We just want an easy, messy bun – just not a sock bun! The main reason we’re anti-sock bun isn’t the fact that we’re putting a sock in our hair (even clean, it still seems wrong). It’s the fact that the bun looks too perfect. Not a hair out of place. And the shape is more torus than a donut. And Justin German, Pantene consulting stylist, agrees with us.
“I feel like the perfect bun – the sock bun – is done,” says German. “The only way I could get on board with a more polished bun is if it’s for something formal, like bridal. ”
We sat in German’s chair at Bang Salon in Toronto to find out the way to achieve a cool bun, without looking we tried too hard. Turns out, the secret is to not try too hard. This is the easiest-to-follow bun tutorial, so make sure you bookmark it.
- 1 hair elastic
- 1 bobby pin (or a few more if your hair is layered or thick)
- flexible hairspray
- dry shampoo (if your hair needs a bit of texture)