THE NEW BUN IN TOWN—The Sock Bun! You use a sock rolled into a “doughnut” shape to form the shape of the style. It is a classy look that is easy to do.
What you will need:
- One sock or foam bun doughnut
- Texturizing Spray
- Ponytail Holder
- Few bobby pins
STEP ONE: Prep Your Sock
If you are using a foam bun doughnut, skip this step. Otherwise, take your sock and cut off the toe. Now, roll the bun from the ankle end to the toe end, creating a doughnut shape. Ideally, you will not see the sock but, just in case, use one in a similar shade to your hair color—no neon or patterns
STEP TWO: Prep Your Hair
As with most updos, the sock buns work best with second-day hair. If your hair is clean, or naturally slippery, spray a texturizing spray all over. This will make it easier to hold the style without pins.
STEP THREE: Ponytail
Pull your hair into a ponytail on top of your head. The sock bun looks best when it’s up high—like a top knot. Now, hold the end of your ponytail straight up in the air, and slip the foam or sock doughnut over it.
STEP FOUR: Roll the Bun
This is where it can get tricky—you will probably need to practice a few times. Hold the tip of your ponytail, which should now be just above the doughnut, and spread the ends so they are splayed out over the sock. At the same time, roll the sock down your pony, continue to spread and tuck the hair around the doughnut as you go. Once you get closer to the base, the process will get easier. Keep adjusting your hair to make sure it is fully covering the sock.
STEP FIVE: Set the Bun
Once you reach the base of your pony, your bun should sit securely on the top of your head. If you need to, add a few bobby pins to secure layers or fly-aways. Finally, spray with hairspray.