Long before the days of Jessica Biel and Elle Macpherson, my hair idol was Mrs Parsley, my kindergarten teacher. I lusted after her style; a wide, large dome of hair which sat solidly upon her crown. Nothing moved it, not even a day of chasing children around the classroom, bobbing and weaving around tiny tearaways. God knows, I tried to recreate the look at home, but my Mother’s hair brushing technique left a lot to be desired, and I eventually decided that it wasn't worth the tears. Over twenty years later, I have finally discovered a solution; Lauren’s Hair Bun. I've used spongy hair buns before, the simplicity of forming a ponytail, wrapping it around the mesh doughnut and pinning has saved me precious bed minutes before the morning tube/work dash. I have to say, the size of this one intimidated me at first. It comes in two sizes, one large, and the other massive. The one I’m experimenting with here is the smaller of the two. Obviously it required more pins than usual, and my finer-haired contemporaries may struggle with finding enough strands to cover it. If you’re short on hair, I would suggest clip-in extensions before the bun application. It’s not exactly a ‘popping down the shops’ sort of style (unless, like its inventor, the shops are in Romford) but would allow for a dramatic entrance to any evening soiree. Audrey Hepburn glamour can be yours for just £9.95. Get your Big Bun here.
I practiced using the bun on my friend Jo, here are the results: