Every wonder how celebs such as Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and Lauren Conrad get so much volume out of a basic bun? Well the secret, ladies, is hiding in your dresser: a sock! That's right, volume can be yours for no more than the price of your basic sock.
Sock buns can go either casual or fancy depending on what you wear and how you do your makeup. One thing's for certain though: they're super easy to pull off. You don't have to be a fancy pants hair stylist to create the look and, after only a few tries, you'll look like a hair master. Scout's honor! Just follow this easy sock bun tutorial below.
Step 1: Make Sock Donut
Mmm…donuts. Okay, so we're not going to magically transform a sock into a delicious sugary confection. What we are going to do, though, is create a donut-like shape out of a sock. To do this, grab a sock (one of your many widowed socks will do) and snip the toe portion off. Next, roll the sock into itself over and over again until it's a basic donut shape.
Step 2: Create High Pony Tail
Create a high pony tail. If you want a really sleek look, use a bristle boar brush to gather your hair. If you want to go slightly messy or carefree, just use your fingers. Secure the pony tail with a basic elastic band.
Step 3: Donut Time
Slide the donut shape over the end of your pony tail. Slowly, turn the hair under itself (similar to how you rolled the sock) and keep rolling downward. Your hair should slowly cover the sock. Continue rolling until you can roll no further. You should now have that giant, Kardashian-esque bun floating atop your head. If not, try again.
Step 4: Secure Bun
My hair stays in place without any extra support from bobby pins, but you may need to secure your bun with them. I like to follow up with a spritz of finishing spray to reduce frizz and make hair look extra shiny and healthy. In the picture you see, I used Eufora's Elevate Finishing Spray.
Wendy Rose Gould is a Yahoo! Shine Beauty Guru and writes about beauty and fashion topics on a daily basis. She believes a woman should never leave the house without fabulous hair and a spritz of her staple perfume. Follow Wendy on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.