Hair Trends: Fun Bun
The classic bun has become an “IT” look among A-lister’s. We’ve all indulged a time or two and most of us are already masters in the art of bun making. For those of us who still battle with it, here’s a quick guide to make that perfect bun.
The bun is an elegant up-do that can be transformed from casual to dressy, worn for any occasion, and is especially useful for bad hair days. For those days you are stuck in a hair rot, use these styles as an inspiration to get your bun up.
Step 1: PREP YOUR SOCK
If you’re 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 won’t see the sock but just in case, use one similar to your hair color. No neon coloured or patterned socks please.
Step 2: PREP YOUR HAIR
As with most updos, the sock bun works best when your hair Las a lot more body. 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 3: 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 ends of your pony straight up in the air, and slip the foam or sock doughnut over it.
Step 4: ROLL THE BUN
Hold the tip of your ponytail, which should now be just above the doughnut, and spread the ends so that they’re splayed out over the sock. At the same time, roll the sock down your pony, continuing to spread and tuck 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’s fully covering the sock.
Step 5: 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. Finally, spray with a light hairspray to keep flyaways in check.