LongLocks HairSticks Boutique

  Welcome, Guest. Please Login
 
  HomeHelpSearchLogin  
 

LongLocks Boutique
Home
Hair Jewelry Catalog
How to Use Hair Sticks
Susan's Closet
LongLocks Collectors Club
Index of Hair Care Articles
Testimonials
Free Newsletter


L'Etoile Perdue by William Bouguereau







Pages: 1 
Send Topic Print
Best Bun Secret, Ever! (Read 21646 times)
Sekhmet
Amethyst
*
Offline


Perm Victim

Posts: 12
Fort Myers, FL.
Gender: female
Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Oct 10th, 2007 at 6:32pm
 
This was a trick I learned from a ballet dancer I went to high school with, a trick I have shared with every person who was interested enough to ask “How on earth did you get a bun like that?”

This can work for any length hair that is long enough for a normal bun I think, depending on exactly how you want to style it.

For this bun you will need:

An old (clean!) mate-less sock, dark colors work best
Scissors (Intrigued yet?)
At least 2 hair ties, and possible pins depending on hairstyle preference

1)      Cut the toe off of the sock, just the toe, turning it from a sock to a tube.
...

2)      Begin rolling the sock outward into a donut shape, starting at the toe, keeping it tightly coiled.
...

3)      When you’re all done rolling, you should have something that looks like this:
...

4)      Put your hair into a ponytail—how you do this is up to you, whether you just want it half up, or all the way.
...

5)      Once your hair is up, put the sock over your ponytail, all the way to the base.
...

6)      Now the fun part…flip your head forward and let your hair “fountain” over the sock. This takes some getting used to, you might need to do it a few times to get it right, or utilize a buddy’s birds-eye view. As you can see, mine isn’t very even on my first try (but hey, this is just a tutorial)
...

7)      Once you have your hair evenly covering the sock (and none is showing through) slide the second hair tie over the bun…usually you won’t need to loop it more than once, if you do, try using a smaller hair tie.
...
...
8)      It may take a couple tries if you are looking for a sleeker look, but I like mine to look a little messy.
...
9)      Now, what you do with what’s left is totally up to you. Often, I will leave mine hanging out because I like the wild look, but it is just as easy to wrap it around the base of the bun and pin it under, or use your favorite hair sticks to decorate.
...
Now, I did mine quickly and didn’t bother to make it fancy, but I’m sure by now you can see all the possibilities this method provides! I hope this was helpful, and if you like this little trick then I encourage you to share it with those who inquire. Hair and beauty tips were certainly meant to be celebrated and shared!
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Lisabelle
Stardust
******
Offline


Kami wa onna no inochi
- A womens hair is her
life

Posts: 2797
Southern Ontario, Canada
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #1 - Oct 11th, 2007 at 7:20am
 
Sock buns are so cool! I love your hair! I've got the same curly thing going on too!
Back to top
 
Lisabelle  
IP Logged
 
Sekhmet
Amethyst
*
Offline


Perm Victim

Posts: 12
Fort Myers, FL.
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #2 - Oct 11th, 2007 at 8:37am
 
Thanks! I've got a washed-out red dye job, I'm gunna be hennaing it for the first time in about a week or two (as soon as my henna arrives!) ...I'm very excited.

Don't you just love the look on peoples faces when you tell them youve got a sock in your hair?
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
mellie
Ruby
**
Offline



Posts: 71
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #3 - Oct 11th, 2007 at 8:45am
 
Very cool & pretty!
Mellie
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Kiraela
Diamond
*****
Offline



Posts: 825
Southern Louisiana
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #4 - Oct 11th, 2007 at 2:30pm
 
HEE! I love sock buns. I think I put instructions in a post of mine while back, might be in my journal(not sure), where I mentioned ny "sock colored scrunchie"... that always gets weird looks! 

I like the way yours looks with the wild curls hanging down... My waves dont' look quite so wonderful, with the dark brown bun and copper/blonde ends hanging down(looks like a cheap hair piece or a horrible dye job(which it was))
Back to top
 

“It’s easy to love somebody before you really know them. The trick is to keep loving them once you do.” ~ Mackenzie Blaise, --> TalesOfMU.com&&
 
IP Logged
 
juri
Stardust
******
Offline



Posts: 1341
USA
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #5 - Oct 14th, 2007 at 7:40am
 
Nice sock bun! Thanks for posting pictures with the instructions. I've read about how to do them, but could never really understand without visuals.
Back to top
 

1b MC ii/iii&&14.5/42/39 14.5/33.5&&"Bring me my pendulum, kiddies, I feel like swinging!" Vincent Price  &&
 
IP Logged
 
Tara
Sapphire
***
Offline


Tail-Bone Length, Straight
Hair.

Posts: 200
Fort Myers, FL
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #6 - Oct 17th, 2007 at 10:59am
 
yay! I remember when you showed me that!  Actually I was wondering the other day wtf happened to the sock bun thingies I had made years ago they are lost somewhere, I need to make new ones!!  I will have to buy socks though bc I dont really wear them or have them laying around!  They make such nice buns!  And great tutorial! Cheesy
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Joan-Ivy
Ruby
**
Offline


One of the ways I've been
torturing my hair in

Posts: 78
Sweden
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #7 - Oct 21st, 2007 at 3:59am
 
Shocked Wow! And it doesn't seem too hard either. Cheesy *runs of to try it out*  
Back to top
 
