This is precisely how i figured out how to do my hair ( i have hip length hair). I run the stick along my thumb rather than my hand, but that's neither here nor there: I just recommend taking off your rings before doing this. sometimes do a high bun with this, then i'll take 2 hair pins and prop the bun forward, faking a wavy bump. No hairspray, no bobbypins, just a couple chinese kanzashi style hairsticks and two hair pins. Bam, black tie updo. You also have the option of braiding it first. If you have an ombre, this looks waaay more complicated than it actually is. :3
When i figured this out, i vowed never to use bobbypins every again.
Nice tip: If you do this in a side bun, and wrap it with a hair tie of some sort instead of a hairstick, spritz it with a teeny bit of water, and sleep on it, it is a no heat way of curling your hair. I get brilliant results.
Thanks for posting this!