Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sock Bun Fun

Last week I came across a video on this awesome blog.  It shows you how to create a Sock Bun. Now, this particular hairdo has been around for years and years, and I coveted it so hard during Sarah Jessica Parker’s Sex and The City days when she wore her hair in an amazing huge bun that seemed to be made of caramel-colored cotton candy (which, YUM!  Caramel cotton candy?  Sign me up).  My general laziness kept me from really researching how to get it until now.

My hair is kind of long and kind of stringy, and I often wear it knotted up to help with facial drooping and to avoid resembling an old hag.  When I wear my hair in a bun, the bun is anemic and looks like a little baby fist curled up on the back of my head.  My hair just doesn’t have the kind of volume I need to rock a large bun without help.  For a girl like me, The Sock Bun is a miracle find, and luckily for people who are as non-crafty as me, it can be made at home.

After I made my own pair of sock buns, I tried one out on the crown of my head just like Carrie Bradshaw did.  The result was not fabulous. 

I tried and tried, and still couldn’t get it sleek and sophisticated.  Frustrated with my efforts, I figured I could go a whole different route with the Sock Bun and make an even bigger fashion statement.  This is what I came up with:

It's good, right?