(Photos by Getty)Sarah Hyland
might play a bratty, angsty teen on Modern Family
—even though, let's be honest, how can you not l
ove Haley—but the doe-eyed 22-year-old actress was all sweetness on the red carpet this weekend.
Hyland enchanted at the 2012 Trevor Live
event in a ballerina-pink bow-bedecked Erin Fetherston
dress with glistening satin Giuseppe Zanotti
heels. To take the look full circle, she finished it off with an classic cat-eye, sheer lipgloss, and an effortlessly-chic ballet bun:
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To get the perfect ballerina bun every single time, the trick is to use a hair donut
. The squishy mesh rings look totally goofy and, well, kind of mind-boggling upon first glance, but hear us out, they're heaven-sent for maintaining hold and shape—from either
9 to 5.
Once you've obtained your time-saving bun-making tool—they're available at most fast-fashion retail shops, drugstores, or you can get this $5 Conair 6-piece kit
(our fave!) at Ulta.com—follow these simple steps to get a gorgeous bun in less than 2 minutes.Step 1:
Pull hair into a high ponytail and secure with a small elastic.
Using a donut that matches your hair color, slip your ponytail through the hole and hold in place. (Yes, we realize this is extremely phallic... Moving on.)Step 3:
Take your ponytail and disperse hair evenly around the donut. Secure strands to the donut with U-shaped bobby pins to create a basic bun silhouette.Step 4:
Wrap leftover strands around the base of the bun, pinning in place as necessary—the more strands you leave undone, the edgier and messier your bun will look.Step 5:
Spritz the style down with your everyday hairspray, and you've got a prim and polished look just like that.
Need proof? Here's what our finished ballet hair looks like with two different-sized donuts:Little donut:BIG donut:
There you have it—even with the giganto verison our hair withstood a full day at the office, plus
a facial appointment that evening!
Are you a fan of the ballet bun look? Do you have any of your own bun-master secrets you're willing to share? Sound off in the comments, below!