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To wonder when the "Bun look" will go out of fashion?

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vix1980 Mon 03-Mar-14 12:18:34

Im talking about those stupid donut ring things to make a massive over-sized scary bun. Everyday for the past few years i leave the house, now and then I see next door neighbour and her 3 daughters, all with matching buns.

I get on the bus to go to work, Im surrounded by buns.

I go to the shops, Im once again surrounded by women with buns.

They look ok on young girls doing dance classes, at a push teenagers, but for gods sake, the woman I've just seen in the post office had a bun wider than her head shock. I could not stop staring at it. They just remind me of those stupid hair washing plastic things your mum used to get you to wear so the water doesnt go in your eyes!

Please i beg you, throw your donut ring in the bin!!

kazza446 Mon 03-Mar-14 12:20:38

Hopefully at the same time as the stupid drawn on eyebrows. I saw a woman today who looked as if she had just had an electric shock up her bum!!

vix1980 Mon 03-Mar-14 12:21:45

grin @ kazza

MarmaladeShatkins Mon 03-Mar-14 12:25:32

Why does it bother you so much, OP? hmm

JOKING. I am with you. I am sick of seeing girls with cottage loaves attached to their heads. They look fugly as sin. There's a mum at the school who wears a bun twice the height of her actual head.

I also saw a 'jumbo' bun ring in Claire's at the weekend (in there buying a birthday present, honest!) It was fucking HUGE.

It's going to be one of those fashions that people look back on and say "WTF was I thinking?!"

Germgirl Mon 03-Mar-14 12:26:29

I saw a woman the other day who'd clearly stacked three of those donut things on top of each other. The big ones! She looked like she had a stack of tyres on her head. She was in front of me in a queue so I had plenty of time to inspect it. It must've taken an age to construct! She had very black drawn on brows too. And a tracksuit that was far too small. In. All, not a good look.

Adikia Mon 03-Mar-14 12:26:37

soon I hope, DD(5) is obsessed but frankly keeping her still long enough to brush her hair is enough of a challenge without trying to stick a bloody donut on her head.

HellonHeels Mon 03-Mar-14 12:27:14

I thought they had sunk from view once those two young women with the megabuns were arrested on drugs charges in south America?

Sorry to hear they are still with you, OP

figgypuddings Mon 03-Mar-14 12:28:50

Peruvian drug mule pics did massive damage to the big bun look.

AnyFuckerHQ Mon 03-Mar-14 12:29:36

My dd insists on bunning

She has lovely hair

I say "for the love of god,, whhyyyyyy" grin

MarmaladeShatkins Mon 03-Mar-14 12:30:10

Not round our way, figgy. I think some girls saw it as something to aspire to. grin

vrtra Mon 03-Mar-14 12:30:37

yabvu. I love it because I have waist length hair and don't even need a doughnut to do it ;) now everyone is copying me!

vix1980 Mon 03-Mar-14 12:31:16

I just had to google mega bun ring from claires. shock

Would someone really pay £10 to look like this?

Im going for a lie down now, that bun is just too big for me to cope with.

YellowBellow Mon 03-Mar-14 12:31:22

I am currently sporting a massive foamy bun, it completes my look which involves juicy couture velour trackies, a croc on one foot and an saggy old ugg boot on the other. I won't tell you which top I am wearing (don't want to out myself on the school run).

ToughSpuds Mon 03-Mar-14 12:32:43

I use to love wearing my hair like that but now everyone is doing it and it looks weird. YANBU

TheBigBumTheory Mon 03-Mar-14 12:32:50

To paraphrase Ms Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the best way to kill a bad teen fashion is for all middle aged people to wear it badly..

Maybe these older women are part of an undercover antibun movement?

OP needs to attach an enormous swimming ring to her head with some hair extensions wrapped round it, and carry a placard saying

Does my bun look big in this?

vix1980 Mon 03-Mar-14 12:32:53

vrtra You are excused. I like the ones where no donuts are harmed in the creation of a bun.

Also love the word - bunning smile

MarmaladeShatkins Mon 03-Mar-14 12:33:37

My neck aches from looking at that picture, vix. Imagine trying to support that thing all day! <rubs neck>

BumPotato Mon 03-Mar-14 12:35:28


I did a thread about it last year in my previous incarnation.

bootsycollins Mon 03-Mar-14 12:35:31

I think the doughnut bun things look bloody awful, too neat and perfct. I'm a massive fan of the messy bun though it has to be on the crown not near the drawn on eyebrows slap bang centre forward of the head.

The worst variation of bun I have ever seen is Danny Dyer's blonde daughter in Eastenders, hideous.

BrokenToeOuch Mon 03-Mar-14 12:36:08

That woman has a bun bigger than her waist shock
Yanbu, they look like someone did a giant turd on a head.

ISeeYouShiverWithAntici Mon 03-Mar-14 12:36:24

the beehive
massive powdered wigs
IRONING your hair (nothing could go wrong there!)
the mullet

I could go on, but the thought of the mullet has made me need to go and lie down in a dark room until the shudders stop.

Vibrissa Mon 03-Mar-14 12:37:29

The cottage loaf type is ridiculous. I haven't seen it flatter anybody.

Smaller donut type if you're (say) 12 or under can perhaps get away with.

Bonus of the current bun fad is that hair pins (not kirby type grips, but pins) and bun nets are far more readily available from high street and supermarkets. Excellent (I have to do buns in dc hair almost every day for ballet classes and gymnastics)

IneedAwittierNickname Mon 03-Mar-14 12:37:50

My mum said they were n fashion when she was young. But she never had enough hair to do it.
I tried to persuade her a mini donut for it but she declined grin

bochead Mon 03-Mar-14 12:38:09

I like em - obviously in need of a visit from the fashion police blush

What I can't stand is loose flowing locks on school girls - nit alert anyone?

squoosh Mon 03-Mar-14 12:38:28

Messy buns can be nice.

Buns as tight and puckered as a massive bumhole are not so nice.

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