Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sock Bun Curls

A litle while back on Pinterest, I saw a link for an awesome tutorial from Kristen Duke Photography on doing sock buns and sock bun curls.  You can find it here.

I was absolutely convinced that it wouldn't work, but it totally did!  It was super easy and great for little girlies to look fancy.  You should try it!

You start with a sock - preferably a clean one.  I like the ones that are a little bit longer.  For an adult, you might want to use a men's dress sock. 
Cut off the foot portion so it looks like this.

Roll up the sock until it looks like a donut (doughnut?)

Now, gather the tools you will need - a brush or comb, one or two ponytail holders (elastics, whatever you call them) and your sock bun donut.  Do this right after bath time or spritz dry hair with water until it is fully damp but not saturated.

Pull the hair up into either one very high pony tail or two high pigtails.  You just want it to be comfortable for sleeping.

Pull the ponytail straight up and through the sock bun donut, letting the ends of the hair hang out.  Tuck the ends back up under the donut and begin rolling it down the hair. 

It does not have to be perfect, but it should look something like this when you are done.

AnnaLauren in a single sock bun

AnnaLauren in double sock buns. 
FYI, use a dark sock and drop these down low for great Princess Leia hair for Halloween!

Sometimes double sock buns will make you feel all sassy!

Now go to sleep and have sweet dreams.  When you wake up, just unroll.

And right after taking it down in the morning!  Gorgeous curls with no heat!

I retwist some of the curls with my fingers, add a hair bow and give her a quick spritz with hair spray.  We are out the door in minutes!

I am terrible and don't have a picture of a fresh hairdo, but here is one from Christmas.  After hours of playing, she still has great movement with absolutely no hair spray!

So now go cut up some socks and have awesome hair in the morning! 
Or, if you have dirty hair, just wear the bun today!


  1. Adorable! I NEED a girl! :) Thanks so much for linking up at Sassy Sites for our ffa Friday party! Have a great weekend.


  2. Hi Nikki, what a cute idea. Such a pretty little girl too. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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