(I hope you just read "hair tutoriaaaaal" with your best Oprah sing-songy voice because I did. Actually mine was more me badly impersonating Maya Rudolph impersonating Oprah, but whatever). Grab a box of munchkins because today we're doing two versions of the donut bun, a staple in the Adele hair rotation. I think I actually love Adele more than I love donuts, which says a lot.
So onto the hair. If your hair is long enough to get into a semi-respectable ponytail (so shoulder-length or longer), you can certainly do the "regal" bun. It takes a bit longer hair to do the "rocker" version since you need to be able to rock a high pony for it.
Also, this tutorial uses the "loop" technique we described in the bow bun tutorial, so if you haven't seen that one, take a peek. It goes into a little more detail about how to make the hair loops you'll see below.
You will need:
- ponytail elastic (two if your hair is thick like mine)
- lots of bobby pins (don't skimp)
- mousse or volumizer (if your hair doesn't hold shape well)
- teasing comb - you will definitely need this for the rocker version. If your hair doesn't hold shape well, you will need a teasing comb for the regal version, too.
more directions after the jump...
Moving on to the rocker version!
I also have to thank my photography assistant.
Actually, he was a little miffed that I was photographing something other than him when he woke up from his nap...a little case of the jelly beans.
So there you have it! One tutorial two ways. Which one do you like best?
If you give either a try, send me a photo - I'd love to see how it turned out. Double bonus points to anyone whose takes their picture outside a Dunkin Donuts. Also, if you're on instagram, use tag #ducksinarowhair and post away!