WWW  
IP Logged
 
brunette85
Sapphire
***
Offline


yogalates: mind, body,
and spirit

Posts: 226
USA
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #8 - Oct 21st, 2007 at 3:41pm
 
i just tried your bun idea and i love it! it looks beautiful. i have been wanting to try something with my hair but i felt any good-looking hairdo would take a long time to master and this one is just up my alley. thanks for sharing. Smiley

brunette85
Back to top
 

SL/CBL/CL
3a-b/m-c/iii
kaseys_mom06  
IP Logged
 
maggie
Diamond
*****
Offline



Posts: 799
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #9 - Mar 5th, 2008 at 11:05am
 
Oooh, what a cool idea, I can't wait to try it!!  Thanks for posting that with such great pics and instructions, Sekhmet!  Lovely hair  Smiley
Back to top
 

&&&&
 
IP Logged
 
maggie
Diamond
*****
Offline



Posts: 799
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #10 - Mar 31st, 2008 at 12:17pm
 
Just a follow up, I did indeed try this bun out, I went home looking for a sock to cut up!  Tongue  It came out just ok for me, I think that maybe my hair's a little too thin for this.  I had trouble trying to keep the sock part covered and hidden with my hair, it kept splitting and showing what was underneath.  Embarrassed  My tails didn't look quite as pretty either, as I have no natural curls in my hair to tumble down, just straight, droopy locks.

I'm not calling it quits on this bun just yet, though.  Practice makes perfect.  Smiley
Back to top
 

&&&&
 
IP Logged
 
strawberryfine
Emerald
****
Offline


I love YaBB 1G - SP1!

Posts: 415
US
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #11 - Apr 14th, 2008 at 3:53pm
 
Hey,
Thanks for the great visual and instructions even I can understand!  I used to teach ballet years ago but never learned this nifty trick.  I'm off to cut up a sock! 
My hair growth seems stunted lately and my hair just looks "tired" to me, so a new updo may be just the thing to get me through!
strawberryfine
Back to top
 

strawberryfine&&2a F ii && &&
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Sakina
Stardust
******
Offline


August 2O1O @ the Louvre

Posts: 3399
Arizona
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #12 - Apr 14th, 2008 at 4:17pm
 
Strawberryfine, you might just need a vinegar rinse to pick your hair up and make it shiny!!
Back to top
 

Sakina
Salon Board Moderator
LongLocks HairSticks Boutique
http://www.longlocks.com
Healthy hair is beautiful no matter what length it is.
WWW  
IP Logged
 
AmandaC
Ruby
**
Offline


Long Hair isn't just for
hippies!!

Posts: 94
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #13 - Apr 18th, 2008 at 6:22pm
 
I just tried this yesterday, and it worked perfectly!! It looks very nice, and it was very quick. I'll probably wear my hair like that next school day!!

Except you can see a bit of the sock if you look carefully, so I'll have to work on that!
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Rennie
Ex Member


Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #14 - May 9th, 2008 at 7:32pm
 
Wow, I can't wait to try this!! Thanks!! Smiley
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
ForeverFay
Ruby
**
Offline


I may be the spastic one.

Posts: 78
The South
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #15 - Aug 6th, 2008 at 3:36pm
 
Thank you so much for posting this.My hair is only 15' and in layers nonetheless!

It looks wonderful on my hair except I wish I could get it sleeker.I'll work on that next.

thanks so much!

ace
Back to top
 

Just be yourself...and twelve other people.&&&&&&...&&&&
 
IP Logged
 
livingandlovingx3
Emerald
****
Offline


Slowly, but surely growing
my 3b/m/ii to mid back.

Posts: 307
Idaho
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #16 - Aug 6th, 2008 at 9:46pm
 
Wow that is awsome! I would have never thought of using a sock! I will have to remember this for when my hair is long enough!
Back to top
 

&&...&&&&
 
IP Logged
 
Luminita
Amethyst
*
Offline


LongLocks Rocks!

Posts: 34
Lynn Mass usa
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #17 - Aug 7th, 2008 at 4:51pm
 
so will i. Smiley
Back to top
 
Luminita silvereyes781  
IP Logged
 
bluberri
Ruby
**
Offline



Posts: 61
Mommytown
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #18 - Aug 17th, 2008 at 2:36pm
 
I was wondering what I was gonna  do with all of hubby's socks with holes then I saw this and HELLO sock buns!
Now off to create!!!

I almost forgot....when I was a kid (I had hair below my tush) we did sock buns for dance class and the teacher taught us a trick for long hair.  Instead of just wrapping the left over hair around the bun, if you braid it first then wrap it around the bun it stays up better.   Wink
Back to top
 

I am the terror that haunts in the night...I AM DARKWING DUCK!*
*unless I'm being mommy...*
 
IP Logged
 
Tara
Sapphire
***
Offline


Tail-Bone Length, Straight
Hair.

Posts: 200
Fort Myers, FL
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #19 - Dec 10th, 2008 at 10:06am
 
that's how I do my sock buns now!  My hair is too long to just wrap it around the sock so I braid it and pin it around.  It looks fabulous!
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Curlgirl64
Stardust
******
Offline


Practice Yoga,give and
receive Reiki

Posts: 2974
Brooklyn,N.Y.
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #20 - Dec 10th, 2008 at 7:26pm
 
Would love to see a pic,Tara!
Back to top
 

Curlgirl64
Head Board Moderator
LongLocks HairSticks Boutique
http://www.longlocks.com
...
WWW Curlgirl64  
IP Logged
 
Drear
Diamond
*****
Offline


1aCii

Posts: 909
Denmark
Gender: female
Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #21 - Dec 11th, 2008 at 7:27am
 
That's beautiful.  I youtube'd it and there are tutorials on there too.   Unfortunately, it'll be a long time before I can do that.  I'm tempted to ask my MIL to make one for me.  I can't stitch evenly or straight anymore. Embarrassed
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Pages: 1 
Send Topic Print