Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sock Bun Tutorial

Not enough hair for a pretty bun? Here is an easy way to get a nice full looking bun that is great for ballet class or just for fun! Hair should be about shoulder length or longer. Fine, medium, or coarse works, as does thin, medium, or thick.

Please note that the model here is a 4.5 year old that does not like to have her hair done so it was done super quick right before dance class. For a recital or dressy occasion, I would suggest using some hair products to smooth the hair, and possibly some kind of treat to occupy an unwilling participant :)

Get a crew or athletic type sock that you will not be using anymore and scissors. For a child, a child size sock works best. If you have very fine or thin hair, you may want to find a sock that is close to your color of hair or dye it. Could also use some of an old pair of pantyhose to cover it. Also needed is a few ponytail holders (not pictured)
sock bun tutorial

Cut off the toe and discard
step 2

starting at the toe end, roll up the sock to resemble a donut.
step 3
step 3 complete

Pull hair into a ponytail and secure.
step 4

Place the ponytail through the rolled up sock
step 5

distribute the hair to cover the sock
step 6

place a ponytail holder over the sock and secure
step 7
step 7 complete

wrap any excess hair around the base and secure with either bobby pins or another ponytail holder. Decorate with your favorite Punky N Munky hair accessory if desired :)
last step

Have fun!


Joan said...

How cool is that, Wendy? I remember having to buy some thing to do dd hair like that WAY back in the day. Can't remember the name of it now. I love the idea of something to keep them occupied...I noticed she was reading!

Love the blog...I might have to do one, too!

Punky N Munky said...

Thanks Joan!! I'd love to read your blog if you start one!

Anonymous said...


What a cool idea! Where were you when I was in dance! thanks for the tips! ~Marci
PS> I love your blog!

Punky N Munky said...

Thank you Marci :)

Barbara said...

Oh love the tip!! Kaylee's hair isn't there yet but maybe in a year we'll be ready to try this!

Shirley Stamou - Garotas Modernas said...

I am a psychologist and blogger fashion in Brazil and translate your tutorial on the donut bun.
I used your photos and put the link to your blog.
You will permit me to leave the pictures there?
Excuse my spelling errors.
Thank you!
Best Regards,

Ana Guedes said...

Oiii, adorei o post e vou tentar fazer isso :D
To te seguindooo ++

beijoos ++ ;D