Have you ever walked through a store, come across a product and said, “WHAT IS THAT THING?!” That was my reaction when I spied the Hair Donut Mesh Thingy, or as it’s more formally known – The Hair Stylers Mesh Chignon. It was so weird looking to me that I immediately knew I had to try it.
So, the Hair Styler. It’s made to help you achieve “perfect chignons.” Having never worn a chignon, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would I look matronly? I did a quick test at my desk and my office mate, Jennifer, gave it two thumbs up. In her words, “Wow! It’s a lot cuter than I expected!” Lacking a mirror and not completely trusting her judgment (Sorry, Jennifer!), I had her take a picture of the back of my head with my phone. It was cute! I’ve yet to try it with my hair straight, but I really like how the curls make it look less structured.
For those that want to try it at home, here’s how you use it:
1. Pull your hair up in a ponytail and secure with a rubber band. Experiment with different ponytail heights to find what you like best. Or, use two with pigtails for a Princess Leia look. Different strokes for different folks.
2. Pull your ponytail through the middle of styler.
3. Spread ponytail out from its center so it fans out and over the donut. Secure pieces around the styler with hair pins to completely cover the mesh. For this, I had better luck with u shaped hair pins than regular bobby pins, but either can be used. If you have longer hair, you’ll need to wrap the ends around the base of the ponytail and pin them so they don’t show.
If you try it out, I’d love to see pictures so be sure to upload your images to our Sally Beauty Facebook page.