With a little person to get ready in the morning, I am always on the lookout for ways to trim time off my hair styling for work. Just because I’ve had a baby doesn’t mean I need to throw all style out the window! With a little stash of accessories and some great products, I like to think I can hold my head up high at work.

I have long, naturally wavy hair (not in a good way, more an unruly, frizzy way!) It takes a lot of looking after and taming, be it with GHDs or heated rollers.

There are 2 key products in my life, which aid the condition and longevity of style. These are VO5 hot oil (a Sunday night staple) and Baltise dry shampoo (to allow me to get 2 days out of each wash).

At the moment I have a few favourite ‘work do’s, which I’ll explain over the course of the next few weeks.

So here is the first one…

The easy bun ‘up do’

Approx time to do 5 minutes.

n Hairstyles | Hair Bun Maker

What you will need:

  • Hair bun maker
  • Kirby grips/hair pins
  • Hair spray
  • Hair elastic
  • Brush

This style will work on wet or dry hair.

  1. Firstly, brush your hair into a ponytail and secure with the hair elastic.  The higher you want your bun to sit, the higher you ponytail should be!  Also, if you want a side bun, just put your ponytail to the side…it’s that simple!
  2. Next put your ponytail through the centre of the hair bun maker.
  3. Pull the hair bun maker to the end of your ponytail and begin to roll under.  You may need to tuck in the end of the hair to get started.  Continue rolling until you reach the hair elastic.
  4. Then pull each end of the hair bun maker around the top of your hair elastic. You can be fairly heavy handed at this point to tuck in the ends of the hair bun maker.  Fold them in on themselves if need be.  Depending on the size you bought and the length of your hair, the ends may or may not over lap.  However this isn’t an issue, as your hair will cover this.
  5. Begin to adjust your hair around the top of of your hair bun maker, to fill out the space at the top.  You may require to secure your hair here with pins if you have soft hair (I’ve only ever needed 2 pins max).
  6. If you like a messy bun, you can now tweak and pull pieces of hair to your liking.  However for work I prefer a tidy bun, so I now finish off by spraying all over with a firm hold hairspray and my favourite Bed Head Superstar ‘Queen for a Day’ (purely for the smell!)

Hair Bun | Hair Bun Maker





  1. Looks like I will have to try this! I have some of the same bun makers however have not yet used any. I love to have my hair tied up especially during the day. Thank you for sharing!
    Stopping by from the “Mad Mid Week” blog hop. Following you on Bloglovin, Twitter, and Facebook. Looking forward to reading your posts.
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  2. I’ve never used a bun maker, always used a sock (with toes cut off) rolled up into a donut! Must invest in a bun maker! X

    • lifewithmunchers Reply

      Put some pipe cleaners in your socks maybe? Interested to see the made at home version. Although you can pick them up for a few pound on amazon/eBay. x

  3. Ooh this is strange because I was just thinking yesterday “I really could do with some new styles for my hair” and here you are with a ready made tutorial feature 🙂 Looking forward to seeing more styles! x

    • lifewithmunchers Reply

      Thanks Alice! It’s a real ‘easy to do’, which is why I love it! x

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