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Can this spiral revolutionize your hair style?

Can the Goody Bun Spiral revolutionize your updos, buns and topknots?

The promise

The makers of the Bun Spiral swear it will revolutionize at-home hair styling by making complicated red-carpet updos, including low chignons, elegant topknots and even half-up buns, as easy as 1-2-3 - and without any pins or elastics.

How it works

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The spiral design twists smoothly through the hair without snagging or pulling. while the multi-ring construction ensures that all hair is fastened securely so your bun won't fall out or come undone.

How to use it

Gather your hair into a low ponytail, twist it into a bun and tuck in the ends. Place the bun spiral onto your bun with the purple tips toward your head. Gently twist clockwise into the hair until it's secure. For a less structured look, follow the same steps, but instead of tucking in the ends of your bun, let them hang out.

The bottom line

The chignon is the macaron of hairstyles - classic, elegant and very trendy right now. The 'do can be traditional or avant-garde, has widespread appeal and can be found on the pillow of many a boutique hotel. Simply put: It's hot. What isn't hot, however, is how it can fall apart on you and leave you looking like a mess (which macarons can also do). The Goody Bun Spiral puts all those fears to rest with an innovative design that ensures your chignon, topknot or any other bun derivative will stay in place no matter what. Gather up your hair, twist the spiral in and go. It's that easy.

$6.99 at mass-market retailers and drugstores nationwide.

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