How to do a bun using a donut

Here is a quick and simple technique for long hair using a hair donut to create a soft casual bun. Once you have got used to wrapping and pinning your hair around the donut you will be able to whip this up in a matter of minutes. The key here is to not be too fussy as it’s meant to be a little untidy and soft looking so the look is young and casual.

Attaching the donut
Pull the ponytail through the donut.

Start with your hair in a ponytail and the donut around the base of your pony without any hair grips.


Hold the hair in one hand and wrap it around the donut.


Tuck the ends of the hair under the padding and start spreading the hair around the shape of the donut. Spread it out from both sides until the padding is covered and the bun is blending together. Place hair grips around the bun to hold the hair in place by running them along the scalp picking up the edge of the paddin at the same time. Point all the hair grips in towards the centre so they are concealed. If its looking a bit too messy then tuck these bits under the padding a bit tighter and add a few hair grips to hold in place.

doing a bun with a hair donut
The finished bun.

This is the finished bun, the size of the bun will depend on the length and thickness of your hair along with the size of the donut ring.

You can view some of my hairstyles here, or if you are interested in learning more about styling for long hair then you can see all the information on the training course that I teach here.


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