Monday, January 21

Hair Tutorial: The 'Sleeker' Sock Bun

Its Monday guys! That means a new week ahead with new to-dos, new checklists, new goals, new weekend plans:) Today is especially fun for me because I'm bringing another hair tutorial, and its been quite a while since the last one! This style comes mostly as a request from a few of you, who were hoping for a sleeker version of my last Textured Sock Bun tutorial, so here it is! 
The special thing about this bun is that its so glamorous and chic, but also so easy that people will never guess how little work actually went into your style. This is always a fun trick to achieve the look of more hair as well, sine you actually have a sock hidden in there!
If you've done a sock bun before then you're maybe in better shape. If this is your first time, then you may visit this tutorial for a more detailed explanation of the sock bun itself. This style doesn't need a large amount of instruction, but there are several key tips and tricks that will help perfect the style, while certainly making it easier and faster for everyone. Here we go!

- fine toothed comb
- smoothing serum
- brush
- two bobby-pins 
Step 1: Start with clean dry hair(if extremely curly, you may need to straighten a bit for better results). Brush your hair smooth, and then up into a high ponytail, making sure that all sides are free of 'lumps'. rub a small amount of smoothing serum over head once finished for a smoother and 'sleeker' look:)
Step 2: Separate a 1" chunk of hair from the right and left side of your ponytail and braid them both all the way down, securing with hair-ties. Making sure to leave the braids out, add your sock to your bun and begin wrapping your hair around the end of the sock.
Step 3: Start rolling the sock inside-out, continually smoothing your hair, until you reach your head! At this point the bun will hold itself in place, but secure with pins if you wish. Wrap your braids around the base of the bun in opposite directions, but going around the front first (to make sure the fattest part of the braid is in the front). Spritz with hairspray, and you're all finished!
I hope that if you don't already do this that you will give it a try. I'm usually a curl lovin gal, so I'm always amazed at how different I look with a sleek hairstyle, and I always get compliments!
Have a lovely Friday everyone, and I'll see you back again tomorrow with more!
xo, Emily

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  1. It looks nice + you are very beautiful :)

  2. Oooo I loved this tutorial I'm definitely trying this look thanks for sharing I love doing different things on my hair :)

  3. This is so cute! I can't wait till my hair gets long enough for things like this...almost!

    an unordinary hello

  4. I do sock buns all the time! But this braid makes it look even more chic. I will definitely have to try!

  5. Great bun tutorial! I've always wanted to try this! I hope to do this and then show you how it resulted for me hehe :)

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  6. so pretty!i never thought of adding braids!

    Bea =)

  7. I love to wear my hair this way, because it's easy and looks chic. Normally I use a cute bow (secured on a pin) as decoration, but the added braids look lovely - I'll try it next time =)

  8. Great !!!!! ;)

  9. Quite lovely! I'll have to try this sometime...never attempted a sock bun before!

  10. Love it. Still learning to master the sock bun!

  11. This is great! I've been wondering how they get that little braid part at the base - can't believe how simple it is LOL! Thanks!


  12. I completely adore this look! If only my hair were longer... sigh... ;)

  13. Absolutely stunning! You have the prettiest hair! xx


    new outfit in my blog!

  15. Wow! I love this look! I already do a sock bun with a little accessory on the side, but I haven't done one with a braid yet! Thank you! ;-)

  16. Could you do youtube tutorials? I think it would help show the way you do your hair. Personally it would make it easier to understand.