest darker tights (you get the jist!). Also, I always use tights that I've snagged or laddered, clean ones though obviously ;) But this saves wasting a new pair of tights, plus it makes no difference in your hair!
|How ugly are tights when they're off?!|
|2 glorious holes!|
Then, to cut off the end of the tights (where you toes would be). This creates two long tight tubes!
Place the first of the tubes onto your forearm. Like so..
& then place the other on top. I like to use both the tubes as it thickens the doughnut & creates a larger bun. If you have short hair I suggest using only one tube & chucking the other away (or create two!).
Now roll the tights up your arm & it will create a very unappetising looking doughnut!
A whoola it's finished! It doesn't look like much but it is a great platform for building upon. Most of you probably already know how to achieve the bun after you have a doughnut, so I'll just briefly describe.
Give yourself a high ponytail & place your make-shift doughnut around the base of your pony. Taking inch sections at a time, back comb the hair slightly & roll it towards your head, resting it on the doughnut pin it in place. Do this all around the doughnut, using all the hair within your ponytail. Make sure to spray more hair spray than humanly advised!
I always achieve this look using my holey tights & the technique I just explained. Here is a picture somebody took of the back of my head (strange..) at our graduation ball. Mine isn't as seamless as the A listers above, but it works for me :)