How to Use a Doughnut Ring to Make a Hair Bun

By Mimi Abney

Va-va voom hair for a holiday party or a special event is all about volume. Instead of adding big, loose curls to your medium-length or long tresses, upgrade your party look with a big bun hairstyle instead. With a little effort and a soft doughnut ring, you can transform a ponytail into the chicest chignon at the nape or a voluminous ballerina bun worn on the top of your head.

Beautiful woman model with chignon on her head
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Upgrade a simple bun hairstyle to an exaggerated look that is polished and pretty.

Step 1

Begin with freshly shampooed and conditioned hair. Prep your wet hair with mousse or a texturizing product to give your locks lift and to create texture in your hair.

Step 2

Blow-dry hair with a round brush; then curl your hair with a 1 1/2- inch curling iron to create body. Rake your fingers through your hair to loosen the curls.

Step 3

Brush hair with a paddle brush to smooth curls without losing body. Use your fingers to comb your strands straight back from your hairline. Gather your hair into a ponytail at the top of your head or at the nape of the neck.

Step 4

Secure the hair with a covered elastic band. The hair in the ponytail should look smooth, but not super-straight or slick.

Step 5

Slide the round doughnut ring over the ponytail. Pull the hair from the ponytail through the round hole of the doughnut.

Step 6

Wrap and twist your hair around the ring to create a bun shape. Spread your hair down and around the ring, until you've covered the entire doughnut with hair.

Step 7

Use small bobby pins to secure the ends of your hair into the doughnut. Finish the hairstyle, and tame flyaways, with a light mist of hairspray.