Low or high, messy or sleek, ballerina buns are all the rage right now. And what’s not to love? You accomplish the goal of getting your hair away from your face while creating something much chicer than a typical ponytail. For those with a little hair styling acumen, the look can be accomplished with a few bobby pins. For the rest of us, the new wave of bun-making hair tools flooding the market will become our best friends. For less than $20 (and often for less than $10), you can choose from bun forms or corkscrew-inspired pins that hold your bun in place all day long. It’s so easy, you may never go back to the ponytail again.
Betty Dain Corkscrew Hair Pin, $4.50 (sale), sallybeauty.com
Goody Bun Spiral, $8, ulta.com
Conair Hair Bun Maker System, $2.79 (sale), walgreens.com
Bun Ring, $6, urbanoutfitters.com