My troublesome and near-constant insomnia has led me to watch some weird television shows, read a zillion books, document and observe hermit crab behavior and when all else fails, engage with the occasional infomercial that I find fascinating, like the one I saw a few weeks ago for this easy hair bun maker that would work on any hair. I missed the offer to get two, not one, for the low, low cost of $19.95 for shipping and handling, but I did begin the quest to find one of those “as seen on tv” bun maker thingydos.
For those of you that don’t know, I have really long, really thick hair that’s never been easy to put in a bun or any other updo at any length. It’s pretty amazing, but the concept of an easy hair bun, or any bun-like updo, even with an easy long hair bun maker is laughable. I’m more of a ponytail kind of gal. Or hair clip, though my mother tells me that makes me look like a rooster. Eh, mothers. So an easy long hair bun? I wasn’t hopeful. For perspective, it’s about six inches longer than below now.
I poked around Sephora and Ulta in King of Prussia one afternoon (yes, in stores, I did some peopling), and I found zilch. But then I tried Amazon because Amazon sells everything, right? I try to believe that deep down Jeff Bezos truly wants us all to have all of the things we ever did an internet search for in two days or less (with a Prime membership). Why else would the stuff we looked for at 3AM appear in our Facebook ad feeds the next day?
And what did I find? THIS. The Mia Bend-a-Bun!
That’s right folks. I bought this Mia Bend-A-Bun. And for $5.99, it was on my doorstep in two days. And then it sat, and it sat, and it sat. Because I am kind of busy these days with Murphy and life and writing a novel and finding a fuller-time job and moving and recording the antics of Fries and friends.
So, this brings us to yesterday, when I had a Skype interview for a job I’d really like and at which I’d be really good and for which I have a ton of enthusiasm (cross fingers – it’s fantastic opportunity at an awesome place). And I was all, “what do I do with this hair?” While it is glorious and lustrous down, it’s also not exactly the professional look I want to convey. And it’s distracting, I think. For me and for people seeing it, especially when a first impression is going to count (unless it’s a Tinder dude because then it has to be down and probably curled like Farrah Fawcett circa 1982). Then I remembered, and I pulled out the box, which is awesome because it gives you 8 different versions of the easiest bun ever from which to choose. Also, that was perplexing because having too many choices often results in me making no choices. No time for that, though. I had more important things on my mind.
I chose the basic one, and pulled the mop into a loose ponytail. I fully expected the whole thing to take me 30 minutes, the tears of all the children who didn’t get prizes they wanted at the Easter Egg Hunt, Crazy Glue and four hundred million thousand bobby pins. But you know what? 22 seconds.
I pulled the felt thing through to the base of the ponytail, pulled it down to the ends of my hair, wrapped it back up around it and snapped it. BOOM! Bun perfection. I kid you not. This was my only attempt.
Not bad for a first try and 22 seconds, right? It’s actually something as amazing as that infomercial, which was not for this exact one, described. I’m so excited. A world of summer hair possibilities has opened to me.
I don’t write much about stuff I love, but I think I’m going to start with things are just purely amazing. And this is a must-have if you have long hair and are tired of rocking the ponytail. Today I’m going to do the top-knot one, because why not?
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