3 Updo Hairstyles Based on the Classic Bun
For this look, you'll need hair doughnuts in two sizes. We like Mia Beauty Small Bun Ease ($4) and Large Bun Ease ($6).
1. Saturate damp hair with volumizing spray. Quintero recommends Serge Normant Meta Lush Volumizer ($23).
2. Blow-dry hair straight, adding curve at the ends with a small round brush. Then mist all over with lightweight hairspray—try Pantene Pro-V Airspray Flexible Hold Hairspray ($7).
3. Brush hair into a pony whose top aligns with the tops of your ears. Secure with a bungee elastic (for thick hair) or a coated elastic (for thin hair).
4. Separate the top third of your pony and flip it up so it lies flat against the back of your head. Keep the hair in place with two bobby pins an inch above the pony's base (they'll help secure the top bun).
5. Spritz the lower part of your pony with texturizing spray, like Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray ($26), then tease it. Smooth the top and underside with a boar- and nylon-bristle brush, such as Harry Josh Pro Tools Premium Oval Brush ($50).
6. Cut the large hair doughnut in half. Place the half doughnut under the end of the lower part of your pony and roll it up until you reach the base.
7. Secure the bun with four hairpins, one at the top and bottom of each side. Gently tug the hair at the sides of the bun to ensure the doughnut is hidden.
8. Repeat steps 5 to 7 on the top part of the pony using the smaller hair doughnut. Then mist all over with lightweight hairspray.