Along with a new ski jacket, I also bought a bun ring yesterday for my hair. (I bought 2 new pairs of shoes and snuck them into the house, but that's another story - which ends in blisters on my heels!)
For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, this is a bun ring.
I got it in New Look for £2.99 and they come in different hair colours.
Basically - you tie your hair in a ponytail, wherever you want the bun. Just a normal ponytail, or backcombed etc. Mine was normal - we all know my backcombing history.
Then slide the the bun ring around the ponytail - so it just sits there like a doughnut on your head, with the ponytail going through it.
Then pull the hair back over the ring, so it covers it - no fancy twisting etc, just pull it over and pin it.
My hair is quite long, so I pulled it over and snapped a hair bobble around the whole thing, and then pinned the ends in. My arms ached when I tried to pin the whole thing - and no-one can see the bobble. Then just spritzed with hairspray.