Style Your Hair in an Updo
Time: 15 minutes.
What you need: The Pinupgirl Kit ($25, amazon.com), which contains pins, elastics, and instructions for creating this and three other updos. If you need to add volume to your hair, apply a texture styling spray and curl your hair with a large-barrel curling iron.
Step 1. Pull hair up into a ponytail and secure with an elastic band or a bungee (an elastic band that closes with hooks).
Step 2. Place the hair-bun accessory around the base of the ponytail and fasten with large bobby pins. (If your hair is thick enough, you can skip the bun accessory.)
Step 3. Flip your head over and evenly fan out the ponytail over the bun to cover it. Secure with another bungee.
Step 4. Wind the remaining hair around the base of the bun so it conceals the bungee; fix in place with bobby pins.
A pro charges: $40
DIY cost: $0, after the initial $22 for the kit