Get a Red Carpet-Worthy Updo in Seconds for Under $15

09/24/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

In order to emulate Lauren Conrad’s go-to ballerina bunZoë Saldana’s faux lob or the voluminous style spotted on Jennifer Lopez, you’d need access to a top hairstylist or have some serious self-styling skills. Or, you could just order the Wrap-Up, which we recently discovered on Joyus.

Pretty genius, right? It’s perfect for those days when you hit snooze, oh, five times, then find yourself with five minutes to get ready for work. Or when you don’t feel like dropping cash on a blowout or an updo at a salon before a big event. Here’s how we look at it: Considering the tool is just $12 and it saves you the money you’d spend paying a professional to do your hair before a wedding, the Wrap-Up essentially pays for itself after one use.

The tool was created by celeb hairstylist Sarah Potempa, who has worked with everyone from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to Christina Hendricks. She smartly designed the Wrap-Up to have a soft outer casing, so it won’t damage your hair. (Take it from someone who wears her hair up more often than down: Frequently using an elastic to tie it back will eventually leave you with a lot of broken strands.)

So, to recap: It allows us to be lazy in the morning, it ends up saving us cash and it’s better for our hair. Oh yeah, and it makes us look a little bit more like Lauren Conrad. Sold.

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honeysfresh on

Reblogged this on honeysfresh.

Guest on

Weren’t these originally created in the 90’s?

Lisa on

I picked up something of the exact same design called Sophist-O-Twist by Vidal Sassoon at the store for $7. Works exactly the same, less expensive, no shipping charges.

Alissa on

I find it hard to believe that grown women can’t fix their own hair into a bun without the need for a tool. The tool seems great, but this entire concept that one would need this tool or a stylist to create these simple hairstyles is just ridiculous.

GetUrOwnMonkey on

I got 4 of these things on ebay for $3, free shipping (not these exactly, but same idea). These have been around for decades. They don’t last forever, as the wire gets fatigued, so don’t go paying $10/each on them.

Jen on

Those things have been around for years. The only thing they did was make an opening in the center to pull your hair through.

jmk on

I have a bunch of these from Clare’s Boutique in the mid 2000’s – my daughter was a dancer and they were required to use them for uniform buns. They work great. But no props to this chick claiming to ‘invent’ them.

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