The sock bun is so in right now. Not only is it posh, but also it can make your in-between wash days super glamorous. “I get stopped all the time when I rock my sock,” says hair stylist and makeup artist Diane Semanik of MilVali Salon in San Francisco.
How to make a sock bun, from Diane Semanik:
1. Find a tube sock as close to your hair color as possible. If you are a brunette, a black sock will do; blondes use a white sock. The thicker the sock, the bigger the bun. I have made sock buns with three socks before — crazy, but super chic!
2. Snip off the toe of the sock. Roll it up so that you have a donut-looking contraption (see images below).
3. Now that you have your bun device, put your hair in a high cheerleader ponytail. Take your sock and put your ponytail in the donut hole. Start at mid-pony and roll the hair down to the base of your head. Secure with bobby pins. I like to make my bun look a little messy by pulling up and outward at the inner bun; this gives it more volume and a slightly tousled look.
4. Finish with a styling product like Aveda’s Air control. Sock buns look extra cute with sassy bangs or a headband.