So at the new job I'm about to start next month, the dress code states that my hair cannot extend more than 2.5" below my collar. Well, right now my hair reaches below my waist and I can't cut it for several reasons. Because my hair is extremely long and extremely thick I've never been able to make a bun out of it no matter how hard I've tried. I've finally found one way to make a bun, by separating the hair into two sets and braiding each set, wrapping them around each other, setting them with those really long bobby pins and clipping it in place. But, it takes a lot of work to do this, and I don't know that I'll always have that much time to get ready in the mornings. Does anyone know of an easier method for making a bun for really long (3'+) and really thick (hairdresser told me it's what they call 6x normal thickness) hair?