{Tutorial} The Perfectly Messy Sock Bun

Posted on December 10, 2012

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Complete Sock Bun Series.
Part 1. How to make a Sock Donut. Click Here for Tutorial.
Part 2. Perfect Sock Bun. Click Here for Tutorial.
Part 3. Perfectly Messy Sock Bun. This post! Keep reading.

Part 3. Perfectly Messy Sock Bun Tutorial.

First I’d like to thank all of you for making my Perfect Sock Bun Tutorial so popular on Pinterest and for also making it one of my most popular posts! Since there was so much interest on this super cute hair do, I decided to do another tutorial.

In today’s tutorial, I’ll share how to achieve a Perfectly {Messy} Sock Bun! If you have short, layered, and/or thin hair… this is the perfect method for you! Please scroll down for details.

Messy Sock Bun ::  Perfect for short, layered, and/or thin hair!

  1. Put hair into a ponytail and place sock donut in place. (Don’t have a sock donut? Here’s an easy Sock Donut DIY.)
  2. Split hair into two sections. With your head tilted a little forward, let your hair completely cover the donut.
  3. Use another rubber band to secure hair over the donut. This is your sock bun! Wrap and tuck your loose ends around the sock bun.
  4. Once all your loose ends are around your sock bun, use a few bobby pins to secure! I didn’t use any hair products, but hairspray is optional.

What’s the difference? :: Messy Sock Bun vs. Perfect Sock Bun.

  • Messy Sock Bun is smaller than the Perfect Sock Bun. The Perfect Sock Bun is great at achieving a full-sized bun.
  • Messy Sock Bun is great for short, layered, and/or thin hair. The Perfect Sock Bun is easier to achieve with more (longer or fuller) hair.
  • Messy Sock Bun requires no “rolling” so it may be easier than the Perfect Sock Bun.
  • Messy Sock Bun isn’t terribly ‘messy.’ It’s just more casual compared to the polished look of the Perfect Sock Bun.

If you have any questions, please don’t be shy… leave me a comment below! :) Also, if you’re on Pinterest, please pin and share with your followers! Thanks so much for visiting and all your support!

I hope this tutorial has been helpful! Good luck and until next time…  stay pretty!

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