The 60-Second Sock Bun

April 30, 2012 | By | Comments (32)

After many a friend asked me how they could make their meek buns into statement ones, I went looking for a solution. Turns out, a few people on the Real Simple staff had discovered this quick trick, which we then showed in our June issue. Who knew that a sock could take your bun from tiny to full in seconds?

60-Second Sock Bun

Step 1: Pull your hair into a high pony. Step 2: Cut the toe off a sock and roll it into a donut-like shape. Slip it around your  hair. Step 3: Tuck the ends of your hair under the fabric so it stays put. Step 4: As if you were rolling your sleeves, roll your hair and the sock together down your ponytail. Step 5: Tuck in any stray hairs, then spritz on some hair spray to help hold the style and tame flyaways.

Have you tried or heard of this trick? Share your own tips and tricks below.