Monday, November 26, 2012

Easiest Hairstyle Ever: The Donut Bun

Before I went to Boracay for my friend's wedding, I'd been thinking how to style my hair for the event. My first choice was to have it loose and curly but since we're going to be at the beach, I figured my hair might end up limp from the wind or I'd feel too hot with all my hair down my back. The best choice would be to definitely have it up. I didn't want to just put it up in a boring old ponytail so I started researching on updo hairstyles. Here were my inspirations:

I loved the classic, big ballerina bun and after doing more research (I love how you can find everything online!) found so many tutorials on doing the hairstyle (like here and here). Some made use of a donut hair accessory while others were more resourceful and made one out of a sock (yes, a sock! which is why this hairstyle is also called a "sock bun").

I had no idea where to get a hair donut here in Manila and was all set to cut up one of my old socks... but then (drumroll please) I found a donut bun in Pinkbox! For only P99.75! Amazeballs!

It comes in 3 sizes (small, medium, large) and for my hair, I got the smallest one first. Here are the instructions at the back of the packaging, which were pretty easy to follow.

Here's also some video tutorials on 2 different ways to make this hairstyle: Video 1 (which is how I do my bun) & Video 2 (which I think works best using a sock).

Anyway, here's my own take on the donut bun, just to show you how easy it is! Here's all the stuff you need plus just 5 minutes of your time. =)

STEP 1: Tie you hair in a pony tail, depending on where you want the bun to be (eeek, can I just say, I NEED a haircut! and some new hair color!)

STEP 2: Thread the donut bun over your pony tail and fan you hair around the bun

STEP 3: Loop the 2nd hair tie over the bun then just tuck excess hair under and hold with hair pins

TADA! All done. It really is as simple as 1-2-3! This is such an easy to do hairstyle I can't believe I just discovered it now. I'll probably be doing my hair like this for other events/parties/weddings I have to go to in the future. =)

The only thing I have to work on is hiding those hair pins around the bun better. Anyway, I got so many compliments on my hair during the wedding and to think this was probably the most fuss-free hairstyle I ever did! I now want to buy the bigger size donut so that I could try having the bun right on top of my head ala Kim Kardashian. ;p


  1. Like it! I have always thought that wearing buns are passé but looking at J.Lo wearing her hair in a bun (which she does often) looks fierce.

    By the way, new follower here. Enjoyed reading your posts, especially the DIY decors =)

    1. Yeah, I think this hairstyle is really coming back. Thanks sis for reading! =)

  2. Hi! Is there a Pinkbox store in ATC or Festival Mall?

    1. Hmm I think so sis. Although I bought mine in Mall of Asia. Pero check na lang their website to be sure? =)

  3. Thanks for this! Got one in Pinkbox Festival Mall as soon as I read this! Really cool!

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