How to Make a Sock Bun

The infamous sock bun has been a trend statement that doesn’t seem to go out of style. It’s simple, chic, and celebrities love to rock it! Here’s how to make a sock bun in just a few minutes. You may need to practice a bit at first.

What You’ll Need:

• A sock (black, brown, or taupe, depending on your hair color) • Scissors • Bobby pins + Hair tie • Hairspray • Comb 1. Cut the toe off the sock and then roll the sock inside out until it forms the shape of a doughnut. 2. Using a fine-toothed comb or small boar brush, pull your hair back and secure into a high ponytail. You can either slick your hair back tightly or a little loose for a messy high bun. 3. Pull your ponytail through your newly made sock doughnut. Once all your hair is through, starting from the end of the ponytail (with your sock) begin rolling your hair around the doughnut. It will be an outward rolling motion and you’ll be flipping the bottom side of the sock upward using both hands. Don’t worry about it looking uneven at first, keep rolling! 4. Continue until you’ve reached the base of your ponytail and tuck away any loose ends underneath. Also, if there are any gaps in the bun, gently spread hair out making it more even. 5. Secure bun with bobby pins, while also pinning loose ends around it. Last, give it a spritz of your Milani “Hold it Right There” Hair Spray (from Level 1-3 depending on your desired hold) and you’re ready to go! Optional: For a fuller bun, you can gently pull and tease strands from the middle of the bun going outward.


At first rolling the bun might be a little tricky, practice and you’ll soon master the process in seconds! This is a great video tutorial from Wendy’s Look Book as well:


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Posted: Aug 06 2013
by: Duck & Cover

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