sock-buns are cool

Top Bun – Wedding Chicks, Bottom Bun – ME!

Your hair + a sock + bun = awesome. I suspect many of you fine ladies know this already, I even read about it on a blog last year and thought to myself, ‘I need to try that’ – but it was only today that I actually did. I always wondered how girls got those awesome, big, donut shaped buns on the tops of their heads, turns out it’s a sock with the toe cut off. The catalyst for me trying it was when Sharyn from The Edge tweeted Sarah‘s how-to tutorial. Video tutorials make the world go round I tells ya. Also, for those of you trying it – that second hair tie is crucial, without it my hair looked like a birds-nest mess but once you pop that hair-tie over, it tidies it all up. And for bonus points, we now finally have something to do with all those odd socks, yay! P.S I suck at doing hair, so if I can do it, you can do it better. I guess the thicker the sock – the thicker the bun? Video tutorial below, and more pictures and another tutorial here – plus a hilarious conversation on a guy’s take on sock-buns that begins with, Let’s say you were making out with a girl and she had her hair in a bun. And when you went to touch her hair, you discovered a sock in it – what would you think?”. LOL

13 Responses to sock-buns are cool

  1. hungryandfrozen April 11, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Pretty! Although I suspect my hair is way too big to accommodate an intruder. Still want to try it though, definitely a good use for those odd socks that mysteriously never find their other half…

    • lei April 11, 2012 at 9:28 am #

      Your hair won’t be too big ! My hair is crazy thick and huge – my bun was actually done with wet hair + I’ve done it again today with dry hair and my sock bun today is pretty massive haha

  2. Ellie Miller (@EllieMiller) April 11, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    hahahahaaaa, i read that guys take on the sock bun yesterday at work, SO GOOD.
    “What kind of emotionally unhinged bro would say “WTF”? “HOLY SHIT A FUCKING SOCK? WHAT IS THIS BOGUS SHIT? ARE YOU PSYCHO? BITCH, I THOUGHT YOU HAD TONS OF HAIR.””

  3. Melly April 11, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    So THAT’S how you do it! Sock bun – actually equals a sock in your bun. LOL. Holla. I accomplished something for the day. Although you do feel a little self conscious about a bit of sock showing. Omg I can so see that girls sock. Hahah. Thanks Lani!

  4. julz malota April 11, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    hahhahaha wow I DID IT!!! LANZI UVE CURED MY THIN HAIR CRISIS .. THANKS A MILLION LOL … and omg ^^^ i pray im not THAT girl with the sock showing lol

    • lei April 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

      ^^ lol!

  5. Amber April 11, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    This is awesome! Had to try it as soon as I saw it. Love it, thanks :)

  6. Charlotte Toomata April 11, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Half of the teenage girls in Wellington are walking around with this do :)

  7. freena April 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    I totally suck at this sock bun thing. Even cut up the husband’s sock to see if I could do it. Turns out I can’t. And the husband’s looking for his other sock.


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